Physician Leadership

illustration of education

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 again 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.

"Leadership for Medical Women" on Oct. 26 and 27, 2019 in Halifax. The PLI is now full, however a wait list has been started in case seats become available.

"Crucial Conversations" on Nov. 23 and 24, 2019 in Dartmouth. Registration closes on Oct. 18.

"Insights Discovery: Understanding your Personality Preferences" on April 18 and 19, 2020, Membertou Trade and Convention Centre, Sydney. Registration will open in Feb.

"Managing disruptive behaviour" on May 23 and 24, 2020 at Oak Island Resort and Conference Centre. Registration will open in March.

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’s Physician Leadership Development Program 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
Senior policy advisor
1-800-563-3427 ext. 4919