SWSLHD, Sydney’s largest government healthcare provider servicing a community of 800,000+, launched a 5-year road map to positively transform how patients, staff and communities experience the organisation and its services. A critical component to transforming this experience is developing a shared organisational leadership that is collaborative and transparent. The district also required support to identify and develop senior leaders with executive leadership potential to lead the organisation in the future.
Over 4 months, IML ANZ’s learning specialists collaborated with SWSLHD to develop the Leadership Academy, a 12-month program designed to stretch, challenge and develop the management and leadership skills of individuals earmarked as future executives.
The Academy exposed these high performing professionals to the wider health district through cohort engagement, critical projects and secondments. Participants updated their knowledge with current management and leadership theory, were provided unique group projects to apply their new skills, received individual coaching and mentoring, and ultimately gained a Certificate 5 in Leadership and Management.
The progress of program participants was measured throughout their journey with 360 degree assessments.
80% of participants were provided a secondment opportunity for senior leadership roles within SWSLHD.
33% of the cohort were reviewed and determined by the leadership team as ready for executive leadership roles.
100% of cohort participants reported that their leadership skills improved throughout the program.