Foundations of Leadership in Radiation Oncology

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 your own preferences, behaviors and interactions with others; by exploring ways to build effective teams; through lots of interactive activities and much more.

4 weeks: 9 November – 5 December 2022

• Programme to start with an Introduction Webinar 9 Nov. 2022 (10 Nov. AU/NZ) 20:00 – 21:00 UTC+1.

  • Homework check

• Online interactive session:

  • Workshop 1 – Wednesday 30 Nov. 2022 (1 Dec. AU/NZ) 20:00 – 23:00 UTC+1
  • Workshop 2 – Thursday 1 Dec. 2022 (2 Dec. AU/NZ) 20:00 – 23:00 UTC+1
  • Workshop 3 – Monday 5 Dec. 2022 (6 Dec. AU/NZ) 20:00 – 23:00 UTC+1

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


Joint Course organised in collaboration with CARO and RANZCR

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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. 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. (

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

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

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


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)

Yatman Tsang, Radiation Therapist, London (UK)

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 an online learning programme of one month duration including homework and live webinar sessions. All sections of the programme are highly interactive and highlight practical relevance to the workplace and facilitate improvements within our discipline.

The online course will start with introduction on 9 November 2022 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 three more meetings on 30 November, 1 & 5 December 2022.

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


To follow

To apply for the course, please send your statement of interest & motivation letter to  by 31 July 2022 (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 August 2022. 

After communication of the outcome of your application, Early rates are applied up to 24 August 2022(Tuesday) at 12:00 CET. 
Late rates are applied after 24 August 2022 at 12:00 CET.


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 2022 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.



Standard Rate

Desk Rate

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

 350 EUR

 600 EUR


 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 

To apply for the above rate, please contact before the early rate published on the front page of this course expires. Thereafter, the desk rate will be applied.

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

The standard rate is applied until the early rate published on the front webpage of this course expires.

Desk rates are applied after the early rate published on the front webpage of this course expires.


Advance registration & payment are required.              

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


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.

Reduced fees

Members from emerging countries may register at a preferential rate of 350 Euro. Emerging country fee applies to individuals from low-income and lower-middle-income economies according to the World Bank listing here.

Additionally, all specialties from the following countries can benefit from this preferential rate: 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.  In addition, medical physicists from Cyprus can email to apply for this fee.

The preferential rate of 350 Euro is granted automatically when your application is accepted and the three conditions below are met:

  1. Only ESTRO members for 2022 are eligible (please make sure your 2022 membership is in order) 
  2. Only one course per person per year can be subsidized by ESTRO
  3. Sponsored candidates are not entitled to reduced fees (the invoicing address has to be the one of the participant)