Online course in Healthcare & Medicine

Edward Jenner Leadership for Veterinary Professionals: Developing Leadership Foundations

Develop the foundations of your leadership practice through understanding more about yourself and the impact you have on others.

Edward Jenner Leadership for Veterinary Professionals: Developing Leadership Foundations

  • Duration 6 weeks
  • Weekly study 4 hours
  • Learn Free
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Experiment and develop leadership practice as you answer 'leadership for what?'

With this second course in the Edward Jenner Leadership for Veterinary Professionals program you will explore how your leadership impacts others. You will also explore other key concepts like power in the workplace, leaderships models and styles and how you can be an inclusive leader.

This course will equip you with fundamental leadership knowledge and help your grow your leadership skill 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

When would you like to start?

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  • Available now
    This course started 6 Jan 2020

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 for anyone working in the veterinary sector but has been designed with newly practising veterinary professionals in mind. It will be especially helpful to those new to leadership.

Who will you learn with?

Jason Brewster

Jason Brewster

Jason is Advisor for Distance Learning at the NHS Leadership Academy. He has worked as a digital innovator, learning designer and leadership development facilitator.

Clare Price-Dowd

Clare Price-Dowd

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

Greer Wild

Greer Wild

Greer is a veterinary surgeon who works as a Policy Officer and on the Leadership Initiative at the RCVS. She has previously worked in small animal clinical practice.

Anthony Roberts

Anthony Roberts

Anthony is Director of Leadership and Innovation at the RCVS and is responsible for the delivery of the strategic ambition to become a Royal College with leadership and innovation at its heart.

Who developed the course?

NHS Leadership Academy

Our purpose is to work with our partners to deliver excellent leadership across the NHS to have a direct impact on patient care.

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

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

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