Course: Crucial Conversations

Course: Crucial Conversations


Team: Events, Training & News
Posted on March 24, 2017

Course: Crucial Conversations

Team: Events, Training & News

Date: This is not a timed event.


Crucial Conversations helps you master the skills you need to step up to high-stakes issues while remaining candid and respectful. Through this course, you will acquire the necessary skills to establish better relationships, gather divergent perspectives, and achieve better results – all strengths of a great leader.

Who should take this course:

This course is open to all faculty of the Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba and all physicians within the province of Manitoba, particularly those who are (or aspire to become) healthcare leaders.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify when conversations become crucial
  • Engage others in addressing challenging issues
  • Steward emotional, high-stakes conversations toward resolution and action
  • Identify challenges facing physician leaders in the health care system
  • Acquire practical tools to deal with challenges facing physician leaders


  • Dr. Debrah Wirtzfeld, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS, CCPL, CEC
  • Dr. Shaundra Popowich, MD, FRCSC, MBA


Future Crucial Conversations course dates to be announced.


See below for past and future Crucial Conversation events.