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Professional development

If you are a member of the RCN you can benefit from a number of professional development opportunities.

Clinical leadership programme

The clinical leadership programme (CLP) is a 12-month licensed programme designed to enhance productivity, quality and safety. The programme includes one-to-one coaching, 360-degree feedback and applied learning in the workplace. The programme is lead by a local facilitator who is fully supported through the RCN facilitator development programme, which is 15 months and runs parallel to the clinical leadership programme.

The programme is aimed at health and social care practitioners who lead and manage teams (Agenda for Change bands 6-8). It is delivered in-house by the local facilitator, enabling the learning to be contextualised to the needs of the organisation. The facilitator programme is scheduled to start in November 2012 with a briefing day beforehand.

Find out more about the programme and how we can make a difference for your staff and your organisation by visiting our website, or contacting us on 020 7647 3951 or email consultancy.service@rcn.org.uk.

Distance learning

The RCN/Open University Strategic Alliance offers all RCN members a 10 per cent discount on many courses. This includes postgraduate courses, as well as leadership and management qualifications. You can find further information in the RCN/Open University Strategic Alliance webpages.

Online learning

The RCN offers a range of online resources to help you with your professional development. This includes the Learning Zone, e-library with more than 700 full text e-journals and 400 e-books, the RCN Direct Online Advice Centre and many RCN publications providing guidance on clinical issues.

Consultancy service

The RCN Consultancy Service can offer you and your team lots of professional development opportunities. These include:

Visit the consultancy service webpages for further information on what they can offer you, so you can make a difference to your care, career and workplace.