Academic leaders are often promoted into roles based on their academic expertise with little, if any, leadership development. NEAL is specifically designed to fill that gap. The goal of the NEAL program is to foster a productive, visionary and collaborative academic leader in the Academic Health Science System. Participants will become members of a community of leaders who have the mindsets and capabilities to successfully run their division, research, education or other academic unit and help their faculty be successful. The next cohort of the program will begin in September 2014. Applications are due April 22 (early bird discount) and June 2.
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Participants will be able to:
We invite applications from individuals, both nationally and internationally, with faculty appointments in Faculties of Medicine or Health Sciences. Applicants must have been in a faculty position for at least 3 years and have academic leadership roles and/or responsibilities. Such leaders, with or without formal institutional roles, are engaged in the academic mission of research, education or program development.
Their roles or responsibilities could include, but are not restricted to: vice-deans, chairs, vice-chairs, and chiefs of academic departments; research program or institute leads; or university unit heads such as: clerkship, residency, graduate program, clinical education, work placement, curriculum or centre leaders.
Past participant roles have included: Department Chair, Associate Dean, Program Director, Division Head, Academy Director, Site Chief / Coordinator, Research Program Head and Vice Chair, Education.
Enacting leadership is essential to the program and there is a leadership project requirement that participants will need to fulfill.
Three 4-day modules over the course of one year with coaching and web-based distance learning in between. The next cohort will begin in Sept 2014 with subsequent modules in January and May 2015.
Unique aspects of the program include:
Participants may need to travel to another setting as part of the course requirements.
Participants will learn to:
Participants must be able to commit to attend all three modules listed below.
Dates for our 2nd cohort for the 2014-2015 year are:
Li Ka Shing International Healthcare Education Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
This document lists a number of hotels in close proximity to the venue. Please note that there are many more hotels in downtown Toronto which you may choose to book with and that this list is only a selection.
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Those who submit their application package by the early bird deadline will be guaranteed the early bird tuition rate should their application be successful. All successful applicants whose packages are received after the early bird deadline will be subject to the full tuition rate.
The Final application deadline for the 2014-2015 cohort is June 2, 2013
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Course Associate Director
Email Cate Creede