Course Overview:

This course is designed for any leader- whether you are working as a solo practitioner, or have a large team (or teams) reporting to you; the principles of sound planning remain the same.

Topics covered include:

  • Why plan?
  • Your Vision Statement
  • 6 Key Steps to a Successful Team Plan
  • Setting Goals
  • Sample Plan
  • Implementing Your Plan
  • Keeping the Plan Live
  • Resolving Challenges
  • Celebrate Your Successes

Learning Objectives

  • Know what a team plan is, and why you need one
  • Understand the key steps to a successful team plan
  • Construct a team plan
  • Know how to make the plan a reality

Authors Bio

Catherine Epps has been a healthcare leader for more than ten years, and currently works in Wellington. As well as being a practising Speech-language Therapist in both the UK and New Zealand, she has also held a number of leadership roles in both the public and private health sectors. Many of you may also be familiar with Catherine as the former editor of Communication Matters. Her substantive position is at Capital and Coast DHB, where she works as the Executive Director Allied Health, Scientific and Technical.

With our ability to consider clients needs in a wholistic manner, lateral thinking, and finely honed communication skills; Catherine believes that Speech-language Therapists make excellent leaders. She is therefore keen to work alongside the NZSTA members to enable them to further develop their leadership skills and experience. Building the quality of the leadership that we collectively provide, will then in turn enable our services to deliver continuously improving care.

Estimated Course Time:

2 hours

Note: You will have four months from the date of enrollment to complete this course. You may log in and out of the course as many times as you wish during this time.


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Prices: All prices listed include GST

Membership LevelPrice
NZSTA Member $57.50
Non-members $115.00

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