President's Week

President's Week

4-8 October 2021

During the week of 4-8 October 2021, the College will host a number of activities that showcase who we are, what we stand for, and what we do. The week of events takes place near the end of Professor Jackie Taylor’s term as President and will act as a culmination and celebration of how far the College has come during her term in office, building on the strategic positioning and priorities outlined in December 2018.

04 October

Words of Hope and Kindness Exhibition Launch

The past year has been like no other in our history. As we begin to look forward to how we recover from the Covid pandemic, we can seek inspiration in the words of College founder Peter Lowe - “Only upon this hope I rest… that in goodwill and love I have done this” (1597). Peter Lowe was writing about his motivation and desire to share knowledge and learning with colleagues. His words express humanity, hope and kindness. These words chime with President Jackie Taylor’s leadership on wellbeing for the health and care workforce.

Our new exhibition in the College and online is inspired by Peter Lowe’s words - with words of hope and kindness from our College community – simple notes, letters, postcards, quotes, doodles, cards from patients, drawings pinned to notice boards – all expressions of goodwill and love that can see us through 2021 and into the future. More information, including how to contribute can be found here.

The exhibition launch is in partnership with the HOPE Foundation. You can find out more about the HOPE Foundation and how to donate here.

05 October

Virtual Diploma Ceremony

Our virtual diploma ceremony is an opportunity to celebrate our Fellows and Members. All new members eligible to attend have been invited to attend this international online event taking place on 5 October, which will be broadcast live on our YouTube channel at 14.00 (BST). Fellows and Members from across the College are invited to watch the event and join us in welcoming new members to our College community.

06-07 October

Time to Heal: Recovery and Renewal Conference

Time to Heal: Recovery and Renewal is the inaugural President’s Conference of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. The event consolidates Professor Jackie Taylor’s commitment throughout her Presidency to improve clinicians’ wellbeing. The two-day programme will focus on healing, wellbeing for the clinician and how we develop a leadership which embeds those values in our health service.

Day 1 will provide sessions and practical advice on wellbeing following on from the success of Making Life Work Better. Day 2 takes a strategic focus on the implementation of wellbeing to the heart of the healthcare system.

Further details can be found here.

08 October

Peer Support and Mentorship Programme Launch

Our comprehensive non-clinical skills training programme enables healthcare professionals to develop skills in teaching and education, leadership and management, and professional competencies. Throughout the last year, we have heard the call for increasing need for mentorship and support – in response, we will launch three new courses in October. These are:

  • Mentorship course for those seeking mentoring with trained mentors
  • An introduction to peer support: What, Why and How
  • Mentoring knowledge and understanding

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