Emerging Leaders Program
The Emerging Leaders Program is a two-week intensive, residential, leadership program for students and young professionals from across Canada and beyond.
The healthcare landscape is continually changing, and will require innovative leaders who can disrupt the status quo to bring forth meaningful changes.
With a focus on personal leadership development, collaborative team engagement, and change management capabilities, the Emerging Leaders Program will push you to become a better leader.
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update:
Given the recent developments associated with COVID-19, it is with regret the Health Leadership Academy has decided to cancel the Spring (May 3-16) and Summer (August 9-22) 2020 Emerging Leaders Program.
For updates on McMaster University’s response to COVID-19 please visit: https://covid19.mcmaster.ca/
Help us plan for the future
We at the Health Leadership Academy and its Emerging Leaders Program Team want to know how we can support our students during these tumultuous times.
Please complete this short survey to help us produce valuable and interesting programs, tools, and activities, that will allow us to continue to engage our students and support their leadership journey.
What Can Alumni Do After Emerging Leaders?
Our alumni leave Emerging Leaders with
- Enhanced self-awareness of who they are as leader and their unique leadership style
- The ability to work effectively in and across teams, communicate with others and be creative thinkers
- The confidence and skills to make a meaningful contribution as a leader in health
- A network of supportive peers and leaders they trust
Who Should Apply?
Program participants will be interdisciplinary students, recent graduates, medical residents and young professionals (with less than 7 years of experience) from across Canada with an interest in the field of healthcare. These students will have been successful in their academic and extra-curricular activities while demonstrating leadership capabilities.
A selection committee will be looking for well-rounded applicants who can provide examples of demonstrated leadership capabilities. The application process consists of an online application, followed by a personal interview with a selection panel of faculty and staff. Applicants are accepted into the program on a rolling basis, and will be contacted to confirm next steps within 5 business days of their application submission.
There is no fee to apply to the program.
CCHL Category II credits
Fees and Bursaries
Program fee – $3,995 CAD + HST
PLUS: 25% reduced fee for any current student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at any institution.
The fee includes:
- Two weeks of in-class programming
- 1-on-1 session with an executive coach
- All course materials and assessments
- Shared hotel accommodation (single accommodation available at an additional cost)
- Off-site transportation
- Several in-course meals
The program fee is subject to increase after the 2020 season.
Important Dates and Deadlines
SPRING: May 2-15, 2021
Final application deadline April 1, 2021
SUMMER: August 8-21, 2021
Final application deadline June 1, 2021