Launch of FoM Faculty Emerging Leaders Program (FELP)


*** Forwarded on behalf of the Faculty of Medicine Dean’s Office ***


Dear Department Faculty,

We are pleased to launch a call for applications for the first cohort of the new Faculty Emerging Leaders Program (FELP) in the Faculty of Medicine. The FELP is intended for academic and clinical faculty who are interested in leadership roles, want to enhance their leadership skills, and are seeking opportunities for personal and professional growth. The program was created to support emerging leaders by building skills that will prepare them for future leadership roles and providing opportunities for networking.

The program includes 5 modules that will be offered between September 2021 and January 2022. All modules for the first cohort will be conducted virtually.  Detailed program information is attached and also available online.

  • Applications for the September 2021 – January 2022 cohort are now being accepted.
  • Approximately 15 spots are available, with every effort to ensure diversity and enhance learning outcomes.
  • Interested applicants are required to commit to the full program and complete the application form.
  • The deadline for application is June 30, 2021 at 4:30pm.
  • Applicants will be notified by the end of July.
  • If there are a substantial number of applicants that cannot be accommodated in September, a January cohort will be offered to accommodate interested participants.

We take this opportunity to note that there are additional FoM leadership programs and workshops for faculty members, depending on their individual professional development pathway. One such program is the Educators Leadership Program (ELP), hosted and developed by the Centre for Health Education Scholarship which is also launching in the Fall. This program aims to support current and future health professions education leaders throughout the Faculty of Medicine – building a community of educators with the ability to examine their own leadership and educational practices.

We highly recommend that faculty members consider program offerings according to their developmental goals. For more information on other offerings, please go here.

If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to Christine Speers, Organizational Development Manager,

Thank you,


Christine Speers, Organizational Development Manager
Sandy Liu, Director, Human Resources
Shanda Jordan Gaetz, Managing Director
Chris Lovato, Vice-Dean, Academic

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