Leadership development

Provincial Health Leadership Program

For over 10 years, the Provincial Health Leadership Program (formerly the Academic Health Sciences Leadership program) has empowered early and mid-career professionals in the Health Sciences faculties, Government of Manitoba, and health-care system with opportunities to prepare for leadership roles. 

Participants can design a capstone project relevant to their chosen area of leadership or influence; learn and engage with senior leaders in Manitoba; develop an understanding of the health-care system and academic environment; and hone their critical, creative and lateral thinking skills. 

In order to better meet leaders’ diverse learning needs, we are pleased to announce the PHLP will alternate annually between in-person and virtual learning. Join us in 2024-25 for a virtual learning experience or in-person in 2025-26.

This year’s program runs from September 2024 - January 2025 on Wednesday evenings and is open to all Manitoba residents.

Apply now

The deadline to apply is June 14, 2024.

Crucial Conversations

Crucial Conversations helps you master the skills you need to step up to high-stakes issues while remaining candid and respectful. Through this course, you will acquire the necessary skills to establish better relationships, gather divergent perspectives, and achieve better results—all strengths of a great leader.

Course information

LEADS in a Caring Environment

The LEADS in a Caring Environment framework is a foundational element for health leadership development in Canada and is being used to define the standards of effective health systems leadership in many jurisdictions. This framework has been endorsed by the Canadian College of Health Leaders and the Canadian Health Leadership Network, which is made up of more than 39 national and provincial health organizations, including the Canadian Medical Association.

The LEADS framework

Physician Leadership Institute (PLI)

CHI has partnered with the Canadian Medical Association to deliver the PLI leadership program. This accredited program prepares Canadian physicians to be effective leaders and managers at any career stage. For more information, click here.

Program information

Up-skilling series

Bioinformatics-Biostatistics Journal Club and Research Seminar

Bioinformatics-Biostatistics Journal Club and Research Seminar Series aims to stimulate discussion of computational and statistical method developments and applications for complex health data in translational and personalized medicine.

CHI Grand Rounds

Through September to June, CHI hosts large-scale seminars and forums featuring local and international guest speakers around some of Manitoba's most pressing healthcare topics. Past CHI Grand Rounds include the announcement of MindSet (Manitoba's Integrated Health Data Platform) and Dismantling Institutional Racism to Achieve Health Equity with Dr. Ronald Wyatt from the Cook County Health System.

Society for Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) Winnipeg Chapter

SOCRA is a non-profit, charitable, and educational membership organization committed to providing education, certification, and networking opportunities to all persons involved in clinical research activities. CHI hosts the Winnipeg Chapter and provides opportunities for local SOCRA members to network, learn, and earn continuing education credits for SOCRA CCRP recertification.

Public and Patient Engagement Lunchtime Learning Series

The Public and Patient Engagement Lunchtime Learning Series introduces participants to the principles of public and patient engagement in health research. Participants will learn how to build meaningful partnerships between researchers and people with lived experience to inform decision-making and improve clinical and practice outcomes.

Student learning

Equitable AI for Public Health (AI4PH): A Focus on Equity and Prevention

The AI4PH Summer Institute is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and developed by a pan-Canadian team of investigators and partners. The Summer Institute trains graduate students and early career investigators in statistical and machine-learning methods to address public health challenges and explore ethical and equity topics of relevance to the application of statistical methods.

Manitoba Statistical and Health Sciences (MB-SAHS) Collaborating Centre

The MB-SAHS Collaborating Centre, funded by the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute, is comprised of investigators and trainees committed to collaborative research in Manitoba that bridges the statistical and health sciences disciplines. The overall aim is to facilitate high-quality collaborative research that engages statistical and health scientists and statistical science trainees.

Visual and Automated Disease Analytics (VADA) Program

VADA is a joint initiative between the University of Manitoba and University of Victoria, and is funded by NSERC. This program trains the next generation of health informatics and computational science graduate students to translate complex health data into insights to improve health and support health systems. Trainees will gain cutting-edge data visualization and analytic skills within a cooperative and experiential learning environment.


Contact us

Centre for Healthcare Innovation
3rd Floor, Chown Building
753 McDermot Avenue
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T6 Canada