Development and Leadership Programmes


There are a range of programmes available that can support your personal development as well as helping to progress your career.




About the programme

The Springboard Women’s Development Programme focuses on such aspects as career development, building confidence, realistic self-assessment, aspects of being a woman and many more.

The Springboard Women’s Development Programme is an international programme, which has been delivering training for 27 years! The programme results speak for themselves.

Staff and employers alike affirm to the programme’s success. Individuals speak of a new sense of purpose, an open approach to change and a more positive attitude. Employers report being delighted with the changes to their staff, which show a more focused and positive outlook, offering solutions rather than problems and increased motivation. It has helped with periods of change and made a vast contribution to Diversity objectives.

The Springboard Women’s Development Programme allows women to enhance their own skills and abilities, challenge power and equality, whilst building confidence, assertiveness and positive image.

Whether you want to further develop your career, improve your life skills or set practical, yet stretching goals, this programme will provide the tools to inspire and empower you to change your life.

Target Audience

The Springboard Women’s Development Programme is designed for women from all backgrounds, ages and stages of their lives.

Cohort dates

There are currently no upcoming cohorts, please check back for updates.

Mary Seacole

About the programme

The Mary Seacole programme is a 6 month leadership development programme consisting of 12 modules covering leadership fundamentals, leading for improvement and management skills. It will empower you to turn your success into team success and to champion compassionate care. Directly applicable to the workplace, the Mary Seacole Programme leads to an NHS Leadership Academy Award in Healthcare Leadership.

The concept of learning how to be a leader when you’re in the thick of your day-to-day responsibilities can seem rather abstract, but the Mary Seacole programme is grounded in reality and results in real workplace application.

Individual benefits:
⦁ Encouragement to look within themselves for the right leadership style, rather than comparing them to others
⦁ Increased awareness of themselves and their abilities, enabling them to more clearly identify; which styles fit their strengths, their emotional intelligence and how best to use it, how their behaviours might impact on others
⦁ The authority, capacity and motivation to implement change
⦁ The tools to transform emotion into an asset
⦁ Greater self-awareness and emotional intelligence, enabling them to work with others more effectively


Assessment is based on:
• Online activity and contributing to the online discussion forums throughout the programme
• Attendance to all three workshops
• Submission of a 2,000-word assignment demonstrating how you’ve developed and applied your leadership

Successful completion will lead to an NHS Leadership Academy Award in Healthcare Leadership.

Target audience

First time leaders in healthcare. It’s for you if you are in a ‘formal’ position of leadership with responsibilities for people and services, and able to relate what you learn to your workplace. You must be able to commit to a minimum of 10 hours of study per week.

Cohort dates

There are currently no upcoming cohorts, please check back for updates.

Leading Beyond Boundaries

About the programme

Leading Beyond Boundaries is a 9 month programme that recognises that leadership, improvement and innovation can and does come from everywhere in the health and care system. It influences positive mindsets and behaviours towards collaboration so that future leaders can help to deliver the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Integrated Care System’s five-year strategy to improve the health and wellbeing of its residents through the work of its 15 partner organisations.

The program aims to support the development of the ICS and seeks to develop a cadre of systems leaders for the future who:
• Connect into the wider determinants of health to address inequalities in access, experience and outcomes, working with partners across health, social care and beyond
• Lead teams and or services and are enthusiastic to facilitate flexibility and staff movement across systems to embed new ways of working and delivering care
• Demonstrate organisational values and NHS / public service values in their leadership with a focus on inequality, and want to improve staff experience in particular staff with protected characteristics
• Are enthusiastic about transformational change across traditional organisational boundaries
• Are willing to be part of a wider community of practice / alumni in the future

Target audience

The target audience for the programme is a operational leaders (from both corporate and operational functions), medical and dental leaders (specifically Consultants; Non-Consultant career grades, for example specialist doctors / associate specialists and locally employed doctors; trainees; nursing and allied health professionals; staff from social care, local council) and the wider public sector across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

The programme is not hierarchical, and welcomes applications from anyone the can demonstrate the above characteristics.

It aims to stretch, motivate and drive you beyond boundaries, adopting a community asset approach and enable you to explore how working with other partners creates innovative mechanisms to support wellness within our local communities.

Cohort dates

There are currently no upcoming cohorts, please check back for updates.

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