MEDICAL LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
The Mountain Mindset Medical Leaders Academy brings together the leadership qualities of medicine, military, mountain guides and business leaders to create a dedicated medical leader, leadership framework.
This framework is underpinned by five principles of leading from the front; care to lead; conflict management; team resilience; celebrating success.
Each of these principles is supported by specific leadership qualities which the medical leader should attempt to acquire.
Application of this framework by medical leaders will help them to lead a positive team, focused on improving patient care whilst preparing the medical leader, or future leader, for their next leadership role within the medical profession.
This course is aimed primarily at Consultants and Staff and Associate Specialist Grades but aspiring consultants should also consider this course as a route to improved leadership capability and development.
Our overall learning objective is to educate and enhance the medical leader’s leadership capability to enable them to better manage their team’s ability to provide improved patient care.
Each activity day has its own specific objectives and learning outcomes.
Our team come from a varied background of leadership including medicine from around the world, the UK FTSE100 and the British Army and medical education.
Our course takes delegates out of the traditional, stuffy classroom approach to training and conducts our activities in the mountains of the French Alps, the Snowdonia National Park and South Africa’s Table Mountain.
We use outdoor activities specifically designed to explore the principles and qualities of the medical leader's framework. We hike, surf (SA only), raft and climb whilst learning the principles and qualities of the framework.
Our activity days have various scenarios built in to test the individual and explore the delegates strengths, weaknesses and blind spots.
Scenarios used to explore leadership qualities include examples such as negotiating with a disgruntled border guard, showing moral courage by intervening in a domestic abuse event in the mountains and following a high mountain guide to explore the principle of leading from the front. Details of the scenarios, learning objectives and outcomes can be found in each detailed description of our activity days.
CHAMONIX - THE FRENCH ALPS
Our Chamonix based course runs both in the summer and winter, and activities are planned to suit the weather conditions. So, in the summer its hiking and rock climbing, whilst in the winter we strap on snowshoes or grab our ice axes for some easy ice climbing.
Our accommodation in the alps takes the form of a traditional, private French chalet, hotel or auberge utilising communal facilities dedicated to the course. Depending on the dates chosen the highlight of the accommodation are:
Private bedrooms with the option of en-suite or shared bathroom facilities.
Communal eating facilities to bring the team together each night.
Beautiful mountain views.
Day 1 - Guided scrambling and climbing to practice the principle of leading from the front.
Day 2 - A guided mountain walk to reflect on examples of great ad not so great leadership.
Day 3 - Self-reflection and personal coaching session, followed by paragliding.
Day 4 - Scenario-based hike into the remote mountains for practical leadership experiences with our dedicated roleplayers.
Day 5 - Celebrating your success with white water rafting.