Leadership and Management

Leadership is a key component in the effective delivery and management of health services everywhere throughout Australia—whether in the public or private sectors. While there are a plethora of available courses that physiotherapists can complete, often the greatest source of knowledge can be attained through the networks of current leaders and managers—who have a broad range of experience to be shared. Within the APA, the group that can offer that support is the leadership and management group.

The leadership and management group brings together physiotherapists working in a variety of leadership and management roles. This includes physiotherapists working in senior roles, department heads or managers within the public sector and education, those working in management roles in the private sector, and physiotherapists interested in governance and professional leadership issues.

State chapters are strong in the majority of states and provide a fantastic network for sharing, discussing and solving many of the key challenges facing leaders in our health system today. Professional development looks a little different for the leadership and management group than for the APA’s clinical national groups. It often involves guest speakers—sometimes from within the physiotherapy profession, but often crossing professional boundaries—providing valuable insight into key strategies for providing effective leadership and addressing the major issues facing physiotherapists in healthcare.

Benefits of membership

- Quarterly e-news to keep you up-to-date with the latest news from the group
- Attend professional development activities at the group rate
To join, or for more information, contact the APA on 1300 306 622 or info@physiotherapy.asn.au.