Here you can find frequently asked questions for the College's Leadership & Management Fellow Scheme
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We are excited to launch a new blended approach to the RCPsych Leadership and Management Fellow Scheme, adopting a digital-first approach during the pandemic.
While the potential for future face-to-face contact days will be kept under constant review, with any decisions made reached in collaboration with Fellows, we are proud to offer more regular supervision in an online setting and offer Fellows a unique opportunity to learn how to digitally lead and engage within organisations.
Applications are now open for the 2021/22 scheme.
The deadline for nominations is Monday 5 July.
In addition to individual project supervision, Fellows should be supported and mentored throughout the scheme by a senior medical leader within their organisation. This is a key aspect of the scheme and is essential to the success of the Fellow’s role.
The mentoring role is anticipated to be held by the Medical Director, Deputy or Associate Medical Director who can ensure that they get access to the necessary meetings or contacts to support their work.
A minimum of six mentoring sessions should be held throughout the 12-month duration of the scheme.
It is also expected that Fellows will have opportunities to shadow at an executive level and with key external health and local authority partners to gain a deeper understanding of healthcare leadership and management within the wider social, political and economic context.
The RCPsych Leadership and Management Fellow Scheme Alumni from the last two years will support the running of Action Learning Sets who will provide ongoing support around the course and the project.
Successful completion of the RCPsych Leadership and Management Fellow Scheme is not determined by individual project success or failure.
Success is more meaningfully determined by the Fellow’s engagement with the programme and - as determined by reflective practice and their mentor’s feedback - their learning, growth and leadership development throughout the scheme.