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This is a unique opportunity for perioperative health care practitioners like you to receive expert personal development training in 2011.

This blog provides the information you'll need, including tips on how to apply, how to get your manager onside and what to expect from the training. But first a quick list of all the important details:

What is it?
The 3M AfPP Academy is a unique personal development programme for workers in perioperative health care. There are 6 main topics including Personal Effectiveness and Leadership. More information here.

How many people are accepted on the Academy each year?
Each year’s academy offers places for 10 selected delegates.

When is it?
The 6 days training is held over 5 months. The dates are:

  • Wednesday 16th March - Personal Effectiveness, Struan Robertson
  • Thursday 17th March - Legal Issues Affecting Health care Practitioners, Kate Hill
  • Wednesday 4th May - Communications, Karen Squire
  • Thursday 5th May - Managing Change, Karen Squire
  • Tuesday 12th July - Selling Your Idea, Phil Yates
  • Wednesday 13th July - Leadership, Struan Robertson

Where is the Training held?
The Imago Conference Centre in Loughborough, Leicestershire

How much does it cost?
The training, accommodation and travel are all paid for by course sponsors 3M Health Care.

How do I apply?
Applications for 2010 are now closed. Applications for 2011 will start in October.

When is the deadline for application?
30th December 2010


6 Reasons to Apply for the 3M AfPP Academy (04-Oct-09)

Here are our top 6 reasons why you should consider applying for an Academy place in 2010

How to gain support from your department to attend the Academy (31-Sept-09)

We know it might be difficult to convince the “powers that be” to allow you the time to attend the training so we’ve come up with a short guide to assist you...

Application Summary – Top Tips for Content (28-Sept-09)

It can be a little daunting to write an application summary but it doesn’t have to be (and 500 words maximum isn’t very much once you get going!). Follow our hints on structure and content to help you prepare a really strong application

Application Basics (27-Sept-09)

Everything you need to know to apply for the 2010 3M AfPP Academy Programme...

But Don’t Just Take Our Word For It… (22-Sept-09)

We’ve now had 50 delegates complete the Academy programme and the feedback has been hugely positive, with many going on to take up new challenges in their roles or new career moves

Why should I apply to 3M AfPP Academy? (16-Sept-09)

The 3M AfPP Academy is a unique opportunity for perioperative healthcare professionals to develop non-clinical personal and professional skills. Help develop your career, motivation, confidence and influence colleagues in your team with a view to enhancing best pratice and improving patient care

If you would like more information relating to the 3M AfPP Academy programme, or have a personal experience which you would like us to publish, then please contact us.

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