Developing Aspiring Leaders Programme

Applications are now open for the second cohort of the Developing Aspirant Leaders Programme (DAL), helping to empower and develop ethnic minority nurses and midwives towards achieving more and becoming a senior leader.

Developed by the regional NHSE/I Nursing Workforce Team, this innovative programme supports colleagues currently working between bands 6-8a and places a spotlight on the importance of inclusive leadership and allyship.

The programme helps colleagues to gain leadership qualities and attributes, and combines the Mary Seacole Programme from the NHS Leadership Academy with nursing and midwifery specific activities. These include:

  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Career development and support
  • Practice-based learning
  • Increased skills and knowledge
  • Support networks
  • Self-reflection and talent management
  • Diversity of thinking

How to apply

The course runs for a 12-month period and includes 23 days of external study – one flexible day a week or eight days per month.

Please click here for more information about the programme together with details of how to apply.

Please return your application form, including statement of support from sponsors and line manager approval, to by Sunday 31 July 2022.

Page last updated 18 July 2022