Workshops and Seminars 2012-13

The following Management in Medicine workshops were held at Green Templeton College in the academic year 2012-13.

Working with others

Saturday 6 October 2012, 09:30

In 2011, Andrew Lansley, the Secretary of State for Health, launched the NHS Leadership Framework designed for all staff in health and care, irrespective of discipline, role and function. ‘Working with Others’ remains as one of the seven competency domains of the new framework. Effective leadership requires individuals to influence and work with others in networks and teams to deliver and improve services.

Designed for present and past medical students and doctors in training, this workshop focused on interpersonal skills, including establishing rapport, matching and pacing, effective listening, understanding how different individuals take-in information and giving feedback.

Introduction to the Shadowing Project

Monday 3 December 2012, 18:45

Speaker: Joanna Foster, former Chair of the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and Leader of the NHS Chairs Programme at the Saïd Business School.

The Management in Medicine Programme was established by the Fellows of Green Templeton College to help trainee doctors develop their management and leadership skills. As part of our work to develop the exposure that medical students and junior doctors have to management and leadership within the NHS and the wider world of healthcare, we developed a shadowing project. The aim is to link up interested trainees to senior healthcare leaders. Joanna Foster spoke about the importance of medical leadership, leading to a wider discussion about the aims of the shadowing project, the way it is run and how to join in.

Implementing change in the clinical environment

Saturday 9 February 2013, 09:30


  • Dr Keith Ruddle, Fellow at the Saïd Business School.
  • Elaine Strachan-Hall, Chief Nurse at Oxford University Hospitals.

This workshop focused on implementing change in the clinical environment. The aim of the event was to develop and implement workable ideas for improving services in participants’ own departments and practices.

The day commenced with introductory briefings by Keith and Elaine on methodologies for changing practice and current programmes at OUH. This was followed by detailed discussion, working in small groups, on implementing changes. Participants got the most out of the morning if they came with specific ideas for improving services in their current clinical practice. It was anticipated that at least some of the service improvements would link with programmes of the Oxford University Hospitals.

Leadership skills

Monday 11 March 2013, 18:30

Speaker: David Pendleton, who works internationally at senior level in leadership development.

This workshop, led by David Pendleton, began with a presentation outlining the effect good leadership can have on organisations and describing the tasks that leaders have to undertake. This was followed by a discussion on how all this relates to leadership in healthcare.

David is Chairman of the Edgecumbe Consulting Group, a Chartered Psychologist with a doctorate in Psychology from Oxford University, and an Associate Fellow of Saïd Business School and Green Templeton College, Oxford. He is also an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners, in recognition of his early work in the field of doctor patient communication.

Harvard Business School case study

Saturday 25 May 2013, 10:00


  • Dr Andromachi Athanasopoulou, Green Templeton College Junior Research Fellow of the Management in Medicine Programme, and Associate Fellow in Executive Education at the Saïd Business School with research focus on management and leadership development.
  • Dr Paul Brankin, Green Templeton College Associate Fellow with 30 years of experience in management in healthcare.

Aimed at medical students, doctors in training and others interested in clinical leadership, this case study was entitled ‘The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’. Produced by Harvard Business School, it deals with the death of a patient at the Institute resulting from her treatment for breast cancer.

This meeting was interactive, working in small groups, so numbers were limited. Participants were expected to have read and considered the case study and questions arising from it, which was circulated before the event.

Managing change in complex organisations

Monday 1 July 2013, 18:45

Speaker: Professor Sue Dopson, Fellow of Green Templeton College, Oxford, Rhodes Trust Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Associate Dean for Faculty at Saïd Business School.

This session considered a case study of an attempt to encourage multidisciplinary translational work in a clinical network setting. Through a series of discussion questions we analysed what went well and less well in this change initiative. We also explored what could have been done differently.

The session ended with a discussion on what are the approaches to change management offered in the literature in organisational studies that might be relevant for leadership practice.


All enquiries about the Management in Medicine Programme should be addressed to:

Naomi Benson
Academic Projects Administrator
Green Templeton College
Woodstock Road