​​​​Special Session: Communicating Your Personal Leadership Mission, Vision and Values​

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With Special Guest: Dominik Nowak

Date: Tuesday, July 5​​ from 8:00am-9:00am

Dr. Dominik Nowak is a family doctor and faculty member in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. Outside of his clinical work, Dr. Nowak ​is a recognized leader in primary care and health systems strategy. As Chair of the TELUS Medical Advisory Council, he is a trusted advisor to TELUS and other Canadian organizations in supporting health policy that is based in science and compassion. 

Through COVID-19 vaccine rollout, he chaired a consortium of provincial primary care organizations, partnering closely with government, public health, hospital, and other health sector leaders to support an effective and equitable COVID-19 vaccine plan for Ontario. Whether at his family practice, in advocacy for health policy, or as a health leader, Dr. Nowak's professional mission is to promote health in the communities he serves.


Special Session: Leadership Journey and Reflections on Leadership

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With Special Guest: Dr. Peter Jüni

Date: Friday, September 16​ from 8:00am-9:00am

​Dr. Peter Jüni is a general internist and epidemiologist, and the Director of the Applied Health Research Centre (AHRC) at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital. He holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Clinical Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases, and is a Professor of Medicine at the Department of Medicine and a Professor of Epidemiology at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Bern in Switzerland, completed his training in internal medicine at various hospitals in Switzerland, and was a Research Fellow at the Department of Social Medicine at the University of Bristol, UK. Prior to joining St. Michael's Hospital, Dr. Juni was the Director of the Institute of Primary Health Care adn Professor of Primary Care and Clinical Epidemiology at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Bern in Switzerland. He held previous appointments as Director of the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of Bern and Founding Director of CTU Bern, the University's clinical trials unit.

​Dr. Jü​ni​ is internationally renowned for his methodological work and for his clinical research on the management of cardiovascular and musculoskeletal disorders. A Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology, he has had leading roles in several major cardiovascular trials, including SIRTAX, LEADERS< FAME 2, and MATRIX, served as a member of several task forces of the European Society of Cardiology and co-authored the European guidelines on myocardial revascularization and on the management of acute myocardial infarction. 

Dr. Jü​ni​ ​was Editor of two Cochrane​ Review Groups, and contributed to the Cochrane risk-of-bias tools for randomized and non-randomized studies. Since March 2020, he has worked nearly exclusively on clinical trials, observational studies, basic research and science communication related to COVID-19. From July 2020 to May 2022, he served as the Scientific Director of the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table. He contributed to over 500 papers, which were cited more than 150,000 times. Since 2015, he has been recognized as a Highly Cited Researcher. In July 2022, Dr. Jüni​ will begin a Clinical Trials Professorship in The Nuffield Department of Population Health at University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

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Special Session: Emancipatory Leadership and Psychological Safety

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With Special Guest: Nouman Ashraf

Date: Tuesday, October 18 from 8:00am-9:00am

Nouman Ashraf is Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream within the Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Management area at the Rotman School of Management. He possesses a broad range of professional, academic and research interests, with a specialized focus on enabling innovative and inclusive practices within organization life. For the last decade and a half, he has held progressively senior roles at the University of Toronto. He is a recognized thought leader in governance, and has taught thousands of directors in the national Rotman program on Not for Profit Governance in partnership with the Institute for Corporate Directors since its inception in 2007. An award-winning faculty member, Nouman teaches ​Emancipatory Leadership within the Executive MBA as well as the OMNIUM Global Executive MBA Program, Leading Social Innovation within the 2- and 3-Year MBA programs, and Leading Across Differences within the Rotman Commerce Program. He is the Academic Director of various cutom leadership programs in partnership with Rotman Executive Program clients. His previous consulting clients include TELUS, Cliffs Natural Resources, Bayer, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, United Way Toronto, and numerous post-secondary and healthcare institutions.​

Contact Information​

To register for these sessions or for more information email Tina.Papadakos​@uhnresearch.ca.​

Past Events (2019-2020)

Intensive Session 1: Value-Based Innovation

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This workshop will present a method to generating innovation known as value-based innovation, which focuses on customer needs as a catalyst to drive strategic change in organizations. This interactive session teaches you a framework for developing and implementing value-based innovation via case examples.

Date: Monday, October 28, 2019
Time: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Presenter: Anne Bowers, Associate Professor, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Location: ELLICSR, Toronto General Hospital


Special Session: Insights to Discovery™

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Insights to Discovery™ is a session that allows you to explore your personal leadership style. In this session, you will review your personal profile regarding effective communication and barriers to effective communication, understand the communication process and the barriers to effective communication, and practise active listening and reflection skills.

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019
Time: 4:45 pm – 6:15 pm
Presenter: Dr. Barbara-Ann Millar, MBChB, MRCP, FRCR, FRCPC
Location: OPG, 7th floor café area


Past Events (2022)

Intensive Session​: Presentation Skills

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One-on-One Coaching with Jill Hooper

Book a 90-minute session for one of the following dates:

  • Monday, May 9
  • Friday, June 3
  • Wednesday, June 8

Jill Hooper is a skilled and inspiring facilitator, coach and speaker. She has been designing and delivering professional development programs for more than a dozen years. Jill is dedicated to the belief that face-to-face communication is the most essential business tool. That belief stems from her experience in leadership roles in customer service, operations, sales and human resources in large corporations and smaller, niche companies. 

Developing a presentation is a deeply personal matter. We have all found ways to prepare that work for us. One-on-one Presentation Skills Coaching with Jill Hooper provides a practical learning experience that allows you to confirm what is working for you today and identify where and how to make improvements. Jill Hooper’s sessions are one of the most highly rated Young Leaders sessions. You will be challenged, stimulated and supported. ​

Intensive Session 1: What change and innovation can we create from where we are? (Session Completed)

Icon of Change and Innovation This workshop focuses on change leadership. You will work from actual scenarios and develop change plans to work through with other young leaders.

Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Time: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Presenter: Cate Creede, Partner, The Potential Group
Location: ELLICSR, Toronto General Hospital


Intensive Session 2: Networking (Session Completed)

Icon of Networking This workshop will focus on the role of networking in a leadership context. This interactive session is based on a highly regarded session within the New and Emerging Academic Leaders (NEAL) program.  

Date: Monday, March 25, 2019
Time: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Presenter: Susan Lieff, Professor and Vice-Chair, Education, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
Location: ELLICSR, Toronto General Hospital



Special Session: Healthcare Philanthropy 20/20 – Advancement Resources (Session Completed)

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This workshop explores the concepts of meaningful philanthropy and how to appropriately and effectively engage patients and family members. The workshop also provides an understanding of donor motivation and the importance of accepting patient/family member gratitude, and addresses ethical issues.

Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Time: 7:30 am – 10:00 am
Presenter: Ben Golding, President and Chief Operating Officer of Advancement Resources
Location: ELLICSR, Toronto General Hospital


Special Session: Presentation Skills Workshop (Session Completed)

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Presentation Skills provides a practical learning experience that allows you to confirm what's working for you today and identify where and how to make improvements. You will be challenged, stimulated, and supported.

Dates: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Time: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Presenter: Jill Hooper, President, Jill Hooper Consulting
Location: ELLICSR, Toronto General Hospital


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