In Partnership with the Canadian Nurses Association


The Dorothy Wylie Health Leadership Institute (DWHLI) is pleased to be planning the 2017 event with the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA). The institute is a unique Canadian leadership program that brings together healthcare leaders from all disciplines across the country for a concentrated study of leadership principles, models, skills and tools.

Established in 2001, the program offers a refined, highly specialized and interactive leadership learning experience. A recent survey (Purdy, 2016) 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.” See also Tracey Das Gupta’ s personal experience, 2016,

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 healthcare 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.

Work is already underway to deliver the May, 2017 offering. The brochure is in press and registration is open.