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Leading Care I


—   Leading Care I is a programme specifically designed to develop senior leaders

—   Leading Care I has been designed with patients and service users at its heart and aims to mirror some of the challenges of working at senior level

—   It is aimed at those who are experienced senior leaders/managers who may already be on the senior leadership/management team of their organisation or are aspiring to such a role

—   Where not already on the senior leadership/management team, they are likely to be ready to apply for such a leadership role in the next two years

—   It is for those who are excited by the opportunity to apply new skills, learning and behaviours directly to real-time work related improvements

—   For those who are able and keen to work on a challenging development programme with peer assessment

—   Are willing to commit to approximately 10 hours learning a week over the course of a 12 month period

—   Are willing to commit to full attendance at all aspects of the programme


—   It is a part-time programme that takes place over a 12 month period

—   The time commitment is at least 10 hours per week

—   There are four residential sessions totalling a minimum of 11 days over the course of the programme

—   There is a minimum of a further seven days of face-to-face engagement with your learning set


—   100% attendance is mandatory for all face-to-face activities on the programme

—   It is suggested that you review the programme schedule located at www.healthserviceleadershipacademy.ie. If you have an existing commitment that means you cannot attend the face-to-face activities, we suggest you apply for a subsequent cohort

—   Upon successful completion, you will be awarded the Health Service Leadership Academy Leading Care I Award and the IMI Graduate Award in Executive Healthcare Leadership*

* The Leading Care I programme is not accredited under the National Framework of Qualifications

 

—   Each cohort is made up of 49 participants who will be drawn from a mix of clinical and non-clinical participants, a mix of disciplines and professions and a mix of locations and types of health service organisations. This maximises the learning experience within each cohort

—   Within each cohort of 49 participants, seven learning sets of seven people will be formed. Learning set members provide each other with support and challenge as they progress through the programme. Your learning set members will also act as internal examiners, reviewing submissions and providing formative and summative feedback with the learning set advisor upholding the standard


—   The programme is delivered through a blended learning approach involving a state-of-the-art virtual campus, residential sessions and face-to-face engagement with your learning set

—   The programme is being delivered in partnership with the IMI and KPMG
 

The residential workshops will take place in Dublin

 The programme for the first cohort commences on 10th October 2017, other dates are in the programme schedule on www.healthserviceleadershipacademy.ie

There will be 2 cohort intakes in 2018.


The Applicant Guide for the Leading Care II programme is available at www.healthserviceleadershipacademy.ie. It contains details of the applicant suitability and eligibility requirements as well as the programme structure and assessment methods. This information should help inform you of the differences between the two programmes and help you decide which programme is more appropriate for you at this point in your leadership development

—   Be an employee of the HSE, TUSLA or a body which provides service on behalf of the HSE under Section 38 of the Health Act 2004

—   Be in a senior leadership/management role in your organisation or aspiring to such a role

—   Satisfactorily complete the application process

—   Selection criteria will include:

—   Applicant’s personal statement

—   Applicant’s leadership/management experience

—   Applicant’s leadership/management development programmes previously undertaken

—   Senior line manager supporting statement

—   Funding of previous qualifications

—   Creation of the best possible mix of participants from eligible applicants

—   In order to maximise the learning within each cohort undertaking Leading Care I, the Health Service Leadership Academy will seek to create the best possible mix of participants from eligible applicants.  This will include having a mix of clinical and non-clinical participants, a mix of disciplines and professions and a mix of locations and types of health service organisations.  In striving to achieve a strong mix for each cohort this may result in some eligible participants not being offered a place on the programme

—   In these circumstances and in the event of oversubscription, a waiting list will be established for eligible participants to whom places may be offered on subsequent programmes commencing in 2018 

In order to be considered for the programme, you must complete the application process. To do this you must:

—   Download and complete the Application Form which can be found at www.healthserviceleadershipacademy.ie

—   Have your senior line manager complete the Senior Line Manager Supporting Statement which can be found at www.healthserviceleadershipacademy.ie

—   Submit all your completed documentation to the Health Service Leadership Academy

—   An Applicant Guide is available at www.healthserviceleadershipacademy.ie. This provides further detailed information on the process as well as additional programme information including an overview of the structure and learning methods


To submit a completed application, you must submit the following:

—   A fully completed and signed application form with all information provided including your acceptance of the Leading Care I Terms and Conditions

—   A fully completed and signed Senior Line Manager Supporting Statement

—   A copy or photograph of your certificate or proof of attainment for your highest qualification level


The application process for Leading Care I is now closed


—   Applications may be submitted by email to leadershipacademy@hse.ie

—   Applications may be submitted by post to:

Health Service Leadership Academy,

Health Service Executive,

4th Floor,

20-23 Merchant’s Quay,

Dublin 8, D08DXWE


The Health Service Leadership Academy will acknowledge receipt of your application by email


 The Health Service Leadership Academy will use the email address you provide as the primary method of communication with you about your application. Please ensure you have regular access to it


For those being offered a place on Cohort 1 commencing in October 2017 you will be notified of the outcome of your application by early September 2017


 Any requests for deferrals will be dealt with on a case by case basis.  While we will endeavour to assist, a deferral is not guaranteed.


In the event of oversubscription, a waiting list will be established.


The Health Service Leadership Academy will only consider one live application at a time from an applicant. If you have applied for the Leading Care II programme and wish to withdraw that application in order to complete an application to be considered for Leading Care I, please contact us at leadershipacademy@hse.ie


If you have already started the programme, requests to defer will be assessed on a case by case basis. We will endeavour to facilitate the request although a deferral cannot be guaranteed.


If you leave employment with the public health service during the programme you will be withdrawn from the programme and no longer deemed a registered participant.