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Developing your skills as an Effective Ward Manager

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Today's Chair:

Wendy Preston
Head of Nursing Practice
The Royal College of Nursing



Developing your skills as an effective Ward Manager

• characteristics of an effective Ward Manager
• the Ward Manager role
• Ward Leadership
• the 2021 RCN Nursing Workforce Standards & Principles - implications for Ward Managers
• what support do Ward Managers need?



Becoming a Ward Manager: A Lived Experience

Leah Callighan
Bradford Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


• what I wish I’d known
• tips and advice for aspiring Ward Managers
• leading by example
• the highs and the lows of the role



EXTENDED SESSION: Developing your Ward Leadership skills

Sally Bassett
RCN Nursing
Management and Leadership Forumand Senior Lecturer in Leadership
Oxford Brookes University

• understanding and developing your leadership skills
• developing leadership qualities and behaviours against a framework
• the role of coaching and mentoring
• ensuring a wider understanding of the whole organisation/system in which ward managers work

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