The TALENT (Technically Assisted Learning for Nursing and Midwifery Teams) groups project brings early career nurses and midwives who have an interest in leadership development together into virtual communities which are coordinated by senior nurse or midwife leaders. Through facilitated online discussions with each other and their coordinators, by sharing ideas, knowledge, and by raising issues and helping each other to solve problems together, it is hoped that the group members will build and develop their leadership skills as well as their connections and networks.
The Global Health Partnerships Directorate at Health Education England (HEE) has commissioned Salford University to deliver the TALENT groups project. The project team are working in partnership with The Tropical Health Education Trust to bring the groups to a global audience with 20 groups being established across 10 different countries over the projects two-year lifespan – the first groups were established in August 2021. Each group will consist of 20 early career nurses or midwives and 3 senior nurse or midwife coordinators who are from the same country.
Two PGR research projects will align to this work – an MRES will explore the experience and learning which the group coordinators gain from participation in this project and another PhD study will explore the experiences and learning of the early career nurses exploring similarities and differences in leadership perceptions and learning between different cultures.
Project email; HEE-TALENT@Salfrod.ac.uk
Social media links;
Twitter – @Talent.Groups
Instagram – @TALENT_Groups
Facebook – @HEETALENTGroups