About the Programme
The Healthcare Leadership Academy (The HLA) and Medics.Academy have together developed a series of leadership programmes that are accredited and supported by the Institute of Leadership and Management and The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) Medical School. The Intermediate Level 1 Programme is designed and built on the experience of delivering content to hundreds of scholars, fellows and clinicians over several years. This course is designed for healthcare professionals who want to start their leadership journey after undertaking our basic 1 day programme. You will dedicate time to exploring and developing your leadership and management skills. It’s HLA accredited and is mapped to our six pillars of leadership. We have designed this for people that want to demonstrate their leadership commitment when applying for new roles or developing in the roles they are already in. As a doctor You can use your certificate from this course as evidence of leadership and management training to support your IMT, CT, ST application, or to achieve your CCT/CESR. If you are a nursing or other AHP health professional, this can help you starting thinking about your next step on the career path.
What will you Learn?
The course will cover the essentials of medical leadership. This includes:
Identifying your leadership style.
Understand the difference between management and leadership;
How to engage and motivate others.
Innovating and consistency
Identify key leadership behaviours and skills and learn to adopt them;
Communicate more effectively with people they work with;
Be more influential in meetings;
Deliver effective and impactful presentations;
Prepare an action plan for success
Time management and personal effectiveness
What Format is Used?
You will be taught over a four-week period, with interactive sessions. This will allow you to learn from both the faculty tutors and your fellow delegates.
A blended learning approach will be used, including small group exercises, large group discussions, didactic teaching and directed personal learning.
The course is led by our team of nationally recognised healthcare leaders. Your group’s tutor will be selected based on their knowledge of the subject matter and, of course, their ability to facilitate your development.
Once completed, the certificate is also a demonstration of your engagement with The HLA should you wish to apply to The HLA scholars programme. You will also be able to apply to our wider accredited programmes and get credit for completion as well as partial scholarships to those programmes.
We have intakes on the following months through out the year:
- 1st week January
- 1st week April
- 1st week August
- 1st week September
- 1st week October
- 1st week November
The Curriculum: Course Content
The programme covers the six domains of The HLA framework. The following curriculum across all HLA programmes is delivered through a combination of webinars, assignments and online content with a range of speakers, tutors and workshop hosts:
The Leader as a Communicator
How to define and formulate your message
How to use communication channels to raise the impact of your role as a leader
The Leader as a Manager
How to manage people, resources and time
What to focus on
The Leader as a Negotiator
How to get what you need for yourself, your team and your institution
The Leader as an Innovator and Entrepreneur
How to standout as an innovator
How to become the future of your organisation
The Leader as a Follower
How empower your team to spread the burden of leadership
The Leader as a Philosopher
How to do the right thing
How to inspire
The programme is designed to be completed over one month. The requirements for the programme includes
10 hours of tutor facilitation of the project development
40 hours on facilitated leadership projects, online content and reading
This is a community driven programme. All candidates are invited to take part in an international network of healthcare leaders, as well as having access to a series of HLA community events as part of the programme.
Due to this programme granting Masters level credits, if you would like to progress onto a masters accredited programme, you will be required to demonstrate eligibility criteria for your enrolment. The criteria are:
Those who complete this course are eligible for associate membership of the Institute of Leadership and Management (with the postnominals AMInstLM). The HLA Basic Level 3 programme is £600 for the programme.
Should you want to continue to HLA Associate Membership with Associate Membership of the Institute or Leadership and Management (AIinstLM) There is an annual fee following the programme of £240 a year which covers your associate membership fee of the Institute of Leadership and Management (AMInstLM post-nominals - Currently £150 per year). You will also become an HLA Associate member (Currently £120-£180 per year). You will have access to a package of ongoing CPD each year and you will have access to The HLA Community.
By registering with us and subsequently completing one of our programmes, individuals will have the ability to use the post-nominals associated with the level as stated. As with many professional organisations, use of the post nominals is dependent on the payment of the annual subscription fee. We have an agreement in place with ILM that we will be issuing block registration and recognition for ILM Membership and Fellowship and collecting and administering our programme directly.
All surplus funds from The HLA will be used for the benefit of the social enterprise purpose of The HLA - which is to promote leadership and leadership opportunities for healthcare students and professionals.
What happens if I apply to be a HLA Scholar in subsequent years?
If an individual undertakes the Intermediate Level 1 programme and then subsequently applies to become a HLA Scholar, they will be able to use their scholar year to complete their Intermediate level 2 component. They will also benefit from a scholarship to other programmes in the Medics.Academy and HLA portfolio at the same level as they would have benefitted if they had not already undertaken the Intermediate Level 1 programme. The HLA Scholars application also has specific awards for previous commitment to The HLA and so the individual will be able to recognise their completion of the Intermediate Level 1 programme in their application.
If you would like to find out more about the programme, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org and one of the team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
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