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). Read more
External development opportunities
You may also choose to access resources available from partner organizations to both develop your leadership skills or to maintain your certification.
Nova Scotia Health Authority
The NSHA’s Leadership Learning Resource Centre is a series of websites with educational resources focused on a number of leadership topics, including change management, systems thinking and conflict competence. Each site has resources organized based on the level of engagement with the topic and time commitment; you can choose to have a 10-minute, high-level overview, or take a deep dive with in-depth resources. All of the resources are either free or accessible via NSHA Library Services subscriptions.
Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine
The Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine has introduced a program in academic leadership for clinical and basic science faculty: Emerging Leaders in Academic Medicine. The program provides an opportunity for faculty with limited leadership experience to become more familiar with the functioning of the medical school and acquire knowledge and skills to take on expanded roles in their academic settings.
Joule, a CMA company, offers a comprehensive suite of continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities, including: an annual conference, Physician Leadership Institute (PLI) courses and an executive credential, all designed to meet the leadership needs of physicians throughout their careers.
Dalhousie Medical School
Dalhousie Medical School’s CPD programs give you an easy, convenient way to keep your knowledge current. Whether you’re a health-care provider, educator, scholar or conference planner, CPD staff will work with you to ensure that you have access to the programs and services you need.