Meeting the needs of individuals who are interested in promoting excellence, innovation, and change in continuing education initiatives for health professionals.

Leading and Influencing Change in CPD 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.

By the end of the program, we expect that participants will be able to:

  • Explore how the demands and forces of change in the health care environment have created opportunities and challenges to continuing health education providers
  • Apply best practices in CPD and change management principles to lead and implement new initiatives, and overcome barriers to change
  • Lead and implement new initiatives
  • Identify and lessen barriers to change
  • Foster collaboration and expand CPD networks
  • Lead and promote innovation in CPD
  • Identify opportunities for scholarship

Who Can Benefit?

Individuals who are:

  • engaged in continuing health education, knowledge translation, patient safety, quality improvement, performance improvement initiatives or health policy;
  • considering career advancement within CPD;
  • interested in promoting excellence, innovation, change, and scholarship in continuing education initiatives for health professionals.

Program Dates

  • Times: 10:30 - 13:30 ET
  • Module 1a: October 25, 2023
  • Module 1b: October 26, 2023
  • Module 2: November 15, 2023
  • Module 3: December 13, 2023
  • Module 4: January 10, 2024
  • Module 5: January 24, 2024
  • Module 6: February 14, 2024
  • Module 7: March 6, 2024
  • Module 8: March 27, 2024
  • Module 9: April 24, 2024
  • Module 10: May 8, 2024
  • Module 11: May 29, 2024
  • Module 12: June 19, 2024

Program Highlights

  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Learning Principles and Theories
  • Best Practices in Design and Delivery (including simulation with e-technology and IPE)
  • CPD in Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Knowledge Translation
  • Partnerships and Collaborations across Sectors
  • Leadership
  • Managing CPD Programs and Offices
  • Patient Engagement

Learning Formats

  • Keynote presentations
  • Interactive exercises
  • Case based learning
  • Individual coaching groups and mentoring
  • Personal projects

Testimonials from Past Attendees

  • “Course reflected CE practices that are aspirational in use of IPE, QI and meeting the needs of learning”
  • “Incredible interprofessional high quality CE as a model as well as content”
  • “Spoke to so many audiences at so many levels”
  • “Very high quality faculty, very well designed interactivity”
  • “Best course of its type I have ever attended”
  • “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

CPD is pleased to announce a formal designation for those engaged professionally in the discipline of CPD and in creating CPD programs: the Certified Professional in CPD (Healthcare) (CPC (HC)) credential.

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