The Michael G. DeGroote Health Leadership Academy proudly supports collaboration and showcases new projects and pedagogy in health innovation within the McMaster community and surrounding area. Browse our public events and come witness the future take shape.
By focusing on identifying solutions to local health-related issues, we nurture collaborative opportunities to engage stakeholders in transformative health leadership activities.
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Sean Park moderates “Design Thinking and Foresight in Health Care Leadership“
March 11, 2021 at 4:00PM EST
Experience a taste of design thinking with Shift.
Shift is a new Health Leadership Academy program for health leaders. Learn and experience what it means to design for health in a human-centred way. Navigating the complexity of the challenges we face in health care requires creative action and keeping those we serve at the centre. Beyond health care, the environmental, economic, social, political and technological changes afoot in the world need to be considered as we lead teams and organizations. This session considers how we might educate health care leaders in design thinking and strategic foresight, two complementary approaches to the above challenges.
Program Information Sessions
Meet Health Leadership Academy staff, faculty, and alumni and learn more about our programs.
Upcoming Sessions (Click the link to register)
- Emerging Leaders Program Information Session: March 5, 2021 at 12:30PM EST
In conjunction with The Directors College, and the Executive MBA in Digital Transformation , Executive Education, the Health Leadership Academy offers the McMaster Collaboratorium a webinar series for board directors, executives and emerging leaders. It examines how governance and leadership best practices are evolving in the areas of business and health care.
Check here for upcoming Collaboratorium sessions on health leadership and health innovation.
September 3, 2018
Hartley Jafine looks at how theatre can help the performance of medicine. Jafine is an instructor in the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) program and Arts & Science program at McMaster University.
June 7, 2018
Earlier this month, Professor Maja addressed a packed house at the Health Leadership Academy’s spring Collaboratorium Talk to discuss apologies, perfectionism and more.
April 5, 2018
Dr. Bernice Downey discussed key concepts related to engaging with Indigenous peoples towards implementation of the TRC Calls to Action in the spirit of reconciliation.
March 6, 2018
A session on how workplace pressures impact health and what role employers and employees play to improve workplace culture.
February 14, 2018
Dr. Danielle Frechette and Dr. Des Gorman gave us their insightful perspectives of the health care system across Canada.
February 8, 2018
The Health Leadership Academy was pleased to host Dr Natasha Sharma at our Collaboratorium Talks which focused on Emotional Fitness in the digital age.
October 30, 2017
This was HLA’s first alumni workshop. Alumni included students who graduated from the Emerging Health Leaders program, Innovation by Design course, as well as community programming.
October 14, 2017
The Health Leadership Academy was pleased to be a gold sponsor of DIHLC 2017.
October 3, 2017
The Michael G. DeGroote Health Leadership Academy was proud to showcase its four research projects studying healthcare issues from a business and health innovation perspective that underscores the interdisciplinary tradition of McMaster University.
September 20, 2017
The Health Leadership Academy was pleased to sponsor the 2017 Digital Leadership Summit’s panel on modelling the future of work in health. Featured panelist included Dr. Jason W. Fisher, Mr. Marwan Sati and Ms. Kathy Woods with moderation by Mr. Mark Morreale.
September 15, 2017
The Health Leadership Academy was pleased to co-facilitate an interactive afternoon where priorities related to autism training were identified using design methodologies.
September 12, 2017
Dr. Georgiades discussed how working alongside students with autism has forever changed the way he thinks as a researcher, as an educator, as a father, and as a citizen.