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RCN Leadership

System Leadership Programme

Impact and influence - a system leadership approach

The RCN System Leadership Programme will develop your understanding of system leadership, and help you to implement changes to policy and practice in your workplace.

About this programme

This two day programme explores how you lead yourself and others to achieve collaborative influence and impact in the changing system of health and social care.

You will hear from influential guest speakers: current and former politicians, Directors of Nursing, Chief Executives and others, who will provide examples of policy making within the health and social care sector.

This programme is suitable for all health care professionals working at Level 8 or equivalent.


Delivery method

This programme is delivered over two consecutive days and includes a pre-course workbook and elements of self-directed learning. 


£899 plus VAT per delegate


Programme content

Day 1

  • Understanding system leadership
  • Considering the human dynamics related to changing roles and organisational boundaries
  • Developing your system leadership ambition
  • Influence services and health care outcomes through political leadership

Day 2*

  • Understanding your local context
  • Working effectively with local members of parliament
  • Integrated health and social care delivery systems
  • Opportunity to practice your political influencing skills using personalised case studies

*Day 2 developed in collaboration with Eden & Partners Ltd.

Upcoming programmes:

RCN System Leadership Programme 2022

Date: November 23rd / 24th 2022

Location: Online delivery

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

0207 647 3485

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