West Yorkshire Critical Care Operational Delivery Network held their first Nursing Leadership Programme in March 2020. The two day course was aimed at Senior Band 5 and Junior Band 6 Nurses with a focus on developing leadership potential and preparing staff to lead and manage change. The course was facilitated by an external consultant with extensive experience in teaching leadership and management to the broader healthcare sector.
Prior to the course each candidate was required to complete the Myers Briggs Type Indicator Questionnaire. This is an introspective self-report questionnaire indicating different psychological preferences on how people perceive that world and make decisions. The reports were used to help individuals understand how they both made decisions and interacted with each other.
Staff attending the course have agreed a change management project which they will carry out individually or in small groups. The project will develop their leading change skills and be of benefit to their critical care units. There is a follow up day planned for September 2020 where candidates will share their change management projects and experiences.