European Leadership for Emergency Medicine (LeadEM) Programme

European Leadership for Emergency Medicine (LeadEM) Programme

Upcoming course in 2023,
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"The difference between a boss and a leader is that a boss says 'Go' while the leader says 'Let's go!" - E.M.Kelly"


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An exciting blended learning programme designed for emergency physicians wanting to establish and build upon their leadership skills with a combination of educational methods.

On completion of the Programme, delegates will be provided with a Certificate of Completion of the European Lead EM Programme combining almost 23 hrs of teaching and reflection in total.

Elearning on the EUSEM Academy

10 online eModule lectures from expert international faculty with opportunity for reflection and further reading.

Virtual meetings

Scenario-based teaching to reinforce core learning sets

Webinar 1: Tuesday, September 20, 14:30-16:00 cest
Webinar 2: Tuesday, September 27, 14:30-16:00 cest

Live sessions

Innovative simulated scenarios and debriefing to reinforce key mental models for leadership development.

Session 1: Sunday, October 16, 08:30 to 13:00 cest
Session 2: Monday October 17, 08:30 to 13:00 cest


The objectives of this blended learning approach are to provide ;

  1. An overview of the key models of leadership required for leading the Emergency Dept (ED) team
  2. An understanding of the skills required to care for yourself and your team as well as leading on key aspects of healthcare change in the challenging environment of an emergency care system.
  3. A learning development journey with online lectures and webinars supported by a full day workshop that will explore and solve real world ED problems with a highly experienced international faculty.


The inaugural European Leadership for Emergency Medicine (Lead EM) Programme will combine :

  • Online lectures and further reading materials
  • Two pre-workshop webinars to bring together the materials and how they can be applied into real-life scenarios in an Emergency Dept setting
  • Two half-day face-to-face workshops with an international faculty to discuss and manage real-world problems.

For who?

Whether you are a senior trainee, a new Consultant/ Attending emergency physician or an established Head of Service we believe you will find this a valuable, stimulating and enjoyable experience – so join us.

Please note, places are limited to 40 delegates for this Programme.

Educational material

Reading materials will be provided as part of the web based lecture phase of the programme.


The exact scheduling of the modules will be provided later

  1. Building your leadership journey - Taj Hassan
  2. What makes a good leader - Models of leadership - John Heyworth
  3. Caring for the team - Anna Spiteri
  4. Communicating in the ED - Katherine Henderson
  5. Understanding and delivering quality in an organization - Ian Higginson
  6. Improving team performance - Colin Graham
  7. Creating vision and delivering successful change - Fergal Hickey
  8. Managing and resolving conflict - Hannelore Raemen
  9. Leading an educational strategy for your ED - Cornelia Hartel
  10. Creating the right culture & diversity for your system - Priyadarshini Marathe


Registration Fee: 750EUR excluding VAT

Belgian VAT (21%) will be charged where applicable

 Application submission opens: 15 July 2022

 Registration deadline 19 September 2022

To register and submit an application:

  1. Create a MyEUSEM account, (if you do not have one), by clicking on MYEUSEM on the top of this page.
  2. Log in to your MyEUSEM account and scroll down and click on the button for EM Leadership      Programme
  3. Complete the application
  4. Once the application has been processed, you will be contacted to pay the registration fee.




14:30 Introductions – Faculty & delegates ( using chat function)

14:35 Welcome & overview to The European LeadEM Programme

Taj Hassan & John Heyworth

14:45 Breakout Rooms 1-4

Assigning roles

Scenario challenges & discussion

Summary review

3 scenarios each of 20 mins

15:45 Group discussion and review

16:00 CLOSE

14:30 Introductions – Faculty & delegates ( using chat function)

14:35 Welcome & overview to The European LeadEM Programme

Taj Hassan & John Heyworth

14:45 Breakout Rooms 1-4

Assigning roles

Scenario challenges & discussion

Summary review

3 scenarios each of 20 mins

15:45 Group discussion and review

16:00 CLOSE

0800 – 0830 Registration

0830 – 0900 Welcome, introductions
Taj Hassan & John Heyworth & Faculty.

0915 – 0930 Explaining the day – Scenarios, simulation & bringing your ‘A game’ for the team today !
LeadEM Faculty

0930 – 1000 Session 1:
“ I want to have a great career in EM – but how? “
(Building your leadership journey).

1000 - 1030 Session 2:     
“I am the shift Emergency Physician in Charge (EPIC) today – please help me!“
(Models of leadership )

1030 – 1100 Coffee break

1100 – 1130 Session 3:
“He seemed like a really great guy when he started! How can we help him now?”

(Caring for the team)

1130 – 1200 Session 4:
“Why does no-one tell us what is happening ?
(Communicating in the ED)


1200 – 1230 Session 5 ;
“Coming on shift to a chronically crowded ED – just feels like working in a quagmire of poor & unsafe practices. What do I do?”
(Understanding and delivering quality).

1230 – 1245 WRAP UP DAY 1
What did I learn today ?

1245- LUNCH


0800 – 0830 Charging your batteries for Day 2

0830 – 0900 Session 6:
“(S)he is so incredibly rude whenever I try to make a referral – its just so exhausting, but what can I do?”
(Improving team performance).

0900 – 0930 Session 7:
“ I really like her as our leader – she has transformed our ED in the last 3 years!”
(Creating vision and delivering change).

0930 – 1000 Session 8:
“OK, so I know he is a really difficult trainee and seems to pick a fight easily, but he has talent. How do we help him?”
(Managing and resolving conflict)

1000 – 1030 Session 9:     
“That department has got to be the best for education I have ever worked in – why cant they all be like that! “
(Leading an educational strategy for your ED).

1030 – 1100 Coffee & battery charging break

1100 – 1130 Session 10:
“The culture in this Emergency Department is so refreshing. Each team member is heard, seen and can bring their authentic self to work!”
(Creating the right culture for your system)

The art & science of leadership – building your journey to success.
Mr Peter Lees, Chief Executive, Faculty of Medical Leadership & Management, UK.

1200 – 1230 WRAP UP DAY 2
What did we learn from each other & how can we make it better!

1230 – 1245 Team photos

1245- Lunch