Leadership Essentials for HWB chairs and vice chairs (Scarman, Warwick, 24 - 25 January 2017) - Coventry

Midlands - 24 January 2017

Health and Wellbeing Boards (HWBs) are a unique forum where clinical, political, professional and community leaders come together to meet local health challenges. As system leaders HWBs will be instrumental in developing a place-based approach to transformation and integration.

About the course

This two day fully funded residential session will support Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) chairs and vice chairs to meet these challenges by coming together away from the day job to reflect on the effectiveness of their HWB in the current context, actively learn from each other and share experiences through the LGA's tried and tested approach to leadership development. The session is led by member and Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) peers with input from national partners.

Course objectives are to:

  • Sense check how your HWB is doing
  • Create a safe environment for comparing practice, learning and sharing
  • Explore key policy issues and challenges from the HWB Chair's perspective in a cross party environment and with diverse areas and regions
  • Explore effective collective system leadership and key relationships
  • Support engagement in sector led improvement
  • Provide an environment for personal leadership development and personal action planning
  • Give space for reflective thinking away from the day job
  • Provide an opportunity for networking
  • Identify areas of good practice for the sector
  • Update awareness of policy issues with input from key national partners


Day One

  • 9am - Arrival/coffee
  • 9.30am - Welcome, introductions, objectives, ground rules
    Cllr Jennifer Mein – Chair Lancashire HWB and Leader Lancashire County Council
    Dr Graham Jackson, Vice Chair Buckinghamshire HWB and Chair Aylesbury Vale CCG
    Caroline Tapster Director Health and Wellbeing System Improvement  
    Caroline Bosdet, Senior Adviser, LGA
    Cllr Sue Woolley, Chair Lincolnshire HWB
  • 9.50am - Setting the Scene for HWBs – where are we now? What have we learnt? 
  • 10.45am - Leadership Styles and Personal preferences – Caroline Bosdet
  • 12pm - Challenges and Complexity - discussion
  • 1.15pm - Lunch
  • 2pm - Action Learning Sets – Cllr Sue Woolley and Dr Graham Jackson
  • 3.15pm - CG Perspective – Dr. Mary Backhouse, Chair North Somerset CCG
  • 4.15pm - Break
  • 4.30pm - Engaging with Providers – John Wildespin, former Integration Director NHS Improvement and former NHS Trust Chief Executive
  • 5.30pm - Review and close – Facilitators
  • 7.30pm - Dinner – Martin Reeves, Chief Executive Coventry City Council

Day Two

  • 9am - Action Learning Sets – Cllr Sue Woolley and Cllr Jennifer Mein
  • 10.15am - Break
  • 10.30am - HWBs and Transformation – John Bewick, former Director of CCG Development, NHS England, LGA Associate
  • 12pm - ‘Memo to Self'
  • 12.15pm - Lunch
  • 1.15pm - Focus on Prevention
  • Sarah Ruane, Strategic Lead for Health, Sport England
  • Dr Ann Hoskins, MB MCh BAO, MCommH, FFPH - Independent Public Health Consultant
  • Cllr Richard Kemp, LGA Community Wellbeing Board
  • 3pm - Close

How to book

To book a place please contact Grace Collins
Email: grace.collins@local.gov.uk
Telephone: 0207 664 3053 

Health and leadership offer induction session

Health and leadership offer portfolio holders

2 December 2016

Key information

  • Date and time:

    24 January 2017 10:00 AM



    Cost(ex VAT):




Warwick Conference Centre, Coventry