“Evolving a new generation of

innovative healthcare leaders”

The Emerging Health Leaders Program is a two-week intensive, residential, leadership program for students and young professionals from across Canada and beyond. This program is a life-altering experience that will challenge your thinking and push you to become a better leader by focusing on: personal leadership assessment and development, effective teams, change management, design thinking, as well as identifying, implementing and championing new ideas and innovations in a health environment.

Application Process

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.

Application Process

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. There is no fee to apply to the program.

Emerging Health Leaders faculty and staff will be reviewing applications as they are submitted beginning October 15, 2018. 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 are two offerings of the Emerging Health Leaders Program in 2019:

SPRING: April 28 – May 11, 2019

SUMMER: August 11 – 24, 2019

 

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Enrolment is limited.

Fees

The Emerging Health Leaders Program is available in 2019 at a rate of $2995 + HST* per participant. Candidates that submit their online application by January 13, 2019 will be eligible for the Early Bird rate of $2695 + HST per participant. This deadline applies to both the Spring and Summer sessions.

This 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

Applicants of the Emerging Health Leaders Program may also apply for the following bursaries. These bursaries are available only to Emerging Health Leaders Program applicants. Successful bursary recipients will have bursary funds applied towards their program fee.

Outstanding Community Contribution Bursary: $1000

Exceptional Leader Bursary: $1500

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.

Important Dates and Deadlines

SPRING: April 28 – May 11, 2019

Early Bird pricing deadline: January 13, 2019
Final application deadline: February 15, 2019

Payment schedule:

Deposit [$495 CAD]: Due 7 business days after notification of acceptance
Second Payment [$1200 CAD]: Due March 1, 2019
Remaining Balance: Due March 22, 2019

SUMMER: August 11 – 24, 2019

Early Bird pricing deadline: January 13, 2019
Final application deadline: May 31, 2019

Payment schedule:

Deposit [$495 CAD]: Due 7 business days after notification of acceptance
Second Payment [$1200 CAD]: Due June 14, 2019
Remaining Balance: Due July 5, 2019

 

*Program Fee subject to increase after 2019. For further information, please review a list of Frequently Asked Questions. All questions about the program or application process can be directed to HLA Program Administrator, Katie Fitzgerald at fitzgerc@mcmaster.ca.

Sample Program Outline

Week 1

  • Leadership
    • Leadership and Healthcare are both team sports
    • Personal Leadership
    • Teams v.s. Individuals: Why teams?
    • Moral Reasoning and Social Decision Making
  • Foresight & Innovation
  • Building Effective Teams
  • Developing Strategies for Innovation
  • Design Thinking for Innovation
  • Leading Personal & Organizational Change
  • Managing, Coaching and Mentoring Self & Others

 

Week 2

  • Difficult & Persuasive Communications
  • Field Trips
  • Change Essentials & Simulation
  • Management Essentials in Finance
  • The Ecology of Organizing: Complex Adaptive Systems
  • 1-on-1 Coaching Sessions
  • Peer Feedback & Graduation

* All EHL programming has a health focus. The HLA brings in industry speakers to share insights into current health challenges, innovations and practices. Topics range across a holistic spectrum including anything from mindfulness to entrepreneurship to social capital.

Information

To obtain a Prospective Student Package

with more information, please send a

request to Katie Fitzgerald at

fitzgerc@mcmaster.ca.

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