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New & Evolving Academic Leaders Program

New & Evolving Academic Leaders Program

The program is designed for people in an academic health science context who are committed to becoming change agents in their spheres of influence and beyond by centering principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, Indigeneity and accessibility in their leadership practice. This program is intended for those who are committed to challenging the status quo, and looking to develop tools, skills, and evolving practices to positively shape our future academic health sciences system.

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Description

NEAL
Adaptive. Accessible. Connected.
Leading for Sustainable Impact

In the NEAL program, the group builds a learning community through three intensive one-week modules over the year, themed as Foundations, Influence and Adaptation.  In these modules, diverse faculty share resources and build capacity for reflective and relational practice, system thinking, influence and impact, and leading from adaptive purpose.  Between modules, participants deepen their learning with coaching, peer connections, diverse assignments and leading a capstone project through engaging others.

The program is intentionally shaped to bring together a diverse set of participant leaders to consider how we all need to work collaboratively in shaping and shifting our broader system for positive health outcomes.  Learners may have a formal role as a leader, or may be an influencer or change agent with a meaningful purpose.  We encourage those who are working in community based settings, academic units, research settings, and hospital-based settings to consider the NEAL program.

 

Additional Info

Early bird rates are only applicable to CFD Members. You must be registered as a CFD member prior to submitting your application to receive the member rates. CFD General Membership is $90/person for the year. Membership is FREE for Unity Health Toronto staff, physicians, learners and patient/family partners and Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto staff, faculty (incl. status only) and learners. Click here to sign up or for more details.

** for those who identify as basic scientists in the following departments: Anatomy, Biochemistry, Immunology, Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, Medical Biophysics, Molecular Genetics, Nutritional Sciences, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Physiology.

Dates

Module 1:
September 25-27, 2024   In-person in Toronto
October 21-22, 2024   Virtual
Module 2:
January 27-30, 2025   In-person or virtual TBD
Module 3:
April 24-25, 2025   Virtual
May 6-9, 2025   In-person in Toronto

Prerequisites

Applicants are leaders (with or without formal institutional roles/titles) who are engaging in advancing the academic or system innovation/equity missions of education, research or program development in the health sciences.

Program Details

For further details, please visit the NEAL Program page.

Application Process

To apply to NEAL, please follow the following steps:

  1. Create a CFD User Account. You can do so by clicking here. If you have already created an account, click here to log in. Please note you will be required to set up a new account and password for our new website. We will connect your account with your previous CFD event records. Please note this user account is NOT the same as membership. For membership information, please see step 3.

  2. You will receive an activation link immediately (check your junk mail). Once your account is activated, please log in and complete your online profile by selecting “My profile” from the options on the left hand side of the page.

  3. You may consider purchasing CFD membership if you don’t already have it, in order to take advantage of discounted tuition rates for NEAL for CFD members. Membership is FREE for Unity Health Toronto staff, physicians, learners and patient/family partners and Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto staff, faculty (incl. status only) and learners.

  4. Complete your application package, which must include:

Deadlines for applications are:

Early Bird: April 16, 2024* 
Final: May 16, 2024

*Early bird rates and deadlines are only applicable to CFD Members. You must be registered as a CFD member prior to submitting your application to receive the member rates. Click here to sign up or for more details.

You will be notified of the NEAL Selection Committee’s decision (i.e., conditional offers of acceptance) by mid-June 2024.

For more information, please visit the NEAL Program page.

Event Details

  • September 25, 2024 - May 9, 2025
    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM EDT
    Start date: Sep 25
    Duration: 1 year
    Sessions:
    • Module 1A

      Wed 25 Sep 08:30 - Fri 27 Sep 16:30
      Toronto
    • Module 1B

      Mon 21 Oct 08:30 EDT - Tue 22 Oct 16:30 EDT
      Toronto
    • Module 2

      Mon 27 Jan 08:30 EST - Thu 30 Jan 16:30 EST
      Toronto
    • Module 3A

      Thu 24 Apr 08:30 EDT - Fri 25 Apr 16:30 EDT
      Toronto
    • Module 3B

      Tue 06 May 08:30 - Fri 09 May 16:30
      Toronto
    Location: Toronto
    Cost:
    Offers:
    • Basic Sciences**- Early Bird Member $10,150.00 incl.
    • Basic Science**- Member $10,650.00 incl.
    • Basic Sciences**- Non-member $12,247.50 incl.
    • Standard*- Early Bird Member $12,350.00 incl.
    • Standard*- Member $12,850.00 incl.
    • $14,777.50 incl.
    Additional Info:
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Education Centre, St. Michael’s Hospital
209 Victoria Street, 4th floor

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30 Bond Street, Toronto, ON, M5B 1W8

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