Supervisor Professional Development Program (SPDP)

The online Supervisor Professional Development Program (SPDP) is a 3 part program designed and developed specifically for Supervisors. This program provides Supervisors skills and knowledge required to supervise RACP trainees.

Online courses take place across a 5-week period. This format focuses on learning with peers through discussion and allows for time flexibility. We recommend 10-20min blocks at a time with ~1-2 hours per week, depending on how involved you decide to be.

Courses do not need to be completed in sequential order.

Dates for 2024 are listed below.

SPDP1: Practical Skills for Supervisors

15 Jan - 20 Feb
3 Jun - 9 Jul


Practical Skills for Supervisors covers important topic areas including setting the culture for learning, giving, and receiving feedback in challenging situations.

  1. Orientation
  2. Setting the Culture for Learning
  3. Giving Feedback
  4. Feedback in Challenging Situations
  5. Summary and Evaluation

SPDP2: Teaching & Learning in Healthcare

4 Mar - 10 Apr
22 Jul - 27 Aug
28 Oct - 3 Dec

Teaching & Learning in Healthcare Settings offers a range of teaching strategies to manage and overcome challenges supervisors face in a complex healthcare setting.

  1. Orientation
  2. Challenges facing educators in healthcare settings
  3. Strategies for teaching in a complex environment
  4. Confronting underlying and system issues - the environment
  5. Confronting underlying and system issues - the adverse event

SPDP3: Work-based Learning and Assessment

22 Apr - 28 May
9 Sep - 15 Oct


Work-based Learning and Assessment will cover a range of topics like goal settings and learning tools, how to provide effective feedback, and make evidence-based judgements within the healthcare setting.

  1. Orientation
  2. Goal setting
  3. Learn and gather evidence
  4. Making evidence-based judgements
  5. Reflect and prepare
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For more details and face-to-face or virtual workshop options visit the SPDP website.

RACP CPD Participants can claim time spent on the online SPDP courses under Category 2.

Practical Skills for Supervisors is one of three Supervisor Professional Development Program courses. It covers important topic areas including setting the culture for learning, giving feedback and feedback in challenging situations.

Enrolment is now closed. Please register for future courses via the SPDP website.

 

Format: The course runs for 5 weeks. In each week, a series of videos are presented, which provide topics for discussion. A range of discussion activities, questions, quizzes, polls and role plays are to be completed. The discussion activities are supported by a team of moderators and a Fellow facilitator.


Modules

  1. Introduction to Practical Skills for Supervisors
  2. Setting the Culture for Learning
  3. Giving Feedback
  4. Feedback in Challenging Situations
  5. Summary and Evaluation

Learning outcomes

By completing this course you should be able to:

  1. Develop a culture for learning.
  2. Provide feedback and improve performance.
  3. Deliver feedback in challenging situations.