Step Up Leadership Program

The Step Up Leadership program is a three month state-wide program designed to meet the complex leadership needs of clinicians. The program focuses on developing and strengthening skills you need to supervise, motivate, lead change, and provide effective leadership within a healthcare team. These skills will assist you and your team in providing optimum patient care.

Clinicians provide critical frontline leadership and management in your Hospital and Health Service. Clinical training has focused on the skills you require to be a competent clinician but how much did you learn about leading and managing staff in a clinical setting, coaching and influencing for improved performance, and effectively managing your workload for increased clinical efficiencies?

Through the program you will discover your own leadership style and learn skills and techniques that will help you to lead high performing clinical teams.

Program overview

The program is conducted over three months and comprises of:

  • Orientation teleconference
  • Pre-program online leadership questionnaires
  • Workshop One (two days / one night)
  • Executive coaching
  • Work based action plan
  • CEDRIK online modules
  • Workshop Two (two days / one night)
Program benefits

The program will explore:

  • Your leadership style
  • Effective communication
  • Conflict management
  • Difficult conversations
  • Leading, motivating and inspiring staff
  • Coaching and influencing staff
  • Understanding the broader healthcare environment
  • Leading and managing change
  • Improving health service delivery
  • Effective stakeholder engagement
  • Strategic influencing
Innovative approach

Step Up is an experiential learning program where participants are actively involved in problem solving, critical thinking and self-reflection. This learning approach allows flexibility within program design so that your personal leadership and learning objectives are met. Collaborative learning is an essential feature of the program design which requires active contribution of all participants throughout the program duration.

Program eligibility

The program is available to Queensland Health clinicians with managerial / supervisory responsibilities. Applications will be considered across disciplines including:

  • Medical Officers (Registrars and Principal House Officers)
  • Nursing and Midwifery Officers – (NG6)
  • Allied Health Officers – (HP4)
  • Dental Officers (All)
Program fees

Clinical Excellence Queensland will cover the cost of the core program. Travel, backfill costs and any additional accommodation costs will need to be funded locally. All program workshops will be held in Brisbane.

Program facilitators

The program is facilitated by The Performance Curve, a recognised industry leader in leadership development, organisational strategy and performance.

Contact us

Phone: +61 7 3328 9092
Postal Address: GPO Box 48 Brisbane, Queensland 4001 Australia

Last updated: 13 December 2018