Leadership for Educational Supervisors

Course based on:

Leadership and Management for all Doctors (LMD) GMC (2012)

and the Medical Leadership Competencies Framework (MLCF)


Course Objectives

  1.  By the end of the training the participants will be able to describe some of the key differences between leadership and management  and be able to summarise the different skills that each require. They will be able to identify what motivates people and describe how leaders can adapt their leadership style to influence and engage others in the care team.
  2.  By the end of the training participants will be able to describe Action Centred Leadership (ACL) and its application to their own job roles as clinicians, and will be able to use ACL terminology to discuss what leadership means in the context of the roles of Higher Specialist Trainee doctors.
  3.  By the end of the training the participants will be able to identify opportunities for Higher Specialist Trainee doctors to demonstrate their leadership capability, be able to give clear and concise behavioural feedback on achievements and development needs, and to use feedback to tackle difficult situations and raise performance standards.
  4.  Evaluation is by observation and feedback by the facilitators and participants during the course, reflective templates during the course, and end of course evaluation forms completed at the end of the event (Kirkpatrick Levels 1 ands 2). Action planning sheets will be used to support transfer of learning into the workplace (Kirkpatrick Level 3).

Example 1 Day Programme

1 Day Programme

08.30   Arrival and Registration

09.00   Welcome and introductions. Overview of the LMD and MLCF

    How they apply to Higher Specialist Trainees

    Leadership and the Educational Supervisors Role

 09.30   Three approaches to leadership

    The generic qualities of a leader

    Functional Leadership and Action Centred Leadership

 10.00   Activities 1 and 2 and Review

11.00   Break

11.15   Leadership Functions and Z Planning

    Giving Feedback to Trainees – A Feedback Model

    What motivates trainees?

12.00   Activities 3 and 4 and Review

13.00   Lunch

13.45   Discussion: Delivering the Service – working with Clinical Supervisors

14.00   Activities 5 and 6 and Review

15.00   Application in a medical setting – Improving trainee’s leadership performance

    Project planning, milestones and Three Leadership Perspectives

    Leadership Style in Influencing and Decision Making

15.15   Break

15.30   Activity 7 and Review

16.30   Discussion: Clinical and non-clinical opportunities for assessing and

    developing the leadership capability of trainees.

17.00   Review of Learning, Action Planning and Evaluations

17.30   Close