Digital Leadership Programme
Skills for Care and The National Care Forum have refreshed their successful digital leadership programme designed specifically for registered managers working in social care.
The four day programme, delivered virtually, has been developed to build confidence and ability to identify and embed digital technology in the delivery of care and support.
- The digital basics – Equipping the essential knowledge for understanding digital technologies in care, providing the foundation of knowledge for the modules that follow.
- Leadership and transformational change – A good leader must possess strong change management skills. This module considers change management with a digital lens, developing an understanding of leadership styles and influence, methodologies for procuring technology, developing and aligning digital strategy and ‘baking in’ feedback into the process.
- Co-production – Designing and developing with people in receipt of care, identifying their needs and expectations provides better defined, safe and ethical solutions.
- Using data to create change – An effective digital leader can use data and feedback to lead decisions, defining what data technology needs to collect and analyse will provide opportunities to improve, influence and inform innovation.
How it helps managers
The Digital Leadership programme is a national development between Skills for Care and The National Care Forum for both new and experienced managers of adult social care services.
The learning programme will support managers to have the underpinning skills, knowledge and models of digital leadership that can be practically applied when implementing technology in a care service and promote best practice.
It will improve confidence in identifying how digital technology supports the delivery of quality care and will enable managers to identify technology in the market, understand the barriers to technology adoption and how an organisation may choose to address them.
The programme includes an emphasis on reflection, helping individuals to learn from their day-to-day experiences and think about how they can do things differently or get better at recognising what they do well.
Programme delivery and structure
The Digital Leadership programme is available from Skills for Care and delivered in partnership with the National Care Forum.
The programme consists of two 5 hour modules and two 3 hour modules and runs across 4 days. It is delivered over a 6-week period to enable the learning from each day to be put into practice between sessions.
The programme is delivered virtually. It’s interactive and learners will participate in a variety of group and individual activities.
Learners will need to be able to commit to attend each of the four modules and be able to spend time developing an action plan and creating a presentation which will be delivered by the learner on day 4 of the programme.
Learners will only be able to receive a certificate of completion if they have participated in all four modules.
Please Note: Due to the interactivity of the programme, learners will be required to have a working camera, speakers and microphone.
The facilitators of the programme have been selected by us for their extensive adult social care experience and digital expertise, gained from co-produced digital transformation within the sector in varied settings.
The programme workshops, delivered between the hours of 10:00am – 16:00pm
Workshop 1 – The digital basics
Tuesday 16 April 2024, 10:00 – 15:00
Workshop 2 – Systems knowledge and governance
Tuesday 23 April 2024, 10:00 – 13:00
Workshop 3 – Being a digital leader
Tuesday 30 April 2024, 10:00 – 13:00
Workshop 4 – Critical thinking and action planning
Tuesday 7 May 2024, between 10:00 – 15:00
Cost and funding
£575 + VAT per person
There is also an option for the programme to be delivered in-house to up to 20 people and the cost for this would be £11,500.