Aspire to Lead

Our Aspire to Lead course is a modular course for aspiring critical care leaders to help you begin your leadership journey.

Aspire to Lead is a short course course, helping aspiring leaders in intensive care and related fields to consider clinical leadership in practice in the ICU, learning some leadership ideas and reflecting on practice.

The session will take place on 11 October 2023, and you can find out more about the modules below. This is a workshop, so please attend with your camera on and be prepared to interact.

Our modules

Module 1: Motivating others and getting the best out of people.

The Society's Wellbeing Director, Dr Julie Highfield, will share learning from psychology on what motivates people at work, and how to consider this within an ICU setting to get the best out of people. 

Module 2: Emotional intelligence: listening, flexibility and care.

Dr Joanne Ablett will encourage you to reflect upon your emotional intelligence - how do I manage my own emotions and recognise and manage others' emotions? Bringing in the principles of compassionate healthcare, she'll help you consider how to listen with fascination and show care in your emerging leadership role.

Module 3: Psychological safety and positive cultures, including enabling diversity.

Dr Katherine O'Neill, Clinical Psychologist in ICU, will outline the concept of psychological safety and why it is important to work. The session will also help you to reflect on modelling psychological safety to your teams.

Module 4: Transformational leadership and understanding the importance of role clarity, vision, meaningfulness and predictability.

Dr Julie Highfield, Director of Wellbeing at the Society, outlines the concept of transformational leadership, what that means within intensive care (considering barriers and enablers) and how to create clarity of vision, no matter what your leadership status.


Register for one of our modules

Registration for this session will open shortly, so please stay tuned for more information about how to book your place.