Children and Young People’s
Mental Health Provider
Strategic Leadership Programme 2022

Thank you for your interest in this strategic leadership development programme, which has been commissioned by Healthy London Partnership and funded by Health Education England and the Cavendish Square Group. Please read the following information and if you have been nominated by your organisation to join the programme, then please complete the application form below to confirm your intention to participate.

If you have been nominated, it is because you are passionate about improving outcomes for children and young people. This leadership programme will support you in developing new skills to respond to the strategic challenges that are being faced in the children and young people’s mental health workforce.

Course Overview

The programme will consist of six modules (three face to face, three online), self-directed learning relating to each module and a team based coursework assignment to progress a strategic project focussing on workforce challenges. Throughout the programme you will receive peer group and coaching support. The programme will culminate with teams presenting their business case for change (based on the coursework) to a Pan London executive strategic group.

In order to participate fully and successfully in the programme, you will be required to attend the scheduled modules, coaching/peer review sessions and commit time to completing the self-directed learning and coursework. 

It is important that you understand the level of commitment and participation required throughout the programme. Please review the figure below which provides programme dates and gives an indication of the learning hours you will be required to commit to. 

Course Calendar

27th AprilIn-person Module 1
Leadership core skills and values
10th / 11th MayFacilitated team coaching90 minutes
26th MayOnline Module 2
Leadership and the art of wellbeing and resilience
8th / 9th JuneSelf-facilitated team coaching90 minutes
22nd JuneOnline Module 3
Leadership and the art of critical and creative thinking
6th / 7th JulySelf-facilitated peer review90 minutes
19th JulyIn-person Module 4
Influencing for engagement and advocacy
6th / 7th SeptemberFacilitated team coaching90 minutes
13th SeptemberOnline Module 5
Courageous leadership and doing things differently
5th OctoberIn-person Module 6
Leading with strategic presence and CYP advocacy
18th / 19th OctoberSelf-facilitated team coaching90 minutes
11th NovemberProject presentations to Pan London executive strategic group09:30am – 13:30pm
*For the in-person modules, the modules will finish at 13:30, but the venue will remain available for delegates to use if they wish to spend time together networking or progressing their team projects.

Estimated Learning Hours

Approximate commitment over full programme duration: 55 – 70 hrs

  • Online Modules
    Total time: 20 to 25 hours
  • Coaching Sessions
    Total time: 7 hours
  • Enhanced self-directed learning
    Total time: 10 to 15 hours
    (Approximately 1 – 3 hrs per module)
  • Team based coursework assignment
    Total time: 20 to 25 hours
    (Approximately 1 hr per week)

Next steps

If you have any questions regarding the programme, dates or commitment required, please email programmes@j9consulting.com or call Sharon on 07989 190037, who will be happy to discuss any queries with you.

If you are ready to proceed, please fill in and submit the form below to complete your application (if you’re unable to commit to participating in the programme, please complete the form indicating ‘no’ in response to question 7).

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e.g. the Mental Health Trust, Local Authority or 3rd Sector organisation you work in
Please check the course calendar and estimated learning hours on the page above for dates/commitments required.
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