Inspire – the RCSLT leadership programme, has been developed to inspire our members to become future healthcare leaders. Download the application pack and apply for a place.

About the programme

Inspire – the RCSLT’s new leadership programme has been created to provide our members with a learning experience which fulfils their leadership expectations from both an operational and strategic perspective. During the programme RCSLT will support you in understanding how your leadership behaviours affect the culture and climate you, your colleagues, and teams work in.

The programme has been developed in collaboration with Real Healthcare Solutions Ltd. to inspire our RCSLT members to become future healthcare leaders.

The programme consists of two in-person days and three virtual seminars as well as self-directed learning. It will focus on three main domains: understanding self-awareness; leading a team; and promoting and developing your profession.

The overall programme will support you to realise that what you do and how you behave will affect the experiences of patients and service users of your organisation, the quality of care provided, and the reputation of the organisation itself.

The leadership programme is funded by the RCSLT and free to participants, however travel and accommodation costs will not be covered.

For more information download the application pack. Applications are open until 8 July 2024. For queries, please contact leadership@rcslt.org.

Who is the programme for

There are 18 places available for the first cohort of the programme, which is open to RCSLT members across the whole of the UK who fulfil our selection criteria.

In particular we are looking for members who aspire to move from a more clinical role into team leader responsibility within 12 months of programme completion and/or those who have been appointed as a leader within the last 6 months.

You will need the support of your line manager and/or organisational permission to apply. If you are an independent practitioner a statement from a mentor supporting your attendance on the programme would be beneficial. You will also need to be available to attend all set programme dates in central London in person and the virtual evening seminars.

RCSLT is committed to being an inclusive membership organisation. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

For more information on what we’re looking for, along with the selection criteria please download the application pack.

Programme schedule

If taking part in the programme you will need to be available for the following dates.

Programme launch (full day in person)
Date: Wednesday 16 October 2024
Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Venue: RCSLT conference room, 2-3 White Hart Yard, London, SE1 1NX

Three evening seminars (virtual)
Seminar 1 – Thursday 21 November 2024, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Seminar 2 – Thursday 16 January 2025, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Seminar 3 – Thursday 27 February 2025, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Programme follow up (full day in person)
Date: Wednesday 30 April 2025
Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Venue: RCSLT conference room, 2-3 White Hart Yard, London, SE1 1NX

How to apply

To apply for the programme applicants will need to complete the application form which includes uploading a copy of their C.V. (max 2 pages) and completing a 250-word expression of interest entitled: “How I believe this RCSLT leadership programme will assist my own professional development”.

Applications close on midnight on 8 July 2024. For queries please contact leadership@rcslt.org.

All applications will be reviewed by our short-listing panel and we will let candidates know if they have been successful on 2 August 2024. Please note spaces are limited.

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