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All doctors need to be effective leaders within our health systems for optimal patient care. During this 8-month practical program your leadership capability will evolve to improve your confidence and performance in all areas of leadership required of you and/or chosen by you through 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 brand new FLASH course is 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 the program commencement
  • 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)
  • Ample opportunity for building ongoing networks and ‘community of practice’



Friday August 6th 2021 - Q Station Retreat, Manly
Saturday August 7th 2021 - Q Station Retreat, Manly
Friday 3rd September 2021 – Pennant Hills Golf Club
Friday 1st October 2021 – Pennant Hills Golf Club
Friday 5th November 2021 – Pennant Hills Golf Club
Friday 3rd December 2021 – Pennant Hills Golf Club
January/February 2022 – Senior Leader Placement
Friday 4th March 2022 – Pennant Hills Golf Club


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.

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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 Cronje, Professional Coach, 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 NSLHD         Nu USyd                Nu Sydney Health Partners Nu SERT


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