Advanced Learning Programs

For healthcare leaders and professionals, IHPME’s Advanced Learning certificate programs offer continuous professional development opportunities delivered by expert faculty in a variety of fields.  

Leading Transformation: Building Adaptive Capacity

The goal of this program is to facilitate the building of adaptive capacity within healthcare systems by deepening the practice of developing both ourselves and others intentionally, mindfully and creatively.

New Offerings

  • Module 1: October 8 – October 9, 2019 (Tuesday/Wednesday)
  • Module 2: November 7 – November 8, 2019 (Thursday/Friday)


Honing Your Dialogue Skills with Crucial Conversations®

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Dialogue is a critical leadership competency. The ability to elicit and appreciate a variety of perspectives allows leaders leverage the intelligence of the group when addressing adaptive challenges for which there are no technical fixes.  Effective dialogue requires active listening, awareness of one’s inner process, respect for differing points of view, tolerance of ambiguity, speaking from the heart.  The goal of this course is to enhance participants’ dialogue and engagement capabilities to create and sustain meaningful change.

Immunity to Change™

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Adaptive challenges require the creation of new knowledge and the development of new capacities in individuals, teams and organizations.  This course equips participants to identify and address those personal and collective changes that have proven resistant to thoughtful plans and heartfelt intentions using Kegan and Lahey’s Immunity to Change Model.

Mindful Leadership

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The practice of adaptive leadership requires the development of a new and enhanced ability to see, effectively analyze, and strategically intervene. This course further develops participants’ capability to reflect in action and intervene thoughtfully using mindfulness techniques.

Masterclass in Implementing Integrated Care

This master class will provide an interactive learning opportunity for researchers, policy-makers, organizations, providers, and patients to assess their own environments vis-à-vis key factors that we have learned are essential to effective implementation, scale and spread of integrated care initiatives.

** New Date: December 2, 2019


Masterclass in Sustainable Healthcare

Providing leadership skills and quality improvement foundations for sustainable health systems.
Day One and Two: September 12 & 13, 2019 (Thursday/Friday)


Advanced learning programs do not count towards a graduate degree, but may contribute to credits from the College of Family Physicians of Canada or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. See individual programs for details.