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Core Managers: Inclusive leadership in health and care

Develop inclusive and compassionate leadership skills to ensure diversity and equality in the health and care industry.

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Eligibility requirements: You are applying for Core Managers: Inclusive Leadership In Health And Care

  • Duration: 6 weeks 
  • Weekly time commitment: 3 hrs
  • (Total suggested time: 18hrs)

Manage health and care teams with powerful inclusive leadership strategies

The importance of inclusive leadership is increasingly understood and sought after across almost every industry. This includes the health and care sector, and managers and supervisors need to develop these leadership skills if they want to stay relevant in the workplace. This six-week course from the NHS Leadership Academy will help you to do just that.

Get familiar with EDI basics

On this course, you’ll get an in-depth look at the core concepts relating to equality, diversity and inclusivity (EDI) policies. With this foundation, you’ll be able to examine and understand the impact that racism, privilege, intersectionality, and allyship have on levels of prejudice and acceptance at work.

Learn to put your leadership skills into action

After gaining a sound knowledge of EDI basics, you’ll move on to putting that theory into practice. As you move through the course, you’ll get to reflect on how your work experiences have shaped your own attitudes, identify staff and groups who need support, and design policies that allow you to lead with inclusion and allyship.

Study with top NHS Leadership Academy experts

Dr Sandi Dunne, the lead educator for this course, holds multiple qualifications including an MA and MSc Executive Coach degree. In her role as an NHS Leadership Academy faculty member, she also acts as a Diversity and Inclusion expert. With Dr Dunne’s guidance and the Leadership Academy’s commitment to improving healthcare by developing leadership skills, you can be sure that this course will prepare you to manage EDI workplaces with compassion and insight.


Week 1: Understanding key EDI concepts
Week 2: Theorising race and understanding racism
Week 3: Power and privilege
Week 4: Intersectionality
Week 5: Intersectional lifelines
Week 6: Allyship

Please note that free access to Core Managers: Inclusive leadership in health and care is limited to individuals who meet the eligibility requirements.

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