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VSF has been contacted by colleauges at RCHT with regard to a programme that our Members might find interesting:
I hope you don’t mind me messaging you, but I wanted to contact you to let you know about an exciting opportunity we have launching soon for partner colleagues across health and care in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to participate in first of its kind Collaborative Consulting and Organisational Development (OD) Practitioner Programme, which is recognised by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). The programme is being delivered by Stephen Benfield, OD Consultant and Partner at The Beechfield Partnership, and former CEO at the Institute for Organisational Development.
Why has the programme been developed?
The programme has been developed following a series of conversations with system workforce leads from partner organisations including health and social care, voluntary and charity sector. This is recognition that there is a want and desire within CIoS to create a system OD group made of professionals (not necessarily OD practitioners) who can work together to diagnose, develop, support with workforce interventions for example those aligned with system programmes, from new models of care, leadership, and talent development. The programme aims to develop competency within the system for professionals, adopt shared and common approaches to diagnostic and intervention, and help build a strong professional networks across CIoS.
Some information regarding the programme:
Stephen Benfield works closely with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). The CMI is the only one of its kind in the UK and has the largest professional membership. Its aim is to promote great leadership and management. There is an opportunity for CMI to have a professional relationship with the CIoS Health and Care Partnership to become one of the first Centres in the UK to be a leadership centre and a recognised education partner. This will allow training programmes to be accredited and recognised nationally through the appropriately mapped process. The first programme would be a recognised consultancy OD programme which will ensure OD credibility across organisations.
We have had an overwhelming response for nominations and application for the programme with 30 colleagues from across health and social care signing up to really take forward the OD agenda in the county. This opportunity will provide underpinning standards and practices and will lay the platform around OD strategic diagnostics to make a sustainable difference in performance, culture and working practices. Those who complete this are then certified to roll out the training alongside our leadership teams.
What are we asking?
We an opportunity to offer additional spaces for the programme by creating an extra cohort, and are particularly encouraging and inviting colleagues from voluntary, third sector, local authority and education to participate in the programme. If we have sufficient interest, which we hope we do, we can make this fourth cohort a reality.
Action: If you, or any of your colleagues are interested in joining the programme, we are asking that a short application form is completed and names submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Tuesday 15 September. Please find the attached programme flyer and Application Form. Please feel free to forward on this email to colleagues in other health and care organisations who you feel would benefit from the programme.
What is the commitment for the programme?
The attached flyer provides prospective delegates with information about the programme including dates. We’re planning on holding the introduction session for all cohorts in September, although we can be flexible to some degree to suit availability for the organisations. Attendees would have CMI membership for 12 months (free) as part of the course. The CMI has the largest management library and research facility, second only to Harvard. This opportunity is very new to the CMI, this partnership and they are keen to provide as much support as possible.
Is there a cost to the programme?
No, there is no cost to the organisations participating in the programme, however, delegates will be expected to support system development work as the programme moves along.
Where can I get further information?
If you’d like to know more about the programme you can email Rehan Afzal, Head of Organisational Development at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust at email@example.com.