Physician Leadership Institute (PLI)

2018 CMA-SMA In-house PLIs


Date: June 22-23, 2018
Location:Saskatoon, SMA Office, 201-2174 Airport Drive

Register here.
Pay here.


Striving towards a common vision.

The best leaders know how to get individuals to work together to accomplish goals. Often we struggle to enable our colleagues to complete projects on time and on budget. We do our best to motivate colleagues and health care service providers for needed changes, or to demonstrate more concern for safety and follow procedures. In short, we continually work on ways to exert our influence, but we regularly fall short.

Influencer © The New Science of Leading Change combines compelling videos and extensive class exercises to give you the skills needed to effectively change behavior. Whether a formal leader or an individual contributor, Influencer can help you drive the change you need.

Return on investment:

  • Discover the three keys to influence—what do successful influencers do that separates them from the rest
  • Identify Crucial Moments—the moments where enacting the right behavior will have an enormous effect on results
  • Study and utilize examples of positive deviance (instances when some people succeed where most others fail)
  • Learn that persistent problems do not have one root cause, but multiple causes
  • Harness the power of social pressure by finding strength in numbers
  • Change the environment to make bad behaviors harder and good behaviors easier
  • Use the power of space, data, and tools

Crucial Conversations

Date: TBD (Sept/Oct)
Location: Regina

Professionalism & Ethics

Date: TBD (Sept/Oct)
Location: Saskatoon


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

After the SMA subsidy, each course costs only $650.

Contact Delilah Dueck for more information: (306) 657-4568 or

Attention medical students and residents:

As part of our on-going commitment to provide leadership to our Saskatchewan medical learners, the SMA will sponsor three seats per course for students, and three seats per course for residents. If you are interested in one of these seats, please contact the following people:
Students:  SMA SR rep: Brooke Hoffman at
Residents:  RDoS office at

Are you part of a mentorship program?

The SMA is offering some incentives for participants in the following mentorship programs to attend our in-house courses:

Synergy: When a physician/resident mentor purchases a seat, their mentee student may attend for free.
Please note: this offer is for one course per year and mentor/mentee must attend the same course.

PEERism: Student mentor/mentee pairs may purchase two seats for the price of one.
Please note: this offer is for one course per year and mentor/mentee must attend the same course.



Unable to attend SMA's CMA in-house PLI courses?

If you are unable to attend the SMA’s CMA PLI in-house courses, the CMA offers open enrollment courses at a national level. Please follow this link to the CMA’s website where you will find information on all available PLI courses.