County Durham Care Academy - support for managers
We understand that high quality care requires skilled, confident leaders and managers.
Over 90% of services rated good or outstanding for being well-led by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) were also rated good or outstanding overall.
The Care Academy works closely with providers and partners to support appropriate support for existing and aspiring managers in the independent care sector.
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Future Focus - Management and Leadership programme
Now open for applications
This is a programme for existing registered managers.
We recognise that to achieve our long-term ambitions we need to support our providers to better plan for the future and effectively implement succession planning strategies within their organisations.
This is why we have launched a programme of activity to develop leadership skills within the sector to embed a culture of effective workforce planning and staff development for the future.
We are looking to work with existing managers from thirty independent providers to embed skills in work force planning.
Work is to be undertaken with organisations to complete a baseline assessment and review of succession planning in line with the recommended processes for developing leaders and managers issued by Skills for Care. See Skills for Care - developing new managers and deputies.
There will be two groups of managers (fifteen per group) who will each attend four full day workshops over four weeks to develop their succession planning action plans.
It is expected that as a result of the work each organisation will have:
- a 'Baseline Assessment' of succession planning
- an organisational 'Action Plan'
- a member of staff identified to participate in a separate programme of work completing the Skills for Care - Lead to succeed qualification which we have commissioned to start on completion of the programme.
Workshop session details
All training sessions are held from 9.30am until 4.30pm at the Park Head Hotel, 13 Park View Terrace, Bishop Auckland. DL14 8QB
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Workshop 1: Introduction to workforce planning
By the end of this session participants will understand:
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Workshop 2: The process of workforce and succession planning
Building on workshop one, participants will consider:
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Workshop 3: Creating and implementing an organisational action plan
Using the knowledge and information acquired participants will:
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Workshop 4: Summary and action plan
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Spaces are limited to twenty for residential care providers, five for Domiciliary care providers and five for other providers. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.
To apply to attend the programme please contact us for an application form.
Lead to Succeed
This is the secondary part of the Future Focus - Management and Leadership programme
This programme is designed to help aspiring leaders and managers to develop their leadership and management potential.
This is a four day programme delivered one full day per month, with time allocated to students inbetween sessions to implement learning in the work environment.
The programme will teach how successful behaviours and practical strategies can support leaders in their day to day work, as well as considering how they could implement these behaviours and strategies, now and in the future.
To be eligible for this programme you need to have been elected by a manager completing the Future Focus - Management and Leadership programme.
- County Durham Care Academy
- County Durham Care Academy
- 03000 266 115
Our address is:
- Durham County Council
- Crook Council Offices
- County Durham
- United Kingdom
- DL15 9ES