Physician Leadership

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Physician Leadership

There are many leadership training opportunities for physicians, including two-day Physician Leadership Institute (PLI) courses. Physicians interested in more in-depth training may apply to participate in the longer-term Physician Leadership Development Program (PLDP). 

Physician Leadership Institute

Doctors Nova Scotia has collaborated with Joule to offer four two-day courses. Doctors Nova Scotia members are able to participate at a reduced rate because DNS is subsidizing 60 percent of the program costs for physicians.

  • "Insights Discovery: Understanding your Personality Preferences" on April 18 and 19, 2020, Membertou Trade and Convention Centre, Sydney. CANCELLED, refunds will be issued to those who have registered.
  • "Managing disruptive behaviour" on May 23 and 24, 2020 at Oak Island Resort and Conference Centre. CANCELLED, refunds will be issued to those who have registered.
  • "Leadership for Medical Women" on Oct. 26 and 27, 2019 in Halifax. CLOSED
  • "Crucial Conversations" on Nov. 23 and 24, 2019 in Dartmouth. CLOSED

The association is pleased to offer $200/weekend to cover expenses related to childcare. Review the Childcare Policy here.

Physician Leadership Development Program

The association has again collaborated with Joule to offer a Physician Leadership Development Program that aims to enhance the skills of experienced leaders to influence health system decisions that affect physicians and patients. The program is comprised of six, two-day modules to be completed over a six-month period.


Katie Mallam
Director, policy and physician wellness initiatives
1-800-563-3427 ext. 4919