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Early and Mid-Career Health Leaders Program

This program is designed to provide a select group of participants from different Local Health Districts across Sydney with a professional development experience that will equip them with concepts, tools, techniques and strategies to play significant leadership roles in the rapidly changing and extremely challenging world of health care.

This 3 day residential program forms part of a larger suite of programs consisting of masterclasses, academic study, facilitated learning sets and potential for international collaborations which are in the process of being finalised. Participants will have the opportunity to pick and choose various opportunities dependent on their interests and learning needs.

The program is a collaborative undertaking between The University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine and Health and Business School.  It brings together deep subject matter expertise with a long track record of delivering professional development programs with a wide range of organisations including CBA, Bank of China, Accenture, the Department of Defence and Austrade. This program has been co-designed with senior frontline healthcare sector leaders to equip staff to transition to formal clinical leadership roles.

It has been developed for doctors and dentists in the early and mid-careers stages of their consultant life – a time when many are asked to take on or are considering taking on formal leadership roles. Feedback to date from these clinicians has universally been that they feel unprepared and lacking confidence in the expectations that are put upon them. This 3 day residential event has been specifically designed to be relevant to this group and includes some didactic teaching around the systems and financial drivers which affect everyday leadership life, workshops and discussion groups about purpose and impact, and some facilitated learning around change management. There will be opportunities to network with colleagues and to hear from international experts about their personal experiences of leading in clinical settings. 

In order to be accepted onto the program you will need to be a doctor or dentist who is considering, or is already in, an established leadership role.

What will you learn?

This program provides a unique experience that will challenge you to become a stronger leader, extend beyond your current expertise, and build strategic leadership capabilities to drive organisational performance. You will develop the perspectives, mindsets, capabilities and frameworks to lead, think and act strategically, communicate with presence, impact and influence to increase trust and engage stakeholders, and identify, dissect and solve complex business challenges. You will also have the ability to influence the shape and content of future offerings to ensure that your needs are met as you step into challenging leadership roles and situations.

Course date:  12 - 14 May 2022

9am - 4.30pm each day

The evening dinner session will commence at 6.30pm on Thursday and Friday.

Venue Novotel Wollongong Northbeach (2-14 Cliff Road North, North Wollongong NSW 2500)
Course structure: 

This is a 3 day residential program which includes 2 nights accommodation and all meals.

An overview of the program can be found here (pdf, 687kb).

Fees $7,500 inc GST Suitable for Doctors and Dentists in an established leadership role

Click here to submit an application now

Should you have questions about whether this is suitable for you please feel free to email the Clinical and Professional Development team at

Cancellations between 30 and 20 business days prior to the commencement date, will receive a 50% refund of the registration fee. There will be no refunds after the 14th April 2022.

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Clinical and Professional Development

Novotel Wollongong Northbeach