HEE-SW Faculty Development Webinar: Recognising and Developing Leadership Skills in Trainees - FULL

Category: Educational/Clinical Supervisors - Established Trainers Courses

Date: March 12th 2021 9:00am until 4:00pm

Location: MS Teams


For educational and clinical supervisors.

To book your place, fill in this short form. If you are successful, you will receive an online invitation to the event by email in advance of your chosen date. Please email FacultyDevelopment.SW@hee.nhs.uk with any questions, before and on the day.

About the course:

Feedback to HEE South West indicates that Educational Supervisors are looking for ways to understand and improve leadership skills in postgraduate trainees.

Here’s the catch…
You are not likely to improve leadership skills in postgraduate trainees unless at the same time you improve your own leadership understandings and skills. So whilst this course is all about how to facilitate leadership skills in your trainees, along the way you will develop your own leadership skills in healthcare.

If you are interested in developing leadership skills in your trainees, supporting them in bringing about improvements to your educational programme and possibly clinical services in your department, understand how effective leadership functions in complex healthcare systems, how you can access resources for them and yourself that you never realized were available, and discovering this can be fun and interesting, then this might be the course for you.

Traditional ways of really making a difference through hierarchical top down leadership approaches are no longer proving to be very effective. The course will provide insights to help you appreciate the new skills and knowledge needed to be effective for yourself and for your postgraduate trainees in the future. The course covers topics like a simple useful leadership model, the characteristics of functioning teams, communicating clearly, how to raise difficult issues appropriately, negotiate effectively, how to understand and manage the many stakeholders in healthcare, how to access additional resources and many other topics along the way.

If you are open minded, like a fast paced course and understand that management and leadership has a set of knowledge, theory and skills that are interesting, and which help you and your trainees at work and in your social life, then we really would like you to apply.

This course covers a great deal of ground in one day. It will contain quite a lot of theory and in addition there will be real life examples to illustrate key principles. For example you will quickly appreciate the key ingredients of an effective team within two minutes in one interactive session if we are able to do face to face teaching. The course will contain relevant examples to link theory to educational practice and there will be opportunities for plenty of discussion when delegates call for this. We are happy to go “off piste” if delegates bring up issues that need to be addressed and other delegates are happy to do this.

Management skills are generic, which means if you learn them within an educational environment, then you can employ them in a clinical environment in hospital and primary care. This is likely to lead to other career opportunities outside of medical education. We are very definitely beginning to see those interested in an educational career, who develop leadership skills in themselves and others, go onto find that these skills are also useful in clinical leadership.

Will this solve all my problems in life? If you are still reading this then we would be very interested in your application to join the course. However we need a note of realism! It will definitely not solve all your problems in your life or those of your trainees. You will still be overdrawn, have arguments with your friends, have days when you are short of enthusiasm and interest, but at least you will have understood some of the reasons for this and had a great deal more fun on the way.