29 October Oct

Introduction to Clinical Leadership

29 October 2019, 08:00AM to 04:00PM
Maureen McCabe Room, CME, Located at Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital.


NMBI Category 1 approved programme- 6 CEUs

Programme Rationale

Clinical leadership is concerned with demonstrating clinical excellence, giving support and guidance to colleagues and acknowledging the distinct contribution of Health Care Professionals within multidisciplinary contexts. It is not the sole responsibility of those occupying formal leadership and management roles and therefore should be demonstrated by Health Care Professionals across all clinical grades (HSE 2017).

Programme Aim

This one day foundation programme, developed by the National Clinical Leadership Centre (NCLC), will introduce Midwives and Nurses to Clinical Leadership. It will support participants to explore their own core values and encourage participants to realise their own potential as leaders of care at the frontline. This is the first step on a Leadership development journey and it will assist in increasing confidence and competencies through influence in the healthcare arena.

Learning outcomes

The learning outcomes for An Introduction to Clinical Leadership programme are aimed at supporting participant to:

o Explore their understanding of the core concepts of Clinical Leadership

o Identify their personal and organisational values and their impact on care delivery 

o Build confidence by cultivating a greater understanding of communication skills and influence  

o Understand resilience by finding the balance between responsibility and self-care 

o Increase awareness of the Clinical Leadership Competency Framework resource to guide further individual leadership development

Indicative content

Definitions of Values, Attitudes, Beliefs and Behaviours

List of Core Values

Organisational Values

Leadership Qualities

Balancing the Wheel of Life


Professional Development Planning

NCLC Professional Development programmes

Teaching and learning strategies

A variety of teaching and learning strategies will be utilised to maximise attendee involvement and draw on their experiences to include presentations, discussions, reflection on practice and facilitated group work.

Programme Prerequisites

Please print participants handbook for use during the study day.

Recommended Reading  

Covey, S. (1989) The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.  Free Press:  New York


Moss, B. (2017) 4th ed. Communication Skills in Health and Social Care. Sage Publications Ltd: London. ISBN 1526401339.

Course Coordinator

Hazel Cazzini

Midwifery Specialist Coordinataor

Contact : 01 4085525   [email protected]