MS Leaders Academy

The MS Leadership Academy equips clinicians with the skills, tools and confidence to lead change both locally and nationally.

Raising the Bar for MS 2020

Our Raising the Bar 2020 conference ran in November this year. Listen back to the brilliant speakers, view posters of 'real people doing real things' in the MS community, read up on the key outcomes of the meeting, and learn more about how you can get involved in the workstreams.

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Leadership for lasting change

We believe in education which leads to lasting transformation. Sometimes, effecting change requires not only passion and commitment, but leadership. In response to that need, this Academy equips clinicians with the skills, tools and confidence to lead change both locally and nationally.

This year's leadership class has developed a bold solution to the challenges facing the MS community, including the rise in emergency hospital admissions.

Inspiring leadership

First identified as part of the 'Raising the Bar for MS' national initiative, we recognised that to see real, lasting change in services, we needed to invest in leadership. This Academy seeks to inspire, encourage and equip healthcare practitioners to both lead for change in their own areas, and inspire their peers to become leaders in turn.

Designed by clinicians, for clinicians

Leading from experience, this Faculty is formed of healthcare practitioners with training and experience in true change leadership. Co-developed with leadership and coaching experts specialising in healthcare service change, this Academy is led by those who continue to lead change in their own local services.

'The things you can't get from books'

Transformational change is at the heart of our educational ethos, and in a course inspiring change leadership, the intermodule project has never been more essential. Differing from our other project work, the full class must work together on a shared project, drawing on different skillsets, working as a team, and learning to lead change collectively.

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There aren't any upcoming events right now, but there's always something to learn! You can view our back catalogue of webinars and videos, visit our news pages, or learn from colleagues around the country via our projects and resources sections.


About

The MS Leadership Academy equips clinicians with the skills, tools and confidence to lead change both locally and nationally.

The multiple sclerosis (MS) field is rapidly expanding and the challenge to deliver high quality, cost-effective care is becoming increasingly complex. To navigate the landscape of MS service provision in the UK, effective leadership is required. However, the skills required to become a leader capable of impactful change are suboptimally developed at a time when they are the most needed.

The MS Academy has recognised this critical training gap and launched a 6-month multifaceted leadership programme tailored to MS experts in February 2020.

'Leadership is, simply put, influencing someone for the common good.’

Prof Gabriele De Luca

Goals of the leadership programme:

  • Identify and develop future leaders from the MS field who have little leadership experience
  • Develop and implement a mentoring program between participants and established leaders
  • Enhance skills of those who have already assumed or are about to assume leadership roles within their Institutions, the MS field, and, more broadly, the field of neurology

‘All leadership is about change; leading towards something, creating something new or different.’

Barbara Hoese

What will the MasterClass cost?

This MasterClass is fully funded for UK delegates which includes accommodation on the nights during modules 1 and 2. Your travel grant will be discussed once your application has been approved. Please note, we are unable to accept international delegates for this MasterClass.

This MasterClass is designed for a small group of eight delegates only. Participants will be selected based on their submitted documents (letter of recommendation, personal statement and CV).

Our current Leadership MasterClass is fully booked. Please click the button below to register your interest for upcoming MasterClasses.
This year's leadership class has developed a bold solution to the challenges facing the MS community, including the rise in emergency hospital admissions.
The need for leadership to effect change, Raising the Bar 2019
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14 Jul 2021 Posted in News

Evaluating the first MS Leadership MasterClass

Whilst aware that leadership skills are not a common form of professional development within clinical settings, it was not until a Raising the Bar national meeting that Neurology Academy recognised that we could support that need through targeted education. Indeed, we realised that to do so would be in line with our own values and a furthering of our goal: to see real, lasting and transformative change in services, we needed to invest in leadership.

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People

Academy and Faculty leaders

We are led and supported by experts with a variety of backgrounds across a range of disciplines. By bringing different passions to the Academy, they ensure we maintain a high quality of content and information across a diverse field of knowledge.
Barbara Hoese
President, Pentecore Coaching LLC
Prof Gabriele De Luca
Clinician-scientist in Clinical Neurology