Effective Leadership in Dementia Care

The University of Stirling is to hold a two-day course designed to develop effective and efficient leadership in dementia care.

Strong clinical leadership is arguably the hardest of all roles to embed in an improvement culture. Yet leadership plays such an important role in the care of people with dementia.

Historically, emphasis has been placed on management style and strategies as opposed to leadership. But there is a difference. Often, health and social care systems are over-managed and under-led. Leaders need to have the capacity to influence others, to inspire and articulate their vision to move the workforce to the end goal.

Dr Kevin Hope, Honorary Professor at the University of Stirling and DSDC Associate, explores the importance of leadership in the workplace in this blog.

DSDC’s new programme, Effective Leadership for Dementia Care Services, addresses the important topic of leadership and dementia care. Aimed at Front-line Leaders and Operational Leaders, the course explores a range of relevant information aimed at developing leadership skills will help to identify what characterises good leadership and its associated traits and behaviours.

The course, which takes place on Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 April, provides an important opportunity to network within and beyond dementia communities, including the potential to liaise with and gain support from other like-minded people who have undertaken this programme of development.

Please click here to confirm your place.

Last Updated on 15th March 2017 by Scottish Care

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