Educators Leadership Program

In partnership with Faculty Development, the Centre for Health Education Scholarship (CHES) is piloting a new opportunity to support the leadership development of Health Professions Education Leaders at UBC.

The Educators Leadership Program (ELP) will support current and future education leaders in three ways: (1) Provide evidence based and practical support of their role as a leader; (2) Provide foundational knowledge of the scholarship of teaching and learning (to support the effective application of these principles in their work); and (3) Create a cohort of education leaders that will provide both peer to peer support and a community of practice.

The ELP will facilitate leadership development through 5 workshops led by Dr. John van Aerde. The 5 modules will follow the LEADS framework, and cover the following:

  • Workshop #1: Self & Leadership
  • Workshop #2: Leading Teams and Committees for Success: Structure, Process, Communication & Conflict
  • Workshop #3: Complexity and Systems Thinking for Leaders
  • Workshop #4: Leadership is Influence
  • Workshop #5: Bringing It All Together – Application and Context from the Local to the National and Back

The pedagogical foundation component of the program will be facilitated by CHES’ seminar series, Hot Topics in Health Professions Education. The Hot Topics in HPE sessions are open to our CHES members and to the health professions education community at UBC.

Recommendations and acceptances for the 2019 ELP Cohort have now closed, but if you would like to know more about the program please reach out to:


The University of British Columbia Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide study credits for continuing medical education for physicians. This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and has been approved by UBC CPD for up to 27.5 MOC Section 1 Group Learning credits. This program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by UBC CPD for up to 27.5 Mainpro+ Group Learning credits. Each physician should claim only those credits he/she actually spent in the activity.

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