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Leadership Resources

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Canadian Health Leadership Network

LEADerShip Bytes
LEADerShip Bytes are brief bits of LEADS Framework-based information that offer practical insights into leadership capabilities and practices. They also provide links to additional helpful information.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School

Introduction to Health Care Leadership (Lesson 1 Only) 
Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes to complete.

Safety Net Medical Home Initiative

Change Concepts: Engaged Leadership
This resource includes strategies, tips and tools that leaders can use to guide their practices through PMH transformation. Key changes for engaged leadership include the following:

  • Provide visible, sustained leadership to guide overall culture change, as well as specific strategies to improve quality and spread and sustain change.
  • Ensure that the PMH transformation effort receives the time and resources needed to succeed.
  • Ensure that care providers and other team members have protected time to conduct activities beyond direct patient care that are consistent with the medical home model.
  • Build the practice's values relating to creating a medical home for patients into staff hiring and training processes.

Further Resources


Ontario College of Family Physicians

Leadership Training
Leadership development modules.

Ontario Medical Association

Physician Leadership Resources
The OMA lists a number of leadership training opportunities available to physicians in Ontario at the following link.

Canadian Medical Association

Physician Leadership Institute
Leading Change: A two-day in-person or six-week online course on how to motivate, implement and sustain change. You will learn how to operationalize change management theories and overcome opposition to change. Topics include creating a resilient work environment, anticipating and learning from failure, and dealing with the impact of change on you and others. A central theme is how to align people and organizations to build a shared vision and commitment to act.

Methods and Strategies for Leading and Facilitating Quality Improvement

Canada Health Infoway

Change Management Toolkit: Leading Change in Health Care
Designed to support change management leaders and practitioners, frontline clinicians, managers and senior leaders who are implementing digital healthcare solutions in their workflow or practice, the framework reflects leading practices and lessons learned for managing change in digital health projects.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient-Centered Medical Home Resource Centre

Engaging Primary Care Practices in Quality Improvement: Strategies for Practice Facilitators
This document supports practice facilitators working to encourage primary care practices to undertake quality improvement (QI) activities. It addresses these questions:
+ How can practice facilitators begin to engage clinicians and staff in QI initiatives?
+ How can practice facilitators assess a practice's readiness for QI initiatives?
+ How can practice facilitators gain initial buy-in and then maintain it for meaningful and sustained QI initiatives?

Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School

Leadership Webinars
With more than 150 titles, the Open School video library offers quick instruction on a wide range of health care improvement topics. Every video comes with discussion questions, learning objectives, and a facilitator guide so you can deepen the learning in a group setting.