EyeThrive: Ophthalmic Leadership and Management Programme

Ophthalmology is facing unprecedented challenges in the face of year-on-year growing demand with finite capacity. In addition, Covid-19 has brought about unfamiliar and extraordinary challenges, and requires leadership that is responsive, flexible and agile.

Recognising that the field of Ophthalmology needs to develop leaders now more than ever, to harness the opportunities of the recovery landscape and collective potential of people, this bespoke Moorfields Education programme has been designed to enable emerging clinical leaders to develop the breadth of skills necessary to effectively lead in a landscape that is volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous.

EyeThrive presents a comprehensive approach to leadership development that emphasises understanding of self, others and the organisation through the lens of positive leadership and create an environment that is collaborative, inclusive and productive.

Course Overview

This leadership programme aims to take you on a journey which encourages you to explore and gain deeper insights about yourself, develop better understanding of your character strengths, how to develop high performing teams and how to use your influence and impact to achieve sustainable organisational performance. The programme will provide you with leadership frameworks, models and psychometric tools which will inspire you to look inward and consider approaches to enhance your leadership skills and achieve positive and inclusive leadership through Positive Psychology tools and interventions.

Course Structure

This programme consists of two days of virtual face to face interaction and self-paced materials that will include several video lectures by ophthalmic thought leaders. There will also be post workshop activities. Delegates will be expected to self-manage their learning journey. This approach enables you to take responsibility and accountability for your learning. You will also assess and be assessed by your peers during the action Learning set meeting. This reflects the need for leaders to hold themselves and others to account, to take responsibility, and to make difficult decisions and give feedback on performance

There will be one action learning set meeting organised, this would be roughly one month after the workshop with the aim of sharing reflections and learning since attending leadership programme. Each delegate will get a chance to present a problem and receive coaching support in resolving the problem. This forum is to provide peer support and feedback.

Please click here to download programme timetable.

Who should apply

This programme has been designed for both clinical and non-clinical managers within an ophthalmic setting looking to take their leadership skills to the next level.

Featured Topics
  • Developing inclusive leadership skills
  • Managing difficult conversation and managing upwards
  • Workplace Resilience and wellbeing
  • Understanding identity, Impact and Voice
  • Storytelling as a leadership development tool
  • Influence, Persuasion, and Negotiation

Sessions will be delivered through interactive workshops, exercises, and will end with a reflective action learning set. You will also have the opportunity to listen and be inspired by leadership journeys of leaders within the NHS.

Learning Objectives
  • Gain insights into your personality and strengths and how to proactively use this knowledge to develop yourself and others.
  • Develop essential skills to empower yourself to be more proactive in nurturing your resilience and wellbeing by developing your Wellbeing & Resilience Action Plan (WRAP).
  • Foster positive practices, including harnessing the benefits of diverse teams in order to support employees to flourish and build a thriving environment
  • Develop powerful narratives, in order to effect change within teams and organisations
  • Develop critical negotiation and influencing skills in managing different stakeholders

This course has been awarded 8 CPD points by The Royal College of Ophthalmologists. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the course.


In order to access the programme online, you will need access to a computer (laptop or desktop) with a webcam and microphone.


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Date Location Time Seats Price
16/11/2020 - 17/11/2020 Online Sessions will begin at 8:30 AM (GMT) 4 £1,000.00

Course fees


Taught by


Olajumoke (Jummy) Okoya

Jummy is a highly accomplished coach, leadership and organisation development consultant with more than 2 decades’ experience. She was listed among top 50 inspirational black women in the UK in 2019. Her expertise includes Leadership & organisation development, Diversity & Inclusion, Workplace Resilience and Wellbeing, and Women in Leadership coaching. Jummy is the Associate Programme Leader for MSc Human Resource Management, former MBA Director and Chair of the Women’s Network at the University of East London. She is a board member of CMI women, regional lead for Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (EDIB) for Chartered Institute of Personnel Development and a panel member for Global D&I initiative.

Rashmi Mathew

Rashmi Mathew is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital with a special interest in glaucoma. She is the Lead for New Consultant and Resident Leadership Training and the Programme Lead for the MSc in Advanced Clinical Optometry and Ophthalmology. Rashmi is also the Apprenticeship programme, Deputy Director for Undergraduate Education. She set up the EyeBelong campaign at the Institute of Ophthalmology to improve postgraduate student experience and is also the Clinical Lead for the Trust’s Schwartz Rounds. Rashmi is committed to promoting staff well-being and is particularly interested in positive leadership and how this transforms teams and organisations.