Webinar 1


How to Navigate

a Senior Medical Leadership Interview


Mon, Jan 11 19:00-20:00 EST

Plus 30 minute Q&A post webinar

  • Successful navigation of a senior medical leadership interview is a dynamic process which starts with determining your ‘why’ for embarking on medical leadership. Preparation is required to ensure you align your strengths, competencies and skills with what is required for the position and the growth of the organization. The purpose of the interview itself is to allow the panel to envision a successful future with you as a member of the senior medical leadership team. The interview process concludes with the announcement of a successful candidate and the opportunity for you to grow from the experience.


Presenter:  Dr. Debrah Wirtzfeld is Associate Chief Medical Officer, Physician Health, Diversity & Wellness, Alberta Health Services, Edmonton.



 Webinar 2


From Surviving to Thriving:

Developmental Conversations


Mon, Jan 25 19:00-20:00 EST

Plus 30 minute Q&A post webinar

Developmental conversations present an opportunity for us, as medical leaders, to check in on our team and help ensure we are all learning and supporting one another to be our best, individually and collectively.  When approached with intention and best practice, this engagement creates a culture where everyone can feel safe, healthy and valued and able to reach their full potential. When everyone has the opportunity to continually develop, we can collectively improve how we provide care to our patients and our team culture.

This webinar will introduce practical, easy-to-use tools that you can use to engage in meaningful developmental conversations that support individual growth and a healthy team culture for the team(s) you lead. Participants will learn how to:

  • Take a coaching approach to open the space for reflection, understanding each other’s perspective, and two-way feedback, and
  • How to engage in developmental conversations that achieve the following objectives:
  • Set Goals: Set Goals for individual development in areas that are engaging, meaningful, and aligned to team and organizational goals.
  • Share Feedback: Improve performance by asking for and sharing feedback.
  • Plan to Grow: Create personalized development plans that leverage skills and enhance abilities.


Presenter:  Ms. Jodi Ploquin, MSc, is Senior Consultant, Medical Staff Diversity, Wellness & Development, Alberta Health Services, Calgary.


Webinar 3


Leadership for the Syndemic


Tues, Feb 2 19:00-20:00 EST

Plus 30 minute Q&A post webinar

The rate of change places extra-ordinary pressure on humans in general and on leaders specifically. The type of chaotic change Canadian society is experiencing has led to a crisis in most systems related to health. This workshop will help the participant understand crisis as a naturally occurring phenomenon in complex adaptive systems, and what is to be expected. Participants will learn the basis of polarity thinking and how it can guide leaders in making decisions for seemingly opposing issues, like dealing both with a long-term crisis and maintaining existing, ongoing operations (in healthcare). Leadership traits and skills are highlighted in the context of the agility needed while leading in different types of systems.



Presenter:  Dr. Johny Van Aerde is Executive Medical Director of CSPL.



Webinar 4


The Case for Self-Compassion


Tues, Feb 16 19:00-20:00 EST

Plus 30 minute Q&A post webinar


During chaotic times, self-compassion is often seen as frivolous, when in fact it becomes crucial to avoid burnout. In this interactive session, we will examine the science, the myths, the benefits and the challenges of self-compassion. An evidence-based new intervention to develop self-compassion skills will be presented -- Self-Compassion for Healthcare Communities.


Presenter: Dr. Monica Branigan, MHSc (Bioethics), is former Faculty Lead, Ethics and Professionalism, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto and former Medical Director of the Palliative and Supportive Care Service at St Joseph's Health Centre. She is an active member of Joule PLI course faculty.