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.
“Evolving a new generation of innovative healthcare leaders.”
Who Should Apply?
Program participants will be interdisciplinary students, recent graduates, medical residents and young professionals 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. Deposits are non-refundable.
CCHL Category II credits
Fees and Bursaries
Early Bird Rates available until January 27, 2020:
- Program fee for applications submitted before January 27, 2020- $3,695 CAD + HST
- Program fee for applications submitted after January 27, 2020 – $3,995 CAD + HST
PLUS: 25% reduced fee for any current student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at any institution.
All fees can be paid via the DeGroote online store. The Emerging Leaders Program can be found under the “Health Leadership Academy” program listing. 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 2019-2020 season.
Bursaries are available to McMaster students only. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Successful bursary recipients will have bursary funds applied towards their program fee.
The HLA encourages applicants to explore additional opportunities for financial support. McMaster University students may be eligible for scholarships and bursaries from the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.
For those applicants seeking support from employers or academic programs/departments, the HLA is available to help express the value of the program.
Information SessionCandidates hear from and speak to ELP alumni regarding their experience with the program and how they applied what they learned. Applicants are encouraged to ask questions during the session. Questions will be addressed by ELP alumni, faculty and program administrators.
February 5 & February 11, 2020
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Important Dates and Deadlines
SPRING: May 3-16, 2020
Final application deadline March 23, 2020
|Due 7 business days after notification of acceptance.|
|Due April 6, 2020|
|Remaining Balance||Due April 20, 2020|
SUMMER: August 9-22, 2020
Final application deadline June 1, 2020
|Due 7 business days after notification of acceptance|
|Due June 15, 2020|
|Remaining Balance||Due July 6, 2020|
We’ve also posted a sample program outline, showing sample topics for both weeks of the program.
Have a Question?
All questions about the program or application process can be directed to email@example.com