Unleash your ideas at scale

An immersive three-day event, the Spread and Scale Academy is designed to propel your project forwards, so it can scale across the NHS, social care, local authorities and private industry.

If you have something that works, we believe you have a moral obligation to spread it to as many people as possible who can benefit – and we’re here to help.

Applications for the March 2024 academy are now closed but Spread and Scale will return in Autumn 2024.

“I’m convinced that if we hadn’t attended that 2019 Spread and Scale Academy, it would have taken me my whole career to get where I am now.”

Paul Twose, Consultant Therapist

What to expect

Spread and Scale will accelerate the development of your team and project by helping you to:

  • Refine your idea
  • Increase your ambition
  • Expand your network
  • Become better organised and more cohesive as a team
  • Create a robust 90-day plan for delivery

You will finish the event with renewed self belief and belief in your work. Your team will be better equipped to drive transformative change with strong leadership, good practice and new models for large-scale change.

Following your attendance at the Academy, you will be invited to join the Spread and Scale Community of Practice.

The team at the Dragon’s Heart Institute will be on hand to support you with bespoke advice and guidance, every step of the way.

If you would like to discuss your application with a Spread and Scale expert from the Dragon’s Heart Institute team, please contact us.

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“I’ve taken a lot of courses around leadership and development; the Academy was one of the most valuable I have ever attended.”

Director of Nursing

Applying for the next Academy

You will need a developed small scale project, a team of three to six people, and the motivation to unleash your project at scale. The event is suitable for SMEs and cross-sector teams focusing on anything from health, to innovation, to social justice.

The next Academy will take place in Cardiff on the 19th, 20th and 21st March 2024. There will also be a 90-minute pre-session on the 27th February at 4pm.

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Fees for the next Academy

Places on the Spread and Scale Academy cost £1500 per person.

Wales-based public sector and third sector organisations will receive a 40% discount.

Wales-based NHS and publicly-funded social care organisations will not be charged as their fees are covered by Welsh Government Intensive Learning Academy Funding.

“The Spread and Scale Academy achieves in three days what other courses take two years to do.”

Patient Safety Lead.

Sign up to gain ongoing access to leading resources, development opportunities and, above all, the extraordinary people who make up our network.

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