CFAS Annual Meeting

Leadership Program

York University Certificate in Leadership of Assisted Reproduction in Clinical Settings

This leadership development program is designed for clinicians and administrators involved with the day-to-day operations and future success of reproduction clinics in Canada. Developed in collaboration with the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society, the Certificate addresses business and leadership fundamentals, and provides skills to address 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

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:

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


December 6 – 11, 2018 – Core curriculum at York University, Keele campus in Toronto
December 12 – February 22 – Special project with mentoring from York University faculty
February 23, 2019 – Project presentations at York University (virtual)