The Postgraduate Collaborative Leadership Certificate Programme is the first of its kind in Scotland. It directly addresses the spirit of the Christie Commission report to equip leaders in Fife with skills to ‘….embrace a radical, new, collaborative culture throughout our public services…”.

The creation of the programme has also required it’s developers to walk their talk, bringing together expertise from St Andrews University, Glasgow University, Strathclyde University, NHS Fife, Fife Council and the Private Sector.  Early outcomes indicate positive impact is being achieved at a service delivery level as well as shifting mindsets and better equipping participants with the sophisticated skill sets required to achieve effective partnership working.  Scottish Government departments are funding stakeholders for the programme because they have an interest in learning from this programme and replicating it nationally.

The programme skills and equips managers, within the Fife Partnership, to lead collaboratively on the most complex cross system service delivery issues.  The theoretical underpinnings, techniques and tools taught on the programme are new and at the cutting edge of research and practice. The process of recruiting participants in pairs and groups with a joint, job related issue to progress or resolve, is also innovative. Success is assessed individually and as a group. Essays are required to reflect project progress as well as individual and collective contribution to the Collaborative Leadership process.

Download the application form:  Fife Postgraduate Certificate in Collaborative Leadership