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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 opportunities 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.


How to get onboard

Register with us by using the ‘apply’ button on the Course Dates & Venues tab


Please ensure you contact your OWD/HR SLA Co-ordinator to register your application and ascertain how your organisation intends to fund and select participants for this programme.

Confirmation of a place on the programme will be made by your organisation in consultation with the Programme Director and you will be notified of the outcome before end July 2019.


Cost of the programme is to be charged at 4.5 MD places or £3,950.00 (excluding flight to Edinburgh).


It is important to note that this programme has a joint module with our Scottish partners in National Education Scotland (Project Lift) in Edinburgh this year.  Therefore there will be the additional cost of a return flight to Edinburgh which must be met by your organisation/department outside of the SLA fee.


(Prices do not include VAT)

There are currently no dates scheduled for this course, if you would like to submit an expression of interest please contact us.