Supporting Transformation Programme

The NHS and social care is a large and complex system and the prospect of changing is a daunting challenge. Whilst there is general acceptance of what needs to change, every part of the system is finding it hard to know how to do it; moving from concept to implementation.

The 5YFV is a huge driver for a different type of leadership of change. Indeed, leadership is seen by all as the critical factor in enabling and innovating change. Today's 'wicked problems' can't be 'managed' or heroically led. Messy problems require different, messy solutions and call for new approaches to leading transformation.

Leading across systems, beyond traditional roles and hierarchy requires behavioural change for our leaders. Supporting Transformation is designed to support healthcare leaders deal with complex and challenging change. Beginning at a fundamentally personal level, the programme will develop participants to have the skills, behaviours and knowledge to support transformation in team, organisations and systems.

The Supporting Transformation programme will offer an intensive development opportunity exploring the following themes:

  • Defining transformation
  • Understanding self
  • You as a leader of transformation
  • Navigating political and organisational change
  • Leading future change

Who is it for?

All colleagues who are currently looking to develop the skills needed to lead transformation and are able to demonstrate their commitiment to the programme and to all the dates shown below.

Key Programme Dates:

Cohort 12

Applications Now Closed

(Please note you must be available to attend all 5 workshop dates) 

Workshop 1 - Thursday 11th May 2017

Workshop 2 - Thursday 25th May 2017

Workshop 3 - Thursday 8th June 2017

Workshop 4 - Tuesday 20th June 2017

Workshop 5 - Wednesday 12th July 2017

Venue for all workshops - Nottingham


Cohort 13

Applications Now Closed

(Please note you must be available to attend all 5 workshop dates)

Workshop 1 - Wednesday 5th July 2017

Workshop 2 - Wednesday 19th July 2017

Workshop 3 - Wednesday 2nd August 2017

Workshop 4 - Wednesday 16th August 2017

Workshop 5 - Wednesday 30th August 2017

Venue for all workshops - Nottingham


Supporting Transformation Network Event

 Delegates from cohorts 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 of the Supporting Transformation Programme are invited to attend this celebration of your attendance on the programme.

 For more information and to book your place please click here.


Further information

To find out more about this exciting opportunity or to discuss your application in more detail then please contact the East Midlands Leadership Academy Team on 0115 748 4277 or