Leading an Empowered Organisation™ (LEO) is a dynamic leadership development programme to help leaders to create environments for high performing individuals and teams and to support professional practice and accountability to become a reality.
Designed to ensure ownership at every level of the organisation for decision making, creating effective team relationships, managing risk and creative problem solving, the goal of this programme is enable our senior nurses, midwives and allied health professionals (NMAHPs) who manage and lead others to reach their full leadership potential.
The programme is made up in two parts:
The initial three day LEO programme where there is a strong emphasis on supporting leaders to develop an empowering approach when leading and managing teams.
It provides a practical approach, containing values and evidenced skills as a ‘tool box’ that can immediately be applied in practice.
The follow up component of the LEO package is made up of two LEO review days, both half day sessions about one month apart, where there is a strong emphasis on Action Learning and an opportunity to reflect on the application of the newly acquired LEO principles in your practice area.
At the end of this programme delegates will be able to:
- Describe the conceptual framework for LEO and differentiate centralised and decentralised management approaches understanding when each may be most effective
- Define the leader’s role in articulating expectations for individual and group performance as well as concepts of responsibility, authority and accountability
- Apply the concepts of Responsibility, Authority and Accountability to issues from personal experience within the delegate’s current role
- Discuss the need for leaders to build relationships, avoid unhealthy behaviours and achieve interdependence
- Describe the role of the leader in modelling respect and regard for others as a ‘way of being’
- Review styles of communication and identify personal prominent style
- Explore the impact of a leader’s unhealthy behaviours on followers and identify their own unhealthy behaviours
- Discuss the need for empowered leaders to build capacity, avoid punitive practices and establish a learning environment
- Discuss the need for empowered leaders to lead change, avoid problem processing and gain commitment
- Construct an action plan for using the knowledge, skills and tools represented in the empowerment framework to improve leadership effectiveness.
Audience and criteria
LEO is aimed at staff working at Band 7, Ward Manager level and Band 6, Aspiring Ward Manager level from across the NMAHP workforce, for those who manage and/or lead teams or who are leaders in their own right.
If you are interested in finding out more about this course then get in touch with the Newcastle Clinical Skills Academy team.