LEADERSHIP WORKING GROUP
THE LEADERSHIP WG
Zetti Azvee – Ireland
Krista Bruna – Latvia
Matthäus Fellinger – Austria
Laura Fragner – Austria
Irina Frankova – Ukraine
Thomas Gargot – France
Anna Sofie Hansen – Denmark
Kaother Jemaa – Tunisia
Sonya Lagutina – Ukraine
Annie Leedo – Estonia
Joanna Marinova – Bulgaria
Jesper Noergaard Kjaer – Denmark
Raimund Oberndorfer – Austria
Asilay Şeker – Turkey
Charles So – France
Natalia Stepanova – Russia
Nikola Žaja – Croatia
CHAIR/ CO CHAIR
Chair: Matthäus Fellinger, Co-Chair: Anna Sofie Hansen, Anni Leedo
Our aim is to provide trainees an opportunity to develop their leadership skills.
BACKGROUND & MISSION
The Leadership WG is the newest EFPT WG and started at the 27th EFPT Forum in Prague, 2019.
Leadership skills are important for every psychiatrist to deliver, improve and evaluate mental health care. Being a good leader is a matter of skills, personal experience and particular character traits. Although parts are inborn, a lot can and has to be learnt. Beyond basic leadership skills for some, it is essential to get further training and to utilise these skills to take on leadership roles in clinical and organizational settings.
However, throughout Europe, the acquisition of basic or more advanced leadership skills is very seldomly part of the professional training. According to a short survey we conducted less than a third of European countries claim to have any kind of leadership skills courses in their curriculum of psychiatry training.
Therefore, next to support the incorporation of leadership skills in national training curricula we aim to countersteer the current lack of training by organizing training possibilities, collecting and sharing useful resources and supporting one another to grow in leadership competence.
PROJECTS (WE WORK ON AND) YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN
- Online leadership training sessions and discussions with inspiring leaders
- Collecting and sharing of useful resources
- Development of a leadership skills workbook
- Survey on incorporated leadership training in the national residency programs