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Edward Jenner Leadership for Veterinary Professionals Part II: Developing Leadership Foundations

Enhance your understanding of effective leadership models and style and become a more effective leader at work as a veterinarian.

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  • Duration

    6 weeks
  • Weekly study

    4 hours

Experiment with and develop your leadership style and practice

On this second course in the Edward Jenner Leadership for Veterinary Professionals program, you’ll explore the ways that your leadership impacts others.

You’ll discover key concepts like power in the workplace and learn about leadership models and styles.

You’ll explore inclusivity in the workplace and learn ways that you can be a more inclusive leader.

This course will equip you with the fundamental leadership knowledge you need to grow your leadership skills as a veterinarian, so you are more able to take on the challenges of daily life working in the veterinary sector.

What topics will you cover?

  • An introduction to the method of study
  • Understand more about ‘self’ and how we interpret and impact the world around us
  • Understand your bias and how to develop more inclusive leadership practice
  • Discover how the way you see the world around you impacts how you act
  • Understand the role of care in leadership
  • Understand ‘power’ and how it shows up in the workplace
  • Experiment with influencing styles
  • Understand distributed and heroic leadership models
  • Develop adaptive leadership practices

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Reflect on the use of ‘self’ and how we interpret and impact the world around us
  • Develop an awareness of personal bias’ and how to develop more inclusive leadership practice
  • Describe how the way we see the world around us impacts how we act
  • Describe the role of care in leadership practice
  • Explore ‘power’ and how it impacts how we show up in the workplace
  • Experiment with influencing styles
  • Model distributed leadership models of behaviour
  • Model adaptive leadership practices

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone working in the veterinary sector but has been created with newly practising veterinary professionals in mind.

It will be especially helpful to those who are new to leadership in the workplace.

Who will you learn with?

Oliver is Leadership Initiatives Manager at the RCVS. He is part of the team that developed and delivered the Jenner Leadership Programme. His background is in government policy and psychology.

I am a vet in specialist practice who graduated about 14 years ago. I am working hard on finding a balance between veterinary life and being a mum to small children, a wee dog and two guinea pigs!

RVN, Cert Ed
VN Lecturer & Diploma Lead
Qualified Canine Hydrotherapist
Online Mentor

Jason is the Design and Development Lead at the NHS Leadership Academy. He has worked as a digital innovator, learning designer and leadership development facilitator.

Clare has worked in the NHS for all her career, in clinical practice, education and management, she is currently a Head of Service at the NHS Leadership Academy

Who developed the course?

NHS Leadership Academy

Our purpose is to help people discover and fulfil their leadership potential to deliver outstanding health and care.

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

Setting, upholding and advancing the educational, ethical and clinical standards of veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses.

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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