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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Leading in Health: “Advocacy as a Resident Physician: Being a Little Fish in a Big Aquarium”
Thursday, June 17, 2021 | 12-1 PM EST
Before jumping into advocacy it’s important to have a solid understanding of the environment and the many different factors at play. There are always multiple perspectives to take into account, and any change, even keeping the status quo, is going to benefit some and harm others. As a leader one needs to know the risks you and your organization might be taking, who you’re taking with you and who you might be leaving behind, and think about how you can mitigate the harms. Discover how self awareness, emotional intelligence and communication skills can help you to jump into this big aquarium and stay afloat rather than be eaten by the sharks.
Lauren Bilinsky (ELP 2019) is a postgraduate year four Public Health & Preventive Medicine Resident Physician at the University of Calgary and completed her family medicine residency in 2020. She is also the Vice President of Leadership and Education, and President-elect for the Professional Association of Resident Physicians of Alberta. As part of this role Lauren is the Resident Observer on the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta Council.
Following Lauren’s talk there will be an open Emerging Leaders Information Session. Join us from 1-1:30 PM EST to learn more about the program, ask questions and chat with HLA staff about the Emerging Leaders Program.
The HLA’s new “Leading in Health” speaker series explores what it means to be a health leader. Alumni and special guests will share their stories, experiences, and perspectives on key issues happening in healthcare today, and how they are making an impact in the industry. Connect with our community of health leaders by participating in discussions and networking.
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.