Specialty and Associate Specialist (SAS) Doctors

This two-day non-residential course is intended for SAS Doctors who wish to enhance their leadership skills in order to take part in leading their service and organisation. The overall aim of the course is to provide greater understanding of today’s healthcare challenges, and to equip participants with the knowledge, skills and attributes to enable them to extend their leadership roles.  The course design includes a mixture of interactive talks from policy experts, personal development consultants and senior clinicians, and small group activities.  The sessions are themed and linked to the Healthcare Leadership Model: they include understanding how to be an effective leader in the 21st century and how to use power and influence in organisations.

Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 June 2020

The course focuses on:

  •  understanding the real challenges as a leader in today’s NHS
  •  the use of power and influence in organisations, including how to be an effective leader
  •  how to lead and achieve transformational change in your service

Learning Aims:

  •  a better understanding of how to lead in complex situations
  •  enhanced skills in managing politics and power and working in partnerships
  •  an appreciation of how to create successful change in your service

Feedback from Previous Participants:

“One of the best courses I have attended.  The key areas were engagement and interaction.  It catered for all different learning styles.  It was very practice orientated and I really enjoyed the analogy with stories and real events – very memorable.  It enabled me to reflect on my own leadership style.”

“Very concise, relevant and sufficient course contents.  Enjoyed a lot.”

“This course has given me the insight, reflection, depth and courage to be a dynamic, effective leader, both personally and professionally.”

“Relevant to my job and it has inspired me to approach things differently and take on new challenges.”

“Excellent course.  Highlighted a lot of important issues for SAS doctors.  Good learning opportunity.”

"Excellent course with lot of interactive sessions. Very good for networking, scenarios with good examples and very friendly faculty."

"Very interactive, Facilitators were really good, polite, kind and wanted to give away every thing they knew about the subject. thoroughly enjoyed."

"Very well structured programme, teaching was interesting as was the opportunity to work with colleagues in a number of ways." 

"The course was based at the right level of doctors. It was highly interactive and informative. There was a social element and I have made new friends because of it."

"Excellent programme, will definitely recommend it to others."