New Admission Criteria to the Leadership in Continuing Care Administration Certificate
Applicants will meet the following criteria:
Completion of a four-year undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in any discipline. This information will be provided via the application form which requires applicants to indicate pervious academic experience including institution, degree and dates attended. By signing and submitting the application, applicants are attesting to the authenticity of the information provided. Since this is a non-credit certificate, students will not be required to submit transcripts.
Applicants without a bachelor’s degree who meet the following may be considered:
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the continuing care sector,
Minimum of 2 years’ leadership experience including supervision of direct reports (may be concurrent with experience in the sector), and
Endorsement of leadership potential and a financial contribution from employer
Provision of a statement of career objectives and the relevance of the Certificate to those goals.
If employed in long-term care, a letter of support outlining benefits to the organization and confirming commitment to provide leave to participate.
Preference will be given to those sponsored by the province of Nova Scotia and/or long-term care facilities.
MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 10 Category II credits towards their maintenance of certification requirement.
MAINTIEN DE LA CERTIFICATION Une participation à cette réunion par un membre certifié du Collège canadien des leaders en santé (CHE / Fellow) vaut 10 crédits de la catégorie II du MDC à l'égard de l'exigence du maintien de la certification à laquelle ceux-ci sont soumis.
For any question, please Contact:
Canadian College of Health Leaders / Collège canadien des leaders en santé 150, rue Isabella Street, Suite/bureau 1102, Ottawa, ON K1S 1V7 Tel: 613.235.7218/1.800.363.9056 www.cchl-ccls.ca
"Great nursing homes start with great leadership"
Hon. Barbara Adams, Minister of Seniors and Long Term Care
Certificate Launch Event, November 2021
Enhancing expertise in Continuing Care Administration
April 24-26 and May 1-3, 2024
The School of Health Administration, Dalhousie University, and the Nursing Homes of Nova Scotia Association, are proud to offer this Certificate program for executives and administrators within the Continuing Care Sector.
Over six days of intensive study and discussion, the participants will hear from an exceptional range of industry experts and academics. Instructors will provide models of best practice in the core areas of Continuing Care Administration: financial management, legislation and licensing, HR & communications, and operations & continuous improvement. These different strands of discussion will be tied together by an overarching focus on the Philosophy of Care, and how the principles of effective, empathetic provision should underpin the day-to-day running of their organizations.
The Course Content
Philosophy of Care
Leadership in LTC
Legislation & Licensing
Agencies and Board Governance
H. R. & Communications
Financial Management in LTC
Operations & Cont. Improvement
The certificate: "...was a great learning opportunity. It enabled us to expand our professional knowledge and gave us the chance to analyze our current leadership capabilities, and gain insight in ways we can enhance our skills and become better leaders. Great for both current leaders and people inspiring to become leaders in their organization."
6 days of intensive, expert tuition from leading industry and research figures
All course materials and online resources
Certification of your qualification from Dalhousie's School of Health Administration
Lunches & Daily refreshments
Formal Reception - Wine/beverages/canapes
Access to a developing professional network of Continuing Care Leaders
"I thoroughly enjoyed this program, and every session was so relevant to what we do everyday."
Heather MacLean, Participant November 2021
Please read the following notes on admission criteria:
To preserve the quality of instruction, this event is strictly limited to 20 participants, with priority given to those currently leading Continuing Care facilities in a CEO or equivalent position. To reflect the discursive quality of the certificate program, we shall endeavour to select a student cohort with a diverse range of experience. We therefore reserve the right to finalise selection criteria once all applications are submitted. We will carry forward the applications of suitable but unsuccessful candidates for enrollment in future iterations of the certificate program.
Additional admission requirements:
The registration form requires you to indicate pervious academic experience including institution, degree and dates attended. By signing and submitting the application, you are attesting to the authenticity of the information provided. Since this is a non-credit certificate, you are not required to submit transcripts.
Provision of a statement of career objectives which sets out the relevance of the Certificate to those goals: there is no prescribed format but you may wish to consider the detailed learning outcomes, below.
If employed in long-term care, your letter of support from a suitable individual with oversight of your role, outlining benefits to the organization, should confirm their commitment to provide leave for you to participate.
"Building capacity among our emerging leaders is critical: this program reflects the commitment our sector leaders have made to continuous quality improvement."
to discuss client-centered care, examine the structure of the health care system, and analyze various philosophical issues related to continuing care facilities,
to explore leadership challenges and how to implement effective leadership strategies within the continuing care environment,
to identify strategies to create strong lines of communication and build strong relationships with internal stakeholders including residents, families, staff, governing boards, and external stakeholders such as licensing, and government agencies,
to identify the legal and policy context in which care facilities operate and analyze how it impacts day-to day functioning and administration of continuing care facilities,
to investigate equity, diversity and inclusion issues and cultural safety strategies that support a respectful and safe care environment,
to review human resources and labour relations issues common in continuing care facilities,
to examine the public relations needs of continuing care facilities, including strategies for effective external communication and marketing,
to use risk management, planning, and budgeting tools common to the private and not-for-profit continuing care sectors to achieve sound financial management, to discuss techniques and tools to successfully manage the daily operations of continuing care facilities; and
to explore tools and techniques to make continuous quality improvements.
School of Health Administration
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