Leadership Development for Analysts

4 day online course: 6/12/22, 13/12/22, 10/01/23 and 18/01/23

Leadership Development for Analysts

Developing strong analytical teams, improving the use of data, and maximising the impact of the profession, requires analysts to be working more closely with decision makers. There is a need to focus on the development of Leadership skills (or ‘softer’ skills), as well as the technical skills, of analysts.

Why join this programme?

  • We believe that, as well as the development of technical skills, analysts should focus on the development of leadership skills to ensure that their work has an impact in their organisation and local system.
  • Analysts play a vital role in health and social care. The ability to turn data into insights that can support decision makers is essential to delivering improvements in patient care.
  • This programme will enable you to build your skills and confidence as an analytical leader. Supporting you to bring analytics in to the heart of decision making.

“For the NHS, and its patients, to benefit from high-quality practical operational  analytics, we need a 21st century NHS analyst workforce, with a range of skills and skill levels, delivering innovative and efficient data analysis on questions relevant to clinicians, commissioners, patients and policymakers.”  (Ben Goldacre et al, 2020)

What will you learn?

Developing strong analytical teams, improving the use of data, and maximising the impact of the profession, requires analysts to be working more closely with decision makers. To enable this we see a need to focus on the development of leadership skills, as well as the technical skills, of analysts.

  • What it means to be an analytical leader, exploring different leadership styles and approaches.
  • How to lead in and with a high performing team.
  • How to create networks within organisations and systems.
  • They key components of systems, systems thinking and working in complex systems.
  • The role of analysts in decision making in health and care.

What will it cover?

 

Who is it for?

This programme is designed for senior analysts, those in team leadership positions or who are aspiring to be in a leadership position, as such there are minimum skill requirements we expect participants to have.  This includes:

Technical skills

  • A good overview of analytical methods and their uses.
  • An in depth understanding of a number of techniques and the ability to liaise with others and signpost when the question is not their area of expertise.

Communication skills

  • Able to translate findings to different audiences – and different levels of seniority.

Developmental skills

  • Experience of leading a team or coaching / mentoring more junior members of staff.

Knowledge and experience

  • Experience and understanding of different contexts – for example working in different organisations.
  • Understanding the different moving parts of the system and being able to respond to queries from different areas.

And finally a willingness and enthusiasm for improving the position of analysts and analytics in decision making in health and care

 

 

 

Your trainers are:

Audience and pre-requisites
Audience: Senior analysts, analytical team leaders or aspiring analytical leaders in Integrated Care Systems in the Midlands who want to further develop their leadership skills and knowledge

Duration and start date
4 days: 6/12/22, 13/12/22, 10/01/23 and 18/01/23
9.30 am – 4.15 pm

Location
Online

Applications for this course are now closed. Please look out for further dates in 2023.

For more information about this course, please contact the Training & Development Operational Lead, Rachel Caswell