The Leadership Factory – a Tack TMI Company, 09th May 2022 

The Scottish Palliative Care Association is working with The Leadership Factory – a Tack TMI company, to run a nationwide leadership development programme as part of its annual Giving Forward initiative.

The Women’s Leadership Accelerator Programme, is designed to support and develop women in leadership within palliative care settings across Scotland.

Delivered by The Leadership Factory, the programme was supported by 28 women leaders and experts as coaches, mentors and masterclass speakers from organisations including the University of Glasgow, CalMac, Business Stream, Police Scotland and Network Rail.

The Leadership Accelerator is a blended learning programme which aims to challenge mindsets, explore strengths and help participants to understand how best to fully leverage their own and other women’s experiences. It is built around topics such as authentic leadership, values and purpose, emotional intelligence and change.

As women are often under-represented at leadership levels and often face challenges not shared by their male colleagues, this programme seeks to support women leaders in acquiring business skills but also addressing the organisational, social and domestic factors that may be inhibiting their own personal growth.

Maree Todd MSP, Minister for Public Health, Women’s Health and Sport said: “I am delighted to give my support to these leadership development sessions hosted by The Leadership Factory to offer coaching, mentoring and advice to female leaders working in palliative care. The Scottish Government recognises that to improve the workplace for health and social care staff, aid COVID service recovery and improve patient care, it starts with leadership.”

Julie Law, Head of Leadership and Coaching at The Leadership Factory said “Our experience tells us that the profound impact of a safe collaborative learning space for women to grow their leadership capability, creates a momentum for positive change at a personal and organisational level. Matched with our continued desire as an organisation to contribute to the wider community through what we know best – sharing our expertise in leadership development. We have been truly humbled by what we have learned from this group of incredible women, and the challenges that they have faced and leaned into over the course of their careers.”

Margaret Mary Cowan, Clinical Services Director at Kilbryde Hospice said “I have just undertaken a Leadership Development programme facilitated by the wonderful team at The Leadership Factory. The team drafted a varied programme considering a variety of topics, some of which were new to me. With the extended team’s help, I was able to work to fill the gaps in my knowledge. As the course was over several months, I was able to put my learning into action immediately which has benefitted my team and ultimately the patients and families we care for. The changes have also been noted by my line manager which is a bonus. An excellent course led by an excellent team. Thank you”.

Clare Masterton, Business Development Manager at the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow said “I got so much from this programme. It taught me how important it is to bring my authentic self into everything I do; it is me that inspires and motivates people around me. It has shown me the impact and influence I have across my workplace and how I inspire and encourage people to be their best. I am more aware of the effect I have on others around me, and I have learned not to be frightened of thinking aloud. People around you are your sounding boards; you are theirs; ideas can come from anywhere.”

The Leadership Factory – a Tack TMI company, has 15 years’ experience providing strategic, leadership and management solutions for ambitious organisations. For the last five years, it has launched and delivered Giving Forward, a bespoke leadership training programme helping to drive change and encouraging collaborative working within and across third sector organisations – at no cost to participants.

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