Digital Certificate

Leading and Influencing Change in CPD

October 23, 2024 - June 11, 2025

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Advanced CPD Leadership Development is a certificate program designed to meet the needs of individuals who are responsible for promoting excellence, innovation, and change in continuing education initiatives for health professionals. This program specifically aims to build leadership capacity by providing participants with the necessary knowledge, tools and skills to lead continuing education initiatives for health professionals in today’s complex health care environment.

We’ll begin by exploring how the demands and forces of change in health care environments have created opportunities and challenges to continuing health education providers. Then, apply best practices in CPD and change management principles to overcome barriers to change and implement new initiatives. In addition, learn how to foster collaboration and expand CPD networks, promote innovation in CPD, and identify opportunities for scholarship.

Our past learners have remarked that this certificate program “reflected continuing education practices that are aspirational in [the] use of IPE, QI, and meeting the needs of learning” and appreciated the level of quality and interactivity. Ready to join this community of leaders and change makers? Join us and lead innovation in CPD for health professionals.

  • Agent and Advocate for Change

    LEADS in a Caring Environment; Adaptability, Flexibility and Responsiveness; Structural Competencies (Anti-racism/ Anti-Oppression); Wellness.

  • Evidence-Informed CPD

    Technology and Data-Enhanced CPD; CPD Best Practices; Innovations; Health Outcomes.

  • Partnerships and Collaboration

    Patient Engagement and Involvement; Continuing Interprofessional Education; Entrepreneurship.

  • Integration with Systems

    Quality Improvement and Patient Safety; Implementation Science; Knowledge Translation; Professional Standards.

Program Directors

Suzan Schneeweiss

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

David Wiljer

David Wiljer PhD
Professor - Dept. of Psychiatry; IHPME, UofT
Executive Director - Education Technology and Innovation, UHN
Collaborating Scientist - CAMH

Program Audience

This certificate program is designed for professionals who are:

  • Engaged in continuing health education, knowledge translation, patient safety, quality improvement, performance improvement initiatives, or health policy
  • Interested in promoting excellence, innovation, change, and scholarship in CPD for health professionals
  • Considering career advancement within CPD
  • Course reflected CE practices that are aspirational in use of IPE, QI and meeting the needs of learning.
  • I anticipate change in my approach and achievements within CPD. I am thankful and excited to proceed. Already asking: What is next?

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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