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Developing Leadership Skills in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Start: 10/06/2021 08:30
End: 11/06/2021 16:45

Location: RCOG

Joint RCOG/Keele University Meeting

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 a maximum of 40.

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.

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 Kim Hinshaw FRCOG, Sunderland
  • Mr Rehan Khan MRCOG, London
  • Dr Jonny Rust, Southampton
  • Dr Wynne Thomas, Keele University, Staffordshire
  • Mr Gregory Ward FRCOG, London

Honorary Co-Director of Conferences

Mr Philip Toozs-Hobson FRCOG, Birmingham

Honorary Co-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 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:

Jessica Thorn, Events Coordinator (Maternity Cover)

Emily Tovar, Events 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.

You need to be logged in to the RCOG website to make an online booking. Please go to the log-in page.