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Training and Development

Organisation and Workforce Development

The Organisation and Workforce Development team supports individuals, teams and the organisation itself to maximise performance, well-being and modernisation of services within the Western Trust. Our ethos is based around the idea that we enable people to drive change through development.

OWD offer a range of development activities using a ‘Learn, Connect and Support’ model.

Team Support: Provides a range of interventions that can support teams in a challenging environment and to continuously improve Western Trust services.

We listen and provide bespoke support to teams across the Trust to overcome challenges, achieve goals and develop high performing teams. There are a variety of sessions we can facilitate including Vision and Goal Setting, Process Mapping, HSC Values and Team Based Working.

Leader and Manager Framework Level 1 & 2 have been built around the Head, Heart and Hands model of transformation [The Boston Consulting Group].  The programme is designed to equip managers to be able to deal with the day to day challenges of leading in a modern Health and Social Care organisation aspiring towards transformational change and continuous improvement. The programme focuses on capability building, supporting staff through appraisal and succession planning and in turn endorses the Western Trust as a learning organisation.

Post Graduate Diploma in Health and Social Care Management is run as a collaboration with HSC Leadership Centre accredited by Ulster University. The programme supports students to examine management and leadership theory, HSC policy and strategic drivers with extensive application to practice. Trusts senior leaders and colleagues in the Department of Health attend as guest speakers, with Health & Social Care sector expertise and practical application; enriching the students overall learning experience.

Mandatory Training and Digital OD: Support and manage the Learning Management System, providing e-learning products to support staff development. Report on digital learning throughout the Trust, supporting managers to effectively review digital learning within their own teams.

Coaching and Mentoring:  OWD offer professional coaching and mentoring as development approaches.  Coaching can be accessed individually or as a team, and is a tool for enhancing skills, knowledge, work performance and motivating staff to reach their potential.  Mentoring is an opportunity for staff to avail of the option of a relationship with a more experienced colleague who can share their knowledge to support development.


​MedEdWest continues to be a dynamic innovative medical education department with a seamless undergraduate, foundation and postgraduate structure. We are proud of our ‘work smarter, not harder’ approach to medical education. We continue to harness the enthusiasm for education and learning by being somewhat different to other education providers by offering additional opportunities and providing a truly positive experience at the Western Trust, which has been evident in feedback from our stakeholders.

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