Leadership and management for trainees and new consultants


Whole day course

Timings 09:30 - 16:00
Location RCPsych, 21 Prescot Street, London, United Kingdom, E1 8BB
Speakers Dr Michael Hobkirk
CPD One CPD point per hour, subject to peer group approval
Consultant fee£150
CT1-3 & ST4-6 Fee£120
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Leadership and management for trainees and new consultants

Event Information

This course is for trainees, SAS doctors and new consultants in psychiatry.

It is tailored specifically for psychiatry and provides valuable preparation for consultant and SAS interviews.

You'll get an introduction to the topic of leadership as it relates to trainees, SAS doctors and new consultant psychiatrists. 

This course will help you to prepare for consultant or SAS interviews.

The trainer aims to make the day energising, interactive and encourages self-reflection (e.g. how to apply learning to your own circumstances). You'll be encouraged to ask questions and to contribute to group discussions.

The course is evidence based, comprehensive, practical and up to date.

No prior knowledge or experience of leadership and/or management needed.

Topics covered:

  • What are leadership and management?
  • What makes an effective leader?
  • "Quality" in mental healthcare
  • Overview of key leadership documents, policies and institutions
  • How the NHS works
  • How to manage your time more effectively
  • Improving performance at work
  • Learning leadership
  • Creating your personal leadership development plan

Delegates will receive copies of all learning materials including a Personal Effectiveness Resource Guide for psychiatrists covering:

  • Time management
  • Feedback
  • Delegation
  • Chairing meetings
  • Negotiation and conflict resolution


What are leadership and management?

  • Being an effective leader
  • Leadership qualities and skills 
11:00Tea / Coffee and meeting colleagues

Personal effectiveness

  • Emotional intelligence
  • ABC Model of behavioural change
  • Leadership styles
  • Time management: Tips for success

Personal effectiveness

  • Using coaching conversations to improve performance at work

Understanding the context

  • How the NHS works
    • Key policies and documents and what they mean for you
    • Quality in mental healthcare
    • Where to find out more
15:00Tea / Coffee and meeting colleagues

Discussion and next steps

  • Questions and answers
  • Creating your personal leadership development plan

"Dr Michael Hobkirk is an excellent speaker and trainer. This workshop was the most useful training that I attended on leadership and management."
"Excellent! Such comprehensive information presented in a concise manner to a big audience. All relevant topics for interviews covered."
"Excellent day."
"Good course, value for money."

The event is taking place at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot Street, London E1 8BB. Take a look at a map and directions to help plan your journey.

The Citymapper website/app can help you plan your route within London, giving the best walking, cycling, bus and tube routes available. Use postcode E1 8BB as your destination.


Please note that you will need to book your own accommodation for this event. There are many hotels to suit a range of budgets a short walk or bus journey from the College. Here are the best ways to find them:

You may find discounted rates available on these hotels using price comparison sites such as Late Rooms and DHR.

Event Location

Location: RCPsych, 21 Prescot Street, London, E1 8BB

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