Leading Care II


—   Leading Care II is a Masters level programme that provides development and stimulation so that you can rapidly improve your service and enhance your leadership capability

—   It is designed to meet healthcare challenges now and into the future and will enable you to bring about change and real improvement providing opportunities to put your new skills into action where you work

—   The focus of Leading Care II is firmly on patient experiences and outcomes, so whether you work on the frontline or you indirectly focus on patient care, the patients your organisation cares for will benefit as a result of your learning

It is aimed at those who:

—   Lead teams or complex projects

—   Lead services or systems of care

—   Aspire to be responsible for a broader role and contribute to the wider organisation

—   Would like development support to improve their leadership practices

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

—   Are willing to commit at least 15 hours learning a week over the course of a 24 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 24 month period

—   The time commitment for course work and completing assignments etc. is at least 15 hours per week

—   There are four residential sessions totalling a minimum of 12 days over the course of the programme

—   There is a minimum of a further 11 days of face-to-face engagement with your action learning set


—   100% attendance is mandatory for all face-to-face activities on the programme. The attendance requirement continues to apply whether these elements are delivered virtually or face-to-face.

—   Upon successful completion, you will be awarded the Health Service Leadership Academy Leading Care II Award and an MSc in Leadership in Healthcare awarded by University College Cork

 

—   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 Action Learning Sets (ALS) will be formed. Your ALS provides you with a forum to explore the links between individual, group and organisational dynamics, in order to equip you with the practical skills to craft your leadership role, style and skills


—   The programme uses a blend of learning methods including a flexible state-of-the-art Virtual Campus (VC), residential workshops, face-to-face development and online tutor support. The programme is delivered using the following core learning methods:

—   50% work based application (where set activities on the online VC are put into practice at work)

—   35% online learning (academic content, assignments and discussion groups)

—   15% face-to-face residential behavioural development workshops and action learning sets. These will be delivered virtually until further notice

—   The programme is being delivered in partnership with the IMI
 

—    The residential workshops will take place virtually until further notice

— The Health Service Leadership Academy will commence Cohort 6 of Leading Care II as a Virtual Programme in August 2021  

—    It is planned that other cohorts will commence


—    The Applicant Guides for the Leading Care I 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

—   2.2 undergraduate degree or above, or

—   An equivalent professional qualification, or

—   Relevant experience leading teams or services

—   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:

—   Lead teams or complex projects

—    Lead services or systems of care

—    Aspire to be responsible for a broader role and contribute to the wider organisation

—    Would like development support to improve their leadership practices

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

—    Are willing to commit to at least 15 hours learning a week over the course of a 24 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 experience leading teams or complex projects or leading services or systems of care

—   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 II, 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 documents to www.leadershipacademyhse@imi.ie

—   An Applicant Guide is available at www.healthserviceladershipacademy.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 II Terms and Conditions

—   A fully completed and signed Senior Line Manager Supporting Statement


—   The application process is currently closed


—    Applications must be submitted by email to leadershipacademyhse@imi.ie


—    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 


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


—    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


—    Applicants should be aware that a limited number of places remain on the cohort commencing in August.  Successful applicants will be offered these places and places on subsequent cohorts from next year onwards.  Successful applicants already on the waiting list do not need to re-apply.


—    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 I or III programme and wish to withdraw that application in order to complete an application to be considered for Leading Care II, please contact us at leadershipacademy@hse.ie.


—    While there are no programme fees currently charged for participating on this programme, if the programme is delivered in person in the future, 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 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