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CPD Foundations: Developing & Implementing Programs with Impact

October 15, 2024 to June 3, 2025

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This program is an exciting new initiative designed for professionals working within the field of CPD. It provides fundamental theory and skill training needed to ensure effectiveness and success of continuing professional development (CPD) activities. Its focus is on practical issues commonly experienced in the design, development and implementation of continuing health education (CHE). As a webinar-based program, participants will have an opportunity to learn from leading experts in the field and to share their experiences with an international audience of learners.

Who Should Apply

This program is best suited to those already working within the field of CPD, and welcomes healthcare professionals, continuing health education administrators and managers, continuing education leaders and directors, and industry partners.

An international audience comprised of:

  • Healthcare professionals
  • Continuing health education administrators and managers
  • Continuing education leaders and directors
  • Industry partners and communication companies

Program Directors

Suzan Schneeweiss

Suzan Schneeweiss MD MEd FRCPC
Professor of Paediatrics
Associate Dean, Continuing Professional Development
Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Jane Tipping

Jane Tipping MADEd MCC
Educational Consultant
Continuing Professional Development
Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Program Highlights

  • 15 total hours of live, interactive learning

  • Explore practical issues commonly experienced in CPD design, development, and implementation.

  • Learn how to identify learning needs, navigate accreditation, and more to create effective CPD.

  • Examine how team-based learning can be used to improve interprofessional collaboration and patient outcomes.

  • This CPD Foundations program has given me a greater sense of my ability and responsibility to influence the development of CPD activities within my organization and allows us to include more of the elements discussed in the program webinars. I am excited to see how the impact of our programs increases as we implement these strategies.
  • This program has opened my eyes to see the bigger picture of continuing medical education and the impact it can have on practice patterns and patient outcomes.

Certified Professional in CPD (Healthcare) Credential

Demonstrate Your Achievement and Leadership in CPD.

Awarded by the Coalition for Physician Learning and Practice Improvement, the Certified Professional in CPD (Healthcare) credential recognizes the achievement of professionals engaged in the discipline of CPD as leaders, program developers, researchers, and administrators.

When you obtain the CPC(HC), you join a community of like-minded individuals committed to furthering the discipline of CPD across Canada and around the world.

Completion of both Leading & Influencing Change in CPD and CPD Foundations offers one route to the CPC(HC).

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