External Leadership Development

In addition to Island Health’s leadership development supports, the following institutions offer leadership courses for physicians.  

SSC Leadership Training Scholarships

These courses, with pre-approval, are supported by scholarship funding through Shared Care and the Specialist Services Committee.  The following link provides more information regarding access to scholarship funding: Leadership Training Scholarship FAQs.

How to Apply

  1. Interested physicians should download the application form and submit to MedStaffDevelopment@islandhealth.ca
  1. Endorsed and completed applications are then submitted to the JCC Leadership admin team for SSC sub-committee for approval.



Course Name


Green DotEntry Level

Yellow DotExperienced

red dot Advanced


Self-awareness (core) Green Dot


Engaging Others (core) Green Dot


Dollars and Sense (core) Green Dot


Conflict Management and Negotiations (core) Green Dot


Leading Change (core) Green Dot


Leadership for Medical Women Green Dot


Professionalism and Ethics Green Dot


Leadership begins with self-awareness Green Dot


Physician Leadership Focus Green Dot


Disruptive Behaviour Green Dot


Effective Communications Green Dot


Physician Engagement Yellow Dot


Facilitating MeetingsYellow Dot


Managing PeopleYellow Dot


Coaching for ExcellenceYellow Dot


Talent ManagementYellow Dot


Influencing Boardsred dot


Strategic Influencered dot


Leading System Improvementred dot


Quality Measurementred dot


Strategic Thinkingred dot

BC Patient Safety & Quality Council

Clinical Quality Academy Green DotYellow Dotred dot

UBC Sauder

Cohort 14 

Module 1: January 23, 24, 25, 2020

Module 2: February 20, 21, 22, 2020

Module 3: April 2, 3, 4, 2020

Module 4 (graduation):June 12, 2020


Cohort 15 

Module 1: September, 24, 25, 26, 2020

Module 2: October, 22, 23, 24, 2020

Module 3: December 3, 4, 5, 2020

Module 4 (graduation): March 12, 2021

Physician Leadership Program Yellow Dotred dot

Contact  MedStaffDevelopment@islandhealth.ca for further information


Achieving a Leadership Presencered dot


Leading High Performance Teamsred dot


Meeting the Leadership Challengered dot

Institute for Healthcare Improvement

National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care Green DotYellow Dot


IHI Open School Online Courses Green DotYellow Dot


IHI Change Conferencered dot


Leading Quality Improvement: Essentials for ManagersYellow Dot


Please contact MedStaffDevelopment@islandhealth.ca if you have any questions.