Academic leaders are often selected for their 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 Network. Participants develop the mindsets and capabilities to successfully lead their division, program, research, education or other academic unit and help enable the success of their academic teams. Specifically, they become competent in the four practices of academic leadership: intrapersonal, interpersonal, organizational and system.
The NEAL program is a scholarly endeavor. Applicants who are accepted to the program are given the opportunity to consent to participate in research related to program impact and outcomes.
Applications for the 2018-2019 class are now closed
See what our 2014-2015 class had to say about the value of NEAL.
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Watch these videos to understand both the value and impact of the NEAL program from the perspective of our 2016-2017 class.
You are your leadership instrument! In the NEAL program, participants develop the mindsets and capabilities to successfully lead their division, program, research, education or other academic unit and help enable the success of their academic teams. Specifically, they become competent in the four practices of academic leadership: intrapersonal, interpersonal, organizational and system.
We invite applications from both formal and informal leaders, 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 can be formal or informal and could include, but are not restricted to: vice-deans, chairs, vice-chairs, and chiefs of academic departments or units; Directors or leads of research programs or institutes; or Education leaders such as: clerkship, residency, graduate program, clinical education, work placement, curriculum or centre leaders or any leadership role that pursues an academic agenda such as research, education or program development.
Past participant roles have included: Department Chairs or Vice-Chairs, Associate or Vice-Deans, Program Directors, Division Heads, Academy Directors, Site Chiefs / Coordinators, Heads or leads of Research Programs or Institutes.
Enacting leadership is essential to the program as 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. Each day is 8-9 hours long including breakfast, lunch and breaks.
Unique aspects of the program include:
Participants will learn to:
Participants must be able to commit to attend all three modules listed below.
Dates for our 6th class for the 2018-2019 year are:
Each module consists of 8-9 hour days which include breakfast, lunch and breaks. There is approximately 10 hours of pre-work assigned prior to each module which includes preparation of mandatory assignments.
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.
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.
We are not currently taking applications. Please check back in November 2018 for information on applying for the 2019-2020 class.
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