Trainee Workshops

Our rolling programme of workshops is designed to meet the needs of Thames Valley trainees. We regularly ask trainees to contribute suggestions for workshop topics and work hard to meet new requests on an ongoing basis as well as repeating those workshops that proved popular in the past. The programme is designed on a quarterly basis so look out for the plan for the next quarter in your emails, along with individual advertising for each workshop. 

PSWS workshops are interactive in nature and allow for discussion, group reflections and sharing of experiences, making them a quite different experience to standard workshop delivery. Small group work is facilitated by experienced coaches ensures a safe space for discussion and insights into material provided.

Coming Up:

PSWS Workshops

Download the PSWS Workshops Programme here

The dynamics of teamwork: Thursday 2nd February 2023, 9.00am-11.00am

PSWS Workshops use a coaching approach to explore a wide range of different issues facing trainees. This workshop provides the opportunity to reflect on the different ways that teams interact and the components of successful team interactions. To register your interest please click here.

Managing Change: Monday 6th February 2023, 9.00am-11.00am

PSWS Workshops use a coaching approach to explore a wide range of different issues facing trainees. This workshop will consider the challenges and opportunities for those managing change within the NHS. This is an opportunity to explore our own experiences of change as well as reflecting on some key ideas around successful change management. To register your interest please click here.

Post CCT Interviews Workshop: Wednesday 8th February 2023, 10.00am-12.00am

PSWS Workshops use a coaching approach to explore a wide range of different issues facing trainees. This interactive workshop will explore the knowledge and skills needed for success at interview for Consultant posts or Post CCT Fellowships. It will consider the wider picture and future direction of the NHS, effective interview preparation, interview technique and opportunity for practice. To register your interest please click here.

Post CCT Interviews follow up interview practice: Wednesday 15th February 2023, 10.00am-11.00am

PSWS Workshops use a coaching approach to explore a wide range of different issues facing trainees. This workshop is for those who attend the workshop on Wednesday 8th February and would like some further interview questions practice. To register your interest please click here.

Developing Assertiveness: Wednesday 22nd February 2023, 09.00am-11.00am

Communicating your own ideas in a clear, constructive manner can be challenging, especially in contexts where people are concerned about being viewed as pushy or where assertiveness could be viewed as initiating conflict. This workshop will explore the challenges of assertive communication and some strategies to be more assertive in both informal, day to day situation and more formal, presentation situations. To register your interest please click here.

Effective Revision Strategies: Wednesday 8th March 2023, 9.00am-11.00am

To explore different aspects of revision strategy for written exams to allow participants to make informed decisions around building effective revision plans in the context of their busy lives. To register your interest please click here.

Time Management: Wednesday 15th March 2023, 9.00am-11.00am

This workshop aims to encourage you to reflect and analyse the reasons for your personal challenges around time management before considering the possible solutions that would work for you as an individual. To register your interest please click here.

Foundation Career Workshops

Specialty application interview preparation

The PSWS will be running a workshop offering tips and practice for the different types of questions you could face in a specialty application interview. Many specialties have online interviews now as part of their selection process, this workshop is an opportunity to practice in safe environment with other Foundation trainees.

The workshop will run on the following dates, please using the links provided to register:

Friday 4th November 9.00-1.00 – To register your interest please click here.

Wednesday 9th November 9.00-1.00 – To register your interest please click here.

Monday 14th November 9.00-1.00 – To register your interest please click here.

Thursday 24th November 9.00-1.00 – To register your interest please click here.

Monday 28th November 9.00-1.00 – To register your interest please click here.

Thursday 8th December 9.00-1.00 – To register your interest please click here.

The Language of Leadership; Finding your Own Voice

The Language of Leadership: Finding your Own Voice is personalised programme designed to help you develop your leadership skills and build confidence in you future role, with the focus on personal as well as professional development

Each Module offers you time and space to think within a collaborative learning community in which different ideas, perspectives and experiences can be shared

You will  have opportunities to:

Learn more about yourself and gain insights into your relationships with others

Network with colleagues from other specialties – for mutual support now, and going forward, as future leaders in the NHS

Develop your own personal and authentic leadership style

Enhance your interpersonal skills for leadership and management

Think about personal life goals and connect with what really matters to you

The Language of Leadership is built around an interactive and coaching-based approach with opportunities for peer coaching within every session, as well as (self-funded) one-to-one coaching on request

Run by Dialogue Links in partnership with HEE Thames Valley and Wessex

For further information click here