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You are in a senior leadership role in your organisation, in the executive cohort or reporting directly into an Executive Director, and you are interested in developing your leadership capabilities further.

Access to all programmes require the support of your local HR or Organisational Development (OD) Lead.  Some National Programmes that may be relevant for you are:

Playing to your Strengths - A brief intervention, consisting of coaching conversations and a leadership masterclass. For more information, please contact

Delivering the Future - NHS Scotland’s leadership development programme for senior strategic clinical leaders.

Dialogue Community of Practice - This community has been designed to
help people have better conversations and is open to all public service staff.

Leading for Integration - offered in joint partnership by NHS Education for Scotland, the Royal College of General Practitioners Scotland and the Scottish Social Services Council. The programme supports the development of leadership capabilities necessary for achieving the vision of health and social care integration in Scotland, and has two strands: You as a Collaborative Leader and Collaborative Leadership in Practice


You may also want to take a look at:

Resources & Services section of this site for information on:

  • Executive Coaching Register 
  • 360 feedback tool
  • Leadership Exchanges

Managers Development Network is an inclusive network, multi disciplinary and pan NHS Scotland.  We would also welcome participation from colleagues in Social Services.

The Leadership & Management Portal aims to provide all NHS Scotland staff interested in developing their leadership and management capabilities with an easy point of access to a range of on line development resources.

Workforce Scotland is a collaborative initiative to develop and support the workforce across public service organisations in Scotland. Workforce Scotland aims to transform the way public services are delivered in Scotland.  The following offers are available to you: