York University’s Schulich Executive Education Centre Awarded LEADS Certification for Schulich Mini-MBA Program for Physicians and Agrees to New Three-Year Strategic Alliance with CCHL

December 3, 2020

New partnership agreement serves as an avenue to promote excellence in the health leadership field

Toronto/Ottawa – The Schulich Executive Education Centre has established a new strategic alliance with the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) to increase the leadership capabilities of health care managers in Canada.

Through this agreement, participants in the Schulich Mini-MBA: Physician Business Leadership Program will work towards obtaining their Certified Health Executive (CHE) designation, the only certification program for all Canadian health leaders. This program offers individual leaders several benefits including support for lifelong learning in health services leadership; assistance with career advancement; peer recognition and also serves as an essential career designation.

Brenda Lammi, Vice-President, Leadership and Professional Development at the CCHL, said: “We are excited about this collaboration with York University’s Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC), who show their commitment to health leadership by becoming LEADS certified and committing to have the CHE as a preferred designation for their students.”

“This new partnership and LEADS certification is a true win-win agreement for our organizations and especially for our participants,” said Rami Mayer, SEEC Executive Director. “At the same time as it demonstrates the quality of our training, it provides a significant added benefit to those who complete the program, which is based on one the most popular courses we offer. I too am excited to join with CCHL in this endeavour.”

This collaboration will also allow for both organizations to better address the constantly evolving needs of health leaders and align themselves with the LEADS in a Caring Environment framework. This framework is a foundation for Canadian health leadership development and defines the knowledge, skills and attitudes a leader must have to positively contribute to the Canadian health care system.

About the Schulich Executive Education Centre and the Mini-MBA Physician Business Leadership Program

The Schulich Mini-MBA: Physician Business Leadership Program provides current, robust business competencies directly applicable to practices. This 19-day program, spread over six months, is technology-enhanced, allowing for highly interactive virtual classroom experiences that are supplemented with online materials and pre-session readings with which participants can engage at their own pace. Participants will gain knowledge and insights in a range of core MBA subjects, including strategic management, marketing, finance and human resources – preparing them to become more effective managers in their organizations and beyond.

The Schulich Executive Education Centre is a strategic business unit of the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto. Our role within the school is to provide lifelong learning for the development of professionals and executives after their full-time education has been completed and they are in practice.

For more information about the Schulich Mini-MBA: Physician Business Leadership Program, visit

About the Canadian College of Health Leaders

The Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) is a national, member-driven, non-profit association. The College strives to provide the leadership development, tools, knowledge and networks that members need to become high impact leaders in Canadian healthcare.

Through LEADS, the CHE designation, credentialing, training, conferences, mentoring and a nationwide careers network, we support health leaders in every sector and region, from every professional background and at any stage of their career.

Located in Ottawa, the College collaborates with 20 chapters across the country and engages with its 4,000 members and 70 corporate members to promote lifelong learning and professional development while recognizing leadership excellence.

Media Enquiries

Wissam Al-Hussaini
Program Co-Director
Schulich Mini-MBA: Physicians Business Leadership Program

Brenda Lammi
Vice President, Leadership and Professional Development
1-800-363-9056 ext. 215