HSE Media Release: 14th May 2019
Thursday 2nd May 2019 saw the most recent group of HSE senior staff complete an eight-month Leadership Development programme.
20 managers from Community Healthcare Organisation Area 1 (Cavan, Donegal, Leitirm, Monaghan & Sligo) took part in this innovative programme, which provided an opportunity for the participants to consolidate and further develop their leadership skills, knowledge and expertise. It comprised core modules, practical tools, seminar groups, action learning sets, coaching, e-learning and the completion of group & individual projects.
The final day also saw all the participants present their projects, undertaken as part of the programme, to the Executive Management Team. The impact of these projects, via the sharing of best practice, will be hugely beneficial across a range of services in CHO 1.
Patrick Murray, Head of Human Resources for CHO 1 stressed the importance of the course for managers and services stating “I am delighted that this cohort of managers have successfully completed this interactive leadership education programme, 'Leaders in Management'. The project posters presented on the day were of such high quality, were a credit to all the participants and I wish to acknowledge their achievement in completing the programme. This course has given managers increased competence and confidence in their role, and created space to reflect on the importance of strategic leadership as well as operational management in their current, and future roles. Our leaders and managers have a key role to play in transforming our services and providing better services for our patients and communities today, tomorrow and into the future”
Some feedback from participants included:
“Thank you for a very worthwhile course, I have really benefitted from it”
“This programme has been a hugely positive experience”
“Opportunity to develop both personally and professionally”
Further feedback from the participants was that the networking aspect and collaboration between them during the programme was another hugely valuable component.
Marie O’Haire, HR Leadership Education and Talent Development Manager whose team organised and delivered the programme continues, “It gave me great pleasure to welcome back and see participants and stakeholders of CHO 1 at the final day of the Leaders in Management Programme. One of the key priorities in the Health Service People Strategy is to enhance the management and leadership capability of health service managers. The evidence on the day with poster presentations of projects completed and the feedback from participants themselves indicate that the programme delivered what it set out to do. The programme success can be attributed to the members of the Leadership, Education and Talent Development team in HSE West in conjunction with valuable input from stakeholders across the health service and in particular from CHO 1. This programme is a vehicle for our managers to build a better health service for the communities we serve and for the colleagues who work with us. I wish everyone continued success and hope that the learning journey continues for participants and the organisation”.
Photo: Leadership Education and Development team with Asstitant National Director of HR Francis Rogers
Last updated on: 14 / 05 / 2019