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Workshops
 

RANZCOG is committed to supporting member wellbeing and cultivating a culture of respect and professionalism. The following programs aim to provide participants with practical techniques and strategies to maintain their personal wellbeing and support their colleagues. 
 

Respectful Workplaces

The College is currently working toward its goal to make hospitals, and other environments that our members work in, safe and free of behaviour that is inappropriate, distressing and harmful. Instituting and supporting healthy workplace cultures, leadership and professionalism in obstetrics and gynaecology is key to making that goal a reality.

Respectful Workplaces workshop

 

Workshop aim

The aim of this workshop is to provide participants with appropriate information and strategies to support the creation of a supportive and respectful workplace.
 

Learning objectives

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • describe what constitutes a respectful workplace.
  • describe acceptable standards of professional behaviour in a healthcare setting
  • describe what unacceptable behaviour looks like in healthcare, and specifically in O & G settings
  • discuss the impacts of unacceptable behaviour on individuals, team performance and patient safety
  • identify intervention strategies and responses to unacceptable behaviours
  • identify stressors that may contribute to unacceptable behaviour, and describe how to better manage these
  • recognise the professional responsibility to speak up when exposed to unacceptable behaviours
  • locate resources to support yourself and others in addressing unacceptable behaviours within the workplace.
     

Participant feedback

"It’s an excellent course and as a department, we feel proud we attended and have got the goal of achieving a safer workplace for all of us."

"Dr Debattista made this a most informative and engaging workshop which I believe all trainees and consultants should consider doing. Thank you."

"A useful workshop that was easy to do online."

"Provided good information particularly about the active bystander role."

Course dates and schedule

We are currently undertaking a review of the course program and will schedule dates later in 2021.

Please register your interest with [email protected].


Operating with Respect eLearning module
 

The ‘Operating with Respect’ module developed by The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) is now available to all RANZCOG trainees and Fellows. To access this module please visit Climate.

 

Aim

The aim of this module is to help our fellows and trainees improve their knowledge and understanding of unacceptable behaviours, enabling them to recognise when they occur and the adverse impact they have on individuals, team performance and patient safety.

At the completion of this module, it is anticipated that you will be able to:

  • identify acceptable standards of professional behaviour in the healthcare setting
  • identify the principles within legislation relating to discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment
  • identify what unacceptable behaviour looks like in healthcare, and specifically in surgical settings
  • recognise the impacts of unacceptable behaviour on individuals, team performance and patient safety
  • recognise stressors that may contribute to unacceptable behaviour, and understand how to better manage these
  • recognise the professional responsibility to speak up when exposed to unacceptable behaviours
  • identify intervention strategies and responses to unacceptable behaviours
  • locate resources to support yourself and others in addressing unacceptable behaviours within the workplace.

CPD hours are available at completion of this module.


Activate your personal agency in high emotional labour settings for sustained wellbeing


Emotional Labour Workshop


This interactive workshop will help participants understand what happens to them under stress, what selfcare is in real time, the origin of our emotions and their relationship to physical body and brain

Learning Objectives

  • Recognise the need to improve your own emotional literacy and experience some tools to help you understand your own emotions so you can utilise them intelligently
  • Consider the impact of emotional burden on your performance and wellbeing
  • Learn the difference between empathy and compassion
  • Understand the origins of empathic distress and empathy fatigue
  • Learn how to cultivate compassion for sustained wellbeing

Course Schedule
 TBC


                                                                                                                                         


Training Supervisor Workshops

Supervisors play an important role in supporting trainees during their training, guiding their learning, helping to plan and facilitate learning opportunities and providing feedback on their progress.

RANZCOG has developed a Supervisor Training Program, Foundation and Refresher that explores the integral role of the training supervisor and delves into the issues encountered by training supervisors as they balance workplace demands, College requirements and trainee learning needs. The interactive format draws on the collective experience of participants and experienced workshop facilitators.

The Clinical Education Training Program

Completion of the CET is compulsory for new supervisors and a pre-requisite to the Foundation Supervisor Training Program. This program establishes the standards expected of RANZCOG Supervisors and provides an opportunity for new Supervisors to expand their knowledge and skills in teaching and education.

CET Part 1
Clinical Education Training - Part 1 introduces learners to the principles of adult learning theory and strategies that support teaching and learning in the clinical environment.  
Section topics covered:
  • Adult learning theory
  • Teaching and learning preferences
  • Personal learning plan
  • Teaching and learning strategies
  • Barriers to learning
  • Communication
 
CET Part 2
Clinical Education Training - Part 2 focuses on principles and strategies to support those involved in the education and training of others in the workplace 
Section topics covered:
  • The learning environment
  • Evaluation, Appraisal and Assessment
  • Documentation

The Foundation Supervisor Training Program

The new Foundation Supervisor Training Program has been specifically developed for FRANZCOG and DRANZCOG/ DRANZCOG ADV supervisors and builds on the Clinical Education Training Program (see above), that must be completed prior to attending the event. 

Learning objectives
  • Analyse case scenarios to apply learning from Clinical education Training Program
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of a FRANZCOG/DRANZCOG Supervisor
  • Set goals with a Trainee
  • Practice using Pendleton’s model of feedback
  • Identify impact of assessor on validity and reliability
  • Discuss underperformance and remediation

Who should attend?
New Training Supervisors and/or those who have been in the role for less than 3 years. Supervisors are required to attend one workshop every three years. Advanced Trainees are also welcome.
 
Participant feedback
  • “Overall excellent workshop!”
  • “Great course - I learned a lot.”
  • “The practicing giving feedback was excellent.”

Course Schedule
To register for an upcoming workshop click here.
Date Time (AEST) Delivery Mode / Location
18 November 2021 12:30 - 17:45 Online
19 January 2022 08:30 - 13:45 Online

The Refresher Supervisor Training Program

This program has been developed for FRANZCOG supervisors that builds on the content from the Foundation Supervisor Program.

Learning objectives
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of a RANZCOG supervisor.
  • Discuss and address the challenges of being a supervisor.
  • Use Pendleton’s model to provide feedback.
  • Identify RANZCOG assessment requirements and the potential impact of assessors on validity and reliability.
  • Discuss underperformance and remediation strategies.
 
Who should attend?
Training Supervisors who have been in the role for more than 3 years. Supervisors are required to attend one workshop every three years.  Advanced Trainees are also welcome.

Participant feedback
  • “Excellent facilitators”
  • “Thank you for a great workshop. I enjoyed it and found it very helpful.”
  • “I was pleasantly surprised by the interactive session.”

Course Schedule
To register for an upcoming workshop click here.
Date Time (AEST) Delivery mode / Location
27 October 2021 12:30 - 17:45  Online
10 December 2021 08:30 - 13:45 Online

Interested in joining the Training Supervisor faculty of educators?

You can apply if you
  • are a Fellow of the RANZCOG
  • have been a FRANZCOG training Supervisor for at least 3 years
  • have completed the CET program
Please register your interest to [email protected].

 

More information

For more information or questions about our workshops, contact the Education Programs team:

Email[email protected]
 

 

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