An Educational Leaders course – designed to develop the skills of those enlisted to teach at East, Central and Southern Africa College of Physicians (ECSACoP) Training Centres – will take place in Harare, Zimbabwe on 4-6 February.
The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) is supporting the regional college as it prepares to commence postgraduate training at centres in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe later this year. This is the third Educational Leaders course, building on similar events in Zambia and Uganda last year.
What to expect
The intensive 3-day course will bring together members of the future ECSACoP teaching faculty from Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. In addition to participating in interactive sessions on topics such as ‘Adult learning theory’ and ‘The good learning environment’, Educational Leaders courses enable ECSACoP faculty members to establish mentoring groups and familiarise themselves with the college’s recently completed postgraduate training curriculum.
RCP CEO Ian Bullock will be one of three course facilitators, having previously led sessions including ‘Mentorship, apprenticeship and relationships’ in Uganda.
The College’s journey so far:
- September 2014, Nairobi, Kenya: Foundation Committee formed of nominated representatives from national physicians’ associations
- December 2015, Port Louis, Mauritius: Establishment of College unanimously approved by East, Central and Southern Africa Health Community ministers
- July 2016, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe: Inaugural annual general meeting
- May 2017, Lusaka, Zambia: First Educational Leaders’ course
- October 2017, Uganda, Kampala: Second Educational Leaders’ course and second annual general meeting
- February 2018, Harare, Zimbabwe: Third Educational Leaders’ course
- TBC 2018, various sites: Training at pilot centres across the region to begin