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Chief executive development network

Our Chief Executive Development Network has been designed to support you with your development and ensure you are the best you can be in your challenging roles, both for yourself and for patient care.

Free membership to this established network for accountable officers and CEOs across health and care includes:  

  • Facilitated conversations with senior colleagues to inform policy development (Dialogues for Change)
  • Drop-in CEO common rooms, access to online resources and transitions coaching (for newly-appointed CEOs) 
  • Themed sessions with expert speakers leading to facilitated communities of practice (Action for Change)

Responding to Covid19 has created an opportunity to redesign and diversify the Network offers, enabling us to open invitations to all Chief Executives and Accountable Officers working within Healthcare organisations as part of the Executive Suite:

Common Rooms

We have now run eight Common Room style meetings for Chief Executives and Accountable officers. Further dates for CEOs will be announced soon. We are now also offering these informal sessions for Chairs.

The Common Rooms are short (90 minute) online network meetings for a maximum of 15 participants. Each confidential meeting provides an opportunity to connect with colleagues, to make sense of and compare experience, to refresh and focus on whatever feels important in a context of mutual support.

  • 5th March 9am – 10.30
  • 9th March 4 – 5.30pm
  • 18th March 4 – 5.30pm
  • 22nd March 4.30pm to 6pm 

To register your interest in joining one of the upcoming common room sessions please click the link below.

Dialogue for Change

Dialogues are half-day facilitated conversations, providing the opportunity for mutually influential discussions between Chief Executives and national system leaders. The sessions offer guests the confidential opportunity to describe their thinking and its underlying influences, whilst being open to discussion and debate with members. So, for each session for example, we hope to be able to explore questions such as ‘what have you learned from the last six months and how is that shaping your Policy/Plans/future thinking?’
Amanda Pritchard pioneered the Network’s first Dialogue that took place on 14 October.

Future dates and speakers will be confirmed soon.

Non-urgent advice: We’d like your feedback

This collection of materials is under development. When you have visited the appropriate sections for you from the suite above we would be grateful if you would use the feedback form.