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Newly designed to be innovative, fresh and leading edge, Acumen builds on your existing leadership skills, supporting you to make confident strategic decisions and engage effectively within and across our system boundaries.  It challenges you to think about your personal resilience for transformation;what high impact and collective leadership means for you; and it provides opportunites to enhance your visibility and develop networks and communities of practice beyond Northern Ireland to include the Scottish healthcare system


Learning Outcomes

The programme will explore and develop your understanding on thinking around:

  • Personal and People Leadership
  • Improvement and Innovation Leadership
  • Collaborative and Systems Leadership
  • Collective Leadership


Acumen is for Directors and Medical Directors and Associate Medical Directors from across health and social care.


Acumen is a residential programme that may require work in the evenings.  The regional/improvement project will be conducted in teams throughout the duration of the programme, which will be presented before the final module.

Other aspects of the programme include individual and team coaching, insight visits and an improvement venture.


This is a modular programme containing Five Modules. You can see a list of dates and modules below. Please select the apply button beside the programme you are interested in.

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To be Confirmed Donna Smyth