Training and development for award winners

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Part of GSK IMPACT Awards

GSK IMPACT Award winners will be offered two free places on the GSK IMPACT Awards Development Programme and are then invited to join the GSK IMPACT Awards Network, which connects past award winners, both online and at meetings.

The Development Programme and Network, valued at an average of £9,500 for each organisation, is funded by GSK and delivered by The King's Fund.

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Hear from previous GSK IMPACT Award winners talking about their experience on the Development Programme and Network. 

GSK IMPACT Awards Development Programme

The three-day Development Programme helps winners develop their organisations and their leaders. Informed by the rigorous assessment process for the awards, it is carefully tailored to the needs of each year’s award winners. It helps winners develop a range of leadership skills and gain knowledge in specialist areas such as:

  • financial management, governance and risk
  • understanding evaluation and demonstrating impact
  • having difficult conversations and HR
  • communication styles
  • developing authority and personal impact
  • maximising digital opportunities
  • policy updates
  • leading across a system

Feedback on the development programme

Previous participants commented on the excellent training and facilitation, its relevance to their work, how it motivated them and the unique value of working with other award-winning organisations facing similar challenges. These are some of the comments from recent participants:

'The leadership programme has been transformative really for me as an individual and for our organisation.' 

'This training helped me reflect on my skills in a positive way and gave me time out to recognise that this award is a fantastic achievement.'

'The chance to meet so many excellent people and share experiences, insights and normalise challenges.'

'Winning a GSK IMPACT Award really raised our profile and gave us a sense of confidence and greater self-belief that our work has been acknowledged and made us feel that what we were doing was right.'

GSK IMPACT Awards Network

The GSK IMPACT Awards Network is a unique learning network that supports health and wellbeing charities to:

  • develop their leaders on an ongoing basis, providing participants with the skills to respond to the challenges of their environment
  • share experiences and expertise
  • build the recognition of their significant and vital contribution to the health and social care system.

The Network started as a small pilot project in 2012 and now has more than 150 members representing almost 90 award-winning charities from across the UK, with six Network events taking place in the past 12 months. The whole programme is driven by participants’ ideas and experience, with the facilitation led by a dedicated team of experts at The King’s Fund.

The Network explores many issues faced by health charities. Recent topics and sessions include:

  • leadership in crisis
  • digitalisation and health
  • power and policy
  • how to use media and do it well
  • thinking critically about resilience
  • leadership in scarcity.