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Advanced Health Leadership Program Rotman School of Management

The Sandra Rotman Centre for Health Sector Strategy and Executive Programs at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, are pleased to announce the upcoming 16th offering of the Advanced Health Leadership Program. The program is open to participants from across Canada — so please share broadly. This year’s dates are:

Module I: February 14 – 18, 2022
Module II: April 25 – 29, 2022
Module III: June 20 – 24, 2022

The program’s mandate is to bring together the highest potential health system leaders from across the health system, drawing on all health system professionals (physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, administrators) from all parts of the system (hospitals, home and community care, primary care, mental health, long-term care, social support institutions, public health, etc.).

AHLP concentrates on developing the leaders in the areas of Systems Thinking and Design, Change Management, Emotional and Political Intelligence, Leadership and Integrative ThinkingTM through reflective learning, experiential exercises, a focus on group discussion and guest sessions with current leaders in the system. Central among the benefits that participants gain is participation in a network of leaders (program participants as well as senior guest speakers) from all parts of the health system. The program is updated annually to reflect ongoing system changes.

Who Should Attend and Scholarships

The program is meant for current or potential senior members of leadership teams in health service provider organizations, agencies and other health system organizations. It is designed to draw a mix of clinical and non-clinical leaders. Typical job titles include Chief Executive Officer, Chief Nursing Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director, Director (in organizations in which Executive Director is the most senior title), and Clinical Program Head or Medical Director. While most of the places in the program are for participants coming from publicly funded organizations (transfer payment agencies), a small number of places in 2022 will be available for participants from private sector organizations that support the publicly funded system.

We will once again be able to offer participants from non-profit organizations a substantial scholarship, thanks to a generous gift from a private donor. Please see program website for details and the online application: http://www.rotmanexecutive.com/ahlp

For physician leaders: AHLP now fulfills the full academic requirement1 for the Canadian Certified Physician Executive (CCPE) credential, offered through the Canadian Society for Physician Leaders.

The selection process is very competitive and space is limited. The selection committee will use a variety of criteria in its participant selection decisions. These include:

  • On track to be a senior leader (clinical or non-clinical), executive, or CEO in the next 5 years
  • Currently on an executive team or evidence of executive-level leadership (approximately 10-20 years of experience)
  • Responsibility for financial and/or clinical performance
  • History of successfully managing and motivating staff
  • Record of initiative and achievement (e.g. successfully led a change process that deliveredtangible results)
  • Experience of successfully working across a broad set of stakeholders, including: clinicians,professional associations, governments, and other provider organizations
  • Indications of career progression and ambition based on the resume and personal statement
  • Strong letter of support from a CEO or Board Chair

We ask that you send this notice to potential candidates as quickly as possible. The application deadline for the program is Monday, October 25th, 2021. Final admission decisions will be made in mid-November.

On behalf of Rotman and the Centre, thank you for supporting this investment in health system leadership development.

Yours very truly,

Brian Golden

Sandra Rotman Chair in Health Sector Strategy at The University of Toronto & The University Health Network
Professor of Strategic Management
Academic Director, Sandra Rotman Centre for Health Sector Strategy

t. 416 946 8519
Room 317
Rotman School of Management
105 St. George Street, Toronto, Canada M5S 3E6 


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This entry was posted on Wednesday, September 8th, 2021 at 9:00 am and is filed under Longwoods Online.