Future leaders Gather for Emerging Leaders Launch

By 10 Feb, 2023 | 1 min read

Twelve future SEM leaders gathered in London last month for the inaugural session of the BASEM & FSEM Emerging Leaders programme.

The delegates included both SEM physicians and senior physiotherapists, and are all members of either FSEM or BASEM.

Participants said the first session was an excellent opportunity to network with their peers, to get inspired, and to take the first steps towards understanding their own leadership style and strengths. Highlights of the day included inspirational keynote presentations from Faculty President Dr Natasha Jones and Professor Nick Webborn CBE.

Emerging Leaders is an exciting, innovative Multi-Professional Leadership Programme developed by the Royal College of Physicians (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 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.