The Learn2Lead Program is a statewide initiative designed to help prepare junior doctors for challenges they may face in their career by exploring practical strategies and approaches to building resilience and self-care.
The program offers junior doctors the opportunity to develop their leadership capabilities, building the necessary foundation to become highly effective clinical leaders of the future.
The program will explore themes such as:
- communication and teamwork
- effective conflict resolution
- resilience - strategies to manage stress and workload
- strategic influencing and engagement
- change management and organisational improvement.
“The program focused on helping us to understand how to affect change by leadership. We worked right from having the idea through to the details of whom and what was required to make a change happen. This was invaluable to me as a junior doctor, especially in the Mount Isa setting where the number of clinicians is small and junior doctors have a great opportunity to introduce change for the better. The program gives you confidence to tackle the problems you have recognised but unsure how to proceed with.”
Dr Annette Swift completed the Learn2Lead program while working for the North West Hospital and Health Service. She is currently a Principal House Officer, Redland Hospital, Metro South Hospital and Health Service.
- Program commitments
The program is conducted over three months and comprises of two residential workshops:
On average, participants devote up to one hour per week to the program. There are no formal assessments.
Applicants must be committed to complete and engage in all components of the program. Line manager/cost manager support and approval is essential to participate in the program. The selection of participants for the program is undertaken by a panel and will be based on specified selection criteria.
- Program eligibility
The program is available to Queensland Health:
- Junior House Officers (PGY2)
- Senior House Officers (PGY3)
- Principal House Officers (PGY4)
- Program fees
Clinical Excellence Queensland will cover the cost of the core program, however travel, additional accommodation and backfill costs will need to be met by local funding. All program workshops are held in Brisbane.
- Program facilitators
The program is facilitated by The Performance Curve, a recognised industry leader in leadership development, organisational strategy and performance.
Phone: +61 7 3328 9092
Postal Address: GPO Box 48 Brisbane, Queensland 4001 Australia