To continue with the professional development of leadership at UMC Utrecht and stimulate cooperation within our organization, our leaders work in the leadership program Connecting Leaders on developing the desired leadership skills. Connecting Leaders is based on our vision for leadership and is geared to the learning needs that leaders may have in the different stages of their leadership career at UMC Utrecht (Onboarding, Professional and Advanced).
In 2020 we updated the Connecting Leaders programs. In 2021, a total of 314 leaders followed one of the updated Connecting Leaders programs. Assessment has also become a fixed component of the selection process for leadership positions. Despite the pressure and the need to conduct discussion online, a leadership program for senior management (Executive Board, focal point chairs, division managers and directors) was launched. This will continue in 2022. A successful pilot called ‘Influencing without official power’ was also organized. It is a course for functional leaders in which 40 people participated.