Leading Care I


—   Leading Care I is a 12 month leadership 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

—   Are experienced leaders/managers who are aspiring to be on the senior leadership/management team of their organisation, they are likely to be ready to apply for such a leadership role in the next two years

—   Are excited by the opportunity to apply new skills, learning and behaviours directly to real-time work related improvements

—   Are able and keen to work on a challenging development programme with peer assessment

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

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


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

—   The time commitment for course work and completing assignments etc. 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 

—   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

 

—   The programme cohort 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 the cohort a series of learning sets 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 date for the next cohort of Leading Care I has not yet been fixed


—   The date for the next cohort of Leading Care I has not yet been fixed


The Applicant Guides for the Leading Care II and Leading Care III programmes are available at www.healthserviceleadershipacademy.ie. They contain 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 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, a Section 39 hospice, or a body which provides service on behalf of the HSE under Section 38 of the Health Act 2004

—   Meet the suitability criteria:

—   Be an experienced senior leader/manager who may already be on the senior leadership/management team of their organisation

—   Be an experienced manager/leader who is aspiring to be on the senior leadership/management team of their organisation, and are likely to be ready to apply for such a leadership role in the next two years

—   Are excited by the opportunity to apply new skills, learning and behaviours directly to real-time work related improvements

—   Are able and keen to work on a challenging development programme with peer assessment

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

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

—   Satisfactorily complete the application process

—   Selection criteria will include:

—   Applicant’s personal statement

—   Applicant’s leadership/management experience

—   The Senior Line Manager Supporting Statement

—   Applicant's previous leadership/management development programmes undertaken

—   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 next cohort

—   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 a subsequent cohort 

In order to be considered for the programme, you must complete the application process the documentation for which is available on www.healthserviceleadershipacademy.ie:

—   Download, complete and sign the Application Form

—   Have your senior line manager complete and sign the Senior Line Manager Supporting Statement

—   Submit both completed and signed documents 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


—   The application process is currently closed


—   The application process is currently closed


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


—   The Health Service Leadership Academy will use the email address that you provide on your application form


—   All applicants have been communicated with.  The application process is currently closed


—   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 there will be a waiting list 


—   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 or III 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


—   While there are no programme fees currently charged for participating on this programme, participants may incur travel and subsistence costs associated with attending residential and face to face components of the programme.  Where this arises it must be paid directly by the participants themselves and then recovered through normal local Travel and Subsistence procedures.  The Leadership Academy is not in a position to refund other areas of the HSE, or external agencies for costs incurred in this regard


—   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 HSE/Tusla/Section 39 hospice/Section 38 organisation during the programme you will be withdrawn from the programme and no longer deemed a registered participant