Leading Care III


 The Leading Care III programme is a Professional Diploma in Management in Healthcare (NFQ Level 9)  for those who wish to have a comprehensive, intensely practical and critical overview of best-practice management in a broad range of areas with a particular focus on the healthcare environment.  It is open to both clinical and non-clinical colleagues.  Due to a significant waiting list of successful applicants from non-clinical roles in previous application rounds, applications are only invited from clinical colleagues for the application round closing on 28th May 2021

It is aimed at those who:

— Are newly appointed to a management role or a position of responsibility

— Aspire towards a management or supervisory role in the next two years

— Are more senior and wish to undertake this programme

— Would like development support to improve their management practices

— Are willing to commit to at least 10 hours learning a week over the course of a 9 month period

— Are willing to commit to full attendance at all face to face aspects of the programme which are currently being delivered virtually


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

— The time commitment for course work and completing assignments etc. is at least 10 hours per week

—  There are six residential sessions totaling a minimum of 18 days over the course of the programme.  These are being delivered virtually until further notice


—   100% attendance is mandatory for all face-to-face residential learning 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 III Award, and a Professional Diploma in Management in Healthcare (NFQ Level 9) 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


The programme is delivered using the following core learning methods:

— 70% self-directed learning (academic content and assignments)

— 30% face-to-face residential learning (academic content and peer discussion). These will be delivered virtually until further notice

—   The programme is being delivered by the IMI 

 

—    The residential workshops will take place virtually until further notice

—  The Health Service Leadership Academy will commence Cohort 4 of Leading Care III 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 II 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 for each programme. This information should help inform you of the differences between the three programmes and help you decide which programme is more appropriate for you at this point in your leadership development

To be eligible for the programme applicants should hold:

— A relevant academic qualification at primary degree level

Or

— An equivalent professional qualification

Or

— Provide evidence of relevant work based learning and experience

— 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:

— Are newly appointed to a management role or a position of responsibility

— Aspire towards a management or supervisory role in the next two years

— Are more senior and wish to undertake this programme

— Would like development support to improve their management practices

— Are willing to commit to at least 10 hours learning a week over the course of a 9 month period

— Are willing to commit to full attendance at all face to face aspects of the programme, which are being delivered virtually until further notice

— Satisfactorily complete the application process

— Selection criteria will include:

— Applicant’s personal statement

— Applicant’s professional experience

— The Line Manager Supporting Statement

— Applicant’s previous 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 III, 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 line manager complete and sign the Line Manager Supporting Statement

—   Submit both completed documents to 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 III Terms and Conditions

—   A fully completed and signed 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 Leading Care II programme(s) and wish to withdraw that application in order to complete an application to be considered for Leading Care III, please contact us at leadershipacademy@hse.ie


—    If the programme is delivered in person in the future, participants may incur travel and subsistence costs associated with attending residential component 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