Leadership and Management for Doctors course

Leadership and Management for Doctors: How to be the most effective

29 September 2017  |  Birmingham


Birmingham Course Location


In this brand new, up to date and practical course our expert trainers will take you through the important aspects of Leadership and Management. The course is tailored to leading within a medical profession and will give an overview of the latest leadership theory as well as an understanding of the Healthcare Leadership model and NHS structure. We have placed a strong focus on learning practical skills, whether you are an experienced leader looking to improve your effectiveness or new to leadership and looking to expand your potential. We’ll look at key areas you are likely to encounter, such as conflict resolution and how to motivate and engage, as well as helping you understand your own leadership style and how to work to your strengths.

Delegates will have a choice of attending workshops either directed at aspiring or established leaders so they can choose content most relevant to their learning needs and network with other doctors facing similar challenges.

Aspiring leader – content in the aspiring leader stream is targeted at doctors who have just moved into their first leadership positions or are planning on taking this step in the near future. The focus will generally be on improving your leadership skills at an individual level, how to work effectively within teams, manage conflict and engage people to create better outcomes.

Established leader – content in the aspiring leader stream is targetted at those who have held leadership positions for a while but are experiencing a challenge or want to evaluate how they can be more effective. It will look at wider problems such as how to lead teams, how to manage conflict at an organisational level and how to communicate your vision.


 CPD certificate of attendance

Dedicated Q&A with the experts

Networking breaks giving you the opportunity to discuss key topics with your peers

Access to expert speakers

Teaching will be in small groups of up to 25 people and will be tailored to the individual needs of those in the room

6 month subscription to BMJ Best Practice & BMJ Learning


Delegate Fees

Fee (Incl. of VAT)Early birdFull Fee
BMA member: Doctor£149£199
Doctor (standard)£249£299
BMA Member: trainee doctor / Recently qualified £99£149
Trainee doctor / Recently qualified£149£199

Prices are per delegate, per day.
If you are having difficulty booking online, you can also register by:
Phone | 0207 111 1105     Post | Download a postal booking form and returning it to BMJ Contact Centre, 12th Floor, Southgate House, Wood Street, Cardiff, CF10 1GR.


Audience: General physicians, consultants and trainees

  • Friday 29 September 2017
  • 9.30am – 5.00pm
  • The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP


Time     Topics to be covered
09:30 - 10:15Opening session
This opening session will look at leadership theory in practice, understanding the Healthcare Leadership Model and NHS Leadership structure.

Susan Edwards, Executive Coach, Trainer and Speaker, BMA
Sophia Bourne, Learning and Development Consultant, BMA
10:15 - 10:25Movement break
After the opening session you will be split into small workshop groups of around 25 people to ensure the content is tailored to your personal needs.
10:25 - 11:35Aspiring leader stream: Enhancing leadership potential
This session is aimed at junior doctors and will address:
- Leadership and management expectations of junior doctors
- Receiving leadership – learning points
- The “how” of leadership: key competencies
- Identifying opportunities/role models for developing leadership competence

Established leader stream: How to be an effective leader
This session is aimed at senior doctors and will cover aspects of:
- Leadership styles: is there an ideal leader?
- Unpacking key leadership competencies
- Leadership and followership
- Shared leadership and developing leadership in others
- Leading through change
11:35 - 11:50Refreshments
11:50 - 13:00Aspiring leader stream: Multi-disciplinary teams - being an effective team member
This session will cover aspects of:
- What are the Characteristics of an Effective MDT this will consider aspects such as the team, structure, governance, patient decision-making
- Appreciating the challenges faced and sharing best practice
- Understand the changing landscape of healthcare and the impact that change has on you as a team member
- How to manage the multi-professional aspect of your involvement in the team

Established leader stream: Multi-disciplinary teams - leading the team
This session will cover aspects of:
- Understand the changing landscape of healthcare and the impact that change has on a team
- How to manage the multi-professional aspect of your team
- Team dynamics and leadership how to manage
- How to manage upwards in the organisation for the benefit of yourself and the team
- Appreciating the value of collaboration and how this can be created and built into your everyday practice
13:00 - 13:45Lunch
13:45 - 14:55Aspiring leader stream: Managing conflict in professional relationships
This session will cover aspects of:
- Identifying common interpersonal conflict scenarios
- Managing a range of personalities
- Exploring the concept of threat
- Practise with case studies
- Developing your skills toolkit: emotional intelligence, negotiating skills

Established leader stream: Managing organisational conflict
This session will cover aspects of:
- Identifying sources of organisational conflict
- Explore workplace enablers and hindrances to collaboration and harmony
- Outline strategies to manage upwards and address organisational conflict constructively
- Practise with case studies
- Developing your skills toolkit: emotional intelligence, negotiating skills
14:55 - 15:10Refreshments
15:10 - 16:20Aspiring leader stream: Motivation and engaging people on an individual level
This session will cover aspects of:
- What is employee engagement?
- Exploring individual differences
- Overview of motivational theories
- Applying theory to practice – tools that could work for you?

Established leader stream: Sharing the vision
This session will cover aspects of:
- Appreciating the link between personal, team and organisational vision
- What qualities and skills are needed to help to communicate the vision
- Understanding how the healthcare leadership model shared purpose can be used to support your shared vision
- Understand the benefits of connecting with stakeholders both internally and externally
- What qualities and skills are needed to help to communicate the vision
16:20 - 16:30Movement break
16:30 - 17:00Reflection and summary

Programme subject to change. Further speaker details to be announced in due course

Gwen Knowles

Gwen Knowles

Medical Careers and Leadership Consultant

Gwen Knowles is a Medical Careers and Leadership Consultant, and Professional Development Coach and Trainer, with over 10 years experience, who works with healthcare professionals and business executives. She has a particular interest in the neuroscience behind learning and behavioural change, and brings this scientific underpinning to their coaching and facilitation to ensure that participants understand and engage fully in their own personal and professional development and increase their success.

Gwen works as a coach helping business executives navigate tricky career transition points, as they stretch into new leadership positions, or move into new organisations and roles. She has helped a diverse range of clients move successfully through change; work more in alignment with their strengths and values; develop confident team management; improve their communication, negotiation and influencing skills; lower their stress levels; and have greater leadership presence and impact.

She is also passionate about online learning. She designed and wrote a wide range of interactive content for University of the Arts London’s award-winning career development website, and is Founder and Director of a company that collaborates with senior coach-trainers to provide cutting edge online video learning and blended learning for professional coaches and trainers.

Trevor Bibic

Trevor Bibic

Trevor has been working in personal and professional development for 5 years designing and delivering a wide range of workshops, webinars and one to one coaching. Trevor has held various management and leadership positions throughout his career. In addition, he has been involved in recruiting for over 20 years. This has given him an excellent understanding of dynamic working environments and challenges.

Trevor has worked with organisations such as The British Medical Association, Health Education England, Association of Optometrists and a number of high profile higher education institutions such as Kings College and UCL.

Sophia Bourne

Sophia Bourne

Medical Careers Consultant

Sophia joined the BMA as a Medical Careers Consultant nearly three years ago. She has over 20 years’ experience across a number of management and employee development-focused roles including one-to-one careers guidance, career coaching, employee development and group skills training within Adult Careers Guidance settings, her Career Coaching practice, and earlier roles in HR Management within Marks and Spencer plc, HR Consultancy within PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Employee Research Consultancy within ORC International. Sophia holds a BSc in Biological Sciences (Psychology), the Diploma in Careers Guidance (Part 1) along with the NVQ 4 in Advice and Guidance, a Diploma in Life Coaching, and MSc in Occupational Psychology from Birkbeck College, University of London. Sophia is also qualified in psychometrics Test User Occupational-Ability/Personality.

Susan Edwards

Susan Edwards

Careers & Leadership Consultant, Trainer and Speaker

Susan Edwards is a careers & leadership consultant, trainer and speaker. Drawing on over 15 years of professional experience she works in healthcare, business and finance sectors. Susan works with Health Education England’s professional support unit delivering one to one careers support to healthcare professionals. She runs a leadership, management, workplace communication and well-being training and e-learning for the British Medical Association. She works for the London School of Economics on their TRIUM and Global Masters in Management programme working with senior executives globally as an executive coach. Her research interests include the value that individuals bring to the work place after a career break. Academically she has a MA, MSc, Post Grad Diploma and professional qualifications in MBTI and Thomas Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument.

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