We are proud to announce that Health Workforce Australia recently included our innovative Supervisors as Teachers face-to-face workshop and online Training Supervisors modules on their newly created Multi User List (MUL).
The MUL has been established to support the National Clinical Supervision Skills Initiative (Skills Initiative). The aim of the Skills Initiative is to deliver a range of interprofessional education and training opportunities to new and existing clinical supervisors across Australia, facilitated through the Integrated Regional Clinical Training Network in each state and territory.
We recently presented the Supervisors as Teachers workshop for Southern GP Training. This important professional development workshop ran over two days and was enthusiastically received, as can be seen from some of the feedback comments below:
“I liked the way that Julian demonstrated a lot of his teaching in the learning. He gave us a concept map to reinforce the learning of the previous day, he demonstrated activities that could be used for teaching; small group work, use of the concept map, asking participants to evaluate themselves and discuss their findings (people just love talking about themselves) standing up and sitting down. All simple things but meaningful when you are thinking as a teacher.”
“Good venue, useful content and enthusiastic presenter held attention. Right mix of didactic and interactive education and a punchy timetable. Valuable education event.”
“I found the workshop very useful, well structured and presented! Well worth the time spent.”
“I enjoyed the training seminar, the presenter was very good & kept us all interested. It was interesting to hear about teaching & learning techniques – some was new & some brought back memories of school & university. I certainly thought it a worthwhile seminar.”
“I thought this was an excellent workshop The main reason being the presenter was superb.”
“I liked the presenters style which was both interesting and informative.”
“I enjoyed the workshop and found it very useful.”
“Usefulness of content- As I am doing the graduate certificate course in clinical teaching through the University of Melbourne at the moment, a lot of what was covered during the 2-day workshop is familiar to me, much like a revision of what I do during my course. Having said that, it is useful to all involved in supervision and teaching to be exposed to what Julian covered, as he gives a basis a framework to ‘hang our hat on’. We generally learn these skills ‘on the run’ and through trial and error, so it is good to have an ‘expert’ come in to consolidate our previous learning and experiences, and re-affirm to us what we had been doing right, and to spur us to improve on what we could do better.”
“Level of content- Manageable, easy to understand. Possibly one-sided as Julian didn’t have time to present different views on adult learning theories, learning and teaching styles, etc.”
“Structure – Appropriate, considering the time constraints and group size.”
“Presenter’s styles – Easy to follow, engaging.”
“Overall-Good to have this sort of workshop for ‘mid-career’ supervisors instead of supervisors just starting out. I feel that new supervisors need to have exposure to actual supervision, appreciate the challenges before this particular workshop can be of use. Otherwise, for new supervisors, it would just be more theory to pick up. For mid-career supervisors, the workshop would probably re-ignite the jaded ones, and spur the motivated ones to strive for further personal development of their teaching and supervision skills.”