The Leading Effective Improvement programme is for leaders across the public sector, third sector, and sometimes we have candidates coming from the private sector as well. The course looks at that often-used phrase now within our workplaces of improvement, and tries to get a better understanding of what improvement is, but more importantly how do we achieve improvement in our organisations? The Leading Effective Improvement programme is for leaders from across the public sector. We draw on candidates from education, healthcare, police and security services, emergency services, third sector, and beyond. Candidates get the opportunity to work together in the course: one of their unique parts of all our courses is the co-coaching element whereby we pair and partner candidates from different sectors and different geographical areas in order that they get an enhanced learning experience and learn something about a different sector. As part of that as well they have the opportunity to develop their coaching skills, something that leaders often have to use in the workplace, but often they don’t have the opportunity to practice and refine that skill in a safe learning environment. The Leading Effective Improvement course at Aberdeen is a strong place in which to learn. Aberdeen is a vibrant city with public, private and third sectors all active, a strong University with a strong reputation and obviously with strong international links. All of our courses are online which enhances the ability for international students to access our courses. Our courses draw upon a range of leaders from different sectors and internationally as well. On our current courses we have Education leaders, we have senior National Health Service managers and we even have military leaders from as far afield as the Greek military. Students undertaking the Leading Effective Improvements course will have an opportunity to learn about improvement methodology in its purest form and an opportunity to look at improvement science in a variety of different sectors in the hope that, seeing different sectors from multiple perspectives, they will be able to draw out something they can take out of their own sector which help them with their own leadership development and their improvement journey. The Leading Effective Improvements program is all online and as a result of that students can access it at any time they want. There are lecture times and workshop times, however, there is an understanding that students may access them after the event. However students collaborate together on discussion forums and on the online community connected to MyAberdeen. As an example, on last year’s course we had a recently retired NHS quality improvement chief executive, we had an assistant Chief Constable, we had senior education figures and senior figures from the world of industry and business, all sharing their expertise and how they secured improvements within their own organisations. Students benefitted from their expertise tied to the readings in the theoretical approaches shared with them and together the two made for a force to be reckoned with back in their workplace.