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

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.   

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 Eden & Partners Ltd.

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Political Leadership Programme participant

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

Programme information: System Leadership Programme

Dates: 1st and 2nd April 2020

Location: Royal College of Nursing, 20 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0RN

Cost: £899 + VAT


Dates: 1st and 2nd September 2020

Location: Royal College of Nursing, 20 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0RN

Cost: £899 + VAT


If you are interested in applying for one of these programmes, please register your interest above.



Tel: 0207 647 3485

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

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 leadershipdevelopment@rcn.org.uk.