Stepping into my shoes

What is stepping into my shoes?

The initiative has been developed to support local leaders to work together, learn and share knowledge from across the system to create public services that are more integrated based on the needs of the local population.

It is an informal staff development opportunity that involves creating an ‘interchange’ of learning experiences and is a simple concept of matching learners and sharers together with the intention of a mutual learning opportunity. The Learner shares what they are looking for in terms of experience in another organisation while the Sharer reveals their skills and knowledge and in what capacity.

Some organisations already have similar schemes within their own organisation, however, this expands the range of opportunities to include organisations from health and social care and across different sectors e.g. hospital, general practice, community health, mental health and council.

Developed to support local leaders to work together, learn and share knowledge from across the system to create public services that are more integrated based on the needs of the local population. It is a leadership development opportunity, however, our BLMK Leadership and OD Plan values collective leadership, recognising that leaders exist in all levels of our organisations. The scheme would therefore benefit those staff, clinical and non-clinical, that have identified leadership development within their personal development plans, and particularly those staff that are supporting integrated ways of working across organisations and health and social care sectors.

The initiative is running across all Bedford, Luton and Milton Keynes locations. More information is available on the right hand side of this page.