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MARY SEACOLE LOCAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME – invitation to train to be a facilitator

As I hope most of you will know, we have for some years now been successfully running the National Mary Seacole Leadership Programme as an accredited local provider for colleagues across our Lincolnshire health and care system. We have trained nearly 300 people from around 13 different organisations.

As time has gone on, we have lost some of our pool of trained facilitators so we are now looking to invite some more colleagues to undertake the training to allow us to continue to run this highly valued programme. As a facilitator myself, I can say that it is an extremely enjoyable role and a great way to help build our system leaders of the future.

Our current pool of 6 is drawn from ULHT, LPFT and LCHS – it would be great if this could be extended so I would be very grateful if you could share this request across your organisations. We have asked the national Leadership Academy if facilitators need to be from the NHS and disappointingly they have not given us an answer. Personally I think it would be amazing if they could be drawn from system partners but we will have to wait for a definite answer on that one.

To train to be a facilitator you need to:

  1. Complete an Expression of Interest form setting out skills and experience which will be considered by the team of existing facilitators. I’ve attached the role requirements for information
  2. Undertake 3 days virtual training on 22, 23 and 24th November with a colleague from the National NHS Leadership Academy
  3. Commit to facilitating 2 cohorts per year. This is done in pairs. You need to deliver 3 one day workshops and review the online contributions of participants.

If there is anyone who is interested, please ask them to have a conversation with me in the first instance.

MARY SEACOLE LOCAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME – Facilitator role and requirements

Thank you


Helen Nicholson
Programme Lead, Culture and Leadership Programme
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust