The OCFP Leadership Academy
The Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP), in partnership with the Rotman School of Management, is pleased to launch The OCFP Leadership Academy, an immersive leadership program designed to cultivate and enhance leadership skills among family physicians. In today’s complex healthcare landscape, the need for effective physician leaders is more critical than ever. The OCFP Leadership Academy is designed to equip family physicians with the tools and knowledge to navigate the intricacies of healthcare systems, champion patient-centered care, and drive innovation in primary care practices.
About the Program
*This is a new program from the OCFP*
Develop Management and Leadership Competencies
The program focuses on developing core leadership competencies, including strategic thinking, effective communication, decision-making, teamwork and change management. Participants will gain the skills necessary to lead and manage primary care teams, improve patient outcomes and drive organizational success.
Foster Collaboration and Networking
The program fosters a collaborative learning environment where participants engage in peer-to-peer and group interactions, role-playing and real-life case studies. These opportunities allow participants to exchange ideas, perspectives and best practices while building a supportive network of like-minded colleagues from diverse backgrounds and practices.
In Module 1, participants form co-consulting teams. Teams collaborate to develop solutions to individual leadership challenges by leveraging their collective expertise. Participants receive guidance, support and valuable advice to navigate the various challenges and opportunities they encounter on their leadership journey.
Drive Innovation and Change
The program will equip participants with tools to foster a culture of innovation, adaptability and continuous improvement within their practices and the healthcare system, leading to transformative changes that positively impact patient care and outcomes.
The application period is closed. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].
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Brian Golden is the academic director for The Primary Care Leadership Academy and is the Sandra Rotman chaired professor in health sector strategy at the Rotman School of Management, The University of Toronto and The University Health Network. He is the founding academic director of The Sandra Rotman Centre for Health Sector Strategy, a policy, research and leadership development institute. His research has informed policy around collaborative leadership, system design, funding models and primary care.
From 2005 to 2010, Golden was board chair of the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). He is former board chair of Rise, a non-profit micro-finance organization providing business development funding as well as funding for individuals with mental health and addiction challenges. Among his published work are articles in The Harvard Business Review, The Canadian Medical Association Journal, The Strategic Management Journal, Healthcare Quarterly, Healthcare Papers, The Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Management Science, Clinical Oncology and Health Policy. Golden’s Healthcare Quarterly article, “Transforming Healthcare Organizations,” was that publication’s most downloaded article, with more than 200,000 downloads.
As an adviser and director of leadership development programs, Golden has worked with a variety of organizations, including the Canadian Medical Association, provincial and territorial medical associations, Canadian provincial governments, Britain’s National Health Service, several Local Integration Health Networks, and hospitals and agencies, including The Hospital for Sick Children, The University Health Network, Hamilton Health Sciences, London Health Science Centre, Sunnybrook College Health Sciences Centre, The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, British Columbia Cancer Agency, Cancer Care Ontario, The King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Baylor Medical Center. Private-sector clients include Tieto (Finland), General Electric, and Baxter. He is the founding academic director of The Rotman School’s advanced health leadership program and the global executive MBA in health care and life sciences. Golden was the founding director of The Judy Project, Canada’s premier program for senior women leaders in the private and public sectors.
In 2016, he was made a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences — the first business school professor to be recognized by the academy for his contributions to health care and life sciences. Additional honours include Canada’s Ted Freedman Innovation in Education award and the Canadian Medical Association’s first Eureka Award for Innovation in Physician Education.
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Nouman Ashraf is an associate professor, teaching stream within the organizational behaviour and human resources management area at the Rotman School of Management. Ashraf specializes in enabling innovative and inclusive practices within organizational life.
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Dr. Marlys Christianson is a physician and an Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Rotman. She received a Medical Degree from the University of Saskatchewan and a PhD in Management & Organizations from the University of Michigan. Marlys specializes in the coordination of complex and interdependent work, decision-making in high-risk environments, and resilient organizing.
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Zayna is adjunct faculty and executive-in-residence in the Health Sector Strategy stream at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto where she instructs a course in healthcare innovation in the health MBA program. Zayna is VP of Growth & Client Success at Teladoc Health in Canada, and is the in-house health futurist with Deloitte Canada’s Healthcare practice.
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Maja Djikic is an associate professor of organizational behaviour and human resource management and the director of the self-development laboratory at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. She is a psychologist specializing in the field of personality development. Her work examines the means of developing a congruent and flexible self.
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Jennifer Riel is an adjunct professor at the Rotman School of Management, where she has taught strategy, innovation and integrative thinking to MBA and executive audiences. In her other day job, Riel leads strategy work at IDEO, the pre-eminent global innovation consulting firm. She also serves as strategy and innovation adviser to senior leaders at several Fortune 100 companies and healthcare providers.
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Jamison Steeve is Chief Strategy Officer at the YMCA GTA and is responsible for marketing, communications, government relations, information technology, research and evaluation and the implementation of the Y’s strategic plan. Jamison has spent almost 20 years working in the public policy arena. He brought a thoughtful and results oriented approach to his role as the Executive Director at the Martin Prosperity Institute and the Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity, two of Canada’s leading think tanks.
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Mark Weber is Eyton director of the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business at the University of Waterloo. He is a leading researcher and award-winning instructor on decision-making, negotiations, trust, leadership and co-operation. In addition to his scholarly work, Weber consults on matters of leadership and organizational effectiveness with organizations globally.