Celebrating our leadership journey
This blog was written by Dan Shaw, Nurse Manager Leadership Development Facilitator, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Last month, we celebrated the achievements of the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District’s (SESLHD) Nightingale Challengers with a one day workshop and celebration event titled “Future Proofing Your Leadership Development.” Numbers were restricted due to COVID-19 however over 35 of our Nightingale Challengers joined us for the workshop. The Workshop was co-created with our Nightingale Challenge Governance Committee which included participants of the Nightingale Challenge.
The workshop was opened by Tobi Wilson, Chief Executive SESLHD. Throughout the day, members of the Nightingale Challenge Governance Committee facilitated key sessions including topics such as Leadership & Mentoring. Our Directors of Nursing and Midwifery were invited to join us for the presentation of certificates to participants in the afternoon.
Participants engaged in the Nightingale Challenge have been enrolled in a number of leadership programmes and have had the opportunity to connect with leaders, both locally and internationally through Nursing Now and our Facebook group. They also have had access to webinars and a compendium of resources to support their leadership development. Currently, there are 81 nurses and midwives enrolled in the SESLHD Nightingale Challenge.
Throughout the day our Nightingale Challengers and senior leaders were invited to share with us one word that best described their leadership journey as well as develop an action plan for their future leadership development.
Each of our SESLHD Nightingale Challengers were presented with a certificate and small gift pack to acknowledge and recognise their participation in the Nightingale Challenge. Our Nightingale Challengers have been invited to join our SESLHD Leadership Alumni group that comes together across the year for a variety of masterclass sessions.
The Nightingale Challenge Programme leads at SESLHD, Keith Jones, Sally Peters and Dan Shaw look forward to the journey ahead for the Nightingale Challenge participants as the programme transitions to the Nursing Now Challenge.