First leaders complete Leadership Development Program

7 June 2017

The first participants taking part in the Leadership Development Program are taking final steps to completion, marking a significant achievement in the rollout of Transforming Health. 

The program, run by KPMG, aims to build leadership capabilities of clinical and non-clinical leaders from across SA Health to enable successful healthcare transformation.

The first cohort of 100 participants, who began the program last September, were required to complete individual assessments, coaching, masterclasses and tutorials before a final evaluation.

A further 150 staff members will complete the program in 2017/18.

The program was a commitment under Transforming Health to support and grow SA Health’s current and future leaders.

NALHN Duty Nurse Coodinator and Hospital Flow Manager Barry Oake is among the program’s participants.

Mr Oake said he hoped the program would develop his leadership skills, both operationally and strategically, and challenge his current leadership style.

“The program will equip staff with the right leadership skills to challenge and question current thinking to ensure we have the right leadership skills to transform the health system into the best within Australia,” Mr Oake said.

“We must continue to change and adapt, not to fear change but embrace it, and develop a plan to ensure it can be progressed to provide the community of South Australia with the best health care possible.”