About the program

The Future Leaders program is designed to help you identify your strengths, challenge you to think strategically, and produce beneficial change. Most importantly, the program will increase your confidence as a GP leader. You will develop increased ability to influence, whether locally or nationally.

The program addresses three core areas:

  • Focus on self: identifying your values and how these on your efficacy as a leader
  • Focus on others: applying techniques and methods for influencing and achieving positive change
  • Focus on the future: learning how to take a bird’s eye view of the environment and advocate for change at a local and national level

What is covered in the program?

Delivered primarily online, with webinars and action learning groups, this 6-month program will include:

  • individual values profile with 1:1 debrief and development plan
  • three day intensive workshop in Canberra to launch the program (compulsory attendance).
  • two hour webinar each month
  • a two hour small group meeting each month
  • wrap up at GP23
  • Mentoring resources
  • RACGP leadership support and guidance from a specialist team of experts.

Download the Future Leaders Program Outline for more details.

Who should apply?

The RACGP’s Future Leaders program is designed for RACGP Fellows who have had some experience of leadership, but who have not yet undergone significant formal leadership training. Your experience could be in the form of leading an idea or perhaps sitting on a board or committee.

A commitment of approximately four hours per week is required from March 2023 to October 2023, and your attendance at the three-day launch in Canberra in March 2023.

During the program, you will spend time working on your project initiative, taking part in group work, setting time aside for self-study and attending webinars.

A Future Leaders program participant will need to be:

  • an RACGP Fellow;
  • driven and goal-oriented;
  • collaborative;
  • willing to take part in a specific leadership project, peer coaching and group learning activities (face to face and online);
  • previous leadership experience either within your practice, community groups or other organisations;
  • willing to take part in individual evaluation and discuss feedback;
  • approximately 4 hours per week available to commit to the program from March 2023 to October 2023;
  • you will also be required to provide two referees (RACGP Fellows or equivalent) who can give examples of how you meet the selection criteria.

We welcome applications from all sectors of the general practice community, and we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

More information can be found in the Program Outline 2023.

Information webinar

Future Leaders Information webinar 2023 is now available on demand.