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Leadership Programmes

Our leadership programmes have been described as ‘transformational’ – and with good reason. We work with nurses and midwives at every level of their career, with courses specifically tailored for you, your organisation or region.

Through our facilitated peer-to-peer learning, our courses will help your workforce strengthen their ability to lead and influence. Working in small, medium or large cohorts, participants gain greater self-awareness, political acumen and emotional intelligence, enabling them to work more effectively and constructively with others.

Delivering healthcare today is complex and challenging, and that’s why our bespoke programmes focus on the areas most needed to develop the healthcare systems of today and of the future: from digital healthcare to green leadership to your specific needs, whatever they may be. We can offer face-to-face or online programmes: often a blend of both.

You can view our current open programmes here to see what is open for applications now, and you can also view our upcoming programmes here. Many of these are fully funded thanks to our supporters and partners. There is also opportunity for individuals or organisations to self-fund places on select open programmes.

We also accept commissions from organisations, regions and country wide.  Please find out more below and contact us to discuss options.

Nightingale Frontline®
Online Learning
FNF Global

Programme Outcomes

Read more about what our commissioned programmes offer in the example programme options below. We offer these two programme options as a starting point. The content and means of delivery (face-to-face, virtual or hybrid) can be adapted to meet your needs and budget.

Example Programme: Option 1

Developing Self to Lead (3 days)
Day 1

Personality Preferences and Performance in Teams

Utilising Myer Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) participants will explore how personality preferences influence personal leadership styles and how awareness can enable the promotion of high performing teams.

Day 1
Day 2

Personal Impact and Influence Programme

Practical approaches to developing confidence and clarity in the delivery of key messages for a range of audiences.

Day 2
Day 3

Effective and Authentic Leadership

Participants critically consider the principles of authentic leadership, paying attention to how we respond under pressure and support teams through crisis.

Day 3

Example Programme: Option 2

Stepping Into Your Authority and Influencing Change (6 days staggered over 6 months plus time for a QI project)

All of the content from option 1 above plus:

Day 4

Leadership and Influence

A more in-depth session to that in our three-day programme.
Participants learn to build a learning community and a robust network of peer support throughout the programme and beyond. They define and articulate a leadership signature underpinned by unique values, motivations, and a commitment to self-awareness. They critically explore the nature of power and its relevance to the professions and healthcare context, and then apply methods of engaging others to influence change and forge engagement.

Day 4
Day 5

Principles and Practice of Quality Improvement

An introduction to QI including approaches to leading change management and measuring impact.

Day 5

Change project

Participants are asked to implement a change project aligned with the partner’s strategic and organisational objectives. (We recommend that participants are given six days of protected time in addition to the programme days). This can be presented as a poster or “elevator pitch” which is shown at the celebration event and highlights the impact of their learning. 

Day 6

Award Ceremony

To celebrate participants’ success and showcase their learning and the impact of their change projects.

Day 6

Specialist Partnerships

The level of development we offer our participants is one of the unique aspects of our programmes. Some of our programmes involve external partnerships, including those highlighted below:

RADA Business

Since 1904, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art has been a global leader in its field, with alumni becoming globally celebrated names on stage and screen. RADA Business harnesses this excellence and translates it to the world of work. RADA Business courses explores how to use the body, breath and voice – core elements of effective communication – to maximise your impact, hold your space in challenging situations, strengthen your influence, and lead with confidence.

The King's Fund

King’s Fund

As a charity working to improve health and care, The Kings Fund provide compassionate leadership development programmes. Through virtual or face to face events or residentials, learners share their experiences and engage in immersive learning activities to support growth and development. The tailored programmes explore strategic leadership, focus on self awareness, personal development of influence, negotiation and impact.

All participants will join the FNF alumni community and receive on going networking and leadership development opportunities through events, webinars, media engagement and policy thought leadership. A full evaluation of the programme will be undertaken, and a report will be provided to the funder which measures both the experience and influence of the programme.

Previous and Current Funders Include

Next Steps

If you would like more information about how to commission an FNF Leadership Development Programme please email us and we will be more than happy to arrange a personalised conversation with a member of our senior nursing team.

Current FNF Leadership Programme Participants

If you are currently undertaking an FNF Leadership Programme or Scholarship you can access your private learning resources and community in the academy.