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Master Class with Professor Graham Dickson
Leadership strategies for sustainable clinician engagement

This Master Class is designed to provide clinicians with an overview of national and international examples of successful methods to engender clinician engagement.

By the end of this master class you will be able to:
  • Define what clinician engagement is
  • Describe how clinician engagement is best developed
  • Cite examples of best practice from national and international working examples
  • Explain the implications of these approaches to your own organisation
  • Identify areas for development for clinician engagement in your medical setting
12 November 2014, 9am-12pm or 4pm-7pm
Hotel Grand Chancellor, 1 Davey Street Hobart TAS 7000

Who should attend?
Anyone who wishes to gain a practical understanding of how physician engagement can enhance hospital performance and galvanise patient care.

For enquiries please contact Dawn van den Berg on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Professor Graham Dickson is the CEO of LEADS International, aimed at growing health leadership globally, and providing advice to both CHLNet and CSPE. Graham launched the Master of Arts in Leadership (Health) and the Centre for Health Leadership and Research at Royal Roads University.

Since 2007 Graham has been principal investigator in three cross-Canada research projects re leadership in health reform. One of those studies created the LEADS in a Caring Environment framework which has contributed to Health LEADS Australia. He published a 2014 book (with Bill Tholl) entitled LEADS: Bringing Leadership to Life in Health Care, by Springer in the UK.

RACMA Practical Leadership Series

The Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA) ofers a series of leadership workshops to support individuals in medical settings. The workshops incorporate best practice and take on board the expertise of leaders in the medical and medical education fields; consequently workshops will be delivered by a variety of national and international speakers, expert medical educators and RACMA Fellows.

Sessions are aimed at enabling individuals to enhance their performance and build working confidence and competence in a safe and confidential setting. The themes included are aimed at supporting the development of skills in the most challenging areas of medical work. Whether looking to refresh skills, improve the capabilities of staff or attain skills to support a new job role, RACMA’s Practical Leadership Series has something for every practitioner.

RACMA Practical Leadership Series Brochure and Registration Formview pdf file

RACMA launched the new professional development program at the University of Tasmania in Hobart on 4 July 2014. Delegates were welcomed by RACMA president Dr Lee Gruner and RACMA Chief Executive Dr Karen Owen, with the keynote address delivered by Prof Chris Baggoley AO - Chief Medical Officer Australian Government. Prof Baggoley discussed the importance of working towards a sustainable health system for Tasmania, with local context also provided by Mr Graeme Houghton, Chair Tasmanian Health Organisations Council and Dr Lee Gruner. Delegates were given the opportunity to review the planned program and influence content by providing feedback about workshops, webinars and master classes.

Follow the links below to access the key note address given by Prof Chris Baggoley AO and recommended reading supporting Prof Baggoley’s presentation.

Tasmania Launch Addressview pdf file
Harnessing Implementation Science to Improve Care Quality and Patient Safetyview pdf file
Ten Clinician-Driven Strategies for Maximising Value of Australian Health Careview pdf file

Open Disclosure Workshops

During 2014 Engagement and Expert Engagement with Patients workshops were held to enable medical staff appropriately engage with open disclosure either directly with patients or in terms managing the open disclosure process in a medical setting.  The Expert Engagement with patients included a half day live simulation process with an actor that allowed attendees to address a variety of issues from patient engagement to policy and process awareness. Additional workshops are planned for 2015 - watch this space for details.

For further information regarding the RACMA Practical Leadership Series please contact Dawn van den Berg at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or +61 3 9824 4699.

This professional development program is supported by financial assistance from the Australian Government Department of Health.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 12:27