There are many options for leadership development through courses and conferences, graduate programs and seminars.

For Educational Leaders:


 For Clinical Leaders:

Workshops and Courses offered through:
 Saskatchewan Medical Association
 Edwards School of Business

Creating rapid learning health organizations:

SHA Leadership:

The CMA/SMA in-house PLI (Physician Leadership Institute) courses are available to help SK physicians to strengthen leadership skills. Contact Delilah Dueck at

Upcoming topics:

Strategic Thinking For Results
Managing People Effectively
Social Systems Leadership: Thriving In Complexity
Leading With Emotional Intelligence


Institute for Healthcare Improvement Webinar/Online Courses - Leadership and Organising for Change



Canadian Society of Physician Leaders:

STFM Podcast on COVID-19 Leadership - Recent interviews focus on academic family medicine's response to the novel coronavirus. The series will evolve to cover other leadership topics. 

The CoM here is a member of the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC). AAMC has compiled  a virtual resource library on leading in difficult times.

The Canadian Society of Physician Leaders (CSPL)- COVID-19 Crisis Bulletins

canadiem - Download this infographic on 'Leadership & Helpership during a Crisis' developed by Rob Anderson, Kara Tastad, Anson Dinh and Patrick Boreskie

View this Podcast that discusses burnout in medical students and residents, including new recommendations from the National Academies about systems-level changes to foster well-being in learners. 

CharacterLAB - How to Be Supportive: The power of presence. This article demonstrates the 'WIG' approach (What I Got).  It has useful information for leaders who are learning to use teleconferencing and other 'work from home' technologies for the first time.

Faculty Development Library


Check out the hard copies of resources we have in Faculty Development easily!  We have a FD “Library “now which you can scan online to see if we have titles of books or medical education articles you might be interested in.  These are available to be borrowed by contacting the

We are happy for these resources to be used by individuals in the College of Medicine or other Health Professions, anyone participating in our FD programming, as well as to have them go out to distributed teaching sites in SK.   Go to  If there are great titles related to medical education that you think we should have, let us know.  We welcome your suggestions.

These books and reference materials are kept in the Faculty Development Resource room which you are also welcome to visit.  Come see us at St. Andrews College.

Indigenous Resources

FD highly recommends all faculty take the courses on Indigenous Wellness.  These courses are offered regularly and you can register at the CME site.

The Indigenous Physicians of Canada link is

The Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action Report



The CoM Division of Social Accountability has many resources and events to support your work in this area.  Please visit their site at:

Indigenous Health is a priority area of the AFMC (Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada). is an excellent source of the resources they have available.



Why is this important?
There is a huge need for physician leadership in the university, in rural communities and within the health care system. Taking on a leadership role can be invigorating and exciting but also overwhelming if you do not have the basic training to assist you in your role. There is a huge body of literature and opportunities to develop as a leader.

Need help?
You can discuss this with your Department Head, contact the SMA for the Physician Leadership Institute courses in your area and talk to a mentor. You can also look at a graduate program or explore the MBA through the Edwards School of Business in SK.

Want to learn more?
Contact FD to learn about CoM and USask programs. Visit the SMA and CMA site as well.

How can I build on this?
If you have taken some leadership courses and want to do more, there are many options available including Harvard Macy Courses that are supported to help you grow and develop as an effective leader in your role.


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