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All doctors need to be effective leaders within our health systems for optimal patient care. This 7-month practical program will improve your confidence and performance in all the areas of leadership required and/or chosen throughout your career.

Being a leader is not just about taking on official leadership roles or management positions. Good leadership has far-reaching implications across all components of our health systems, not only for high quality clinical outcomes but also for excellence in research and educational outcomes.

The new FLASH program was developed by doctors for doctors. Our teaching faculty have expertise and training in delivering leadership development programs, medical education and coaching. This stimulating program will be highly interactive and showcase numerous health professional leaders’ stories through live Q and A panels.

Your ability as a leader will be fostered in many ways including: examining and reflecting on your own behaviours and relationships with others; exploring ways to build effective teams; developing techniques to positively influence others for a common goal; better understanding the shape of the NSW health system and how components impact on each other; experiencing the benefits of coaching…

FLASH is developed around the Australian Health Leadership LEADS Framework.

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Target Audience

FLASH is designed for senior medical trainees in their last year/s of specialty training (incl. general practice), post-fellowship clinical and/or clinical research fellows as well as for specialist doctors within their first 5 years (approx.) of independent practice.



The FLASH program aims to equip participants with the knowledge, skills and attributes which are building blocks for effective leadership. FLASH is designed to foster the longitudinal development of confidence and behaviours for effective leadership to be applied to all facets of the health system throughout their careers.


FLASH Highlights

  • Two-day immersive overnight workshop at end of program
  • Full-day interactive workshops
  • Highly interactive format with wide-ranging guest faculty
  • Tailored to local health district needs to address the gap in medical leadership development, linking to real-life health service scenarios
  • Online coaching and mentoring opportunities
  • Experiential full day experience ‘shadowing’ a leader in health (matching process)
  • Great opportunities for building ongoing networks and ‘community of practice’



Friday June 10th 2022
Friday July 8th 2022
Friday August 5th 2022
Friday September 2nd 2022
Friday October 7th 2022
Friday November 4th 2022
Friday/Saturday December 9th & 10th 2022 (Includes overnight stay at Q Station, Manly)


Program Outline

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Application Process

Participants will be determined on merit through a competitive application process. Places are strictly limited. Selection will be based on an application letter detailing the applicants’ interest and motivation for completing this course.

Participant Fees

  • Trainees/Fellows will receive complimentary registration which includes all costs of the FLASH program
  • Cost for consultants (staff specialists and VMOs)
    • $1,900 for the full program - includes 8 full day sessions, overnight stay at Q Station Manly, all meals and refreshment, access to Moodle FLASH resources and 2 sessions with a professional coach
    • the course has been pre-approved for staff specialist TESL ie applicants for TESL will get automatic out-of-session approval for the full program without having to wait for the committee to meet (approval from the participant's manager will still be required and the participant will be fully responsible for the TESL application process)

Organising Committee

Sandra Turner, Radiation Oncologist, Westmead Hospital; Clinical Lead Faculty Development, Research and Education Network (REN) WSLHD
Peter Hockey, Professor of Clinical Education, Faculty of Medicine and Health, the University of Sydney; Director of Education, Research and Education Network (REN), WSLHD
Henry Maung, Geriatrician, Blacktown Hospital and Medical Clinical Superintendent, WSLHD
Jane Bolster, Nurse Educator, Professional Practice and Faculty Development, Research and Education Network (REN), WSLHD
Sonja Cronjé, Professional Coach (ACC) and member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF)
Anthony Glover, Director Master of Surgery Program, University of Sydney Medical School; Endocrine Surgeon, Royal North Shore Hospital, NSLHD
Francesca Rannard, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Wollongong Hospital, ISLHD
Cecilia Keung, Business Support Officer (Education), Research and Education Network (REN), WSLHD


Proudly supported by

        Nu USyd                Nu Sydney Health Partners  


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