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RCN Leadership

Developing Leadership Programme

Leading in times of change

The Developing Leadership Programme is designed to help you be an effective role model and bring about positive changes whilst promoting a team approach that is inclusive, vibrant and supported by continuous learning. This programme has been developed for nursing staff Level 5 or equivalent.

About this programme

Health care delivery is evolving and many registered nurses work in increasingly demanding roles, face competing priorities, increased expectations and shifting perceptions of the role.

This two-day programme is suited for both the NHS, independent sector and third sector organisations. This is ideal for organisations that would like to invest in a group of aspiring leaders.

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On this programme you will:

  • Understand the characteristics of effective leadership and how this underpins your role.
  • Develop skills to positively influence those around you including colleagues, managers and the wider health and social care teams.
  • Learn to identify and challenge barriers which have an impact on the safe delivery of care.
  • Develop strategies for developing resilience and maintaining momentum during times of change.


Mode of Delivery

This programme is delivered over two days, which are separated by one to two weeks to encourage reflection during the programme.

This programme can be commissioned to be delivered at your workplace for a cohort of up to 15 staff members. For more information please email our leadership team.

We also run a number of programmes which are open to individual applicants. To register your interest as an individual applicant, please complete the form below.



£315 plus VAT for programmes delivered to individual applicants (price per delegate).

£4,725 plus VAT for programmes delivered online. £5,525 plus VAT for in-person delivery to your organisation (for a cohort of 15).

Programme content

Day 1

  • Concepts of leadership
  • Being a role model
  • Being accountable
  • Raising concerns
  • Record keeping
  • Responsible social media
  • Upholding standards

Day 2

  • Resilience
  • Being a change agent
  • Practice based learning and promoting teamwork
  • Evidence based learning
  • Your role in leadership

Upcoming programmes:

RCN Developing Leadership Programme 

Please note, the RCN Developing Leadership Programme currently being delivered virtually, via Zoom. 

Programme dates for individual participants:

Autumn 2024: Online delivery

Day 1: Thursday 24 October 2024
Day 2: Thursday 7 November 2024

Please complete the form below to register your interest in the Developing Leadership Progamme.

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Find out more

Leadership Development, Royal College of Nursing, 20 Cavendish Square, Room 207, London, W1G 0RN

0207 647 3485

RCN Leadership programmes

RCN Leadership is a suite of bespoke programmes, giving you the confidence to lead positive and effective change within your organisation. 
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