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Physician Leadership Institute (PLI) Courses

The Physician Leadership Institute (PLI) was formerly known as the Physician Management Institute (PMI)

PLI courses deliver value according to three primary dimensions: courses are developed specifically for physicians; are accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the College of Family Physicians of Canada; and are highly interactive. These industry-leading courses are available via:

  • Open enrolment (face to face public sessions): learn with physician colleagues from across the country and share issues and experiences unique to your profession
  • Online: learn at a time and place most convenient to you and connect with peers across the country without leaving your office or home

25% discount available for CMA members (50% for residents). Not a member? Join now.

PLI in-house offerings: all courses can be customized and delivered at your organization, meeting or conference to physicians and/or interdisciplinary teams.

Mode of delivery

CourseOpenOnlineDatesLocation
Leadership Begins with Self Awareness xJan. 18 – Feb. 28, 2016N/A
Effective Communication Skills for Physician Leaders xFeb.1 – Mar. 13, 2016N/A
Developing and Leading System Improvementx Feb. 21-22, 2016 Toronto
Quality Measurement for Leadership and Learningx Feb. 23-24, 2016 Toronto
Crucial Conversations© — a VitalSmarts© Productx May 11-12, 2016 (Preceding CCPL)Toronto
Disruptive Behaviourx May 11-12, 2016 (Preceding CCPL)Toronto
Influencing Boardsx May 11-12, 2016 (Preceding CCPL)Toronto
Leadership Strategies for Sustainable Physician Engagementx May 11-12, 2016 (Preceding CCPL)Toronto
Self-awareness CORE*x May 11-12, 2016 (Preceding CCPL)Toronto
Engaging Others CORE*x June 12-14, 2016 Vancouver
Physician as Coachx June 15-16, 2016 Vancouver
Developing and Leading System Improvementx Aug. 19-20, 2016 (Preceding GC)Vancouver
Strategic Planningx Aug. 19-20, 2016 (Preceding GC)Vancouver
Managing People Effectivelyx Sept. 11-12, 2016 Ottawa
Facilitating Meetingsx Sept. 13, 2016 Ottawa
Conflict Management and Negotiation CORE*x Sept. 14-16, 2016 Ottawa
Leadership Begins with Self Awareness xSept. 19 - Oct.30, 2016N/A
Self-awareness CORE*x Sept. 25-27, 2016 Toronto
Leadership for Medical Womenx Sept. 28-29, 2016 Toronto
Effective Communication Skills for Physician Leaders xOct. 17-Nov. 27, 2016N/A
Engaging Others (online) New! xOct. 17-Nov. 27, 2016N/A
Leading Change (online) New! xOct. 17-Nov. 27, 2016N/A
Leading Change CORE*x Oct. 23-24, 2016 Montreal
Dollars and Sense CORE*x Oct. 25-27, 2016 Montreal
Dollars and Sense (online) New! xOct. 31-Dec. 11, 2016 N/A
Strategic Influencex Nov. 20-22, 2016 Vancouver
Professionalism and Ethicsx Nov. 23-24, 2016 Vancouver
Crucial Accountability© — a VitalSmarts© Product  In-house only in 2016N/A
Management dynamics  In-house only in 2016N/A
Systems transformation  In-house only in 2016N/A
Talent Management  In-house only in 2016N/A


Dates, prices and to register


CORE* - PLI courses that have been identified as essential training for physicians interested in or engaged in a position of leadership. These courses may be taken in any order.

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