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​Leadership begins with self-awareness – online, facilitated

Participants need to be a CMA member to access the course through the CMA’s learning management system (LMS).

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This discussion-based, facilitated online course focuses on developing personal leadership skills. Derived from the PLI development program, the course is designed to help participants gain valuable insights into the personal attributes essential for effective leadership.

The course promotes greater self-awareness by teaching the skills associated with examining your own values and principles, thinking patterns, assumptions and emotional skills, and addressing strengths and limitations.

Return on investment

  • recognize the critical importance of personal mastery as a foundation for effective physician leadership
  • achieve a more complete view of self as a leader with respect to personal values and principles, personality style, emotional intelligence and strengths
  • develop strategies to leverage strengths and manage your limitations
  • establish a professional development action plan that includes setting personal leadership goals

Participants will move as a cohort through the course, completing one module per week, but can choose when to be online according to their personal schedules.

Special features

  • Accessible via desktop or tablets
  • Facilitation, guidance and feedback
  • Cohort structure, featuring interaction with peers from across the country via discussion forums and webinars

Three online assessments

  • Insights Discovery® personal profile
  • Bar-On EQ-i emotional intelligence self-assessment
  • StrengthsFinder 2.0 inventory


6 weeks

The course consists of six online modules and lasts six weeks. Each week’s module will require four to five hours of study.

Maximum class size

30 participants

Faculty team

Paul Mohapel, PhD
Monica Olsen, MHRD, BScN, BA

Dates, prices and to register

CMA members can create an account using their six-digit CMA ID number. Need help with your CMA ID number? Call our Member Services Centre 888-855-2555 (toll-free).

For open-enrolment PLI course information please call 800-663-7336 x8455 or e-mail

Joule reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the course or change facilitator when necessary. The full registration fee will be refunded in the event of a course cancellation.