Board Development

The strong relationship between leadership capability and performance is well documented. Good leadership leads to a good organisational climate and good organisational climates lead, via improved staff engagement, to sustainable, high performing cultures.

Highly Effective Boards

The NHS Healthy Board Principles for Good Governance offers insights for effective governance frameworks, whilst best practice guides for Board development outline the organisational development approaches that can create highly effective boards.  

Compassionate, Inclusive Boards

Compassionate and inclusive cultures underpin highly effective boards. Several East of England NHS Trusts have participated within the Culture and Leadership Programme , an organisational development approach that generates tailored leadership strategies for developing compassionate, inclusive and collective leadership and deliver culture change.

Four East of England NHS Trusts are participating in the national Reciprocal Mentoring for Inclusion Programme pilot, organisational leadership development intervention that enables a culture of diversity, equality and inclusion.

Our Leadership Way will set out 6 core principles for compassionate and inclusive behaviours expected of leaders at all levels. The Leadership Competency Framework is aimed at those individuals currently operating at board level or aspiring to board level positions and has been developed around six core competency domains. Further information on these helpful tools will be available in Autumn 2021.

As an individual Board Members you may be interested in Leadership Programmes offered by the Academy or the range of resources and career development support available with our learning hub and particularly within the Executive Suite

An additional helpful tool for both individual Board Members and as a Board is a 360 Feedback against the NHS Healthcare Leadership Model to better understand the strengths, dynamics and areas for development.

Integrated Care Systems

21st Century Public Sector Leadership is changing, and leaders and boards are required to form collaborative partnerships within Integrated Care Systems, adopting collective responsibilities and accountabilities to jointly improve outcomes for local communities. Our System Leadership resources, learning opportunities and events will help equip leaders at all levels, teams and organisations to develop a new cadre of pan-organisation and sector leadership behaviours, skills and competencies .

Our menu of offers to support ICS development provide an overview of the support available within the East of England.

Click here to see the EoE Roadmap – our way, one workforce (a range of support and development options)

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