Leadership Program

York University Certificate in Leadership of Assisted Reproduction in Clinical Settings

This formal leadership program offered through York University School of Health Leadership is a rare and unique opportunity to develop practical leadership skills in the context of ART among colleagues working in the field. This certificate course addresses specific workplace challenges including:

  • Managing professionals of diverse backgrounds
  • Servicing diverse patients/clients and families
  • Responding to legislative and regulatory change
  • Running a for-profit health care entity in Canada
  • Developing a competitive advantage to enhance the business

Click here to download the registration instructions and
here to download the registration form

Does York University offer a payment plan to assist with the Leadership program?

Yes, they can offer payment plans that stretch through to just before the course start date. Deborah Zanette in their offices puts the plans together based on the needs of the applicant. Please feel free to contact Deborah Zanette at 416 736 2100 ext 22170 or hlln@yorku.ca

Are there any discounts which can be applied to the Leadership program?

A $200 early bird discount is available to those who register before April 30th.

Are there any Funding or Grants available?

Federal and Provincial Training Grants Available
Grant programs renew on April 1, 2018. Those interested in this course are encouraged to apply and obtain financial support early. Last year grants were exhausted by the time we launched the program. It is one reason we extended the start date of the program. York University can guide you in applying for grants. Here is the link: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/job-grant.html


In Ontario – the Nursing Education Initiative via the RNAO www.rnao.org

Who can we contact if we have any questions?

For a quick response to your questions, we suggest you contact York University directly.

Tania Xerri  or Deborah Zanette
tel: 416-736-2100 ext 22170
email: hlln@yorku.ca

And of course, you can always contact Deborah Myers deborahm@triofertility.com or Mark Evans mark.evans@cfas.ca


Who Should Attend?

Individuals in leadership positions within the clinical services setting, with either clinical or non-clinical training/education

What You Will Learn?

You will acquire and practice core skills through interactive modules, mentored simulations, and action learning projects, in order to demonstrate competency in the following areas:

  • Understanding and managing diverse/conflicting interests and ongoing changes in the context of the clinical workplace and the industry
  • Communication skills to promote and support a culture of trust and respect, recognition, transparency with clients and families, staff, peers, management, owners and other relevant stakeholders
  • Critical thinking in approaching challenges and opportunities in a complex and ambiguous environment; promoting comfort with uncertainty and change
  • Reflection, self-awareness and perception as a communication and leadership tool in this clinical workplace context
  • Effecting change in a collaborative, complex environment through multi-stakeholder engagement
  • Building and maintaining a competitive advantage through leadership
Note: Demonstration of competency is expected through mentored simulation, in-class projects, journals, class participation, discussion with faculty, and the action learning project. Offered jointly by Health Leadership & Learning Network at York University and the CFAS. This program is non-degree and non-credit professional education and does not confer a grade or professional designation. York University will issue a certificate of completion.


Leadership Program Curriculum

The comprehensive program will include:

⇒  Action learning projects
⇒  Mentored Simulation
⇒  In-class, interactive modules
⇒  Course content based on complexity and change, quality and care
⇒  Interactive Adult Learning principles and environment

Program Dates & Locations

September 16, 2018 – Program launch the day after the annual meeting at Le Westin, Montreal
December 7 – 11, 2018 – Core curriculum at York University in Toronto
December 11 – February 23 – Special project with mentoring from York University faculty
February 23, 2019 – Project presentations at York University (remote attendance may be possible)



September 16,  2018
Le Westin, 270 Saint-Antoine St W, Montreal, QC, Canada H2Y 0A3 (Note: this is at the CFAS 2018 AGM location)

December 7 – 11, 2018 and February 23, 2019
York University, 4700 Keele St. Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Program Fee

$5000 + HST for Canadian CFAS members
$7000 + HST for International CFAS members
$7000 + HST for Non-members

Early Bird Discounts* available – $200 discount in effect until April 30th, 2018 only

Group Discount* is 10% for 3 or more people from the same organization, applying together

*Discounts cannot be combined