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Edward Jenner Leadership for Veterinary Professionals Part I: Your Leadership Self

Explore the concept of leadership, why it matters, the types of issues faced by leaders, and why you are already a leader.

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Edward Jenner Leadership for Veterinary Professionals Part I: Your Leadership Self
  • Duration4 weeks
  • Weekly study6 hours

Discover what 'leadership' is and why you are already a leader

All veterinary professionals are leaders, it is part of the job. But what is leadership? What makes a great leader? And even through a period of massive upheaval and uncertainty how can vets and veterinary professionals grow as inclusive and effective leaders?

Answer these questions and more with this course that will introduce you to leadership. You will identify, reflect on and practice leadership skills so you are more prepared to lead as well as possible in your day to day work.

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What topics will you cover?

  • An introduction to the method of study, the course and the other courses that make up the Edward Jenner Leadership for Veterinary Professionals program
  • The elements of good decision making
  • The types of issues leaders face
  • The concept of leadership
  • Why leadership matters
  • What makes good leadership
  • How to reflect on and evaluate insights into yourself

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced

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What will you achieve?

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

  • Describe the elements of good decision making
  • Evaluate different types of issues
  • Explore the concept of leadership
  • Explain why leadership matters
  • Describe the components of good leadership
  • Reflect on and evaluate insights into self

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?

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.

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

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!

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 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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