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RCN Leadership

Political Leadership Programme

Impact and influence - a system leadership approach

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

About this progamme

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 Band 8 or equivalent.

Political Leadership Programme participant

"Outstanding; so informative, thought provoking and reflective."

Programme information

28 & 29 November 2016: held at RCN HQ, Cavendish Square, London.

£1,000 + VAT (RCN member discounts available).

To register your interest, please complete the form below.

Delivery method

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

Day 1
Working at board level
Building readiness for political leadership     
Theory of system leadership

Day 2*
Understanding of local context

Integrated health and social care delivery systems
Practice political influencing skills using personalised case studies

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

Not for you?

Coming soon…

Introduction to Leadership Programme guides you through your first experiences of leadership. This programme provides a firm foundation for individuals working within health and social care.

RCN Leadership Masterclasses are in development. A short course on economic assessment will improve your understanding of the health economy.


Tel: 0207 647 3485

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