Leadership series for AHP students

In partnership with Health Education England, the Student Leadership Programme is very excited to offer a series of FREE webinars and workshops for all allied health students nationwide. So if you study physiotherapy, radiography, paramedic science, podiatry, orthoptics, occupational therapy, dietetics, operating department practice, prosthetics/orthotics, speech and language therapy, or any of the arts therapies, we’d love for you to join!

You do NOT need to be on the Student Leadership Programme to sign up for these events, although our #150Leaders and alumni are more than welcome. The online event series will be looking at leadership and skills development in a range of areas.

WEBINAR: DEVELOPING AHP LEADERS | 7 Apr | 11am-12pm | Register

Stuart Palma, Head of Allied Health Professions (professional leadership) at NHS England & NHS Improvement will be discussing the development of AHP leadership and sharing some of the professional opportunities for leadership development in the early stages of careers in allied health.

WEBINAR: DIGITAL LEADERSHIP IN HEALTHCARE | 19 Apr | 8pm-9pm | Register

Joining us are curators of @WeAHPs and #150Leaders alumni Sarah Bradder, therapeutic radiographer and Alison Booker, dietitian. They explore the power of social media, and its opportunities and challenges.

WORKSHOP: RESEARCH IN ALLIED HEALTH | 30 Apr | 10am-11am | Register 

Want to know more about what it means to do research? Can you work in practice and still be involved in research? How and when can you start a career in research? We will be joined by Professor Christi Deaton whose role involves the development of research capacity and capability among nurses, midwives and AHPs within Cambridge University Hospitals, as well as Dr Karen Thomas who is a clinical academic physiotherapist investigating stroke care at Cambridge University Medical School, alongside her clinical role as Physiotherapy Lead at a specialist neurobehavioral hospital.

WEBINAR: PATIENT PARTNERSHIPS AND PERSONALISED-CARE | 6 May | 12pm-1pm | Register

Anya de Iongh, a patient leader and now studying for an MSc in Occupational Therapy, looks at how we can work better with those we care for in delivering personalised care. She will reflect on lessons learnt from her own experiences and explores the power and benefits of person-centred care. Anya will be introduced by Beverley Harden, AHP Lead at Health Education England.

WEBINAR: MY LEADERSHIP JOURNEY | 19 May | 10am-11am | Register

Join us to hear about Paul Chapman’s journey from qualifying as a physiotherapist, to the National Programme Manager for AHP Programmes at Health Education England, and how being open to opportunities can lead your AHP career in a variety of different directions.

Plus more workshops and webinars to be announced. Please keep checking for updates! 


Previous events:

WEBINAR: THE IMPORTANCE OF LEADERSHIP | 16 Mar

We welcome podiatrist David Wylie who will be introducing the importance of leadership at all levels in healthcare, and explains some of the different types of leadership that we see in healthcare.

WORKSHOP: COMMUNICATING TO CONNECT | 23 Mar & 24 Mar

How frustrating can it be when you tell something to someone, or send them an email, only to find that they don’t seem to have got a word that you say? This workshop will help you to focus on how to refresh your approach to communicating so that you make a human connection that makes people want to engage with you. The workshop will demonstrate how to gain people’s interest and attention, how to personalise your approach to empathise with others and how to be yourself in your communications, and to come across with meaning and purpose.

WORKSHOP: INFLUENCING WITH PRESENCE | 26 Mar & 30 Mar

Why are there some people who are really successful in making things happen when they work with others, while many struggle to be persuasive and convincing? In this workshop, you’ll think about the sometimes-hidden sources of power which are available to you. You’ll also plan for how to succeed in a particular influencing situation you’ve got coming up, applying what we identify as the Push and Pull styles of influencing.