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17 May 2024

Your learning Leadership

You as a Collaborative Leader programme

We’re delighted to announce that the popular leadership programme, You as a Collaborative Leader (YaCL) will run again from October to December 2024. 

YaCL is a leadership development opportunity for a mix of social service and health professionals to develop the skills and knowledge to lead effectively across integrated settings where good collaboration is essential. 

The interactive online learning programme is a mix of self-directed learning, reflective practice, online workshops, smaller online peer thinking groups and one to one coaching. 

The programme is an opportunity to: 

  • reflect on your own leadership style and learn new leadership models and theories 
  • improve confidence around influencing effectively in collaborative settings 
  • understand how to build better cross sector relationships 
  • learn from speakers and peers from integrated health and social care settings 
  • engage in reflective practice and peer support. 

The closing date for applications is 7 June 2024. 


2023 YaCL Participant Feedback 

 'This course gives you a safe space to review your leadership approach, revisit how you might engage and approach collaboration more effectively to support your team and consider how you might approach issues which appear insurmountable - it's a course not to be missed'.  

Apply now

You can find more information and a link to the application form here. 

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your suitability for the programme, please contact

Contact information

Nichola Stark
Communications Officer
Scottish Social Services Council