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Leadership begins with self-awareness
  • Leadership begins with self-awareness
  • Engaging Others
  • Influence and Advocacy
  • Foundations of Leadership Program

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The New Brunswick Medical Society has partnered with Horizon Health Network, Vitalité Health Network, and CMA Joule to launch the Foundations of Leadership Certificate Program. Designed to meet the unique needs of New Brunswick physicians, this program will develop competencies and enhance leadership capabilities in current and future leaders while enabling meaningful change in the provincial health-care system. The four-module program will provide opportunities for problem-solving, collaboration, and focused dialogue on leadership topics that matter most to New Brunswick physicians such as self-awareness, engaging with others, patient/team-based care, and building alliances.


The program includes four virtual PLI courses:

Module 1: Leadership begins with self-awareness:  January 17 - February 27, 2022 

A new module is covered every week with live webinars Wednesday evenings from 7:30 - 8:30 PM AT. Time commitment is 4-5 hours per week. 

In your professional life, you may face many obstacles: the struggle to make meaningful change at work, clashing with certain personality types or feeling disengaged. The solutions ― all which require creativity, innovative thinking and collaboration ― must start with self-awareness.

In this Physician Leadership Institute course, you will begin to develop a profound sense of self through examining your personal vision and values, personality attributes, emotional intelligence skills and intrinsic strengths. These personal insights will help shape your leadership development plan.

Expect to learn how to:
  • recognize the critical importance of personal mastery as a foundation for effective leadership;
  • achieve a more complete view of yourself as a leader with respect to personal values and principles, personality style, emotional intelligence and strengths;
  • develop strategies to harness your strengths and manage your limitations; and
  • establish a professional development action plan that includes setting personal leadership goals

Module 2: Engaging Others: March 18-19, 2022

The ability to engage people — to make them care deeply about their work, commit to your organization’s goals and work together to achieve them — is crucial to your success as a leader. But in complex workplaces, where you need to reach people across layers, functions and cultures, mastering this skill is a challenge.

Expect to learn how to:

  • assess yours/others’ engagement at work
  • harness the principles behind coaching
  • communicate with others effectively
  • motivate and build trust
  • practice powerful listening approaches to discover common ground and mutual insight; and provide constructive feedback

Module 3: Patient-Partnered Care (formerly Maximizing your patient relationships): April 4 - May 16, 2022 

A new module is covered every week with live webinars Thursday evenings from 7:30 - 8:30 PM AT. Time commitment is 4-5 hours per week. 

In this highly interactive, conversational six-week online course, you will learn how to incorporate patient-centered care into your practice, across interdisciplinary teams and within organizations. The highly experiential course material leverages the experience of other organizations and programs, giving participants concrete strategies for moving forward. The course format will provide you with the opportunity to delve into concepts through conversations with physicians, healthcare teams and well-known thought leaders, and engage with one another and course faculty in online discussions and webinars.

Expect to learn how to:

  • explain the concept of patient-centered care: what it is and what it isn’t - and what it can be
  • discuss why focusing on patient-centered care has the potential to make all of our jobs easier and more fulfilling
  • prepare and take action/concrete steps towards engaging patients and their families

Module 4: Influence and Advocacy: May 27-28, 2022

Workplace politics exist in every leader’s world. How health care leaders navigate regular interactions with stakeholders — while maintaining autonomy, integrity and sanity — can either help or hinder their objectives.

This Physician Leadership Institute course will teach you how to become more influential at work, build alliances and achieve consensus to meet your objectives. It will also teach you to become a spokesperson using recognized communication, advocacy and media skills.

Expect to learn how to:

  • better understand your workplace from political, social and economic perspectives;
  • influence your stakeholders by better understanding how matrices and networks work;
  • determine how health care decisions are made and how to influence them at the local, provincial and federal levels;
  • navigate workplace politics;
  • create a strategic advocacy approach;
  • develop persuasive messages on key issues; and
  • skillfully work with the media.


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