2018 Leadership Initiatives for Ontario’s Anesthesiologists

The OMA Section on Anesthesiology is committed to the development of leadership skills in current and future anesthesiologists. We currently have 2 ongoing initiatives:

Leadership Grant Program

Our leadership grant program provides funding for individuals or groups who wish to pursue formal leadership training. Details of this program as well as applications are available under the appropriate heading below.

Leadership Grant Program – Overview

Leadership Grant Program – Individual Application

Leadership Grant Program – Group Application

Leadership Grant Program – Residency Program Application

Annual Leadership Workshop


The 2018 Leadership Workshop is now accepting registrants.  This year’s course is on “Health System Fundamentals for the Anesthesiologist"

Our Leadership Development Program is now entering its seventh year.  Like last year, it will be combined with the Ontario Anesthesia Meeting and will take place at Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto on Thursday September 20th and is anticipated to be a full day event.

All participants must be a member of the Section and must be registered for Ontario Anesthesia Meeting. Applicants should email eanderson@ontariosanesthesiologists.ca and outline their interest in the workshop and the leadership roles they have had and anticipate holding in future.

Applications will be reviewed by the Section Executive and successful candidates will be notified by August 15th.  Registration is limited to 30 and we will have far more applications than can be accommodated,  some weight may be given to applicants who have not attended previous workshops.

Good Luck and hope to see you there

Dr. Christopher Harle, Section Chair

Health System Fundamentals for the Anesthesiologist

Thursday, September 20th, 2018, 8:30am-4:30pm. Westin Harbour Castle Conference Centre, Toronto

More than 96% of Ontario’s anesthesiologists want their work to be valued and the specialty to be recognized as innovative, engaged in system change and providing leadership in the peri-operative suite (2017 Membership Survey). To be successful in this volatile, complex and uncertain environment, knowledge of the system: the key players, their roles and responsibilities, funding models, decision making and information flows, is essential. What then makes leaders effective is the quality of the relationships they develop as well as such personal attributes as confidence and courage.

In responding to this input from members, Ontario’s Anesthesiologists are proud to announce a tailored and applied pair of leadership development opportunities. The September 20th learning session is designed to enable you to develop a nuanced understanding of the complex patient care and academic worlds within which we work and to apply that knowledge to a current issue. Designed in a two part program to advance your leadership performance, the second course offering in spring, 2019 will focus on strengthening specific leadership skills to enable you to navigate change more competently by increasing physician and other healthcare provider engagement and building effective partnerships for better administrator-physician alignment and best patient care.

Join us for this unique opportunity to elevate your leadership potential and to address real-world challenges in the OR and beyond.

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