- November 2016
- May 2015
- May 2015
I have just completed the Essential Management & Leadership Skills course organised by Clemorton Consultancy Ltd. This was a 5 module programme spread over a few months.
As a new consultant (appointed 18 months ago) I have found it hugely informative and rewarding. The course is extremely relevant for all staff - nursing / medical or administrative who have to manage personnel, and I personally found it very relevant to my practice. As a confident extrovert, it allowed me to understand how my “dynamic” management style can affect different personalities, and how to get the best out of staff whom are very different to me. I have recently put my training into practice with a trainee in difficulty and had to explain to them why I felt his behaviour was unacceptable and what I wanted to change. Rather than having any conflict, due to me adapting my style as trained, I was rewarded with the individual thanking me for pointing out their failings as now he understood why things weren’t going well for him, something which he had never been told in his last two jobs!
With regards to the course, the organisation was excellent and the delivery of the format done in a professional, interactive, thought provoking way which allowed every individual to maximise the benefit gained from the course. I was particularly impressed about how the trainer / facilitator managed to balance the group to allow the quieter members to participate as much as the more vocal. Despite everyone being from different backgrounds and seniority, this was never a problem and in fact, lessons were learnt from each others experience as well as from the trainer.
Dawn Adamson, Consultant Interventional Cardiologist.