// Core Skills in Setting Direction

Core Skills in Setting Direction

CPD Points: 4
Duration: 4 Hours
Media Type: eLearning
Provider: Academyst (eMedicus Ltd.)


Effective direction is probably the single most important factor in driving performance and improvement, clinical or otherwise. Whereas it is often viewed as an art, we believe it is more akin to science, with a sound evidence base and known principles. This comprehensive 4 hour course examines all facets of effective direction, providing you with all the knowledge, skills and practical approaches to ensure you gain the greatest possible performance and achievement from your clinical team.

  • Understanding the link between effective direction and performance
  • What does effective direction really look like?
  • Ensuring focus on both present and future clinical landscapes
  • Components of the direction cascade
  • The evidence base behind vision, mission & goals
  • The role of vision in the direction cascade
  • Strategies for formulating clear, inspiring vision statements
  • Mission statements - you have one even when you don't
  • The impact of values & beliefs on behaviour & performance
  • Building binding mission statements from the bottom up
  • Aspirational goals versus Operational Goals
  • What does a truly effective goal look like?
  • Use of the SMART Plus framework for operational goals
  • Use of milestones in goal achievement
  • Goal setting for every day activity
  • Creating goal clarity and better alignment through tighter goal definitions
  • Improving motivation towards goals by utilising purpose
  • Building clinical standards into the direction cascade
  • Communicating the direction cascade effectively
  • The vital nature of robust performance measures
  • Ensuring performance measures are meaningful
  • Understanding the difference between Lead Measures and Lag Measures
  • Tying measures to team and individual performance management
  • Utilising measures to drive clinical performance improvements
  • Reviewing & renewing your direction cascade

  • Provide clear, performance-enhancing direction to your clinical team
  • Develop an inspiring vision that aligns activity
  • Set goals effectively & meaningfully
  • Improve clinical standards and output
  • Develop and utilise meaningful performance measures & standards

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  • Nurses - Junior
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  • Allied Pros - Junior
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