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Political Leadership Programme

Impact and influence - a system leadership approach

The RCN’s Political Leadership Programme will develop your understanding of system leadership and increase your awareness of some of the hidden human dimensions which may challenge the implementation of change. You will be able to apply these learnings to practical policy issues when you return to your workplace. 

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

The RCN’s Political Leadership Programme is suitable for all health care professionals working at band 8 or equivalent.

"Outstanding, so informative, thought provoking and reflective"

PLP participant, London

Delivery method

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

 Day 1  Day 2  
 Working at board level  Understanding of local context
 Building readiness for political leadership              Working effectively with local members of parliament 
 Theory of system leadership  Integrated health and social care delivery systems
   Practice political influencing skills using personalised case studies


Day 2 developed in collaboration with Cumberlege Eden & Partners. 

Cost: £1,000 + VAT (member discounts available)

Course dates

28 & 29 November held at RCN HQ, London.

For a booking form and more information please contact us using the details provided to the right.

Not for you?

Our Authentic Leadership Development programme will be available from September as a follow on to the Political Leadership Programme. This will help you to develop your personal leadership style.

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. Our short course on economic assessment will improve your understanding of the health economy within your workplace.

Apply now

Leadershipdevelopment@rcn.org.uk 

0207 647 3485

Leadership Development, Royal College of Nursing, 20 Cavendish Square, Room 207, London, W1G0RN