RCVS Academy launches new leadership course
The new course will explore the differences between leadership and management.

The course is the latest addition to the digital learning platform.
The RCVS Academy has launched a new course, Leadership vs Management, which explains the key distinctions between leadership and management.

The course is designed for veterinary professionals looking to improve their ability to support colleagues.

At first glance, there might not seem to be much difference between leadership and management, but the course aims to go deeper into the two concepts, helping learners to understand the different attributes associated with leaders and managers. The course also looks at how the two approaches can complement each other in the workplace.

Gurpreet Gill, leadership and inclusion manager at RCVS, devised the course content. She said: “Leadership and management are terms that are often used interchangeably, and this can sometimes cause confusion. Our new Academy course has been designed as a short introduction for anyone seeking to understand the difference between leadership and management and the ways in which they can be applied effectively.

“As well as exploring key ideas and definitions on the differences between the two concepts, our course will help you to identify situations that demonstrate when you are leading and when you are managing. The course also helps you to consider leadership and management skills and how you can refine your own style and approach.

“We completely understand how busy working in the veterinary professions can be so this course, as with the others available on the Academy, has been designed to fit around your work schedule. It contains a mix of reflective and practical exercises and takes around 45 minutes to an hour to complete. It can be completed in stages, and you can choose which sections you would find most useful to focus on.”

The course is available for free via the RCVS Academy website.