Know Your Why - for SuppoRTT (RTT18JAN22)

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SubjectSuppoRTT (Return to Training)
DescriptionAt times training can challenge the robustness of our beliefs about what we do and why we do it. Some trainees lose sight of why they chose their specialty and what they want to get out of it. Others discover new passions and interests and wonder how to incorporate them into the career path they were following. The SuppoRTT programme is offering a one-day workshop looking at returners response to the culture they might encounter, and how they intend to manage this. For returners, time spent reconnecting with their values and understanding why they do what they do professionally appears to be valuable in restoring self-confidence. If you have ever found yourself questioning why you do the job you do, and feeling disconnected from the person who made that career choice in the first place, this workshop is for you. Come and meet others who have felt similarly, and reconnect with, or re-design, your career aims and aspirations. This is a relaxed, informal one-day workshop. The emphasis will be on exploring how you feel about your career in a non-judgemental environment. This day is completely independent from any discussion with faculty from your School or Trust.
Additional information

This course is organised via the Supported Return To Training Programme (SuppoRTT) and is available for Trainees OOP or returning to training.

Once you have booked your place, head to 'my courses' and view the course information. In the documents section your will find the Zoom Registration link. This is only available to those who have booked a place. You are required to register via the Zoom link provided, prior to the course start date. Once you have registered you will be sent the Zoom Meeting link directly from Zoom.


How will the workshop run?

From 10am until 3pm via zoom. You will need to set up a zoom account in advance of the session if you don’t already have one, in order for you to access breakout rooms.

We will have tea/coffee breaks mid-morning and mid-afternoon and a 30 min lunchbreak. The workshop is interactive and involves some solo reflection activities, and some pairs/small group work. You will not be required to share anything you are not comfortable with sharing.

What do I need to do to prepare?

There is some preparatory work to do which will help you get the most out of the workshop

  • Ensure you have something to write with and on. You may wish to use a journal or other confidential space for your work.
  • Please complete the VIA strengths questionnaire: It is free to complete and your report will be emailed to you.
  • Have a look at the list of values attached and see if you can identify your top 3 (or nearly 3– can be more if you are struggling to narrow it down)
  • You may wish to print out the Balance Wheel
VenueOnline (Zoom), - Virtual  View details
Date & timeTuesday 18 January 2022, 10:00 to 15:00
LecturerDr Susy Stirling  View details
Target audienceRecommended to all
Course styleWorkshop
CateringNo catering
CPD points0.000
CostNo charge
  • To be able to articulate your ‘why’ about why you do what you do
  • To remind yourself why you chose medicine as a career, and why your specialty
  • To think about the possible impact that any change in personal circumstances might have on your ability to be yourself at work
  • To speak with confidence about your time out of training
  • To network with other returners and create supportive alliances
  • To explore concerns you might have about the role you are returning to