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Leadership for Health Professionals

Speciality Classification
Occupational Therapists

Start: Wed 04 Nov 2020
End: Thu 05 Nov 2020
RSVP: Sun 01 Nov 2020

This online workshop is now sold out! If you would like to be added to the waitlist please contact and send email.

WORKSHOP UPDATE: In light of the current climate and growing concerns with COVID-19 and in the best interest of our workshop attendees and presenters, we would like to advise that the Leadership for Health Professionals workshop has moved to an online platform.



Highly developed leadership skills form the foundation of a satisfying professional career.
This leadership development program includes a 2-day workshop followed up with a 12 month embedding program.

The workshop will provide detailed knowledge and practical skills in leadership of yourself and others. The workshop will also consider the relationship between leadership, management and an understanding of the dynamics of organisational life. 

This training is relevant whether you are preparing yourself for a future leadership role or looking for an opportunity to further consolidate your leadership skills.


Suitable for experienced health professionals

Please note; this course is not suitable for students or new graduates


The 4 key areas covered include:

1. Leadership and Management & Leadership Key Competencies Framework

  • Examine the key principles of effective leadership and management
  • Present contemporary frameworks and useful models of leadership
  • Explore the challenges of stepping into authority and utilising personal agency
  • Build on a comprehensive leadership competency framework, assisting participants to identify their own leadership strengths, the competencies required in their current roles and opportunities for further development

2. Be A Peak Performer – Self Leadership & Leader Resilience

  • Explores skills vital to high performance, self-leadership and resilience in leaders and their staff
  • Addresses frameworks and strategies for building resilience and burnout prevention
  • Identify signature strengths and their application to workplace roles and performance

3. Build Emotional Intelligence

  • Presents an internationally recognised model of Emotional Intelligence, which will be immediately practical and useful to participants for self-management and staff management
  • Understand ways to build an emotionally intelligent workforce

4. Bring out the best in others – Building development focussed relationships

  • Understand the key skills in bringing out the best in each staff member, building authentic relationships that enable and support developmental conversations and build performance
  • Examine the 5 crucial conversations for leaders that can be used for managing staff and managing performance, managing up and managing relationships with peers and managers
  • Explore strategies for giving empowering and useful feedback

The program will also provide strategies for building positive teamwork, dealing with change and conflict.


Michelle Bihary

Michelle Bihary is a mental health Occupational Therapist with over 30 years’ experience working and leading within public mental health and her own mental health clinical service. She understands the complexity of leadership and building a thriving and psychologically safe workplace, within the disrupted context of healthcare. 

Bringing an occupational lens, Michelle applies research based on contemporary leadership principles, emotional intelligence, people leadership, workplace culture, employee engagement, neuroscience, workplace and leader resilience. She is highly passionate about ensuring leaders optimise their potential and perform at their peak.

Michelle is a master at sharing theoretically informed, but practical frameworks and strategies. She shares the wisdom of many years in leadership roles and the practical knowledge of understanding how to build workforce capacity and skill development.

Michelle’s ability to engage with people and create psychological safety within a learning environment is what enables deep and rich learning. Over the past 15 years, she has been privileged to deliver training and facilitate powerful change in many workplaces with over 35,000 professionals.


By joining this workshop, you agree to allow Occupational Therapy Australia to share your full name and email address with your presenter. No other details will be shared with them. If you have any concerns regarding the above please email prior to the session commencing.

Total CPD claimable workshop hours: 16

Wednesday 4 November to Thursday 5 November 2020


Workshop Day 1 (Wed)
9:00am - 4:30pm | NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS |
8:30am - 4:00pm | SA |
8:00am - 3:30pm | QLD |
7:30am - 3:00pm | NT |
6:00am - 1:30pm | WA |

Workshop Day 2 (Thurs)
9:00am - 4:30pm | NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS |
8:30am - 4:00pm | SA |
8:00am - 3:30pm | QLD |
7:30am - 3:00pm | NT |
6:00am - 1:30pm | WA |

Your presenter will login 30 mins early to allow you time to login and test your technology.


This interactive course will be delivered via Zoom - Links to be sent to registered participants closer to the start of the workshop.


  • Access to a reliable internet connection
  • A device with both a camera and microphone
  • You may wish to print course materials ahead of the workshop

OTA Member: $745
Non Member: $ 1065

(All pricing is inclusive of GST)

Registrations close Sunday 1 November 2020, 11.55pm AEST eg

Members must be logged in with username and password in order to register at the member rate.


Our workshop materials are now provided to you electronically via an online platform, Course Genius. Approximately one week prior to the commencement of the workshop we will email instructions for you to follow to access these workshop resources.

If you do not receive this correspondence within the time frame stated above, please contact the OTA representative ASAP using the contact details below. 

To ensure you receive all correspondence we recommend registering for this workshop with a personal email address.

Leadership for Health Professionals
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Mentoring & Leading
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Non Profit Organisation
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