RANZCOG is committed to supporting trainee and supervisor wellbeing and enhancing a culture of respect and professionalism.  A number of workshops has been developed to further assist and support trainees and training supervisors by increasing learning opportunities, improving outcomes through targeted up-skilling and professional development. The workshops have been developed using research evidence including cognitive and positive psychology so that attendees will receive practical techniques and strategies to improve their personal wellbeing and workplace performance and to assist others.

Respectful Workplaces Workshop

The College has developed a 'Respectful Workplaces' workshop to support the development of respectful workplace culture across training sites. 

The ‘Respectful Workplace’ Workshop has been developed in response to the survey that was distributed to all RANZCOG Fellows and Trainees in May 2016. The survey was to ascertain the level of bullying and harassment experienced by members and of those who completed the survey, 61% indicated that they had been subjected to bullying and harassment.

Workshop Aim
This workshop aims to provide participants with appropriate information and strategies to support the creation of a supportive and respectful workplace.   The workshop focuses particularly on bullying, harassment and discrimination and how these behaviours are identified and managed.

Key Content
  • Discussion about unacceptable behaviours and how it impacts individuals, teams and patient safety.
  • Intervention strategies and responses to unacceptable behaviours as either someone affected, bystanders, supervisors and managers.
  • The costs, risks and impact of bullying.

What previous participants have said about the workshop
“Useful session. Helpful strategies. Excellent presenter.”
“Really really good. I’ve learned a lot about myself”
 “Very informative. I will definitely take this back to my workplace”.
 “Excellent day on very current issue. Gives an excellent backbone for introducing this into our workplaces. Really enjoyed the ability to discuss this issue with colleagues in a structured manner.”


Thrive Workshop

Workshop Aim
This 4 hour purposefully designed workshop aims to provide participants with tools and strategies to manage professional and personal stressors associated with specialist training.  The workshop is highly interactive to enable peer-to-peer learning.  Participants will be encouraged to share workplace related issues and together with facilitators discuss strategies to assist and where to seek help.

Key Content

  • Understanding skills and behaviours that contribute to greater resilience.
  • Recognise personal strengths and how to leverage these to deal with stressors.
  • Identify strategies to manage and negotiate workplace relationships and incidents.
  • Discuss strategies and access to appropriate supports for dealing with adverse events.
  • Discuss tips to manage and incorporate feedback for improved practice.

What previous participants have said about the workshop
“Relaxed atmosphere, open dialogue.”
“Interactive……Safe space to raise concerns.”
“…insightful and helped with reassuring me my concerns and issues weren’t just me.”
“Wonderful initiative…..Good interaction…..Good discussions.”


Training Supervisor Workshop

Workshop Aim:
This workshop explores the integral role of the training supervisor.  It delves into the issues encountered by training supervisors as they balance a wide range of workplace demands, College requirements and trainee learning needs. The format of the day is interactive and draws upon the collective experience of participants and experienced workshop facilitators.

Key Content:
-Roles and responsibilities of FRANZCOG training supervisors.
-Overview and updates of the FRANZCOG training program.
-Managing the underperforming trainee and giving feedback.
-Supporting the health and wellbeing of trainees.

Who should attend?
It is a requirement of all Training Supervisors to attend a workshop every 3 years.
Advanced trainees are also welcome.
What participants have said about the workshop
“…….ability to discuss our issues, problems, challenges”
“Very interactive; sharing views and experiences”
“Great workshop facilitation, interactive and respectful”
“Interactive, felt I could as questions. Good to hear of some concerns/questions/observations from others.  Good to put faces to names/roles at College in Melbourne”


More information

24/7 EAP for members and trainees
Phone (AUS): 1300 687 327 
Phone (NZ): 0800 666 367 

Carly Moorfield
Senior Coordinator, Trainee Liaison
Email[email protected]
Phone: 0429 577 302




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