BASEM & FSEM Emerging Leaders Programme

By Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK, 11 Oct, 2022 | 3 min read

FSEM launches new leadership programme in partnership with BASEM and RCP

Emerging Leaders is an exciting, innovative Multi-Professional Leadership Programme developed by the RCP specifically for FSEM and BASEM. It is aimed at ambitious emerging leaders within the Sport and Exercise Medicine community who wish to develop their leadership skills and roles and drive forward their specialty. It will provide personalised development and mentorship alongside leadership theory and training to support the SEM leaders of the future.

The Royal College of Physicians Education Team has unparalleled expertise in developing and supporting emerging leaders. Using this knowledge and experience FSEM, BASEM and the RCP have developed a bespoke sport and exercise medicine specific programme.

The learning outcomes from the programme will be aligned with HEE’s proposed Advanced Practice Musculoskeletal Curriculum and Capabilities Framework to ensure that participants can build their portfolio of leadership evidence.

This programme is primarily aimed at consultants in SEM who are over two years post CCT (and less than eight), senior physiotherapists at Band 8 level, GPwER in SEM two years post CCT. Other members of the SEM MDT are also welcome to apply and please contact us at if you wish to discuss your eligibility.

It is anticipated that each delegate will have a role or project that they wish to take up/develop during the course of the programme. Leadership aspirations across the breadth of our specialty including clinical, academic, policy development and public health, sport and education arenas are welcomed.

The 18 month programme comprises five full teaching days, involving interactive workshops and peer support and development sessions. Each delegate will have a SEM senior mentor, access to support from RCP, BASEM and FSEM senior figures, and personal coaching sessions.

At the individual level the programme aims to increase self-awareness, improve leadership skills and the development of a clearer path of career navigation. At the programme level, we wish to create an environment that promotes and delivers on diversity and inclusion in SEM leadership roles and supports leadership capability in the SEM community. Together these aims will create a sustainable peer support network and learning community with future leaders who desire to create the same environment for others.

Delivery model
The model will combine face to face teaching using RCP venues in Liverpool or London with work in a virtual workshop space, used extensively and successfully by RCP as part of their teaching.

Who should apply?
The programme is built around both developing new emerging leaders early in their careers, and developing leadership for those who have potentially faced barriers to leadership in their early years, and for both groups aims to assist them with the additional skills to confidently take those steps to leadership.

An indicative level of experience are practitioners who are established in their clinical roles but early in their leadership journeys. We are suggesting a minimum of two years as consultant/equivalent for AHPs (Band 8 physio) and less than eight years depending on personal circumstances. The selection criteria will emphasise inclusivity and diversity.

If you are unsure if the programme is suitable for you, whatever your age or job title, please contact to discuss your individual circumstances.

Programme cost
The fee for the programme, including the development days, personalised mentoring, action learning sets, and networking would normally be £3,780 but BASEM & FSEM are offering competitive free places as a commitment to developing the future leaders in SEM.

How do I apply?
Applications for the 2022/23 cohort are open and close on 21 November 2022. Visit the BASEM & FSEM Emerging Leaders Programme webpage for more details or to apply.