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New surgical leadership programme launched

25 Sep 2017

In partnership with the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM) the RCS has launched a range of bespoke surgical leadership programmes. The suite of programmes was developed in direct response to the Membership Survey, where our members told us that they wanted more leadership development opportunities.

The range of programmes was developed with RCS members in mind and have been tailored to suit a variety of career stages.

An Introduction to Surgical Leadership is exclusive to RCS members and is suitable to surgeons in training. This one-day programme, to be held on 29 November 2017, will give aspiring leaders a full introduction to surgical leadership, leadership career options, an understanding of the importance of teams, how the NHS fits together, NHS politics, regulation, a panel discussion and networking opportunities.

The Competent Surgical Leader Programme aimed at post FY2 trainees, is exclusive to RCS members. This in-depth five day programme, starting on 28 November 2017, will give participants an introduction to leadership development and how it relates to quality of care, the importance of teams, their dynamics, as well as self-awareness, NHS structure and function, and the significant role of politics.  Alongside this participants will gain an understanding of a range of highly pertinent skills including handling conflict, influencing and resilience.

Tomorrow's Strategic Leader Development Programme is produced in partnership with the RCS and aimed at senior trainees and new consultants. This intense thirteen-day programme, commencing on 21 November 2017and set over six months, is for surgeons who want to explore making leadership and management a significant part of their future career plans. The programme is designed to help participants to become highly effective at leading through the volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA) that characterises so much of leadership and management in healthcare today. Delivery will combine a range of self-assessment tools and coaching, action learning sets, facilitated seminars and simulation.

The Tomorrow's Strategic Leader Development Programme is generously supported by the Dinwoodie Charitable Company.

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