Future Leaders Programme

FLP Conference 2018.

The annual Future Leaders Conference is an event organised by the Health Education England Leadership Fellows working across Yorkshire and Humber. The Conference will draw on the expertise of NHS leaders from around our region to inform and inspire us. In addition, it will showcase the work and ideas of the current Future Leaders Fellows and illustrate the value of leadership training in the NHS.  

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Abstract submission for the 2018 Future Leaders Conference is now open.

We invite abstract submissions covering projects that incorporate leadership and/or collaboration.  We welcome submissions relating to completed projects and also submissions of ideas, personal reflections and on-going work. Creativity and innovation in both project and presentation style are encouraged.

Abstracts should consist of no more than 500 words and outline your idea, reflections or work. The deadline for submission is midnight on 3rd December 2017. Submissions will be judged with notification of outcome given by 14th December. The committee will offer a complementary printing service and delivery to the conference venue for the first 30 abstracts received and accepted. For further information see the attached abstract submission form and rules and regulations.

UPDATE: Abstract Deadline now extended 13th December at 23.59

If accepted, it is expected that the lead author or representative will be available to deliver any oral or poster presentation. Prizes for the best poster presentations will be awarded at the conference.

To download the abstract submission form please click here.

Full rules and regulations are available here.

The theme for this year’s conference is: 

‘Creating a collaborative future’ 

This theme highlights the expansion of the HEE leadership programme in Yorkshire and Humber to non-medical roles in the NHS and the potential for increased multidisciplinary collaborative leadership into the future. In addition, this theme reflects the movement within health and social care for increased integration and working across boundaries to transform and sustain services.  

The conference will be of interest to both existing and aspiring leaders from across the whole multidisciplinary team. The day will provide a thought provoking experience that will encourage delegates to contribute to interactive sessions that have been designed to inspire and challenge thinking about leadership and collaboration. There will be opportunity for delegates to network with other leaders from a diverse range of health disciplines. 


Have you ever wanted to see if you had what it takes to “talk like TED”?

Well…Here is your chance.

This part of the conference recognises how the fellowship year is about more than just the completion of your project; here you will have opportunity to share the other stories and wider learning you have experienced during the year. 

The scope of subject accepted is broad. There needs to be a connection with the leadership fellowship year but this is a chance for you to talk about whatever has inspired you over this time.

The format of the session will be TED style talks of 6 minutes in length. We want your talks to be as “TED like” as possible. The most successful TED talks:

· Capture and engage with the audience on an emotional level; so use the power of storytelling and don’t be afraid to be authentic.

· Have something novel and interesting to talk about; TED talks are about sharing ideas. Have a clear message you want to deliver to your audience.

· Make the talk memorable; make the most of using different multisensory modalities, be creative. We are not expecting standard power point presentations!

We anticipate this will be a highly thought provoking and interesting session. If you feel you would like to meet the challenge of “talking like TED” and have an idea for a talk then please get in touch with carlene.rowson@sth.nhs.uk

For further information on what makes a great TED talk take a look at:

GALLO, C. (2014). Talk like TED: the 9 public speaking secrets of the world's top minds. This is a highly recommended and very readable book. 

There are loads of examples of successful TED talks out there for you to take a look at and lots of talks about what makes a good TED talk! Some suggested links:



The provisional agenda for the conference is available to view here

We are pleased to announce Rob Webster, Chief Executive of South West Yorkshire Partnership Trust as our Keynote Speaker:

Rob joined South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust as Chief Executive in May 2016 and is responsible for leading the organisation and its 4600 staff. Rob is also leading the West Yorkshire & Harrogate sustainability and transformation plan (STP): this sees him bringing together West Yorkshire health and care leaders, organisations and communities to develop local plans for improved health, care and finances over the next five years.
Rob has worked in healthcare since 1990, taking on national leadership roles in the NHS Confederation and the Department of Health on policy, transformation and delivery. He has been a Director for both the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit in the Cabinet Office and a national public/private partnership. He has also been a successful Chief Executive in the NHS, running commissioning organisations and providers of NHS services. He has chaired formal Cancer, Primary Care, Community Trust and Learning Disability Networks. He has a history of effective partnership working and a strong commitment to system leadership. 
Rob is defined by a values based approach to leadership. He was been recognised by NHS Employers for his work as a "Personal, Fair and Diverse" Champion".  Rob is a visiting Professor at Leeds Beckett University and was proud to be made a Fellow of the Queen’s Nursing Institute in 2014.  In May 2016, Rob became an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners.
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