Healthcare Leadership Development Program

“This program was fast paced, professional and led by leaders of excellence that challenged the way we worked and viewed ourselves and each other. The impact of the program continues to be evident in transforming the way we work together. This is great program for all healthcare leaders.”                            Ingrid Suurmann, VP Corporate Services & CFO St. Mary’s Hospital

The healthcare environment today is ripe for transformation and the expectations for performance are mounting. Aligned and structured with the LEADS in a Caring Environment Leadership Framework, this program will equip  senior administrative and physician leaders with the necessary skills and tools to increase their effectiveness. This is accomplished  by providing participants with content that strikes a balance between strategic and operational needs and by encouraging the development of long term collaborative relationships.

This program brings business strategy and individual perspectives together to provide learners with the opportunity to build new skills, strengthen and develop strategic partnerships and create collaborative solutions and options.

This program is designed to deliver relevant, applicable and timely materials, tools and content that strikes a balance between strategic and operational needs, and is aligned with the LEADS in a Caring Environment Leadership framework.

Course Outline

Module Facilitator Dates TBA
Module 1: Creating the Values Based Leader (morning) John Rankin & Valerie Davis
Module 1: Introduction to Advisory Groups (lunch) Emile Penner-Cloutier
Module 2: Emotional Intelligence Monica Olsen
Module 3: Coaching: Vital Conversations Jenny Howe
Module 4: Strategic Planning (Part 1) Rebecca Repa
Module 5: Critical Thinking & Innovation David Weiss
Mindfulness Luncheon Peter Bieling
Module 6: Polarity Management Tim Arnold
Module 7:Implementing the Strategy (Part 2) Rebecca Repa
Module 8: Human Dynamics of Change Sandeep Aujla
Module 9: Understanding Business Finance David Hurst
Module 10: Reputation Management Brady Wood


How you will benefit

This holistic leadership program is founded in four core principles:

  1. Relevant curriculum
  2. Experienced faculty
  3. Collaborative learning
  4. Advisory group participation

Maintenance of Certification

CCHL-CCLS_Horizontal_CMYKWebcopy Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE/Fellow) to 10 Category II credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.


  • Dates and Fees

    Next Program Offering Dates TBA

    $6000 + HST
    (meals and parking included)

  • Who Should Attend?

    • Physicians in leadership roles or aspiring to leadership positions
    • Academic leaders
    • Chiefs-of-staff
    • Presidents and members of medical advisory committees
    • Department and division heads
    • Program leaders and other medical leaders in all healthcare settings including hospital and community based programs
  • Testimonial

    “As a physician leader working in the complex environment of healthcare, I am often presented with many challenges that previously I found difficult to overcome.  This program was an enlightening experience for me, opening up many new ways of thinking and how to approach problems in a more effective manner. Armed with the comprehensive skills I have taken from this course including mastering leadership thinking styles, critical-thinking to effect change, as well as the ability to manage conflict, I have been able to make significant headway into previously unsuccessful areas of my work and my life.”

     -William Harper, MD, FRCPC, Associate Professor of Medicine, Divisions of Endocrinology and Internal Medicine, McMaster University.

    Chief of Medicine, Hamilton General Site of Hamilton Health Sciences.


  • The Setting

    Classes are held at the:

    DeGroote School of Business
    Ron Joyce Centre
    4350 South Service Road
    Burlington, ON
    L7L 5R8

    The Ron Joyce Centre is easily accessible from the QEW and Go train service.

  • Learn More

    Contact program manager Andrea Mior for more information about this program.

    Andrea can be reached by email at or by phone at 905-525-9140 ext. 20597.

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