Registrations are open. (log in required).
Target group - Younger fellows, Senior SETs, and Fellows who
feel that their feedback conversations could yield better
Are you struggling to get results from the feedback
Do you wonder how to approach negative
Are you using standard feedback processes but would like to
make them more variable and productive?
What will you learn?
The overall aim of the AFSE course is to highlight some of the
challenges associated with providing effective feedback. This
course will enable participants to address these challenges, model
"best practice" and implement tools to use within surgical
practice. It aims to provide insight into the perspective of the
receiver of feedback and how this perspective can benefit you
throughout the process.
The AFSE course is focused on evaluative judgement and how
to lead these conversations with your
trainees. It compares different feedback methods and
their associated challenges and benefits. Participants will
have the opportunity to rate their own feedback style and compare
it with others. The course explores the specific challenges of
feedback in surgery and the associated tensions impacting these
conversations. Attendees will identify what 'Challenging
Conversations' or Negative Conversations' are and consider how
their behaviour can impact the outcome of this process before they
even begin. We'll identify steps that should be included in
feedback conversations and cover a range of useful tips that can
support you with this process.
Key learning outcomes
By the end of this 3 hours course attendees will be
- Consider the different components of feedback and the unique
challenges associated with its application in surgery
- Apply feedback models and compare their applicability in
- Understand the underlying causes of challenging conversations
and understand the impact of the behavours that may accompany
- Compare use of a range of challenging conversations methods
desgined for 'less receptive' trainees
- Evaluate the challenges of providing negative feedback to a
trainee and the benefits of a range of different processes.
- Set goals to implement for own development as a facilitator/
engager of feedback in your workplace.
Location and Date:
Wednesday 11 September 2019 - Sydney,Australia; Royal
North Shore Hospital
Tuesday 22 October 2019 - Auckland, New Zealand;
Thursday 21 November 2019 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia;
5.45pm - 9pm (unless otherwise stated)
Fee (all values include GST):
A$210 or NZ$245 for
members (Fellows, Trainees or International Medical Graduates
within the College)
A$255 or NZ$290 for non-members
of the College
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points:
This educational activity has been approved in the College's CPD
Program. Fellows who participate can claim 1 point per hour
(maximum of 3 points) in Category 3 - Maintenance of Knowledge
and Skills. For those with a RACS CPD requirement this activity
will be automatically uploaded to your record.
Presenters: Leadership consultants and RACS
Registrations are now open. (log in required).
More information: Contact the Department of
Department of Professional Development
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
College of Surgeons' Gardens
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia
Telephone: +61 3 9276 7440
Fax: +61 3 9276 7412