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First Residential Workshop For Healthcare Leaders Gets Underway

Participants at the workshop with Programme Director, Dr Stephen Brookes, from University of Manchester (pictured fifth from left in front row).
Participants at the workshop with Programme Director, Dr Stephen Brookes, from University of Manchester (pictured fifth from left in front row).

SIM-University of Manchester conducted its first MSc International Healthcare Leadership residential workshop from 3 to 6 May 2017.

The residential workshop which is part of the curriculum in the Masters programme saw a total of 15 participants in attendance from a diverse range of professions from staff nurses to doctors and even an investment banker. The workshop themed ‘You, as a Leader: Personal and Organisational Development’, offered participants the unique opportunity to share their experiences as well as the challenges that they face in their personal and professional lives and to discuss how they could better manage these situations. Apart from group discussions, participants also took part in one-to-one tutorials, a video conference call to the University of Manchester, live webinars and a collective discussion on a healthcare case study.

The sessions were facilitated by guest speakers from the healthcare industry, including Tan Tock Seng Chief Nurse, Yong Keng Kwang and Agency for Integrated Care Chief Corporate Officer, Chern Siang Jye.

“It was overall, a good experience thus far! A good foundation and well-rounded curriculum for any healthcare professional who already has vast experience in clinical settings and wishes to develop and learn more about leadership skills,” said National University Hospital Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS), Mae Gay.

Sharing similar sentiments was NTUC Health Staff Nurse, Yu Shao Fei. “Excellent overall curriculum for those new to leadership and those seeking to solidify or expand their knowledge,” she said.

The next residential workshop will take place from 27 to 30 Nov 2017.

Posted online, 31 May 2017