Teaching On The Run

Training clinical staff more effectively

We are delighted to be able to offer staff at Te Whatu Ora Lakes an apportunity to participate in the Teaching on The Run (TOTR) programme.

Some of you may have heard of TOTR which has been an incredibly successful and practical programme designed to train busy clinical staff about ways in which they can make their teaching more effective, using some really simple tools.

The TOTR progammes are delivered in a blended learning format (online preparation 30 mins - 1 hour and a 1.5-2hour workshop).

All workshops are suitable for uni-professional and multi-disciplinary groups across a range of settings (i.e. community, private, public, rural and remote) and for participants with varying levels of experience.

The Te Whatu Ora Lakes programme will be aimed across all health professionals involved in providing Clinical/Health education/training/supervision.

We are also able to organise a series for a group of professionals who have trouble getting to the multi-professional sessions that occur during the day.

If this would suit your group please contact Dr Steve Bradley or Nina Hartley.

Dr Steve Bradley (Clinical Lead Medical Education) extn 7884 

Nina Hartley (Director of Nursing and Midwifery)

Workshop modules available

Planning Learning

Focuses on creating a plan of learning activities that support achievement of specific outcomes for learners on clinical placement.

Skills teaching

Examines the four-step approach to teaching skills, with participants getting the opportunity to practice using it.

Effective Group Teaching

Emphasises the importance of using active learning strategies when teaching small and large groups.

Clinical Teaching

Provides a framework for planning and delivery of clinical teaching, with participants getting the opportunity to practice using it.


Distinguishes between formative and summative assessment and provides participants with activities that examine both assessment types.

Supporting Learners

Clarifies learner, supervision and system issues and provides a framework which can be used to address and resolve such problems.

Clinical Supervision

Introduction to the components of clinical supervision

Facilitating inter-professional learning

Focus on assisting supervisors to prepare for working with learners from different professions.

For more information on future sessions email pdu.admin@lakesdhb.govt.nz.