Surgeons As Leaders in Everyday Practice


Find a surgeon

The Find a Surgeon directory is a listing of active Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons who meet the requirements of the College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and have opted to be on the list. This list excludes retired or inactive Fellows.


Registrations are open (log in required).

Workshop information

Target group - Younger fellows, Senior SETs, and all other fellows who hold leadership positions

How much personal insight do you have?

Do you change your communication style depending on the situation?

Do you know what good followership is?

What will you learn?

Surgeons as Leaders in Everyday Practice is a one-and-a-half day program which looks at the development of both the individual's and their clinical teams' leadership capabilities. The content is practical and focuses on what surgeons can do to be effective leaders in their daily clinical practice, concentrating on leadership styles, emotional intelligence, values and communication, and how these all influence the capacity to lead others to achieve the best patient outcomes.

  • Understanding Leadership
  • Understanding Yourself
  • Communication
  • Leading Teams

Key learning outcomes

  •  Identify the role of the clinical leader and the opportunities for leadership in surgery
  •  Identify own preferred leadership style and how personal values can influence behaviour
  •  Discover what motivates team members and how to build cohesive teams
  •  Determine strategies for taking action and overcoming barriers to change
  •  Identify strategies for dealing with conflict effectively
  •  Understand the principles of emotional intelligence and insight
  •  Adapt their communication style and behaviour to different settings
  •  Recognise and appropriately respond to stressors in themselves and others

Key details

Location and Date:

Friday  29 to Saturday 30 March 2019 - Auckland, New Zealand

Friday  7 to Saturday  8 June 2019 - Gold Coast, QLD, Australia

Friday 21 to Saturday 22 June 2019 - Perth, WA, Australia

Friday  16 to Saturday  17 August 2019 - Wellington, New Zealand

Friday  30 to Saturday  31 August 2019 - Adelaide, SA, Australia

Friday  25 to Saturday  26 October 2019 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Sunday 27 to Monday 28 October 2019 - Launceston, TAS, Australia

Friday  1 to Saturday  2 November 2019 - Sydney, NSW, Australia

Friday  16 to Saturday  17 November 2019 - Canberra, ACT, Australia


Day 1 : 4.00pm - 9.00pm

Day 2 : 8.30am - 4.30pm

Fee (all values include GST):

A$825 or NZ$930 for members (Fellow, Trainees or International Medical Graduates within the College)

A$990 or NZ$1120 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 10 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 Fellows


Registrations are now open (log in required).

More information: Contact the Department of Professional Development.


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