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The College continues to offer high quality and engaging training activities for the RACMA Faculty (Censors, Supervisors, Preceptors, Trainers) on topics addressing emerging issues around supervision and Fellowship Training Program  via a series of teleconferences, webinars and workshops. 

RACMA Fellows, who are in these pivotal roles, are responsible for the Candidates’ formative learning, summative assessment and critical evaluation and observation of their performance in the workplace and progress through the Fellowship Training Program.

Supervisors, Preceptors, Executive Coaches, Mentors, Censors, and Jurisdictional Coordinators of Training (JCTs) provide advice, training, guidance and support for the development of the medical leadership and management competencies required of the effective medical administrator. These roles will guide training experiences and opportunities for the Candidates and identify knowledge and training gaps and any remediation avenues to address these gaps.

The Faculty webinars/tele-conferences capture some of the issues that emerge in the context of the RACMA Fellowship Training Program, which aim to better:

The Faculty Education Program will include:

Click here to download the Fellowship Training Program – Supervisors Manual.

Note: The monthly teleconferences and webinars are scheduled for 12.30pm – 2pm (Melbourne time). An email with login and session details will be sent approximately one week before each session and the program for the year was distributed to all College Faculty members earlier in the year. 

Recordings of previously held Faculty Training sessions are available here.

For more information about the Faculty Training Program please email FTP@racma.edu.au

The webinar scheduled for Wednesday, 12 June on Managing Critical Feedback by Dr Jo Burnand, has been cancelled due to unavoidable circumstances. This webinar is now being replaced by the following webinar:

Friday 14 June
In Training Performance Report Fellowship Training Program, presented by Dr Lyn Lee – RACMA Dean of Education

2019 Webinar Program for the Faculty Development Webinar Sessions (12.30pm-2pm AEST)

20 February
RACMA Curriculum review and Experiencing MMP
Curriculum Steering Committee – outcomes
Research Training Domain
Identified Training Activities
Expectations of Candidates to perform satisfactorily in supervised MMP
What are the measuring mechanisms? In Training Performance Report (ITP)
Changes to the FTP to enhance observation of Candidates ‘performance and meaningful feedback
Key concepts of role modelling, supervision and workplace observation to assist learning 
Dr Lyn Lee – RACMA 
Dean of Education 
30 April
Giving and Receiving Feedback
What are essential factors of good coaching?
Dynamics and best practices of coaching
What is needed for a constructive conversation?
Principles of giving constructive feedback
Feedback to motivate not to punish: style, methods
Skills for giving feedback – how to explore Candidates’ horizons
Enabling Candidates to improve their receptivity to critical feedback
Effective and frank feedback when dealing with Candidates? Being tactful when feedback is not positive?
Advantages and challenges of peer review
Intellectual, physical and emotional strategies to receive feedback constructively from peers
Professor Lambert Schuwirth
Professor of Medical Education
Director Prideaux Research Centre, Finders University SA
30 May
Support with Exam Preparation
Preparation for the Exam Assessment of Exam
Evaluation of non-performance prior to exams – responsibility and engagement of Preceptors
What is essential learning – clues for candidates and preceptors
What happens if Candidate fails the exam – Preceptor and Supervisor role in remediation
Dr Lyn Lee – RACMA Dean of Education
Dr Peter Lowthian – RACMA Censor in Chief
14 June 
In Training Performance Report – Fellowship Training Program
The In-Training Performance (ITP) Report, records the Candidate’s work experience and progress toward attainment of RACMA’s medical management competencies.
This session will be held between 11am – 12.30pm (AEST) and will cover:
Objectives of the ITPR
ITPR Template
ITPR Assessment
Dr Lyn Lee – RACMA Dean of Education
CANCELLED Conflict Resolution in the Workplace
How to best manage a conflict in the workplace?
How to manage a conflict and sustain positive change, performance, collaboration and morale?
What skills and tools are required?
Dr Jo Burnand
OctoberAddressing issues of Bullying, Discrimination and Harassment in the Workplace
Position of CandidatesPosition of Supervisor
Role of the JCT and Preceptor
Processes for addressing issues – policies, HR, role of the College
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