May 21-24, 2019
Open the Brochure and Registration Form for our 2019 Institute Here!

Healthcare Leadership Development


The Dorothy Wylie Health Leaders Institute consists of a 4-day residential, inter-professional leadership Institute with a structured virtual follow up that spans several months and includes individual access to the IHI Open School and a capstone project. The Institute features a variety of highly respected speakers and facilitators directed to Canadian health care leaders for a concentrated program of study of leadership principles, models, behaviours, skills, and tools.
Dorothy Wylie Nursing Health Leaders Institute, Leadership Development

CNA is pleased to offer the 2019 Institute​ ​May 21st to 24th, at the BMO Institute for Learning in Toronto. Please read the 2019 Health Leaders Institute Brochure (pdf). You can register here. You can also reserve seats by calling us at 416 426-7229, or emailing us!

Exerpts from Longwoods Nursing Leadership, 29(2) June 2016 Special Focus on the The Dorothy Wylie Health Leaders Institute

Presentations at 2018 Institute
Michael Villeneuve’s presentation
Penny Paucha’s presentation as well as other helpful resources

Requirements for Certificate:
1. Attend the Residential Institute.
2. Complete a minimum of 4 courses from the IHI Open School (instructions to be given during the Institute).
3. Create a Personal Leadership Development plan.
4. Meet with your Executive Sponsor after attending the Institute to discuss your project and your Personal Leadership Development plan.
5. Participate in a project reporting webinar (dates TBC).

Dorothy Wylie Health Leaders Institute Canadian Nurses Association

New Partnership with the Canadian Nurses Association
The Dorothy Wylie Health Leadership Institute (DWHLI) is introducing a new and significant partnership with the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA).

The institute is a unique Canadian leadership program that brings together health-care leaders from all disciplines across the country for a concentrated study of leadership principles, models, skills and tools. Established more than 15 years ago, the program offers a refined, highly-specialized and interactive leadership learning experience. A recent survey found that more than 75 per cent of institute alumni said their experience had a positive or profound impact on their personal life and career, and it was described as a “catalyst for change.”

DWHLI has chosen to work with CNA, the national professional association of registered nurses, because its program will be an excellent companion to CNA’s existing suite of professional development offerings, including continuing competencies, advanced practice support and specialty certification. In its 111-year history, CNA has demonstrated a sincere commitment to health-care leadership, and now it will connect more professionals from across Canada to the institute’s innovative work. By working together, the two organizations will extend the reach of the institute’s program, explore new blended learning approaches and integrate advanced technology to enhance participation.

Both organizations look forward to this dynamic collaboration for the advancement of health leadership.

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Healthcare Leadership Development

Healthcare Leadership Development