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Building Collaborative Leadership

Across Health and Care Organisations


Start date: November 2024 – June 2025 (four modules)
More information below

The King's Fund, Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0AN
£3,725 +VAT
Eight days over seven months

The arrival of integrated care systems has encouraged collaboration and partnership working between organisations from all areas of the health and care system. Our Building Collaborative Leadership programme equips senior leaders from health and care with the skills needed to lead effectively and collaborate across organisations.

During the programme our course directors will guide you through applying theory and research to real-life situations. You’ll focus on the mindset, values and attitudes needed for effective collaboration. You’ll also develop your key leadership skills, including conflict resolution, managing power dynamics and building relationships. 

Taking place over eight days at The King’s Fund, you’ll join a programme group with no more than 16 participants. The course combines traditional learning sessions with guest speakers and time to reflect with the directors and your peers. You’ll leave the course with the knowledge of how best to collaborate in your day job, as well as with your fellow course attendees


'Great programme. The mix of learning new skills linked to integrated care policy developments was useful. Good speakers and networking opportunities.'

Chief executive, NHS Providers

'...the reflective exercises with peers were really useful and the guest speakers from a variety of different perspectives challenged my thinking.'

Medical Director, ICS

'...hugely valuable to me …I had time to reflect on self and my interactions and interventions as a leader, and it was so valuable to explore the new ICS/ICB and place developments with others from different sectors and places.'

Deputy Chief Executive, NHS provider

What will I learn on the Building Collaborative Leadership programme?

The Building Collaborative Leadership programme will help you develop new leadership skills and unlearn some of the unhelpful biases and blockers that can get in the way of effective collaboration. The course also considers health and care policy and the changing landscape of the health care system. 

Over the four modules you’ll focus on:

  • power dynamics

  • understanding and using the system you work in

  • surfacing and managing conflict

  • appreciating different perspectives

  • how to use dialogue in different situations

  • building relationships

  • your social identity

  • developing resilience – both for yourself and your organisation. 

Ahead of starting the course, you’ll have a phone call with the programme director to discuss your personal goals for the course. This will also inform the content of your specific programme.  

Is the Building Collaborative Leadership programme for me?

This programme is suitable for senior leaders working in all sectors of health and care. Whether you’re working in the NHS, local government or the voluntary sector, your role will require you to work collaboratively with others. 

Programme team

  • Nicola Walsh photo

    Nicola Walsh

    Assistant Director
  • Stephanie de Sarandy photo

    Stephanie de Sarandy

    Leadership Associate
  • Naseem Farboud photo

    Naseem Farboud

    Programme Co-ordinator


Pricing and dates

Price: £3,725 + VAT

The programme consists of four modules, which are each around two days long. For questions about dates or pricing, please email Naseem Farboud.

  • Module one: Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 November 2024

  • Module two: Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 February 2025

  • Module three: Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 April 2025

  • Module Four: Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 June 2025

Frequently asked questions

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Apply today

Complete the Building collaborative leadership application form and one of our programme co-ordinators will be in touch to discuss the next steps.

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