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Clinicians as Healthcare Leaders

Designed for emerging managers and health professionals who are looking to step up to a leadership role, this course will help you build tools and techniques for leading people and teams in a healthcare setting.

What you will learn

You will take part in a series of live online sessions and self-paced action learning interspersed with coaching to help you apply learning to your live challenges. You will develop a health leadership toolkit to:

  • Understand the role of management and leadership in health
  • Describe the different approaches to leadership in healthcare and determine their impacts towards the future of work in health
  • Compare and contrast different models of leadership in healthcare
  • Evaluate management tools and skills to apply the right solution to different contexts
  • Bring out the best in and motivate others
  • Map and reflect on your existing leadership strengths and areas for development
  • Create and implement a personal action plan to apply learning in your role

Course presenter 

Adjunct Associate Professor Huong Le-Dao contributes to education and research in health management and leadership within the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW Medicine. She is known for creating momentum, aligning teams, and converting thoughts into sustainable actions through her work at various public and private organisations in Australia and overseas. Her engagement at NSW Health Infrastructure involved collaborating with health managers and leaders to transform their models of care resulting from redevelopment works valued over $14 billion across NSW State. Huong was also involved in establishing the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority under the National Health Reform Agreement. As a change agent, Huong occupies Non-Executive Director and Board Member roles for not-for-profit organisations in the education, transportation, community, and health sector. She is passionate about better human experience and patient value in health.

Guest speaker 

Tobi Wilson is Chief Executive, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, a position he was appointed to in April 2019. Tobi brings a wealth of experience to the role, having held various executive positions, most recently spending two and a half years as General Manager of Prince of Wales Hospital and Sydney/Sydney Eye Hospitals. His extensive experience in executive and senior management roles also includes two years as Chief Operating Officer at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Acting Chief Executive Officer, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network. In these roles, Tobi has demonstrated a proven ability to drive clinical change through redesign, including the delivery of several capital redevelopments. Tobi began his career as a physiotherapist, before completing a Master of Health Science Management at the University of South Australia.

Optional assessment

All participants will be issued with 3 FMECH points upon completion of the course, which go towards your Executive Certificate in Health, attained by achieving 15 points. The certificate can be used for recognition of prior learning (RPL) for 6 units of credit in UNSW Medicine postgraduate programs.

If you plan to apply for RPL in the future, you must complete the optional assessment on this course.  You will have the opportunity to indicate your interest in the assessment after completing your enrolment. There is no additional cost for the assessment component.

Who should attend

This course is designed for professionals from public and private sector organisations who are making or have recently made the transition from individual contributor to a management or leadership role in a clinical or healthcare setting.

It is targeted at professionals from a broad spectrum of fields and backgrounds, including physiotherapists, allied health professionals, community health professionals, junior medical officers, anesthetists, nurses, oral health practitioners, medical physicists, radiopharmaceutical scientists, and health professionals, such as workforce, asset, finance or strategy managers.

Complete the series to achieve your Executive Certificate in Health

This course is part of Series 1 - From Clinicians to Healthcare Leaders, for new and emerging leaders in Australia's health system. Designed to build a range of complementary skills, you can complete individual courses to fill targeted skill gaps or complete the series, building a foundational healthcare leadership skillset and earning your Executive Certificate in Health.

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