Celebrating ambulance leaders of the future

Date: 01 December 2016

Cohorts from new Leadership programme

A new leadership programme to support ambulance service managers of the future has celebrated its first successful group of graduates.

The leadership and management programme, which began a year ago, aims to give future leaders at the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) the tools to undertake their role effectively, engage with their colleagues, and support and value them through a variety of leadership practices. 

A celebration of learning event was held on Friday, 18th November at EEAST’s headquarters in Melbourn, Cambridgeshire, to celebrate the achievements of Cohort 1, the pilot group.

As part of the internally-run programme cohorts work together to complete a group project, the aim being to demonstrate the leadership skills developed and utilised on the programme.  This includes self-awareness, communication skills, valuing staff and the diversity they bring, the importance of positive appraisals, how to have difficult conversations, exploring attitudes and behaviours, and developing integrity and credibility as leaders for the future, to name but a few. 

Jill Page, EEAST’s Organisational Development Manager, congratulated the group, adding: “It is important to appreciate this fantastic cohort have all come from different starting points, all experiencing very different and sometimes difficult  journeys along the way - each with their own individual challenges.  I am immensely proud of them all and look forward to working with them in the future.

“All of Cohort 1 have been instrumental in shaping this programme for EEAST’s future leaders”.

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