upon is a new leaders programme, designed to grow the UK’s talent pool of future Directors of Children’s Services, and also help recently appointed Directors thrive in their new roles. Supported by the Department for Education, it’s co-created and delivered by a trusted consortium of expert partners; The Staff College, Institute of Public Care, Skills for Care and GatenbySanderson.
Now into its third year, this innovative leadership programme was launched in response to the DfE identifying significant challenges in attracting and retaining talented leaders in DCS roles. It is vital that new leaders are identified and developed, and upon supports this by inspiring ambitious and courageous future leaders to step up and move into DCS roles, staying in post for longer to achieve even more positive transformation.
If you are interested in applying for the upon programme and would like to know more information about what’s involved and how to apply, please drop into our online webinar on Tuesday 7 June, 10.00 – 11.00.
During the webinar you will hear from those that helped develop and deliver the programme, discuss what the programme entails in detail, and there will also be plenty of opportunities for you to ask any questions you might have. We will also provide hints and tips on what to prepare as part of the application process and what to think about in advance.