Leadership and Management Development Program

The GPSC Leadership and Management Development Program is a foundational program grounded in concepts to build or enhance leadership and management capacity. The program complements other supports as a foundational learning resource for those involved in, or aspiring to, a leadership role related to the overall redesign of primary care in BC.

The program is open to physicians who are already in a leadership role within their division of family practice or are planning to be in a leadership role in the near future. There is much interest among physicians in the seventh cohort so please apply as soon as possible.

The GPSC LMDP gives participants the tools to build common skills and language in initiatives related to primary care redesign. It provides opportunities for stakeholders from around the province to build relationships, learn together, support each other, solve problems and ultimately, through face‐to‐face action learning activities, set the foundation for new and innovative ideas to enhance primary care.

The program's eighth physician cohort will run from November 24, 2017 to May 26, 2018 in Vancouver. Click here for more information.

For more information, contact Community Partnerships and Integration.

"The objective is developing a leadership framework within the Divisions structure. The process element was especially enlightening and I believe the program should be a requirement for BC physicians considering leadership roles.”
- Dr. Cecile Andreas, East Kootenay Division of Family Practice; FP Lead, Shared Care Steering Committee


“The leadership training was transformational personally and professionally. The tools, language, and broader contextual framework were a benefit to all participants.”
- Dr. Sheila Findlay, Nanaimo Division of Family Practice

"The physician leadership course was one of the best experiences I have had since I became a doctor. From day one it was fascinating, informative, engaging and was continuously brilliantly run by Adjunct Professor, Kate Dilworth. Over the months we learnt about many aspects of leadership and business - things that are never taught in medical school and that doctors have generally had to muddle through during their careers - including business strategy, how to manage a board and conflict and financials. The group format brings more to the course - we all listened to the experiences of others, both in medicine and life and became firm friends. This course has changed the way we all practice and even perhaps live our lives!"
—Dr Bella Hughan, Sunshine Coast Division of Family Practice