The Collaborative for Health Sector Strategy and Executive Programs at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, are pleased to announce the upcoming 11th offering of the Advanced Health Leadership Program. We believe we will again receive external funding, allowing us to heavily subsidize the program.
The program’s mandate is to bring together the highest potential health system leaders from across the province, drawing on all health system professionals (physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, administrators) from all parts of the system (hospitals, community health centres, long-term care facilities, 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 Thinking™ 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 from all parts of the health system. The program is updated annually to reflect current changes in the system.
Central to our philosophy is exposing participants to varied models of leadership. Among system leaders who have worked with our participants are: Bonnie Adamson, Matt Anderson, Bob Bell, Sacha Bhatia, Hon. Deb Matthews, Tom Closson, Stacey Daub, Janet Davidson, Ken Deane, Michael Decter, Rob Devitt, Michelle DiEmanuele, Marilyn Emery, Kevin Empey, Tony Fell, Cathy Fooks, Mary Jo Haddad, Cathy Hecimovich, Alan Hudson, Jack Kitts, Hugh MacLeod, Joseph Mapa, Marianne McKenna, Barry McLellan, Rose Patten, Camille Orridge, Saad Rafi, Mark Rochon, Ron Sapsford, Shirlee Sharkey, Kevin Smith, Hon. George Smitherman, Barbara Stymiest, Terry Sullivan, Joshua Tepper, Leslee Thompson, Marian Walsh, Catharine Whiteside, Catherine Zahn.
The program is meant for current or potential senior members of leadership teams in health service provider organizations, agencies and other health system organizations (LHINs, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care). It is designed to draw a mix of clinical and non-clinical leaders. Typical job titles include Chief Executive Officer, Chief of Nursing or Medicine, 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. While most of the places in the program are for participants coming from publicly funded organizations (transfer payment agencies), a small number of places are available for out-of-province participants and those from non-transfer payment agencies that are directly involved in the publicly funded system.
We expect that we will once again be able to offer all Ontario-based participants from health service providers a substantial scholarship (to be confirmed Fall 2016). Please see program website for details and the online application:
The selection committee will use a variety of criteria established in consultation with a LHIN CEO subcommittee and the Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care. These include:
The application deadline for the program is October 24th. Final admission decisions will be made by end of November.