Leadership Course for Medical Professionals at EAU18

23 January 2018

The EAU Young Urologists Office (YUO) will offer a special Leadership course designed for young urologists on Monday 19 March 2018 during the Annual EAU Congress to be held in Copenhagen. The Leadership for Medical Professionals Course will be from 13.00 to 17.00 hours and aims to give expert recommendations on how to develop leadership and management skills.

YUO Chairman Prof. Michiel Sedelaar said participants will be selected on a first-come-first-serve basis for the course. “We aim to provide skills training in various areas including management, decision-making and presentation skills, among others,” he said. Last year, many urologists attended the first course in London and gave it a high rating.

The YUO is working on its Personal Development Programme by organising courses that focus on management and communication skills, leadership, finances, and related topics. Part of this programme is the course on leadership meant for young (under 45 years) urologists and related health professionals who have the potentials to be future leaders.

With a panel of expert speakers, the emphasis is on the development and successful implementation of a personal and creative leadership style and business strategy. Participants will learn how to become more decisive in reacting to developments within their organisation whilst acquiring effective management-skills. Applicants should have:

  • A letter of motivation stating the applicant’s interest for the course;
  • Recommendation letter from applicant’s immediate superior or supervisor;
  • Proven fluency in English; and
  • Readiness to submit essay-type articles in preparation for the course.

Sedelaar said regardless of their career plans, the course will provide to participants stimulating ideas, tips and other valuable strategies to boost one’s managerial and decision-making capacities. The YUO board will review all applications on a first-come, first-serve basis and selected participants will come from countries across Europe. A small token fee of €50 (excl VAT) will be required to ensure attendance by selected applicants. The course will be handled by a Dutch management and communications specialist team led by Herman Rijksen and Jaap Zijlstra.

For interested candidates or to inquire for details, email the YUO at a.terberg@uroweb.org.

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