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Leading Change in your Workplace: A Leadership Development Series

Leading Change in your Workplace: A Leadership Development Series

  • 02 Apr, 2019
  • 09 Apr, 2019
  • 16 Apr, 2019
  • 16 Jul, 2019
  • 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Trinity Centre for Health Sciences
Trinity College

Presenter Name

Dr. Emer McGowan

Target Participant Level


Speciality Tag

Management, Professional Issues

Number Of Contact Hours


Are Refreshments Included On The Day ?


Cost to Attend

Non-member €297.50 (Standard)
ISCP Members - €170
( ISCP Member )
(ISCP Student Member )
Eastern Branch Members - €170
( CIG/EG/Branch Member )

Learning Objectives

The learning outcomes are:

·         Expand 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(2nd April 2019) - An introduction to leadership concepts and theory

Session 2(9th April 2019) - Evaluating your leadership strengths

Session 3(16th April 2019) - Change theory and models in healthcare

Session 4(16th July 2019) - 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 3 months 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 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

Eastern Branch: Leading Change in your workplace; A Leadership Development Series - Eastern Branch Members €170

Eastern Branch: Leading Change in your workplace; A Leadership Development Series - ISCP Branch Members €170

Eastern Branch: Leading Change in your workplace; A Leadership Development Series - Non-ISCP Members €297.50



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