WellSouth Primary Care Leadership Course
Expressions of Interest Are Open!
WellSouth is pleased to offer an opportunity for emerging leaders to participate in the inaugural 'Pae Ora Healthy Futures - Primary Care Leadership Course' for 2023.
We are encouraging expressions of interest from Māori and Pacific providers, General Practice team members, Community Pharmacists and other community health providers in the Southern Region (Otago & Southland).
WellSouth and the Otago Business School are working together with Joanne Baxter and Kris Cooper to provide a course with the aim of developing effective leadership skills, with a particular focus on equity and Māori health and gaining the tools to make change in the community.
Through a series of interactive workshops led by experienced facilitators, Jo Baxter and Kris Cooper, you will delve into contemporary leadership concepts, Māori health strategies, and principles. You will explore tools and techniques to navigate complex health systems and gain valuable hands-on experience working in small groups to solve real-life health practice scenarios. You will also receive personalized support through monthly Zoom calls and leadership journals to help you stay connected and focused on your goals between the workshops.
The course will be run over the year with two workshops in Dunedin in May and November, with online monthly peer sessions in between.
The course will be offered free of cost, with all travel and accommodation expenses covered.
Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to become a truly effective health leader. Join us on this exciting journey of personal and professional growth!
How to Apply:
Complete the online application form (click here). This form is your chance to tell us about yourselves, your background and your past experience. Why you're interested in the course and how you anticipate the course would contribute to you becoming a better equity focused leader in your community. You will also need to attach a CV .
Applications close on Wednesday the 5th of April 2023 at 5pm.
Frequently asked questions:
How many people can complete the course?
There are 20 places available in the Pae Ora Healthy Futures: Primary Care Leadership Course.
Which role's in primary care / GP practice can apply?
We aren’t restricting it to any roles in particular, but we are asking people to answer the question “How do you anticipate the course will contribute to you becoming a better equity focused leader in your community / workplace?”. So if you have a specific individual who is someone who is wanting to become a leader with a strong equity focus then they are welcomed to apply.
What does the course cover?
Overall Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the programme, participants will:
Know what they stand for in health leadership
Have a good understanding of expectations of leadership and management in health with regards to Tiriti, Māori and equity
Have identified their core values, strengths and goals for delivery of leadership in their roles
Have the capability to use recognised frameworks of leadership in their own leadership practice
Have identified frameworks helpful to use when meeting expectations in Tiriti and Māori relationships
Have experienced the opportunities and challenges of working in small groups to implement and problem solve in relation to real and current health practice scenarios
You will start with Workshop 1, where you will learn about personal vision and frameworks of leadership and their application. You will understand the expectations of leadership and management in health regarding Tiriti, Māori, and equity, and identify frameworks helpful to use when meeting expectations in Tiriti and Māori relationships. You will work with Māori values and explore strategies for being an agent of change in Māori health, equity, and anti-racism. Finally, you will set goals and establish peer learning groups.
After the first workshop, you will continue your journey with monthly Zoom calls and leadership journals to help you stay focused on your goals and receive personalized support.
In Workshop 2, you will reflect on your learnings since the first workshop and identify your core values, strengths, and goals for delivering leadership in your role. You will explore tools and techniques to take your leadership to the next level and understand your personal response to complexity. You will experience working in small groups to implement and problem-solve in relation to real and current health practice scenarios. You will also learn about Wayfinding Leadership, leading with values, and navigating leadership using Wayfinding leadership with a focus on Māori health, equity, and te Tiriti.
Where will the workshops be held?
The first 3 day workshop in May will be based at the University of Otago’s business school. There will then be an online peer session once a month where everyone will review some ‘homework’ and go over some scenarios that they’ve encountered. In November the group will meet up again, this session is planned to be at Ōtākou marae.