Online course

ESTRO-CARO-RANZCR Course on Foundations of Leadership in Radiation Oncology (Dates are provisional)

Great leaders are born, not made – or are they? ESTRO believes you can learn to be a leader. This joint ESTRO-CARO-RANZCR course will equip you with the knowledge, skills and attributes to start the pathway to becoming an effective leader. You will learn by examining and reflecting on your own behaviour and interactions with others; by exploring ways to build effective teams; through lots of interactive activities and much more.

4 weeks: 28 April – 24 May 2021

  • The introductory webinar will take place on Wednesday 28 April 2021 (the session will be recorded)
  • Workshop 1will take place on Wednesday 19 May 2021 – 21:00 – 24:00 UTC+1 / 15:00 18:00 UTC-5 / 07:00 – 10:00 UTC+11
  • Workshop 2 will take place on Thursday 20 May 2021– 21:00 – 24:00 UTC+1 / 15:00 18:00 UTC-5 / 07:00 – 10:00 UTC+11
  • Workshop 3 will take place on Monday 24 May 2021– 21:00 – 24:00 UTC+1 / 15:00 18:00 UTC-5 / 07:00 – 10:00 UTC+11

NB The exact timings are provisional and are therefore subject to change

Joint Course organised in collaboration with CARO and RANZCR

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Background

Launched for the first time in 2018, this course introduces foundation principles of effective leadership as they apply to senior trainees and junior practitioners in the radiation oncology professions. Feedback from the first fully-subscribed course has been very positive. The course is directed at professionals interested in developing expertise in leading teams for quality improvement, advocacy and in all situations where they might positively influence the future of our discipline within both local and international settings. The course links to a specific radiation oncology competency knowledge and skill-set developed through Delphi consensus process. (dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.radonc.2017.04.009)

Who should attend?

The target group consists of senior trainees or junior practitioners (approximately first five years after training) in the radiation oncology professions, including radiation or clinical oncologists, radiation physicists, radiation therapists/technologists, nurses and scientists.

Course Directors

Kim Benstead, Clinical Oncologist, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cheltenham (UK)

Meredith Giuliani, Radiation Oncologist, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto (CA)

Sandra Turner, Radiation Oncologist, Westmead Hospital, Sydney (AU)

Teachers

Michelle Leech, Radiation Therapist, TCD Division of Radiotherapy, St James Hospital Trinity Centre for Health, Dublin (IE)

Barbara-Ann Millar, Radiation Oncologist, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto (CA)

Lucinda Morris, Radiation Oncologist, Sydney (AU)

Matthew Seel, Radiation Oncologist, Hamilton (NZ)          

The course aims to equip participants with the knowledge, skills and attributes viewed as the building blocks for effective leadership.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, successful learners will be able to:

  • Examine and reflect on their own behaviour, reactions and interactions with team members
  • Describe basic leadership theory and styles as they might apply to practical situations
  • Describe the foundations of effective change management and dealing with conflict
  • Explore strategies to establish and lead effective teams
  • Apply basic quality improvement tools to approach an improvement process

Course Content

This course consists of a blended learning programme of two months’ duration including online and face to face components. All sections of the programme are highly interactive and highlight practical relevance to the workplace and facilitate improvements within our discipline.

The online components will start in April 2021 with an online tutorial and consist of an introductory 90-minute tutorial with the participants and teachers followed by online exercises and compulsory electronic learning

modules to be completed prior to the start of the interactive online sessions. Interactive online sessions will take place during the month of May 2021.

The course topics include:

  • An introduction to leadership – what it means and why it is our responsibility
  • Basics of leadership theory and styles - how to apply these
  • Self-awareness, personality and emotional intelligence – how they link to leadership
  • Leading and managing change
  • Tools and strategies for leading quality improvement processes
  • Team building and engagement – including dealing with conflict
  • Creating and communicating a vision for change.   

 

Programme

To follow

To apply for the course, please send your statement of interest & motivation letter to education@estro.org  by 31 January 2021 (12:00 CET) in the form of an open letter (maximum 2 A4 pages in length) with the following information:

  • Name and gender
  • Profession and year of training or year of independent practice (post- qualification)
  • Location of workplace: department/organisation and country
  • Interest and motivation in wishing to attend the course, which may address some/all the following:
    • Previous experiences in which leadership (self or others) was or was not displayed
    • Areas where the applicant feels they particularly need or wish to develop relevant skills and knowledge
    • Leadership goals – short and long-term
    • Other reasons for strong interest in course
    • Demonstration of commitment to engage in all aspects of the course
    • Evidence that course learning will likely lead to a change in behaviour or involvement in activities as a result of participation

You will be contacted regarding the outcome of your application by 10 February 2021. 

After communication of the outcome of your application, Early rates are applied up to 24 February 2021 at 12:00 CET. 
Late rates are applied after 24 February 2021 at 12:00 CET.

Membership

ESTRO members can order products at substantially reduced prices. Please note that in order to benefit from the member price, you must renew your membership for 2021 before registering to the course.To benefit from these member rates, please visit the membership page to become a member or renew your membership BEFORE proceeding with your order.

Fees

 

Standard Rate

Desk Rate

ESTRO members working in countries with a less competitive economic background*/ In-training members**

 350 EUR

 600 EUR

Members

 400 EUR 

 600 EUR

Non Members

 500 EUR

 600 EUR

*  All specialties: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia,, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine

RTTs and physicists only: Cyprus  

RTTs only: Italy 

** Members with specialty Radiation Therapist (RTT) may register at the In Training fee

Advance registration & payment are required.              

Registration will close on the date published on the front page of the course.
 

Cancellation

A registration to the online workshop may be cancelled without any fees before pre-online course material is sent out. Pre-online course material is sent out a few days before the first workshop lesson. After the pre-online course material is sent out, no refund of the  registration fee is possible.

Fee for ESTRO members working in countries with a less competitive economic background:

ESTRO members working in countries with a less competitive economic background can benefit from the above fees if three conditions are met:

  1. Only ESTRO members for 2021 are eligible (please make sure your 2021 membership is in order before you apply for the reduced fees
  2. Sponsored candidates are not entitled to these fees (the invoicing address has to be the one of the participant)  
  3. Your application has been accepted for the course by 10 February 2021

Application deadline: 31 January 2021