Our Work - Leadership Development

Leadership Development

In its drive for system improvement and innovation, CHI is committed to developing leaders in the academic health sciences network who bring creativity, inquiry, passion and new ideas to their field of practice.

Academic Health Sciences Leadership Program

Program Overview

This program identifies and mentors future leaders in Manitoba's health system. The focus is on developing skills to assist individuals to prepare for leadership roles while understanding the dynamics of the healthcare system and academic environment.

Program participants are critical, creative and lateral thinking individuals who are able to lead academic health sciences units, while fostering organizational growth, learning and innovation. The program is targeted towards mid-career health care professionals in the Health Sciences faculties, Health Systems, and Government interested in progressing to senior level leadership.

This program will be delivered using a small group discussion format featuring selected experts and University, Health Authority and Government senior leaders. An on-line community will supplement these sessions, supporting participants throughout the program and a capstone project will be required in the area of leadership relevant to the participant’s workplace or sphere of influence. The cost for the program is $500 + applicable taxes and space is limited.

Program Schedule

The 2017-2018 course runs from September 2017 - February 2018 on Wednesday evenings from 5pm - 8 pm.  The Call for Applications for the current class is now closed.  The 2018-2019 Call for Applications will be opened in spring of 2018.  Please keep posted for more details.

Course Materials

Capstone Project

Senior leaders in the Faculty of Medicine, the Winnipeg Health Region and the Government of Manitoba will mentor participants in the development of a capstone project in an area of leadership relevant to the participant’s workplace or sphere of influence.

To view a template for the Academic Health Sciences Leadership Program Capstone Project, please click HERE. To view a guide for presenting your project, please click HERE.


Registration is now closed for the 2017/2018 academic year.


The LEADS in a Caring Environment framework is a foundational element for health leadership development in Canada and is being used to define the standards of effective health systems leadership in many jurisdictions. This framework has been endorsed by the Canadian College of Health Leaders and the Canadian Health Leadership Network, which is made up of more than 39 national and provincial health organizations, including the Canadian Medical Association.

In November 2015, the Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI) and the LEADS Collaborative hosted an interactive conference for health system decision makers that focused on the essential elements of a talent management strategy for the Manitoba health system. Attendees had the opportunity to collaborate with one another to brainstorm ideas and develop action plans to further incorporate LEADS into the province's immediate and long term talent management strategy. 

Some key insights from this conference can be found here.

For more information, please visit leadersforlife.ca.


PMI Conferences

The Physician Leadership Institute (PLI) is the Canadian Medical Association’s leadership development program designed specifically for physicians in Canada’s health-care system. It is an accredited professional and personal development program designed to prepare physicians, at any career stage, to be effective leaders and managers.

CHI has partnered with PLI to bring these conferences to you. We host two conferences annually; one in the fall and another early in the new year.

Our scheduled courses for 2017-2018 are:

For further details or to be notified once registration is open via our Upcoming Events mailing list, please contact Amanda Osorio, our Training, Education and Event Coordinator.

For more information on the Physician Management Institute, you can view their website HERE.