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Gain the skills to:

  • Lead others to raise the profile of osteoporosis
  • Improve research and patient outcomes through effective leadership
  • Collaborate with the Royal Osteoporosis Society and the Osteoporosis and Bone Research Academy, to help progress the charity’s four strategic objectives: prevention, care, support and cure

Why leadership skills matter

You cannot be a solo expert in an increasingly complex and changing world.

You must know yourself, your impact on others and demonstrate the energy and drive needed to inspire others to improve outcomes.

Never is this more relevant in the world of osteoporosis. The journey towards a cure has only just begun, and new research is finally driving a reduction in the burden of fragility fractures.

General enquiries:

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Osteoporosis and Bone Research Academy

Funded by the Osteoporosis and Bone Research Academy with sponsorship from:


Thornton and Ross

Free leadership development

The Aspiring Leaders Programme is free to attend.

All course and accommodation costs, worth over £6,500, are included*.

Programme brochure

*Apart from travel expenses

Programme overview

Delivered by the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM), the course is delivered as five two-day modules.

Successful participants will be awarded a Fellowship of the FMLM.

Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management

  • What leadership means
  • How effective leadership creates better outcomes
  • Holding challenging conversations
  • Influencing and negotiating

2 to 3 September 2020

  • Leadership development profiling
  • How sense-making influences actions
  • Leading individuals, teams and organisations through complex problems

29 to 30 October 2020

  • Team dynamics
  • The art of listening
  • Building high performance teams that have an impact

9 to 10 December 2020

  • Political astuteness
  • Policy influencing the field of osteoporosis

Complemented by a visit to the House of Commons and Lords, meeting with senior civil servants and Members of Parliament.

9 to 10 February 2021

Presentation of your project work to the Royal Osteoporosis Society, reflecting on:

  • Your learnings from the Programme
  • Your personal, leadership and career goals

7 to 8 April 2021

FMLM will undertake evaluation throughout the programme, using Fitzpatrick’s model:

  • Reaction: Capturing the immediate response and reactions of participants
  • Learning: Learning through reflective discussion at the beginning and end of modules
  • Behaviour: Impact on work undertaken and evidence of new approach and behaviours
  • Results: Identification and reporting on measurable outcomes and impacts


De Morgan House
57-58 Russell Square
London WC1B 4HS


Club Quarters Hotel
Lincoln’s Inn Fields
London WC2A 3JQ

I got so much more from the programme than new
leadership skills. It gave me access to an amazing network and the confidence to secure new funding.

Zoe Paskins
Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Rheumatology
Keele University

Selection criteria

To apply, candidates need to be nominated by a senior clinician or academic working in the field of osteoporosis.

Applications will be assessed on:

  • Passion for making a difference
  • Chosen field of osteoporosis
  • High achiever
  • Leading change
  • Patient focused

Need help getting nominated?

We've drafted an email about the Programme, for you to send to a senior colleague.

Apply for the Programme

To apply, please download the application form:

Programme application form

And return it to us at:

Key dates

  • 1 March 2020 – applications open

  • 29 May 2020 – final deadline for applications

  • 17 July 2020 – successful candidates informed