Recognising and Developing Leadership Skills in Colleagues and Doctors in Training (PG DiTs) for ES/CS/SAS

Category: Educational/Clinical Supervisors - Established Trainers Courses

Date: September 25th 2024 9:00am until 4:30pm

Location: TEAMS


Course ID: SW24-084


Associated Ladders of Learning:

  • 6 - Leadership
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The session is aimed at providing leadership skills for yourself as part of faculty development in leadership and at the same time equip you with some ideas to develop them in postgraduate doctors in training. The ideas have been developed following research into leadership programmes in the NHS to identify skills that are genuinely useful in bringing about healthcare change. These influencing skills are based on simple rules of thumb (otherwise known as heuristics) that enable you to make better decisions when faced with complex problems. 


  1. A six task-based model of leadership – Useful for running any sized enterprise.
  2. Identify different teamworking styles, how they might be perceived positively and negatively by others and identify your own style.
  3. Universal communication heuristic – Useful for managing challenging situations, handling interview questions, exam viva questions, writing medical articles, indeed any communication issue. This is based on the trainees needs to develop a way to speak up when witnessing inappropriate behaviour such as bullying and harassment.
  4. Simple heuristics to obtains better negotiated outcomes – Support trainees to negotiate their wishes such as their rotas with patient treatment options.
  5. Provide some important ideas about how to access support and help your trainees understand how to achieve organisational and political alignment for their Quality Improvement projects.


Associate Dean Secondary Care, Associate DME, College/Specialty Tutor, Deputy Dean, DME, Dental Educational/Clinical Supervisor, Educational/Clinical Supervisor Secondary Care, HoS, SAS Doctor (Associate Specialist, Specialist, Speciality Doctor, Staff Grade, Tutor), TPD Secondary Care or Public Health Supervisor

Course Length:

This is a full day course, starting at 09:00 and finishing at 16:30.


Online via TEAMS

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