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Advanced Health Leadership

Advanced Health Leadership Program

What healthcare executives need to ensure the future of our systems.


The Advanced Health Leadership Program targets current and potential members of executive teams in the health system; it focuses on the development of the next generation of health leaders. It seeks to improve their understanding and skills in the areas of leadership, management of change, emotional and political intelligence and Integrative ThinkingTM.

The program has been redesigned to reflect recent changes and needs in health systems across Canada (e.g. home care and primary care reform, new funding models, technological shifts and resulting opportunities, evolving structures, the need for personal resilience, financial sustainability, greater demand for integration and quality, ). This program is designed to equip senior leaders in the health and life sciences sector with new strengths to play a leadership role in a changing health system.

Program Details

The Advanced Health Leadership Program will launch its eighteenth offering in 2024. The program focuses on leadership competencies required to implement the foundational building blocks of personal, organizational and system change. Through a combination of health leadership development and management school expertise, the program provides a challenging opportunity for personal leadership development for current and potential members of executive teams working in the sector. The seniority and diversity of participants creates a unique forum and network for discussion, reflection and learning that will have immediate and lasting relevance to their careers.

Program Themes

System, Organizational and Personal Leadership

Management of Change

Emotional and Political Intelligence

Integrative ThinkingTM and Managerial Tools

Brian R. Golden, Featured Faculty

Professor of Strategic Management

Brian Golden is the Sandra Rotman Chair in Health Sector Strategy at the University of Toronto and The University Health Network (joint appointment Faculty of Medicine); Professor of Strategic Management at Rotman; Co-Academic Director, Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences and Academic Director, Sandra Rotman Centre for Health Sector Strategy. Brian conducts research and teaches in the areas of strategic change and implementation, health system integration and funding, governance, organizational strategy and leadership. Among his published work are articles in The Canadian Medical Association Journal, Health Policy, Healthcare Quarterly, Healthcare Papers, Healthcare Management Science, The Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Clinical Oncology, The Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, Administrative Science Quarterly Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, and The Harvard Business Review.

Meet the Faculty and Instructors teaching in Advanced Health Leadership Program

Who Should Attend

The program is aimed at current or potential senior members of leadership teams in health service provider organizations, agencies and other health system organizations. It is designed to draw a mix of clinical and non-clinical leaders. Typical job titles include Chief Executive Officer, Chief of Nursing or Medicine, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Director of Marketing, General Manager, Senior Consultant, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director, and Clinical Department Head.

While most of the places in the program are for participants coming from publicly funded organizations (transfer payment agencies), participants from private sector organizations that support the publicly funded system are encouraged to apply.

Selection Criteria


How to Apply, Fees and Available Scholarships

CCPE Certification

Note to physician leaders: AHLP fulfills the full academic requirement* for the Canadian Certified Physician Executive (CCPE) designation, offered through the Canadian Society for Physician Leaders *for the Academic Route


Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 10 Category II credits towards their maintenance of certification requirement.

HPRA Seal This program has been approved for 97.5 CPD hours under Section A of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Log of the Human Resource Professionals Association (HRPA).

This program can count towards earning your Excellence in Executive Leadership certificate. Join an elite circle of leaders building their own path to professional development and receive official recognition from the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management.


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Dates and fees

15-day program (three 5-day modules)

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January 20-24, 2025
 March 17 - 21, 2025
May 5-9, 2025

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Rotman School of Management, Toronto, Ontario 

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Participant profile:
Senior members of leadership teams in health service provider organizations, agencies and other health system organizations

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Speak to Reema Chaudhry
 Phone: 416-946-7514


Apply NowModule I starts January 20, 2025

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