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All nurses and midwives need to be effective leaders within our health systems for optimal patient care. This 6-month practical program will improve your confidence and performance in all the areas of leadership required and/or chosen throughout your career.

Being a leader is not just about taking on official leadership roles or management positions. Good leadership has far-reaching implications across all components of our health systems, not only for high quality clinical outcomes but also for excellence in research and educational outcomes.

The new FLASH program was developed by clinicians for clinicians. Our teaching faculty have expertise and training in delivering leadership development programs, clinical education and coaching. This stimulating program will be highly interactive and showcase numerous health professional leaders’ stories through live Q and A panels.

Your ability to lead will be fostered in many ways including: examining and reflecting on your own behaviours and relationships with others; exploring ways to build effective teams; developing techniques to positively influence others for a common goal; better understanding the shape of the NSW health system and how components impact on each other; experiencing the benefits of coaching…

FLASH is developed around the Australian Health Leadership LEADS Framework.

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Target Audience

FLASH is designed for clinical nurse/ midwifery consultants, nurse practitioners and nurse/ midwifery educators.



The FLASH program aims to equip participants with the knowledge, skills and attributes which are building blocks for effective leadership. FLASH is designed to foster the longitudinal development of confidence and behaviours for effective leadership to be applied to all facets of the health system throughout their careers.


FLASH Highlights

  • Two-day immersive overnight workshop at end of program
  • Full-day interactive workshops
  • Highly interactive format with wide-ranging guest faculty
  • Tailored to local health district needs to address the gap in nurse/ midwifery leadership development, linking to real-life health service scenarios
  • Online coaching and mentoring opportunities
  • Experiential full day experience ‘shadowing’ a leader in health (matching process)
  • Great opportunities for building ongoing networks and ‘community of practice’


Dates for 2023

Wednesday 3 May
Friday 23 June
Monday 17 July 2023 (Good Clinical Practice Certificate)
Thursday 27 July
Friday 4 August
Tues & Wed 22nd and 23rd August (AIM course)
Friday 22 September
Wed & Thurs 11th and 12th October (Includes overnight stay at Q Station, Manly) 


Example Program Outline*

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*some program details may change


Application Process

Participants will be determined on merit through a competitive application process. Places are strictly limited. Selection will be based on an application letter detailing the applicants’ interest and motivation for completing this course.


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             Nu USyd                               Nu Sydney Health Partners                NSLHD  




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