The Leadership for Clinicians program will be delivered both as a blended delivery and fully online program. The blended delivery model will commence and finish with face to face delivery days. In between the scheduled face-to-face sessions there will be four interactive online sessions.
The fully online program will have all eight topics scheduled as interactive online delivery sessions.
The aims of the program are to empower clinician leaders with the knowledge, skills, confidence and self-awareness to play a central role in decision making within the healthcare and community services they are part of. The program will explore six key study themes:
1. Understanding our healthcare system
2. Clinical governance and medicolegal awareness
3. Medical workforce management and engagement
4. Leading strategy and change
5. Financial governance
6. Professionalism, leadership and culture
The six key study themes will be addressed through eight topics delivered both face to face and online in 2024. Each topic will incorporate pre-session work made available on the Learning Management System and an interactive session (either face to face or online). Assessment tasks related to the eight topics will be scheduled throughout the program.
Successful completion of the Leadership for Clinicians program is a RACMA Board approved pathway to apply to elect to Associate Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators. Associate Fellows of RACMA can use the post nominals ‘AFRACMA’ in accordance with the policy Membership signature blocks and post nominals.
Structure and Timetables
The 2024 program will comprise:
- eight topics;
- an introduction webinar made available via the Learning Management System;
- eight interactive sessions scheduled as either face to face or interactive Zoom sessions. Each session will vary in length from four hours to a full day.
- pre-session reading, activities and pre-recorded webinars of four to six hours for each topic. These requirements must be completed prior to the face to face or interactive sessions.
To successfully complete the program participants must attend all eight sessions and submit all four assessment tasks.
The assessment tasks are:
Assessment Task 1: Submission of a Professional Development Plan inclusive of Leadership and Management Objectives and the planned activities/actions to achieve these objectives.
Assessment Task 2: Submission of a written reflection(1000 – 1500 words)Describe an adverse event that has occurred in your workplace and how this was managed. Reflect on this event and consider how this might have been managed differently.
Assessment Task 3: Submission of a written reflection (1000 – 1500 words) Describe a situation involving the management of a workforce issue. Reflect on this situation and how it might have been managed differently.
Assessment Task 4: Re-submission of your reviewed PDP with a 300 word reflection on how your participation in the program has informed changes to your Leadership and Management objectives.