ASPIRE Programme


 
 
 
 
ASPIRE Business Partner Programme 2018
 
 
 
The HPMA London Academy is seeking applicants for the first pilot programme of the ASPIRE Business Partner Programme. This application form provides essential information as to whether this is the right programme for you. If you have any further queries please contact the HPMA Academy London Delivery Team: Rachael.tyler@gstt.nhs.uk or diana.cliff@gstt.nhs.uk
 
Applications should be submitted between the dates of 31st January 2018 and 8am on Monday 19th February 2018. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered for the programme.
Instructions for submitting your application information are provided below.
 
About the Programme
The HPMA London Academy is delighted to launch the ASPIRE Business Partner programme which has been funded by the Leadership Academy ‘In Place’ leadership development funding. This is the first programme of its type and will be run as a pilot to allow a detailed evaluation to inform the delivery of future leadership programmes.  The programme will commence in March 2018 and all elements of the programme will conclude by July 2018.  The programme has been designed and implemented through collaboration between the HPMA London Academy and our lead provider Authentic Leadership who have a successful track record in the delivery of leadership programmes across a range of sectors including the NHS.
We attach a one page diagram to this document which outlines all the components of the programme linked to the HPMA London Academy competency framework.
 
Eligibility for the Programme
The programme is for HR and OD Professionals who have been identified as having the potential and the ambition to move into a Business Partner role in the next 12 months. This programme is not open to existing Business Partners or Associate Business partners. We anticipate that applicants will currently be in a band 7 or 8A roles but will also consider people on band 6 role who have the potential to move into a bisniness partner role in the next 12 months .
 
Applicants will be required to have the support of their line manager or current Director to act as sponsor and provide a statement of support for the applicant.
 
 
Format of the Programme
The ASPIRE Business Partner Programme has been designed to deliver the following learning objectives for each participant:
  • Increase self-awareness and personal presence/impact/influencing skills
 
  • Understand and strengthen the skills and competencies required to work as an effective Business Partner 
 
  • Understand how to work with the wider workforce team in the delivery of an effective Business Partner function
 
  • Understand how the Business Partner role can become an equal partner in the delivery of high quality corporate and clinical services.
 
These learning objectives will be delivered through a number of developmental components which have been designed to optimise the capability, capacity and potential of each participant.
 
 
By applying for this programme you are signing up to attend all its components which are outlined in the dates below. Please ensure you can attend all dates before applying.  If you are unable to attend all the dates below we cannot accept your application
 
 
 
Development Activity
Description
Date
Selection Process
The selection process will be undertaken by the HPMA delivery team and decisions will be made on the strength of the application form
Selection of the 18 participants for the programme will be made in the week commencing 19th February 2016
Modular Programme
A four day modular programme run on 2 consecutive days in March and May 2018. The modules are being designed to deliver the learning objectives outlined above and will cover the individual, the team and the organisation/system
Module 1 – 20 March 2018
Module 2 – 21 March 2018
Module 3 – 9 May 2018
Module 4 – 10 May 2018
(All days run from 9.00 to 17.00)
Action Learning Sets
The pilot cohort of 18 participants will be split into 2 action learning sets (ALS) facilitated by members of the Authentic Leadership team. Each ALS will meet on 4 occasions
               
 
Action learning set A
Action learning Set B
w/c 16th April
Wed 18th April
Thurs 19th April
w/c 21 May
Wed 23rd May
Thurs 24th May
w/c 11th June
Tues 12th June
Thurs 14th June
Project
Each participant will complete a work based project within their own organisation
Completion by the end of the programme in the summer of 2018
Final Development Assessment
Each participant will undergo a mock interview with existing Business Partners and Deputy Directors, including a presentation on their learning throughout the programme
9th July 2017
Mentoring/Coaching Opportunity
Each participant will be required to work with a mentor or coach throughout the programme. 
To be organised on an individual basis
 
 
Your line manager or executive sponsor will be contacted by the HPMA to ensure that your application has their support, so please be sure to discuss it with them first.
The Application Process
 
 
 
In order to apply for the ASPIRE Programme you should complete the application form and return it via email. It is critical that we recruit participants who are fully committed to the programme and we have therefore included a number of elements in the application process as follows:
  • CV. We ask that each applicant provides an up to date copy of their CV
 
  • Personal statement. This consists of 2 questions. Why you want to apply for the programme and what are you overarching development objectives for the programme
 
  • Competency self-assessment. We have adapted the London HPMA Academy competency framework. You are required to undertake a self-assessment against each element of the framework and to evidence this further by providing one example of your achievements/experience against each of the 6 competencies. Please ensure you stick to the word count and provide one clear example against each competency.
 
  • Supporting statement. Your sponsor will be asked to provide a written supporting statement illustrating your credibility, knowledge and ability to achieve the learning objectives and become a Business Partner in the next 12 months.
 
Please return this completed application form along with your CV to eva.burn@gstt.nhs.uk  by 8am on Monday 19th February 2018 Applications received after this time will not be considered and please ensure you have included your sponsor’s statement. ANY APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED WITHOUT THE MONITORING FORM WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
 
 
 
***This development programme is only open to London HPMA Academy members only***
 
 

 
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ASPIRE Programme 2017
 
 
THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR COHORT 3 WILL BE OPEN FROM 6th JULY 2017
 
 
HPMA London Academy are delighted to launch the application process for the third and final cohort of the ASPIRE development programme. The application process is open until 9am on Monday 4 September. This is a long application window to allow for holidays and for applicants to get a supporting statement from their sponsor.
 
Please ensure you have sufficient time for your line manager or sponsor to complete their statement on your application form by the deadline of 4 September as we will be shortlisting immediately after the deadline and will not be able to accept late applications.
 
The programme has been funded by Health Education England and this is the final cohort of 16 participants. It  has been designed and implemented through a collaboration between the HPMA London Academy and our lead provider Authentic Leadership who have a successful track record in the delivery of leadership programme across a range of sectors including the NHS.
 
Here are some words about the programme from the first cohort as they completed the programme last week:
 
“ASPIRE has given me the confidence to go for ‘stretch’ ‘Aspire to lead’ ‘Lead to inspire’ “
“Grow your network and develop strategic workforce knowledge and skills”
“Covers a broad range of skills development both personal and professional and provides a wonderful networking opportunity to share this learning”
“ASPIRE will push you out of your comfort zone”
“Accept my strengths, identify blindspots and appreciate how this would contribute to my leadership style”
“ASPIRE – a powerful lesson in personal impact”
“Empowering and equipped me to pursue my goal of Deputy HRD”
“ASPIRE increases awareness on a personal, organisational and national level”
“Privileged to be a member of the ASPIRE community”
 
Eligibility for the Programme
 
The programme is for senior HR and OD staff who have been identified as having the potential and the ambition to move into a Deputy, Assistant or Associate Director role in the next eighteen months to two years. Applicants will be required to have the support of their line manager or current Director who will provide a statement of support for the applicant. Please ensure you have sufficient time for your line manager or sponsor to complete their statement on your application form by the deadline of 9am on Monday 4 September 2017 as we will be shortlisting immediately after the deadline.
 
This programme is open to all HR/OD practitioners working for organisations with corporate membership of the HPMA London Academy.
 
We will assess applicants on the basis of responses to the competency self assessment, evidence of self awareness of development needs and evidence of ambition and commitment to progress your career as a workforce leader.
 
Format of the Programme
 
The ASPIRE Programme has been designed to deliver the following learning objectives for each participant:
·         Increase self-awareness and personal presence/impact/influencing skills
 
·         Understand ‘the stretch’ required to work at Deputy/Director level in an organisation and what Boards want from an effective workforce leader
 
·         Understand strategic and theoretical approaches to organisation design and development and which ones to adopt in different contexts
 
·         Enhance analytical and problem solving skills through an analysis of current NHS challenges across health and social care systems
 
These learning objectives will be delivered through a number of developmental components which have been designed to optimise the capability, capacity and potential of each participant.
 
By applying for this programme participants will sign up to attend all its components which are outlined below.
 
Dates for Cohort 3
 
Development Activity
Description
Date
Selection Process
Panel interviews for shortlisted applicants with the HPMA team and Director and Deputy Directors of HR/OD
19 September 2017
Development Centre
A range of development centre activities to enable participants to fully assess their strengths and areas for development through the course of the programme
20 October 2017
Modular Programme
A four day modular programme run on 2 consecutive days in May and July 2017. The modules are being designed to deliver the learning objectives outlined above and will cover the individual, the team, the organisation and the wider system.
Modules 1 & 2 - 30 Nov & 1 Dec 2017
Modules 3 & 4 -  8/9th February 2018
Action Learning Sets
Each cohort will be split into 2 action learning sets (ALS) facilitated by members of the Authentic Leadership team. Each ALS will meet on 4 occasions
Action learning sets to take place between January and May 2018 Final dates to be agreed.
Project
Each participant will complete a work based project within their own organisation
Completion by the end of the programme in June 2018
Programme Finale Assessment
Each participant will undergo a mock interview with existing Directors and Deputy Directors, including a presentation on their learning throughout the programme
12 June 2018
Mentoring/Coaching Opportunity
Each participant will be required to work with a mentor or coach through the programme. 
To be organised on an individual basis
 
The participant’s line manager and/or executive sponsor will be contacted by the HPMA to ensure that the application has their support.

 

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