To effectively manage educational programs requires good leadership and managerial skills. Very often, medical and health professionals and educators are given those roles without adequate training and exposure. This course is to introduce the foundational principles and best practices in managing programs and leading educational development.

At the end of the workshop, participants should be able to discuss best practices in course management and leadership, apply the principles of good management and leadership to one’s own educational environment to identify strengths, limitations and ways to improve. Relate the principles of leadership to one’s own educational practice, explain how a leader motivates others to achieve their maximum potential, analyse how leadership styles impact on the quality of output and outcome of a task, apply sound problem solving and decision making approaches as a leader in a medical education setting.