The programme is built around an existing 25-hour Open University distance-learning leadership course (to find out more about the e-learning module, visit: http://www.open.ac.uk/courses/short-courses/bg005) and a supported work-based assignment, with the addition of two face-to-face workshops led by Judy Armitt of the Open University and supported by existing leaders working with the osteopathic profession. The workshops will enable participants to identify their learning needs in the context of the osteopathic profession and to apply their learning in their future professional lives.
The programme offers the opportunity for those looking to develop their leadership skills or build their confidence in taking on a leadership role. The programme is aimed at any osteopath who wishes to apply leadership skills in clinical practice, a professional group, education or research.
The cost to osteopaths participating in the programme is £295 (the cost of the Open University course), 50% of this will be refunded to those who complete the programme. The whole programme (including the bursaries to those who complete it) is supported financially by the General Osteopathic Council.