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Developing Leadership Skills in Obstetrics and Gynaecology – CANCELLED

Start: 09/05/2019 09:00
End: 10/05/2019 17:30

Location: RCOG

Keele UniversityThis development course aims to prepare and encourage new consultants and senior trainees in O&G to be effective leaders in their specialty and in their wider organisations.

It will focus on leading a safe team, with a variety of topics ranging from negotiation, resilience and conflict resolution to review of the relevance of personality on leadership style (facilitated by completion of a pre-course Myers-Briggs indicator). This leadership course is designed to provide a solid foundation and inspire attendees to continue their learning with the confidence to apply these newly acquired skills to their practice. Lectures will be minimal and focussed, with your contribution and interaction being encouraged.

This programme has been developed collaboratively between the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Keele Clinical Leadership Academy, located in Postgraduate Medicine at Keele University.

Please note places on this course are limited to 40.

The RCOG are in partnership with Keele University for the Developing Leadership Skills in Obstetrics and Gynaecology on 08 - 09 November.

As you are probably aware, there are new EU data rules that came into effect on 25 May, known as GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation.

For this particular course, there is pre-course work which involves completion of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. This will be discussed in small groups during the course.

In order to send the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to delegates, the RCOG will send your name and email address only to Keele University.

Your data will never be sold or shared with any third party.

Should you have any concerns/questions regarding this, please email Selina Goyal   

Learning objectives

  • To enable you to develop new knowledge about leadership skills in O&G in the NHS
  • To empower you to lead and manage services that promote safe and effective care for patients
  • To stimulate your interest in learning more about being an effective leader and how to apply this to everyday practice
  • To develop your confidence in practising effectively as a leader in O&G in the NHS

Who should attend?

  • From feedback received from attendees at our courses in November 2016 and 2017, May 2018, we recommend that this leadership development course is most relevant to trainees at ST6/7 and consultants within the first 2-3 years of taking up post.

Course Faculty

  • Dr Sonji Clarke FRCOG, London
  • Mrs Jennifer Cowpe, Keele University, Staffordshire
  • Dr Simon Cunningham MRCOG, Stoke
  • Dr Lesley Curry MRCOG, Edinburgh
  • Mr Rehan Khan MRCOG, London
  • Dr Jonny Rust, Southampton
  • Dr Wynne Thomas, Keele University, Staffordshire
  • Mr Gregory Ward FRCOG, London

Honorary Director of Conferences

Mr Philip Toozs-Hobson FRCOG, Birmingham

Honorary Deputy Director of Conferences

Mr Andrew Sizer FRCOG, Shrewsbury


The registration fee (inclusive of online discount and VAT at 20%) for this event is: 

  • Standard rate: £565.00

How to book

  1. Sign into the RCOG website or create your account here – you need to be registered with the RCOG website to book on to an event
  2. Check that your card billing address is listed in ‘My account’ > ‘My details’ > ‘Addresses’, as you will need this in order to complete your booking
  3. Check that your details are correct in ‘My account’ > ‘My details’ > ‘Career stage’, as we will use this to calculate your registration fee
  4. Return to this page
  5. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the booking form, which will appear once you are logged in

Alternatively, you can book using the postal booking form, although if you book using this method you will not receive the online discount. 

If you would like your hospital or trust to be invoiced for your place, please read the events FAQs for further details.


For any queries regarding this event, please contact:

Selina Goyal, Conference Coordinator

Emily Tovar, Conference Administrator

In order to gain maximum benefit from this development course, attendees will be provided with links to relevant reading materials by the RCOG.

Pre-course work will also involve completion of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, with the results discussed in small groups on the course. This will be sent to delegates by Keele University.

Links to all of the above will be provided well in advance of the course to ensure sufficient time for you to complete the preparation ahead of the course.



"I wish this had been available to me before embarking on a leadership role in my unit, and am delighted with the

lessons I can take back to my place of work. The small group workshops and limited number of attendees made

participation and networking very useful."



"This was probably the best structured and most relevant course I have ever attended. The

combination of extremely usable theoretical knowledge on leadership skills and interactive

group sessions with O&G colleagues make this course relevant for all working in national

health systems. The MBTI made me understand more about myself and during my daily practice I will now

approach co-workers with a broader view. This course should be made obligatory."



"A superb and varied two day course allowing us to both analyse ourselves and the arena in which we work to

instigate effective leadership in our roles. Both a personal development journey and a critical thinking experience.

Beyond my expectations."

ST7, O&GLeadership 


"The course was very interactive and motivating, it showed me a different perspective and helped me

understand leadership qualities both in myself and others and how it all inter-relates. The group sessions were

informative and enjoyable. Would definitely recommend the course. I have a lot of new ideas and thoughts to

take back to my unit. The faculty were very helpful, friendly and motivating."