Welcome to the Physician Leadership Development site. This site is maintained by the Medical Affairs Department of Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) and provides information and resources organized into core leadership topics. It will be useful to NSHA medical staff and physician leaders, as well as anyone at NSHA looking to develop their leadership capacity. The core topics included here are informed by a synthesis of peer-reviewed and grey literature and are consistent with the expertise and experience of the Physician Leadership Development team in their work with physicians. Moreover, these competency/capability clusters are areas that our physician clients deemed essential to their leadership practice. Unless otherwise indicated, all resources are publicly available, and anyone who wants to make use of them is encouraged to do so. Additional content will be added to this site as it is developed.
Our physician leadership development team works to provide physician leaders with resources and supports to improve their leadership effectiveness to respond to system challenges in order to improve the quality of patient care at NSHA. This site is one way that we support our medical staff in their continuing professional development.
Shawn Jolemore manages the work of the Medical Affairs leadership development team. He has a PhD in Educational Studies, a MEd in Adult Education and is a Certified Training and Development Professional. Shawn’s doctoral research investigated learning processes among medical leaders and explored strategies to assist physicians in bridging their clinical and management competencies.
Lorie Campbell provides executive coaching to NSHA physician leaders and their teams as well as providing large group training and strategic consultation. She is qualified to administer a variety of assessment tools including the Leadership Circle Profile™ and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator®. Lorie has formal education in Psychology, Human Resources Management and Adult Education and is also trained in Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching and Transformative Mediation. She is accredited with the International Coach Federation and certified with the Coaches Training Institute.
The Physician Leadership Development Program Assistant is a Library Technician who provides physicians with the information they need to enhance their leadership learning by collating content and creating customized resources and reference materials. In addition, they manage registration and logistics for training and special events.
Leadership capability assessments provide important data concerning an individual and their context. We utilize various assessment tools to help our clients gain self-awareness and an understanding of where they are now: current strengths, level of current performance or leader effectiveness, and primary development needs. Leadership assessments are designed to help you reflect on what changes you want to make and to help you create a leadership development plan.
We are certified to administer the following:
The Medical Affairs’ Executive Leadership Coach partners with individual NSHA physician leaders and/or their teams to maximize leadership potential and performance by creating customized one-to-one coaching relationships or learning opportunities. This unique developmental approach helps clients gain clarity and insight on their leadership impact and performance and also reinforces and prioritizes new learning and its application in the workplace.
We can provide customized training and other facilitated meetings and workshops to small groups of physicians or entire teams/departments. We have had success delivering sessions targeted toward specific groups or sites to support priority topics and gaps that emerge in the assessment process (data gleaned from 360° profiles, etc.). There are many options for consideration, and we recommend that these be balanced with department/organizational priorities and resource constraints, including investment and time.