External Leadership Development

In addition to Island Health’s leadership development supports, there are many external resources that medical staff and leaders may find useful.

The following institutions offer leadership courses for physicians.  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.



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 12 dates

Module 1: January 17, 18, 19, 2019

Module 2: February 7, 8, 9, 2019

Module 3: March 7, 8, 9, 2019

Module 4: June 14, 2019

Physician Leadership Program Yellow Dotred dot

Contact Antoinette Picone (Antoinette.Picone@viha.ca)

Coordinator, Medical Staff Engagement and Development

for a detailed brochure


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@viha.ca if you have any questions.