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 programme helps winners develop their organisations and their leaders. Informed by the rigorous assessment process for the awards, it is tailored to the needs of each year’s award winners. 2020/21 programme topics included:

  • financial management and governance
  • your responsibility as a leader to demonstrate your organisation’s value and impact
  • having difficult conversations
  • why some solutions don't stick - working with resistance and polarities
  • developing enquiry skills
  • developing a narrative to effectively lead across systems and motivate others
  • positioning your organisation using social media
  • developing authority and personal impact
  • an overview of health and social policy care, with a focus on partnership working with the voluntary and community sector, NHS and local authorities.

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 previous participants:

'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 we were doing the right thing.'

'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.'

'I really enjoyed the Development Programme. It was not something I usually attend and completely out of my comfort zone. However, I got so much from it and it made me re-assess how I think and work.'

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 almost 160 members representing over 95 award-winning charities from across the UK. 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 leadership programme has been transformative really for me as an individual and for our organisation. There is such a wealth of knowledge that we’ve benefitted from and from the peer support, and just from the wonderful environment that’s created for us to come together as leaders and improve what we are doing across the sector.’