Course Overview and Programme


A programme of case based and reflective learning about the management of complex or difficult situations from the President of the Royal College of Pathologists, Professor Jo Martin, facilitated by the Chair of the Trainees’ Advisory Committee, Dr Matthew Clarke drawing on the theory and practical aspects of leadership and management in a healthcare setting.

Aimed at trainees, new and established consultants, clinical scientists and biomedical scientists, students and staff who want to reflect on their skills, and learn some tools that may be helpful in dealing with difficult situations.

Register once for either all seminars or select which dates you are able to attend at the time of booking. For further details please contact the Events Team on [email protected].


Wednesday evenings: 7:00 -7:30
Dates: 7th October - 25th November 2020
Format: 8 live sessions from Professor Jo Martin followed by a Q&A session moderated by Dr Matthew Clarke.

  • 07/10/2020 The role and the objectives...why? and why bother..?
  • 14/10/2020 Follow the money....commissioning and financial flows
  • 21/10/2020 Core tools in surfing the system - “Can you just send me the....”
  • 28/10/2020 Dealing with mistakes and complaints
  • 04/11/2020 Dealing with the unpleasant - “Expecto patronum...” 
  • 11/11/2020 Gossip, raising concerns and whistleblowing “I want to tell you about....” 
  • 18/11/2020 The public face of leadership and management “The Daily Mail test”
  • 25/11/2020 policy and influence – “How do I succeed in the things I want to do”







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