Why choose a CMA-SMA In-house PLI course?

No matter where you are in your career - practising physician, medical student or resident - the CMA Physician Leadership Institute (PLI) will prepare you to be a more effective leader. The CMA PLI is the Canadian Medical Association’s leadership development program. With targeted funding, the SMA has brought the CMA PLI series in-house, delivering the courses at a reduced cost to our members.

When you enroll in a CMA PLI course, you can be confident that:

  • course content and examples will be practical and relevant to health care and medical practice in Canada

  • instructors are subject-matter and education experts with an intimate knowledge of Canada’s health care environment

  • learning approaches incorporate multiple perspectives, include real-life, real-time activities and promote rich problem-solving among peers

  • classmates are medical and health care professionals with interests and needs similar to your own

CMA-SMA PLI Costs: after the SMA subsidy, each course seat costs only $650.

Attention: Medical students and residents

The SMA will sponsor three seats for students and three seats for residents in each course. If you are interested in one of these sponsored seats, please contact:

Students: SMSS SMA Representatives at smarep.smss@gmail.com

Residents: Resident Doctors of Saskatchewan at office@residentdoctorssk.ca 

Contact Samantha Lee for more information: (306) 244-2196 at samantha.lee@sma.sk.ca

2020 CMA-SMA In-house PLIs

Engaging others

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this Physician Leadership Institute course, you will be able to:

• Define engagement and assess your and others engagement in the workplace.
• Describe a strengths-based approach to building engagement.
• Discuss strategies for motivating others and building trust.
• Distinguish dialogue from other forms of discourse.
• Practice powerful listening approaches to discover common ground and mutual insight.
• Prepare the steps required for providing constructive feedback.
• Describe the major principles behind coaching.


Date: February 7-8, 2020
Organization: Saskatchewan Medical Association
Venue: Delta Regina, 1919 Saskatchewan Dr, Regian SK, S4P 4H2

https://forms.sma.sk.ca/Forms/PLI

Leadership for medical women

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this Physician Leadership Institute course, you will be able to:

• Explore the leadership direction that resonates most strongly with you.

• Leverage your natural strengths to more effectively engage others and address factors that may be limiting your success.

• Identify what influences leadership and recognize both internal and external factors affecting the career progression of medical women today.

• Learn specific strategies to become more effective as a medical woman leader.

• Identify opportunities to drive and support female physician leadership in our current and emerging complex health care system.


Date: March 6-7, 2020
Organization: Saskatchewan Medical Association
Venue: Delta Hotel Regina 1919 Saskatchewan Dr, Regina, SK S4P 4H2

https://forms.sma.sk.ca/Forms/PLI

Managing Disruptive Behaviour

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this Physician Leadership Institute course, you will be able to:

• Explain why managing disruptive behaviour has become relevant in today’s workplace.

• Surface unspoken assumptions and beliefs regarding the nature and management of disruptive behaviour.

• Distinguish between disruptive and non-disruptive behaviour.

• Understand the impact of disruptive behaviour.

• Identify elements of workplace/organizational culture which may influence/prompt   disruptive behaviour.

• Identify three key components of a robust Code of Conduct and determine its effectiveness for ensuring workplace justice and for managing disruptive behaviour.

• Summarize national trends regarding disruptive behavior

• Discuss an approach to supporting colleagues and medical leaders

• Apply principles of fairness, compassion and accountability by using a staged approach for resolving incidents of disruptive behaviour.

• Discuss approaches and interventions for managing behavioural problems in the workplace.

• Prepare for and practice a “difficult” feedback conversation.

Date: April 24-25, 2020
Organization: Saskatchewan Medical Association
Venue: Saskatchewan Medical Association 201-2174 Airport Dr, Sakatoon, SK S7L 6M6

https://forms.sma.sk.ca/Forms/PLI

Conflict Management and Negotiation

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this Physician Leadership Institute course, you will be able to:

• Differentiate between types of conflict and conflict management styles

• Discuss strategies for recognizing and managing conflict situations

• Practice a model of creative collaboration to address conflict with individuals, teams and organizations

• Describe the structures, processes, principles and currencies of effective negotiation

• Develop strategies for managing constituencies and building coalitions

• Practice specific negotiation strategies for real situations

• Analyze the dynamics and politics of effective negotiation

Date: October 2-3, 2020
Organization: Saskatchewan Medical Association
Venue: Delta Regina, 1919 Saskatchewan Dr, Regina, SK S4P 4H2

https://forms.sma.sk.ca/Forms/PLI

Building and Leading Teams 

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this Physician Leadership Institute course, you will be able to:

• Discuss the goals and attributes of team leadership;

• Explore the attributes of a high-performing team;

• Discuss how to empower teams and build a team culture;

• Examine the special dynamics of inherited teams;

• Identify the challenges of leading inherited teams that are dysfunctional or high-performing;

• Demonstrate skills to lead both dysfunctional and high-performing inherited teams;

• Diagnose conflict in a team;

• Explore skills needed to manage different kinds of conflict in a team;

• Practice providing timely, direct, and constructive feedback to the team as a group and to individual team members.

Date: November 27-28,2020 (please note change of date)
Organization: Saskatchewan Medical Association
Venue: Saskatchewan Medical Association 201-2174 Airport Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7L 6M6

https://forms.sma.sk.ca/Forms/PLI

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