April 05, 2022

Nominations are open until Monday, April 11, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. for a new GPSC pilot program that expands GPSC’s leadership development offerings. Called Leading Together – Building and Sustaining Collaborative Relationships in Systems Transformation, the program provides learners with a safe space for supporting, fostering and enhancing relationships needed for collaborating and leading together.

The program complements GPSC’s Leadership and Management Program by the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University, as well as offerings from the Joint Collaborative Committees and health authorities.

Delivered virtually, the program runs over four morning sessions from May 3 to July 19, 2022. Learners will sign up for this program as a pair or partner group and together participate in each virtual session and coaching session. There is no cost to participants for the program. Physicians will be able to claim up to 13 hours of sessional time by completing the program. The program will be evaluated after completion, and future sessions may be offered based on the outcomes.

Dyads, or partner groups, of physician leads, health authority counterparts (physician or administrative staff), and Indigenous partners leading and working together to transform community-based primary care are invited to apply by completing this web form. The closing date for nominations is Monday, April 11, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

Who can attend

Dyads or partner groups working together to transform community-based primary care are invited to submit a nomination to join the program. Examples of dyads and partner groups are:

  • Physician leaders, their health authority counterparts (physician or administrative staff), and Indigenous partners;
  • Leaders who sit at local CSC tables, PCN Steering Committees, local working groups or other collaborative tables; i.e., CSC Co-Chairs, PCN Steering Committee Co-Chairs.

This program is for leaders who are looking to enhance and foster their collaborative relationship and gain skills to support a cultural shift towards compassionate and mindful leadership. This is an opportunity for new and experienced leaders to learn how to navigate and work collaboratively in shared primary care spaces. GPSC is keen to support a diverse group of dyads with varying types and levels of experience through this pilot program. There is space for up to 30 dyads (60 participants). There are no prerequisites for this program, although some formal leadership training may be an asset.

About the program

Leading Together learners will gain concrete and practical skills to:

  • Apply in professional relationships.
  • Maintain collaboration with each other in pursuit of long-term strategic objectives.

Program content areas include:

  • Self-awareness: Explore your perspective, strengths and biases, and dive deep into your leadership style. Participants will spend time considering and understanding each other’s perspectives, experiences and motivations as a foundation for strong partnership relationships.
  • Communication skills: Learn how to communicate effectively towards a shared goal, and the value of conversations in relationships.
  • Conflict navigation & collaborative problem solving: Learn how to be hard on the problem, not the person, and lead together with compassion and kindness.

A fulsome program agenda will be sent to registered learners prior to the kickoff session. The program was developed in collaboration with The EQ Development Group.


  • Launch: Tuesday, May 3rd from 8:00am – 9:00am
  • Workshop 1: Tuesday, May 17th from 8:00am – 11:00am
  • Workshop 2: Tuesday, June 14th from 8:00am – 11:00am
  • Workshop 3: Tuesday, July 19th from 8:00am – 11:00am
  • Three 1-hour coaching sessions: After each workshop

All attendees must be able to attend all sessions. Coaching sessions will be scheduled to follow each three-hour workshop. After completing the program, physicians will be able to claim sessional time for the 1-hour kickoff session, 3-hour workshop sessions, and up to three 1-hour coaching sessions (total of 13 hours).


If you have any questions, please contact Hayley Murphy, Senior Project Coordinator, Primary Care Transformation, via divisions@doctorsofbc.ca.