Moving Forward in Leadership (Transition Programme)

We know at the ILN that making a transition from clinical practice to a managerial role with increased business focus can often be challenging. We know and understand that being a clinician is part of who a person is, that it can be a challenge to let go of the work that makes us who we are and how we define ourselves as a ‘clinician’, or ‘therapist’ for example. However, as leaders, it’s important that we are able to hold on to that value-based definition of ourselves and what drives us to do a great job. We also need to let go of some of the things we have always done, in order to learn new skills and develop and grow into our future selves.

The ILN Moving Forward in Leadership Programme, is aimed at clinical leaders who are making the transition from clinical practice to managerial roles.

Group of participants in ILN programme meeting


“Despite being a consultant for over 5 years with an interest in clinical leadership the clinical leads transition programme identified and filled gaping holes in my knowledge. The programme was just what I needed in order to give me the confidence to step up to being the clinical lead for my department, and the tools to do the job much more effectively . Not only did I gain locally relevant knowledge but I had the opportunity to reflect on my own practice and leadership style as well as strengthen networks with other current and future clinical leads in the trust, which have been both of practical use and of benefit in terms of providing support to each other in our challenging roles.”