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Eastern branch - Leading Change in your Workplace: A leadership development series

Eastern branch - Leading Change in your Workplace: A leadership development series

  • 31 Jan, 2018
  • 07 Feb, 2018
  • 15 Feb, 2018
  • 16 May, 2018
  • 6 - 8 pm each evening
Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St. James Hospital, Dublin 8

Presenter Name

Dr Emma Stokes and Dr Emer McGowan

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Cost to Attend

€425 (Standard)
( ISCP Member )
(ISCP Student Member )
( CIG/EG/Branch Member )

Learning Objectives

The objectives of the course are that participants will:

·         Expand their knowledge and understanding of key leadership theories and concepts.

·         Learn about the evidence base for leadership models and leadership development approaches in healthcare.

·         Develop awareness of their leadership strengths and the areas that require development.

·         Advance their knowledge and skills in change management and its application in the healthcare setting.

·         Learn strategies and tactics to plan, introduce and implement a change initiative in their workplace.

·         Reflect on their application of their learning from this course and use their conclusions to plan and implement future leadership projects and initiatives.

Event Description

During this highly interactive series, as well as covering the theory of leadership and change, participants will engage in whole-class discussions, small group work and experiential project work. Participants will attend four evening sessions and complete a change project in their workplace. Participants should have an idea of a change project that they would like to implement in their workplace when starting the course.

The structure of this programme will be as follows:

Session 1(30th January 2018) - An introduction to leadership concepts and theory

Session 2(7th February 2018) - Evaluating your leadership capabilities

Session 3(15th February 2018) - Change theory and models in healthcare

Session 4(16th May 2018) - Feedback session on the change initiatives implemented in your workplace

This programme will allow participants to immediately apply the skills they learn to their everyday work practices. Following session 3, participants will have 8 weeks to complete a change project in their workplace. Each participant will identify and plan a change initiative or quality improvement plan in their workplace. They will then present the results of their project and their reflections on their experience of implementing the change in session 4.

The change project may be on anything of interest to the participant but should fall within one of three categories:

  • A change in practice or delivery within a service
  • A quality improvement initiative
  • Innovation within an existing service

The combination of learning theory and applying it in their work environment will allow participants to develop leadership capabilities appropriate to their situation and also enable them to effectively drive change and improvement both immediately and in the future.


Presenter Profile

Dr. Emma Stokes BSc (Physio), MSc (Research), MScMgMt, PhD is deputy head of physiotherapy and a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin. She currently serves as the President of WCPT. Her research focuses on professional practice, both national and international. 

Dr McGowan graduated with a degree in physiotherapy from Trinity College Dublin in 2010. She worked clinically as a physiotherapist in New Zealand before returning to Trinity in 2013 to complete her PhD. Her doctoral research investigated leadership in the profession of physiotherapy in Ireland. Following completion of her PhD in 2017, Dr McGowan became a post-doctoral research fellow in the Department of Physiotherapy. Her current research is exploring leadership and leadership development in allied health professionals. 

Cost to Attend

ISCP Members €243 (€63 subsidised by Eastern Branch) Final Cost to participant €180

Non-ISCP €425 (No subsidy available)

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