LEADERSHIP WORKING GROUP

THE LEADERSHIP WG

AIM

Our aim is to provide trainees an opportunity to develop their leadership skills.

 

BACKGROUND & MISSION

The Leadership Working Group (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 seldom 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 organising 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

 

MEMBERS

Ana Isabel Samouco – Portugal

Anna Sofie Hansen – Denmark

Annie Leedo – Estonia

Asilay Şeker – Turkey

Charles So – France

Irina Frankova – Ukraine

Jesper Noergaard Kjaer – Denmark

Joanna Marinova – Bulgaria

João Costa Pedro – Portugal

Kaother Jemaa – Tunisia

Krista Bruna – Latvia

Laura Fragner – Austria

Mário J. Santos – Portugal

Matthäus Fellinger – Austria

Natalia Stepanova – Russia

Nikola Žaja – Croatia

Raimund Oberndorfer – Austria

Sonya Lagutina – Ukraine

Thomas Gargot – France

Zetti Azvee – Ireland

 

 

CHAIR/ CO CHAIR

Chair: Mário J. Santos – Portugal

Co-Chair: Matthäus Fellinger – Austria

 

FORMER CHAIRS

Matthäus Fellinger – Austria (2019-2020)

 

CONTACT

leadership-wg@efpt.eu