Advanced Leadership Development Program

This two-day workshop program will equip medical leaders with practical skills to lead high performing teams and produce long term results from your organisation.

Day One

Advanced Decision Making for Medical Leaders

Day one’s workshop will equip health leaders with practical skills for effective decision making that delivers outstanding long term results for your organisation. You will focus on prevalent biases in decision making and the remedies you can apply to make sound decisions, leverage your strengths and achieve sustainable results. You will also learn how our own identity needs can lead us astray and how a growth mindset can enable you to continue learning as you take on new challenges, make errors or experience setbacks.

Note: Participants may choose to register for this workshop individually

Day Two

Resilient Leadership

Research shows that resilience is key for success and satisfaction in life. This one-day program will equip you to enter difficult situations with a ‘challenge’ mindset; conduct effective, healthy appraisals of adverse events; avoid negative attributions and blame; and provide support during tough times. As a resilient, inspiring leader, you will handle adversity with greater skill, reduce stress across your organisation and unite your team.

Note: Participants may choose to register for this workshop individually

RACMA partners with Melbourne Business School in the delivery of this two-day workshop program.


Key Benefits

  • Develop effective decision making strategies for the health context
  • Understand judgmental biases in decision making
  • Understand how identity affects decision making
  • Learn when to trust your intuition and when to think longer and harder
  • Follow up reading and resources from MBS to continue your learning about decision making
  • Understand crucial factors in resilience
  • Learn specific tools that allow you to overcome setbacks and adopt a challenge mindset, rather than a threat mentality
  • Develop skills to make healthier appraisals of events and employ appropriate coping strategies
  • Employ strategies that increase human capital and enable you to tackle challenges effectively
  • Develop healthy attributions that promote emotionally competent responses

Who should attend this workshop?

  • Medical leaders, from department head to executive roles, who are responsible for leading others
  • Medical managers interested in developing effective, sound decision making skills

Presenter – Professor Jill Klein

jill-klein-profile-shotProfessor Jill Klein is an esteemed academic and award-winning author with more than 30 years of teaching experience. Her specialities are resilience, decision-making and managerial judgment. She has taught senior executives and MBA students in top-tier business schools around the world, including Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, INSEAD and Duke University.

Jill has delivered executive education programs for more than 15 years, and has delivered on specialisations including decision making, change and resilience. She teaches leadership for the Melbourne Medical School’s Master of Clinical Education program at the University of Melbourne, and is leading the design for a new Master of Clinical Leadership program. In addition, Jill has led workshops for the public health sector and pharmaceutical companies. She has taught decision making, change, resilience, and leadership to Melbourne Medical School students, and to many health care directors and leaders.

Her qualifications include: PhD, Social Psychology (University of Michigan), and MS, Counselling Psychology (State University New York). Her research has been published in key journals including Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, Management Science, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Marketing and the British Medical Journal. Her book work, We Got the Water: Tracing My Family’s Path Through Auschwitz, is Jill’s account of her family’s Holocaust experiences.

Course Information

Date: 23 – 24 February 2017
Time: 0900 – 1630
Member Price: $2222.00
Non-member price: $3190.00

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