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  • Certificate Overview

    The Certificate in Leadership and Management program is an online program specifically designed to meet the needs of those starting their career in or aspiring towards leadership positions in health care. This program will enhance participants’ knowledge and expertise in managing and leading clinical teams to support:
    • excellence in patient care;
    • high performance operations, and;
    • healthy work environments.
    All course content is relevant for working in healthcare systems around the world; those living outside of Canada are encouraged to register for the courses and program. Those promoted to healthcare leadership roles are often recognized for their exceptional contributions as healthcare professionals. However, these individuals may not have the knowledge and experience needed to lead others. This certificate program offers participants opportunities to engage in critical reflection and dialogue to support development of their personal management and leadership skills. The courses address a wide variety of situations, and common issues encountered in these roles such as, workplace conflict, patient flow, staff scheduling, addressing poor performance indicators (employee and clinical outcomes), and implementing change (e.g. patient population; physical space; new quality or operational directives).

    How long does the program take?

    The Certificate in Leadership & Management program is comprised of four courses offered by the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing in an online learning environment. Within the weekly modules, you will study in your own time and at your own pace. Maximum time to complete the program and receive the certificate is two years. Participants who successfully complete all four courses will receive the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing Continuing Professional Development Certificate in Leadership & Management.

    What does Not-for-Credit mean?

    The Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing has approved the Centre for Professional Development to offer Not-for-Credit certificates. University of Toronto policy (2016) states that not-for credit certificates are not counted for any credit toward any degree program, and participants are not registered as UofT students.

    International students are eligible to register for all courses in this certificate program.

  • Courses

    The Certificate is comprised of four 6 week on-line courses to be successfully completed over a two-year period. Learners may also take an individual course without completing the full certificate requirements.

    Each course is delivered through the University of Toronto’s learning management system.  Courses are primarily self-paced, however participants will be required to engage in weekly discussions and/or submit activities/assignments within identified timelines. Participants will need to allocate 6-8 hours per week to complete the required components of the course.

    Note: Course 1 is recommended as the first course however, others may be taken in any order. The required courses to earn the award of certificate include:

    Course 1: Role, Competencies, and Context

    This 6-week on-line course focuses on development of a foundational knowledge base in leadership and management. It is designed to meet the needs of those starting careers in or aspiring towards leadership positions in healthcare. Content will specifically address leader/manager competencies required for effective leadership and management of clinical teams.

    March 21-May 1, 2022

    6 week course

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    Course 2: Managing People

    This 6-week on-line course focuses on the practical application of theory and evidence for effectively leading and/ or managing clinical team human resources. It is designed to meet the needs of those starting careers in or aspiring towards leadership positions in healthcare.

    Fall 2022

    6 week course

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    Course 3: Managing Business

    This 6-week on-line course focuses on the practical application of theory and evidence for leading/managing effective and efficient clinical teams. Content will specifically address fiscal and operational needs of high functioning clinical teams.

    Nov 1-Dec 12, 2021

    6 week course

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    Course 4: Managing Practice, Quality Care and Operational Performance

    This 6-week on-line course focuses on the practical application of theory and evidence on the leader/manager’s role in supporting and advancing professional practice, optimizing quality care, and operational performance management of clinical teams.

    Jan 17-Feb 27, 2022

    6 week course

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    The courses are facilitated by Bloomberg Nursing faculty members who have a combined wealth of experience and expertise in management from both the academic and practice settings.

    Please note: Courses do not qualify for undergraduate or graduate program course credits.

  • Admission and Evaluation

    There are no pre-requisites or application process for this continuing professional development certificate. Assignments and learning activities for each course will have specific format expectations and evaluation criteria however, overall evaluation will be based on:
    • Coherent organization, clarity of writing and presentation
    • Thoughtful selection and integration of relevant ideas from course modules, readings and assignments
    • Depth of discussion and evidence of analytic and critical thinking skills
    • Evidence of new understanding at a personal level in relation to administration for direct care team managers
    In order for participants to receive a certificate of completion for each individual course, they must obtain a final cumulative minimum average of 70% based on all evaluation methods for the course.

    What does Not-for-Credit mean?

    The Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing has approved the Centre for Professional Development to offer Not-for-Credit certificates. University of Toronto policy (2016) states that not-for credit certificates are not counted for any credit toward any degree program, and participants are not registered as UofT students.

    International students are eligible to register for all courses in this certificate program.
  • What Others Have Said

    “This certificate exceeded my expectations, was able to apply concepts in real time in my role”

    “Far exceeded my expectations. The course modules and lectures by the instructors were outstanding.”

    “A comprehensive introduction to leadership and management principles for novice leaders or those looking to move into formal leadership roles.”

    “ Every leader and manage should take this”

    “The program has far-exceeded my expectations. It is very well organized, the lectures, delivery and course content is excellent. The course content is appropriate for those in informal and formal leadership roles, as well as those in management positions”

    “Definitely helpful for a bedside healthcare professional aspiring to a managerial role to take. Many things I never thought of or considered previously, which made me think outside the box”

  • Contact Us

    Email: pd.nursing@utoronto.ca
    Website: bloomberg.nursing.utoronto.ca/pd
    Phone: (416) 978-1784
    Address: Centre for Professional Development
    Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
    University of Toronto
    155 College Street
    Suite 130
    Toronto, ON
    Canada
    M5T 1P8

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