Twenty-five early and mid-career researchers and health professionals have embarked on a six-month course to give them the skills to become effective leaders in the future.
The Next Generation Leaders Programme is commissioned and designed by the NIHR Oxford BRC Training and Education team to enable participants to develop key skills in leadership, conflict management and influence as they take on more responsibility.
This is the second such leadership programme that the BRC has organised. It consists of one full day per month between January and June. Each session starts with a guest speaker talking about their personal journey and what they have learned about leadership.
During the course, the 25 participants will cover topics such as healthcare leadership, the fundamentals of team dynamics, building sustainable change, mediation skills, process-based decision making, influence principles and tactics, healthcare and research finances, innovation, bullying and harassment, and negotiation.
A key element of the course is the participants working together on quality improvement projects during and between training sessions. These include investigating barriers to clinical career development, fostering collaborations between different research disciplines, an audit of patient and public involvement activities in the BRC, improving industry-academia partnerships and empowering junior members to enact change.
The BRC is hoping to run the course again later in 2021 and is planning an advanced Senior Leadership course to start in January 2022.
If you are interested in taking part, contact email@example.com.