Programme Summary

Understanding our strengths and values lays the foundations for us to coach, collaborate and influence successfully and authentically across the systems we work in.

This one day bespoke programme will also explore a range of practical tools and insights from positive psychology, to support us in coaching those with different expertise, influencing without authority, and forging beneficial collaborations across our hospital and wider infrastructure. All with the aim of becoming Confident, Resourceful, Future-focused CRF Managers.

The programme uses stories, examples and scenarios that have been designed for the UKCRF Network.

Programme Details

Programme Contents

  • Introduction & Mindset
  • Leader as Coach
  • Influence to Collaborate
  • Connection Power: Building Strategic Networks
  • Lunch
  • Harnessing Individual Power to Engage Others
  • Peer Coaching
  • Next Steps
  • Close

Action Learning Sets

The one-day leadership programme will be followed by a 90-minute virtual action learning set two months later, to share a real-world challenge and receive supportive coaching from your peers, guided by an expert facilitator.

Action learning sets will be in smaller groups and will take place around 2 months after your training session.

Completion of the action learning set is required to receieve your certificate.

Who is the programme for?

The Leadership Programme has been created for current and aspiring leaders within CRFs.

We deliver the programme to specific staff groups at a time, so that staff in similar roles can network face to face and work through similar challenges during the programme.

We will continue to deliver an annual programme for new CRF Managers, and roll out the programme to other staff groups in the future, including senior nurses.

Locations, Dates & Prices

2024 training sessions:

  • 31st May 2024 – PPIE/EDI Leads
  • 4th September – CRF Managers
  • 19th November – PPIE/EDI Leads

Location: NCVO, Regents Wharf, 8 All Saints St, London N1 9RL

Full programme cost: £200

*Prices will not include VAT

Start and Finish times

09:15 to 09:45 Arrival, Registration and Refreshments

Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of the training session at 09:45.

A selection of hot and cold drinks will be provided

12:30 to 13:30 Lunch (approximately)

All face to face training sessions come with a catered cold lunch with drinks included.

If you have any allergies or intolerances, please contact [email protected].

17:00 PM Finish


There will be pre-work to complete in preparation, where you will be asked to map out your current network, reflect on specific situations you would like to better influence or where you wish to collaborate with others, and to complete a strengths profile.

Programme delegates will be contacted about pre-work closer to the time

In the meantime, to stir your thinking, complete the world-leading Free Starter Strengths Profile now. You will need to register for an account and then follow the steps:


Payment for the programme will be invoiced by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

If your organisation requires the bank details prior to being invoiced, please download a signed letterheaded copy of the bank details by clicking here.

A form will be provided to collect invoice information, including  your purchase order number or reference, which will be circulated to delegates on confirmation of their place.

Register Now

Complete the form below to reserve your place.

Please submit a purchase order number to [email protected].

If you not see the embedded form below, please use this link instead: