Surgeons As Leaders in Everyday Practice


Find a surgeon

The Find a Surgeon directory is a listing of active Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons who meet the requirements of the College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and have opted to be on the list. This list excludes retired or inactive Fellows.


Workshop information

Registrations are open. (log in required).

Target group - Younger fellows, Senior SETs, and all other fellows who hold leadership positions

How much personal insight do you have?

Do you change your communication style depending on the situation?

Do you know what good followership is?

What will you learn?

Surgeons as Leaders in Everyday Practice, is a one and a half day program which looks at the development of both the individual's and their clinical teams' leadership capabilities. It is practical, and focuses on what surgeons can do to be effective in their daily clinical practice. It concentrates on leadership styles, emotional intelligence, values and communication, and how these all influence their capacity to lead others to achieve the best patient outcomes.

  • Understanding Leadership
  • Understanding Yourself
  • Communication
  • Leading Teams

Key learning outcomes

  •  Identify the role of the clinical leader and the opportunities for leadership in surgery
  •  Identify own preferred leadership style and how personal values can influence behaviour
  •  Discover what motivates team members and how to build cohesive teams
  •  Determine strategies for taking action and overcoming barriers to change
  •  Identify strategies for dealing with conflict effectively
  •  Understand the principles of emotional intelligence and insight
  •  Adapt their communication style and behaviour to different settings
  •  Recognise and appropriately respond to stressors in themselves and others

Key details

Location and date:

21 & 22 September 2018- Auckland, NZ AVAILABLE

- Speakers: A/Prof Rhea Liang, Dr Sally Langley, Dr Sarah Rennie

23 & 24 November 2018- Melbourne, VIC (Fully Subscribed - Contact for Waitlist)

- Speakers: Prof David Watters, Prof Spencer Beasley, Dr Nicola Hill & Dr Ruth Bollard

Fee:(all values include GST):
A$600.00  for members (Fellows, Trainees or International Medical Graduates within the College)
A$795.00  for non-members of the College

***Includes accommodation and meals

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points:

This educational activity has been approved in the College's CPD Program. Fellows who participate can claim 1 point per hour (maximum of 11 points) in Category 3 - Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills. For those with a RACS CPD requirement this activity will be automatically uploaded to your record.

Presenters: Leadership consultants and RACS Fellows


Registrations are now open. (log in required).

More information: Contact the Department of Professional Development.


Department of Professional Development
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
College of Surgeons' Gardens
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia

Telephone: +61 3 9249 1106
Fax: +61 3 9276 7412