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Physician Leadership

Developing physician leaders to respond to vital health-system change

As part of the organization’s 2017–2021 Strategic Plan, Doctors Nova Scotia will help physicians develop their leadership skills. The aim is to help physicians take an active role, formally or informally, in vital health-system change.

There are many leadership training opportunities for physicians, including webinars and two-day Physician Leadership Institute courses. Physicians interested in more in-depth training may apply to participate in the longer-term Physician Leadership Development Program. They may also choose to access resources available from partner organizations.

Physician Leadership Development Program

The Physician Leadership Development Program (PLDP) aims to enhance the skills of experienced leaders to influence health system decisions that affect physicians and patients.

The program is comprised of six, two-day modules to be completed over a six-month period. The program is intended for experienced physician leaders.

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Physician Leadership Institute

Two Physician Leadership Institute (PLI) two-day courses will be hosted in the Halifax area. The first course, “Self-Awareness and Effective Leadership,” was held Nov. 18 and 19, 2017. The second course, “Leading Change,” will be held in the Apr. 14 and 15, 2018 at the Best Western Plus in Dartmouth. DNS is subsidizing 60 percent of the program costs for physicians.

Registration is now open for the "Leading Change" PLI.

DNS Physician Leadership Development Advisory Group and selection committee:

Lorie Campbell, Executive Leadership Coach, Physician Services, Nova Scotia Health Authority
Scott Comber, PhD, Assistant Professor, Rowe School of Business, Joule Inc.
Maureen Connelly, Compensation manager, academic funding plans, Doctors Nova Scotia
Janice Cooney, Director, Physician Leadership and Development, Joule Inc.
Dr. Lara Hazelton, Director of Faculty Development for the Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University
Tracy Huckabone, Physician Leadership Institute Advisor, Joule Inc.
Dr. Krista Jangaard, Vice President, Medicine & Academic Affairs, IWK Health Centre
Barb Johnson, Senior Communications Advisor, Doctors Nova Scotia
Katie Mallam, Senior Policy Advisor, Doctors Nova Scotia
Melissa Murray, Communications Coordinator, Doctors Nova Scotia

Katie Mallam
Senior policy advisor
1-800-563-3427 ext. 4919