Emerging leader program

Excellence in healthcare requires expert collaboration within and between diverse teams of highly specialized healthcare professionals. As an early career doctor, you can start to develop the leadership skills necessary to participate effectively in collaborative work and to lead and support those with whom you work. Join this program to increase your knowledge of effective leadership and learn practical skills for use in your current role. 


Aim of the program

The aim of the Emerging Leader Program is to support the next generation of doctors (PGY1-PGY8+) to transition effectively into their roles in different health services and other specialty and practice settings. 

A key focus of the program is to support them to develop their leadership identity and to build a strong skill base for enacting leadership in their everyday work, as well as providing a solid foundation for stepping up into leadership positions in the coming years.


Structure of the program

The program delivers 11.5 hours of learning facilitated by our leadership expert Dr Anna Clark.  

It is presented in a group format over several sessions via interactive webinars/tutorials to ensure accessibility and inclusion of all members.  The duration of the program ranges from 4.5 – 8 weeks depending on format.

We know you are all busy with changing rosters and night shifts to work around, hence the different formats on offer.  

We would encourage 100% attendance at all module sessions to maximise your learning; however, we realise this may not be possible for all of you due to work/personal commitments.  Subsequently, we would accept 75% attendance to receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program.  If you know this may be a problem, please advise and we can explore other options for you.  Webinars will be recorded, and you can catch up on a missed session if required.  


Program dates


Intake 1 - 2021


Intake 2 - 2021


Limited places in each intake!


Program cost


We love our members, we don’t exist without you, therefore we try to create value for you wherever we can. Hence, accessing the program is substantially discounted for you.  

Please use the discount codes below on enrolment to access the member pricing that relates to you. 



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To discuss the program or to find out more, please email careersadvisor@amavic.com.au.

If you are having problems enrolling, please email training@amavic.com.au.


Who should attend this program

Any doctor (PGY1-8+) who is not yet a consultant and who feels they fit into the emerging leader category.  This program does not require you to be in a formal leadership role – but you aspire to develop and embed these skills as you progress. 


Content covered in the program


Program Director 

Dr Anna Clark (PhD).

Anna has a PhD in social psychology from the University of Melbourne and works as a leadership development consultant and coach designing and delivering leadership development programs and coaching in Europe, Singapore, and Australia. Prior to working in leadership development, Anna held academic positions in psychology and organisational behaviour departments in the Netherlands, France, and Australia. She has over 12 years’ experience coaching a range of emerging, middle, and senior leaders from both private and public sector organisations, including health and education. Anna currently lives in Melbourne and works as a leadership development consultant and coach designing and delivering executive education programs and coaching for a range of organisations and individuals around Australia. Anna specialises in supporting individuals to find authentic, purposeful, and realistic development goals and to then create and enact nuanced personal action plans to support their work toward the behavioural change they desire in a practical and sustainable way.

In her work with AMA Victoria, Anna has joined the Professional Development and Careers team to provide leadership development programs and one-on-one coaching for Doctors at all stages of their careers. Professional coaching provides a safe and objective developmental space for doctors to work on the current issues and challenges that they face in their day-to-day work, as well as in their professional work system.  

Anna also writes regularly for AMA Victoria, publishing on leadership topics highly relevant to the complex care and collaborative leadership required in healthcare settings. 


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