Leadership begins with self-awareness

To lead others, you must first know yourself.
Course description

Self-awareness is having a strong sense of self, and knowing what your strengths and weaknesses are. This course promotes greater self-awareness as you learn to examine your values and principles, thinking patterns, assumptions and emotional skills, as well as addressing your strengths and limitations.

This facilitated online core* course uses a variety of tools and techniques to help you develop the self-awareness you need to be an effective leader. Participants move as a cohort through the six modules – one per week – allowing you to apply your learning on-the-go, completing one module per week. You’ll interact with peers from across the country in discussion forums and webinars, but can choose when to be online according to your own schedule. 

Return on investment

  • recognize the critical importance of personal mastery as a foundation for effective physician leadership
  • achieve a more complete view of self as a leader with respect to personal values and principles, personality style, emotional intelligence and strengths
  • develop strategies to leverage strengths and manage your limitations
  • establish a professional development action plan that includes setting personal leadership goals

*Core courses have been identified as essential training for physicians interested in or engaged in a position of leadership.

Special features

  • Accessible via desktop or tablets
  • Facilitation, guidance and feedback
  • Cohort structure, featuring interaction with peers from across the country via discussion forums and webinars

Three online assessments

  • Insights Discovery® personal profile
  • Bar-On EQ-i emotional intelligence self-assessment
  • StrengthsFinder 2.0 inventory


May 27, 2019 - July 07, 2019


6 weeks

The course consists of six online modules and lasts six weeks. Each week’s module will require four to five hours of study.

Participants must have a cma.ca account to access the course through the Learning management system. Create one here.

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Maximum class size
30 participants
Faculty Team
Academic Degree
Academic Degree


This course can be customized and delivered in-house at your organization, meeting or conference to physicians and/or interdisciplinary teams.