Leadership for Clinicians Program
Learn more about this exciting new professional development program for O&G specialists in rural and remote areas.
What is the Leadership for Clinicians Program?
The Leadership for Clinicians Program is a customised online training program targeted at early to mid-career O&G specialists in rural and remote areas. It aims to enhance leadership and clinical management skills, for incorporation into current working practice.
The program has been developed in collaboration with Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA) — a specialist medical college that provides education, training, knowledge and advice in medical leadership and management.
RANZCOG and RACMA are pleased to offer the program at no cost to participants in 2024, with full funding via the Flexible Approach to Training in Expanded Settings (FATES) program. This Australian Government initiative aims to improve and promote a positive rural and remote medical education culture, ensuring a capable and qualified workforce through training and development.
What does the program involve?
The Leadership for Clinicians Program is delivered online and covers six study themes:
Understanding our healthcare system
Clinical governance and medicolegal awareness
Medical workforce management and engagement
Leading strategy and change
Professionalism, leadership and culture
The Leadership for Clinicians Program includes the following course elements:
Eight online learning sessions (4 to 8 hours per session)
Sessions are interactive and incorporate the study themes
Self-directed learning (4 to 6 hours in total)
Learning takes place between the eight online sessions and includes reading, activities and pre-recorded webinars
Tasks are related to the eight online sessions and are scheduled throughout the program
The Leadership for Clinicians Program offers a number of benefits, including:
professional development, learning, upskilling for clinical leaders
an opportunity to meet all of your annual CPD hourly requirements (50 hours)
a platform to network, study and connect with peers
no out-of-pocket expenses, with full funding provided through the Australian Government FATES program
(for participants accepted into the 2024 program only)
When are the online learning sessions?
The Leadership for Clinicians program will commence on Wednesday 7th February 2024.
The full program of online learning sessions for 2024 is as follows:
|Online learning session||Topic||Date|
|Session 1||Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)/Adaptive Leadership||Wednesday 7 February|
|Session 2||Practical Clinical Governance||Wednesday 28 February|
|Session 3||Risk and Data Management||Wednesday 20 March|
|Session 4||System Governance||Wednesday 10 April|
|Session 5||Financial Governance||Wednesday 1 May|
|Session 6||Strategy and Change||Wednesday 22 May|
|Session 7||Medical Workforce Management||Wednesday 5 June|
|Session 8||Change and Culture in Healthcare||Wednesday 26 June|
Please note that you must attend all eight sessions to complete the program; replacement sessions can be arranged if you’re unable to attend one or more of the dates listed above.
Who is eligible to participate?
To be eligible for the Leadership for Clinicians Program, you must:
be a Fellow of RANZCOG
work in a rural and remote area (MMM2–7)
have a current medical registration in Australia
If you have conditions on your medical registration, please refer to the RACMA website for more information on your eligibility to apply.
How many CPD hours are available?
The Leadership for Clinicians Program has been approved for 88.5 CPD hours, as part of the RANZCOG CPD program. The College will automatically upload these hours to your CPD portal after you have attended each session and completed all assessments.
Please note that this meets all of your annual CPD requirement of 50 hours.
The breakdown of hours according to CPD domain is as follows:
|Educational activities (EA)||67.5|
|Outcome measurement (OM)||9|
|Performance review (PR)||12|
There are a limited number of places available, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Registrations open: Monday 9th October 2023
Registrations close: Monday 4th December 2023
Once your eligibility has been approved, you will receive an email from RANZCOG advising of your progress through to the next step, by Friday 8th December 2023.
In early January 2024, you will then receive an application form via email from RACMA, which will ask you for more information, including:
medical registration details
curriculum vitae (CV), including years of patient care
current role and employment details
agreement to the program terms and conditions
Following successful acceptance into the program, you will be given access to the RACMA learning management system, known as CANVAS.
Please note that RACMA reserves the right to not proceed with your application if eligibility is not met, or your application is not completed in full.
Get in touch
For further information or queries about the program, please contact:
For technical assistance with the RACMA learning management system (CANVAS), please contact: