The provision of health care has become more complex. Not only has our understanding of health evolved, but the population is also aging and increasingly diverse. Chronic conditions have become more prevalent, and demands for patient-centred, culturally sensitive care are increasing. The healthcare system must always be vigilant and ready to deal with large-scale demands, whether from disasters, demographics or evolving social factors that influence health. At the same time, standards for evidence-based practice, both in frontline care and healthcare team management, shift rapidly as new evidence emerges.

As a healthcare leader, you must reconcile various threads of input and evidence against the opportunities and readiness for change all while building resilient teams and optimizing the experience and performance of the health system.

Program Overview

The Excellence in Healthcare Leadership (EHL) program is a four-topic, online training program designed to strengthen health administrators’ and policymakers’ visioning and leadership skills. It is built around four core topics – TeamsResultsValue and Service. The topics are viewed through various lenses – including those of patients and families, medical professionals, administrators and policymakers. These lenses help to ensure a balanced understanding of the opportunities and challenges according to stakeholders.

Certified by the Canadian College of Healthcare Leaders (CCHL), the program content aligns with the LEADS in a Caring Environment framework providing participants with the opportunity to obtain their Certified Health Executive (CHE) designation while completing their studies.

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Quick Facts

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Program Type Module-based program
Program Length 4 months (12 modules, plus two deep dive workshops).
Start Date This program is delivered multiple times throughout the year. Click here for the upcoming start dates.  
Registration Deadline Registration is open until the program is filled.
Program Cost $2150 per person 
Location Online. This program is delivered through live and interactive webinars. Pre-work (approximately 2 hours per session) is required in advance of each session.

Program Elements

Each of the four training topicsTeamsResultsValue and Service—includes three core learning modules for a total of twelve.

EHL Core Topics
EHL Core Topics

Learning modules combine self-paced online instruction, readings and activities (approximately two hours) with a synchronous webinar session (one hour) that connects learners in real-time with the expert facilitators to discuss and apply the module’s concepts (for a total of 3 hours per module).

The online training materials include custom videos featuring personal experiences and insights from healthcare leaders, patients and practitioners sharing their personal experiences and insights.

In addition to the twelve core learning modules, participants select two Deeper Dive workshops relevant to their leadership needs and priorities. These Deeper Dive workshops include expanded online learning materials, a 2.5-hour synchronous webinar session and a personal reflective activity.

The reflective activities from the Deeper Dive workshops, together with a final reflective statement, make up participants' Capstone Portfolio which is submitted to facilitators and assessed at the completion of the program.

Throughout your program, you will benefit from:

  • Input from Experts – The program combines the expertise of JSGS Executives-in-Residence with input from external experts both as interviewees and as facilitators of live Zoom sessions
  • Asynchronous Content – Through Rise360—our online learning platform—you will have access to engaging content in the form of short facilitator lectures, videos of interviews with experts, interactive activities and readings. The content is designed to help you draw connections between your course material and current work.
  • Live Zoom Webinars – During the Zoom webinars you will have an opportunity to review and discuss the concepts, readings and activities from Rise 360 while applying your new knowledge to case study scenarios.
  • Ongoing Networking – Through the Rise 360 platform, you'll have the opportunity to continue collaborating and connecting with your peers from across Canada.

Core Learning Outcomes

By the end of the EHL program, you will be well-equipped to:

  • Analyze the impacts of varied social determinants of health from the perspective of different stakeholders
  • Draw an association between health system challenges and leadership opportunities, behaviours and competencies to enable improvement
  • Anticipate and proactively address evolving health system needs
  • Share insights and best practices with an expanded network of healthcare and public service leaders across Canada

Program Schedule

Asynchronous content takes approximately 2 hours per week and runs only on weeks with webinars. All webinars are scheduled from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. CST (SK Time).

Participants also complete two Deeper Dive workshops.

Registrations are now being accepted for the following intakes:

May 2024 with webinars running:

  • May 1, 8, 15 1-2CST, May 22 Deeper Dive 1 - 3:30 CST
  • June 5, 12, 19 1-2CST, June 26 Deeper Dive 1-3:30CST
  • Sept 4, 11, 18 1-2CST, Sept 25 Deeper Dive 1-3:30CST
  • Oct 2, 9, 16 1-2CST, Oct 23 Deeper Dive 1-3:30 CST

September 2024 with webinars running:

  • Sept 4, 11, 18 1-2CST, Sept 25 Deeper Dive 1-3:30CST
  • Oct 2, 9, 16 1-2CST, Oct 23 Deeper Dive 1-3:30 CST
  • Nov 6, 13, 20 1-2CST, Nov 27 Deeper Dive 1 - 3:30 CST
  • Jan 8, 15, 22 (2025) 1-2 CST, Jan 29 Deeper Dive 1 - 3:30 CST

October 2024 with webinars running

  • Oct 2, 9, 16 1-2CST, Oct 23 Deeper Dive 1-3:30 CST
  • Nov 6, 13, 20 1-2CST, Nov 27 Deeper Dive 1 - 3:30 CST
  • Jan 8, 15, 22 (2025) 1-2 CST, Jan 29 Deeper Dive 1 - 3:30 CST
  • Feb 5, 12, 19 1-2 CST, Feb 26 Deeper Dive 1-3:30 CST

November 2024 with webinars running

  • Nov 6, 13, 20 1-2CST, Nov 27 Deeper Dive 1 - 3:30 CST
  • Jan 8, 15, 22 (2025) 1-2 CST, Jan 29 Deeper Dive 1 - 3:30 CST
  • Feb 5, 12, 19 1-2 CST, Feb 26 Deeper Dive 1-3:30 CST
  • Mar 5, 12, 19 1-2CST, Mar 26 Deeper Dive 1-3:30 CST

Program Facilitators

The EHL program is facilitated by JSGS Executives-in-Residence and guest facilitators who are accomplished former senior public servants with expertise in healthcare delivery and leadership.


Register Now

Registration for the EHL program is administered through the University of Regina. Please note you will receive enrolment confirmation by email. 

You will receive access to the Rise 360 online learning platform two weeks prior to the start of your first Zoom workshop.

Contact Us

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