Introducing the TALENT Groups
The TALENT project supports early-career nurses and midwives develop leadership skills in small online communities funded by Health Education England in collaboration with the University of Salford, the Tropical Health Education Trust, and the Nursing Now Challenge.
This two-year project aims to strengthen nurse and midwifery leadership through virtual communities within up to 10 different countries. Termed TALENT groups (Technically Assisted Learning and Education Nursing and Midwife Teams), each group consists of 20 early-career nurses and midwives and three senior nurse or midwife coordinators, all within the same country. The coordinator’s role is to shape the group into a productive community. Each member of the group will be encouraged to achieve continuing professional development that empowers them on their journey to leadership.
“Creating a TALENT group facilitates communication with early-career nurses and midwives so that senior nurses and midwives can help them to improve their leadership skills and their careers. The TALENT groups provide a safe space where early career nurses/midwives can present their ideas without fear, and this gives them a lot of confidence. The TALENT group helps them to understand their strengths and weaknesses as well as the challenges they face and supports them to overcome the obstacles and become successful nurses and midwives.” Edna Abdisalam, Somaliland TALENT Group Coordinator.
Today there are five TALENT Groups in five countries:
- Ethiopia TALENT Group
- Nepal TALENT Group
- Somaliland TALENT Group
- UK TALENT Group
- Zambia TALENT Group
For more information about the TALENT Groups, please contact: Jude Jones, TALENT Groups Project Manager & Facemums Future Midwife Lead