Posted on: 26 April 2024

21CLP Programme.pngThis year’s graduates from the Trust’s 21st Century Leadership Programme (21CLP) gathered at Friends House in Euston this week to celebrate completion of the 12-month programme.

21CLP is the Trust’s new way of developing the leaders of the future, by creating a clear, coherent and very values-driven compassionate leadership programme for its staff.

Every element of each module is underpinned by the Trust Values, our SCARF (Safe, Compassionate, Accountable, Reflective and Fair) behaviours and our ‘Wellbeing for Life’ Vision.

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On the day, 63 graduates gathered and shared learning and reflected on their experience of the course and discussed their future aspirations. They were joined by Maria O’Brien, Chief Nurse and Deputy Chief Executive, who presented each graduating participant with their certificate of learning and their 21CLP pin badge.

Ryan Kemp, CNWL’s Director of Therapies and one of the programme’s lead directors, opened the day with a conversation with Meera Mistry, Director of Strategy and Innovation, who shared her inspirational journey from a care leaver to senior leader and how she overcame obstacles and created opportunities in her own leadership journey.

Following this, Syena Skinner, Associate Director of Recovery, Inclusion and Learning and co-programme lead director had a conversation with Natasha Powell, Advance Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist, who discussed her leadership style and tips for success; reassuring the alumni that you don’t have to be a conventional leader or act like anyone else to advance your career.  

Participants then heard from the Trust’s Chief Executive, Claire Murdoch, who reminded colleagues of the huge difference they make every day and the importance of taking the learning back to their teams. She reminded everyone that, to be an effective leader, you sometimes need to ask for forgiveness and not permission.

Claire then presented a £25 voucher to the winners of the 21CLP poster competition. A list of the winners in each category can be found below.

If you want to apply to a future 21CLP cohort, have a look at the dedicated page on Trustnet.

21CLP Project Poster Prize Winners

Best example of embedding compassionate leadership

  • Cohort 4 winners: Alex Smith and Debbie Fayomi for Embedding SCARF principles in hub culture
  • Cohort 5 winner: Venkata Drisala for Staff Wellbeing Plans

Best example of a co-production development

Cohort 4 winner: Bhawna Brijwani for Improving Falls Group Efficiency

Cohort 5 joint winners:

  • Jaya Karira for Co-production on Deconstructing Stigma within Addictions
  • Diljit Sidhu for A Co-production the SCARF Way, improving access to Right Start – a local structured education programme – patients with type 2 diabetes

Best example of a staff engagement development

Cohort 4 winner: Amanda Jack for Using learning from 21st Century Leadership Programme to support the team through an unwelcome change of location

Cohort 5 joint winners:

  • Kehinde Okesola for Facilitating staff growth, progression and retention within the IG Team
  • Sally Lydamore for Building a motivational climate: Empowering and developing the scope and capacity of administrative staff in CIA

Best example of development of self-awareness as a leader

  • Cohort 4 winner: Kanchan Bains for Ealing Podiatry Team Effectiveness
  • Cohort 5 winner: Susie Gaynard for Home 1st Therapy – Do We Have a Thinking Environment?

Best example of performance / service improvement

  • Cohort 4 winners: Nash Bageni and Jo Ulyett for Improving the reporting culture of Diabetic Foot Ulcers within Milton Keynes Podiatry
  • Cohort 5 winner: Keri Stephenson for Removing Barriers to Employment for Staff With Disabilities by Improving Access to Reasonable Adjustments