FMLM launch the ‘Essential skills’ courses – a new series of personal and career development courses.

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I’m delighted to have been asked to run two more taster sessions for the FMLM.

Our sessions in June on Leadership & MBTI and Conflict Management were really successful so it’s great to run a couple more. See below for some of the feedback.

1. What makes you tick as a leader? Understand your values and beliefs.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015, 09:30 – Imperial College London. Click Here to book on the course.
In this workshop we will help you to understand your core values, how these relate to leadership and how they are demonstrated in the healthcare setting. This is an important part of developing your professional practise.

2. Boost your mentoring skills.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015, 13:30 – Imperial College London. Click here to book on the course.

Doctors at all stages in their career are increasingly being asked to deploy mentoring skills, whether formally or informally. You may have received training for this, or just picked it up along the way. However experienced you are at mentoring, it is critical to stay fresh and keep developing your skills.

Both courses carry 3 CPD points.

Feedback from previous attendees on the MBTI and Managing Conflict courses:

“It is important to understand myself before I can hope to understand and inspire others. This course gave me a bit better understanding of some elements of ‘self’ and left me wanting to understand more.”

“Really helpful to do questionnaire and immediately receive your own feedback about your indiivdiual style. Helped by the entertaining experimental games to understand the styles.”

“As a junior doctor about to begin my training in Anaesthetics it is important to know at this stage what my leadership style is and how I can improve it further to enable me to be a good leader as I increase in seniority.”

“The course allowed us to explore real scenarios and gave options to create real solutions. An all inclusive course where everyones contribution was valued.”

“Thank you for the excellent teaching and useful workshop.”

 

If you are interested in finding out more about these courses, call me on 0754 0593476 or email me at alexishutson@yahoo.com

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I’ve been ask by local faculties of The Royal College of General Practitioners to hold two more pre-retirement courses.

Screen Shot 2015-08-03 at 08.43.30These events have been designed by myself and friends who are GPs. The intention is to provide a workshop that allows people to explore their transition towards retirement and consider their ideas about what they might do.

10th September 2015 (Evening) Link here – RCGP Vale of Trent

14th November 2015 (Saturday) Link here –  RCGP East Anglia

NB, this excludes pension / financial planning.

Previous attendees to this workshop said:

“Very good as I thought I would completely give up work but opened up my mind to non-medical options.

Excellent, helped me work out what I’m going to do in a positive way, excellent, thought-provoking and therapeutic.”

“Brilliant fun – cover so much ground really well and safely.”

Recently retired GP David Poll shares his thoughts on retiring here.

I am David Poll, just “ex-GP” from my practice in Belper, Derbyshire, where I worked for 30 years. I have retired and have had a fantastic set of leaving do’s. It’s been a weird time, deciding to leave a very happy working environment to an unknown that I have thought about endlessly for the past couple of years, but which inevitably will be a new phase of adjustment and learning. I am still working as an educationalist at Health Education East Midlands, but for only 16 hours a week. The practicalities of my pension being available was one key factor in my decision to stop clinical practice and I have been through various categories of other reflections including consideration of what I will do with all that time, stopping clinical practice, what legacy I will leave behind, what advice I might offer to GPs starting in practice now and what I will miss most and least. I am ready though now. I would describe my emotions over the lead up time to have ranged from terror, through acceptance to eager anticipation and excitement. It has undoubtedly helped me to share views, advice and the feelings of others.

To book on these courses, follow the links above.

If you are interested in finding out more about these course, call me on 0754 0593476 or email me at alexishutson@yahoo.com

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I’m running two taster sessions at the end of this month with the Faculty of Medical Leadership & Management (FMLM).

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All leadership development starts with understanding yourself better. Being aware of your preferences, noticing how you do things, reflecting on your behaviour and the choices you make, is crucial to growing as a leader – whatever stage of your career.

Within these sessions we will explore the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI).

These workshops will:

  • Strengthen your awareness of your leadership and management strengths and weaknesses
  • Improve your self awareness, awareness of others and managing your relationships
  • Understand your role within team dynamics and cope with the inevitable conflicts that arise
  • Identify your learning needs and build a development plan

The two taster sessions are:

The Leader Within 9.30 to 12.30 25th June at the Royal college of Physicians

Leading Change – Managing Conflict 1.30 to 4.30pm 25th June at the Royal college of Physicians

NB. These sessions make reference to the FMLM Leadership & Management Standards

Building resilience, managing change and working differently.

Screen Shot 2015-03-03 at 15.48.24This is a one-day interactive and practical session that is being supported by the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Local Medical Committee and the Central Notts Clinical Service.

Session on: 23rd April 2015 – 9.30 to 4.30pm

Aimed at: GPs with a leadership role, Practice Managers and Senior Nurses

During the day you will consider:

  • How you can improve and manage the impact of change and work pressures on you and others.
  • How language supports the motivation of yourself and others.
  • A current workplace issue and how to deal with it effectively.
  • Take away ideas to keep you going

Venue: St Johns Community Centre, Packhorse Drive, Enderby, Leicestershire, LE19 2RP

Facilitators: Louise Kiteley of Coaching Innovations and Alexis Hutson of Coaching Doctors.

To Book: Contact Susan Shaw at LLR LMC – susan.shaw@llrlmc.co.uk and 0116 243 0933.

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Doctors beyond training – Developing leadership and management skills.

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In order to develop your leadership and management skills you must first understand your personality preferences and how these help and hinder your leadership practice. We will use the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and John Adair’s Action Centered Leadership model to explore how individuals perform and what they need to do to develop further.

 September 24th 7pm to 9.30pm at the RCGP offices at the Leicester General.

This session will be fun and interactive and we will be joined by Dr Liz Allen (salaried GP) of Park Avenue Medical Centre, Northampton who will share the experience of her first 2.5 years of independent practice and developing leadership style.

Participants who attended the ‘Practical Tips for Managing your first years out of training’ 20th March 2014 will be able to use that learning and progress their development with this session.

Benefits of attending:

  • Identify your leadership and management strengths and weaknesses
  • Understand your personality preferences within your role and team
  • Build a development plan for leadership and management development

Designed specifically for First5 members. Locum, Salaried, Partnered or ST3 welcome.

To book onto the course visit the RCGP Leicester faculty website found HERE

 

Last Years of Practice and Beyond – There is life after General Practice. 

Screen Shot 2014-02-13 at 17.43.17This session is the second in a series I’m running for the Leicester Faculty of the Royal College of General Practitioners.

Managing your retirement is one of the most important things you will ever do. When will you stop? What will you do? How will the practice change?

What will be your legacy? What will your interests be?

This session will be a unique opportunity to review and discuss your strategy for retirement and plan the next stage in your life for your situation. We will work in a small group, privately.

We will be joined by Dr David Poll (GP with 30years service) of Riversdale Surgery, Belper, Derbyshire who will share his insights into moving towards retirement.

June 18th 7pm to 9.30pm at the RCGP offices at the Leicester General.

Benefits of attending:

  • Review your plans and timings
  • Reflect on what you will leave behind and what you will take with you
  • Manage the move from the practice and the people

To book onto the course visit the RCGP Leicester faculty website found HERE 

Doctors beyond training – Practical tips for managing your first years out of training.

Screen Shot 2014-02-13 at 17.43.17This session is the first in a series I’m running for the Leicester Faculty of the Royal College of General Practitioners.

The session will focus on the transition from trainee to independent practice which can be one of the most challenging times in a GP’s career. The changes in responsibility, workload, adapting to a new team and negotiating change are hard to develop as you find your feet.

The session will be fun and interactive and draw on my experience of coaching Doctors through this transition period. It will focus on some of the key areas of difficulty and offer practical advice on how to manage the change. We will be joined by Dr Liz Allen (salaried GP) of Park Avenue Medical Centre, Northampton who will share the experience of her first 2.5 years of independent practice.

7pm – 9.30pm March 20th 2014

 

Benefits of attending:

  • Improve your self awareness, awareness of others and managing your relationships.
  • Understand your role within team dynamics and cope with the internal politics
  • Identify your strengths & weaknesses and build a development plan

Designed specifically for RCGP First5 members. Locum, Salaried, Partnered or ST3 welcome.

To book onto the course visit the RCGP Leicester faculty website found HERE 

I’m working with the Royal College of Radiologists from 2014 -15 on a pilot mentoring scheme for new Consultants.

Screen Shot 2014-01-21 at 15.29.17As part of the College’s work to develop and support leadership in clinical radiology and clinical oncology, the RCR are running a pilot mentoring scheme for new consultants. We are looking for committed and enthusiastic people to join a national feasibility programme that aims to support new consultants as they move from training programme to their first consultant post. This pilot programme will run from May 2014 to May 2105.

I will be running the training for the mentors and mentees.

Potential Mentees: We are inviting applications from people who are new consultants or about to become consultants, (i.e. in the forthcoming nine months). Many of my clients who are making the transition from training programme to Consultant post find this period very challenging and full of unanticipated difficulties.

Potential Mentors: We need people with experience and seniority (over five years as a consultant) with an interest in people development. Being involved in this scheme will give you the opportunity to reflect and review your experience and offer insight into the learning gained, as well as developing your own mentoring skills.

Full details and submission form can be found on the RCR website HERE 

Deadline to submit your details – 28th February 2014.