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Leadership Training in Healthcare: How to Build Resilience and Personal Development

Discover how global leadership development methods and a personal development plan can make you a better leader in healthcare.

  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    5 hours
  • 100% online

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  • Included in an ExpertTrack

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Recognising the need for leadership development whilst nurturing new leaders

What are the key still required by future leaders of the 21st century? And how can you improve your understanding of the responsibilities of today’s health service leaders?

This self-paced leadership development course will offer the opportunity to cover everything you need to know to drive your management career forward in the fast-evolving world of healthcare.

You’ll explore ways to become a better problem solver, and how to make more informed decisions. You’ll also have the chance to learn how to be resilient. And you’ll find out the methods used to develop leaders in global healthcare settings, including the NHS.

During the course you can apply this knowledge, along with goal-setting techniques, to writing your own personal development plan to help put your career on the right path.

Organisational development: understand how to use competency models

This course explores the importance of bringing about change in organisations through a holistic and humanistic approach that puts people at the heart of the process. You’ll find out how to use organisational approaches to help you develop as a manager and leader in a global context. And you’ll learn how competency-based frameworks and models can help you develop better skills in leadership – from risk taking to demonstrating ethics and integrity.

Learn how to build resilience at work

Resilience is a crucial characteristic of high-performing leaders, and it can be used to help develop your future career – and help an organisation to thrive.

The course will teach you the essentials of the resilient leader, from coping with pressure and learning to adapt to problem solving and decision making. You’ll also look at how career planning can be used to help shape your future career.


  • Week 1

    Organisational development

    • Introduction to organisational development

      Here we look at the topics that will be explored throughout this course as well as a big question.

    • Organisational approaches to developing leaders and managers in a global context

      Exploring global leadership development methods for leaders and managers.

    • Using competency frameworks and models

      Exploring competency frameworks and models

    • Summary of Week 1

      In this section we look back on what we have learned and what we will learn next week.

  • Week 2

    Looking to your future career

    • Career planning

      How you can transform the academic knowledge you have gained into practical application in the workplace.

    • Problem solving and decision making

      Making decisions and problem solving is an integral part of leadership.

    • The resilient leader

      Adapting to change in complex situations and working with challenging patient caseloads whilst avoiding burnout due to extreme pressures and stress.

    • Summary of Week 2

      In this section we look back on what we have learned.

Prove you're job ready

Highlight the new, job-relevant skills you’ve gained and supplement existing qualifications with a hard-earned, industry-specific digital certificate – plus one for every course within your ExpertTrack.

  • Learn the latest in your chosen industry or subject.
  • Complete each course and pass assessments.
  • Receive certificates validated by the educating organisation.
  • Impress employers with learning outcomes you can add to your CV.
  • Make your career dreams a reality.

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Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Understand how organisations develop their leaders
  • Compare and contrast different leadership development methods
  • Critically appraise leadership development in global healthcare
  • Apply techniques required to be a modern healthcare leader
  • Apply goal setting and Personal Development Planning principles

Who is the course for?

This ExpertTrack is designed for students or healthcare professionals, administrators wishing to progress into middle or senior management roles, as well as policy makers, executives, consultants, and service providers in the health sector.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured 5 QS Stars for Teaching and Online Learning in the QS World University Ranking 2020 and has received No. 1 in the world for Massive Open Online Courses in MoocLab’s World University Ranking 2021.

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About this ExpertTrack

Discover how to enhance your emerging healthcare management career through practical leadership theories and personal development.

Start learning today - free 7-day trial

After your free trial you can:

  • Pay $39 per month to keep learning online
  • Have complete control over your subscription; you can cancel any time
  • Work at your own pace and set your own deadlines at every stage
  • Only pay while you’re learning; the subscription will cancel automatically when you finish
  • Complete online assessments to test your knowledge and prove your skills
  • Earn digital course certificates and a final award that you can share online, with potential employers, and your professional network
  • Keep access to the content of courses you complete even after your subscription ends

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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