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52 RCSI Annual Report 2012/13
teaCHIng & LeaRnIng
facultY of
mEdicinE &
hEalth sciEncEs
institutE of lEadErshiP
The Institute continues to grow in response to the
increasing demands for postgraduate development
by health professionals, many of whom are taking
on positions of increased responsibility in the health
services.
As part of RCSI's commitment to quality improvement, the Institute, in collaboration with
the College's Quality Enhancement Office, successfully completed a major quality review
this year and a quality improvement plan has been implemented. In addition to continuing
and developing its current portfolio of activities, there will be an increased focus on the
development of research.
This year we conferred Masters degrees in Healthcare Management, Leadership, Quality and
Safety, Health Professions Education, and Organisational Change on 212 health professionals
in Dublin, Dubai, Bahrain and Jordan.
The Institute's contribution to the 3U Partnership saw the first graduates conferred from
of the unique RCSI/DCU joint MSc Programme in Organisational Change and Leadership
Development at Beaumont Hospital. The Programme is the result of an innovative
partnership between Beaumont Hospital, DCU Business School and the RCSI Institute of
Leadership and is the only bespoke hospital programme of its kind in Ireland. A symposium
exploring leadership and innovation in the fields of education and healthcare was also
organised under the auspices of 3U Partnership with participation by NUI Maynooth
Education Department, Dublin City University, the RCSI Institute of Leadership and the
Professional Development Service for Teachers' (PDST). Panelists from education and
healthcare explored the importance of understanding and encouraging leadership at all
levels within an organisation and examined the role of professionals in leading reform.
This year saw the launch of a `New Directions in Leadership' public Lecture Series in which
leaders from the public and private sectors share their experience. Speakers for the inaugural
series were Professor Ciaran O'Boyle, Director of the Institute, Mr John Brennan, CEO of the
Jury's Inns Group and Professor John Burgoyne, Professor of Management Learning at the
Department of Management Learning in the Management School, University of Lancaster.
Institute staff successfully bid for two significant projects this year. The Office of the Nursing
and Midwifery Services Director (ONMSD) commissioned the Institute to design and develop
a national Emergency Department Workforce Planning Framework. The project is designed
to develop workforce planning tools and models and to improve the capability of Emergency
Department nurse managers to use these in making decisions.
The Institute's contribution to
the 3U Partnership saw the first
graduates conferred from of
the unique RCSI/DCU joint MSc
Programme in Organisational
Change and Leadership
Development at Beaumont
Hospital.