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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

Healthcare delivery is evolving and many registered nurses work in increasingly demanding roles, face competing priorities, increased expectations and shifting perceptions of the role. This 2 day programme is suited for both the NHS, independent sector and third sector organisations. This is ideal for organisations who would like to invest in a group of aspiring leaders.

On this programme:

  •  You will understand the characteristics of effective leadership and how this underpins your role
  • You will develop skills to positively influence those around you including colleagues, managers and the wider health and social care teams.
  • You will learn to identify and challenge barriers which have an impact on the safe delivery of care.
  • You will 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 delivered at your workplace by an RCN Consultant and we are running the programme in Scotland which is open to individual applications. Fill in the register your interest form now for more details


Upcoming dates:

Date: 28th October and 12th November 2019
Location: RCN HQ, 20 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0RN


Date: 14th November and 2nd December 2019
Location: RCN South West, 3 Capital Court, Bittern Road, Sowton Industrial Estate, Exeter, EX2 7FW


If you are interested in applying for this programme, please email

Important notice

From the 10th of October 2019, we will no longer be working in conjunction with the ILM for the purpose of future commissions and programme deliveries.

We are in the process of seeking an alternative provider to work with for external quality assurance and enhanced benefits to our programmes.  

If you have any enquires about this, or other enquiries about our leadership offers, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0207 647 3485 or

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
  • Being a mentor and promoting team work
  • Your role in leadership


£315 plus VAT for programmes delivered from one of the RCN regional offices

(price per delegate)

£4,725 plus VAT for programmes delivered in your organisation

(for a cohort of 15)

Find out more

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

0207 647 3485