Leadership development programmes

Leadership and management – autopilot or conscious decisions?

Leadership and management in health and social care are as critical as the care itself. A poor inspection rating or a high turnover of leaders, or even the appointment of a new leadership team, can mean it’s time to invest in your staff. At IPC we offer a bespoke leadership development programmes, tailored to your specific challenges and requirements and as a catalyst for lasting powerful change. 

The aim is to build on existing links of communication and increase the capability and develop relevant skills and knowledge of team managers, service managers, heads of service or senior leaders to respond effectively to current challenges. The emphasis is on helping support cultural change and delivering the organisational vision.

Learning takes place in groups, including action learning sets, backed up by one-to-one coaching: all of which can be delivered online or face to face when restrictions allow.  We can offer optional accreditation for those that require a formal acknowledgement of their development. The training naturally offers intimate and informal opportunities for leaders to discuss hot topics and a key outcome is cross-level management collaboration. 

Commented IPC specialist Jackie Daru “IPC has been successfully operating programmes such as these for many years and has experienced facilitators and fantastic expertise.  

Of course, generic leadership and management training is available, but the benefit of IPC programmes are that these are unique and tailored experiential workshops that centre on the practical issues of the day, such as a poor OFSTED inspection or solving specific problems, or possibly creating corporate guidelines or a strategic plan. It combines the expertise and knowledge of IPC with sector-specific theory and facilitation to overcome difficulties.”

Here’s some comments from previous participants.

“I realised the importance of unpicking why the team didn’t work well and even asked the team what we needed to do to change how we work together.”

“The programme has helped me think about how we manage people without them feeling done to.”

“Conversations with other heads of service has helped to join up what I am doing and I feel less isolated. This programme has helped me understand who I need to go and talk to for support and has linked me back in with the management group.”

“The action learning sets made me realise that I need to positively challenge much more than I normally would.”

“It really helped me think about the more negative aspects of how I interact with certain people and helped me question why I fall into certain behaviours.”

“When making decisions I consciously take a pause and try not to be reactive”.


Email us on ipc@brookes.ac.uk to set up an initial conversation about your specific challenges and a bespoke programme for you or your organisation.