NSW Health Leadership Program

The NSW Health Leadership Program (HLP) is an organisational development intervention supporting an organisation’s strategic transformation initiative.

Participants work on strategic challenges while they develop their capacity to collaborate, consider multiple perspectives and adaptively lead, regardless of their positional level or authority.

The Program is underpinned by the five Leadership Domains in the NSW Health Leadership and Management Framework, designed as a catalyst for developmental change in individuals and as a scaffold for the construction of new forms of leadership in health care organisations. Accompanying these domains are the core concepts of adaptive, collective, and relational leadership.

The NSW HLP is designed to be offered across a two-year program, providing an opportunity for the program to be delivered twice. This approach enables both leadership learning and local capability development to be embedded within the organisation.

In the first year, HETI delivers the program alongside the local organisation, whilst in the second year, HETI supports and partners with the organisation to lead the implementation of the program more independently through the ‘Train the Trainer’ model.

The intent of this model is to support the development of local capability to continue building on the work in future years.

NSW Health organisations who are actively undergoing strategic transformation are invited to host a Program. Participants are selected by the participating LHD/SHN from a cross-section of staff, including clinicians and non-clinicians.

Learning outcomes
  • Engage in leadership action to assist in the achievement of outcomes for excellence in patient care and service delivery
  • Practice self-development activities to grow personal leadership capability
  • Collaborate with people from the work environment and build relationships to progress complex strategic challenges
  • Partner and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders across professional boundaries to enhance inter-professional problem solving and  generate innovative solutions
  • Participate in adaptive, relational and collective leadership action to anticipate and effectively address complex challenges to positively transform the system
Audience
  • Cross section of NSW Health staff within an organisation
Delivery
  • The NSW HLP is designed to be offered across a two-year program, providing an opportunity for the program to be delivered twice. In the first year, HETI delivers the program alongside the local organisation, whilst in the second year, HETI supports and partners with the organisation to lead the implementation of the program more independently through the ‘Train the Trainer’ model
Duration and elements
  • 12-24 months implementation
  • Train the trainer model for Year two / ongoing sustainability
  • 7 face-to-face workshops delivered either virtually or face-to-face
  • Online leadership instruments
  • Strategic Challenge Teams
  • Leadership Development Triangles
  • Evaluation
Course requirements

    Entry requirements at discretion of participating NSW Health organisation

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