The Project Management Course for Healthcare and Social Services


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ext: 22170

Health Leadership & Learning Network,
Faculty of Health

019 HNES Building
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3

The Project Management Course for healthcare AND SOCIAL SERVICES

Learn the the Project Management skills essential for Health Care, Social Services, Public Health and Health Non-Profits

  • This popular program teaches you how to address the project leadership needs of health driven projects
  • Study practical and effective management techniques for the successful execution of any project
  • Learn project management skills for health driven project

What You Will Learn

This 3 day practical and applied course teaches you how to plan, execute, and deliver health projects on time and on budget

  • Learn the approach that you can apply every day, and as soon as you get back to your office, using an in-class group project as a learning tool
  • Learn essential PM terminology that will help enable you to communicate effectively in a blended or inter-professional team
  • The key phases of the project cycle
  • How to maintain control of time, scope, quality and costs
  • Understanding key stakeholder roles and responsibilities
  • Effective ways to monitor and control your projects
  • How to establish and use the effective communication channels
  • Develop early warning systems by tracking and measuring progress
  • How to closeout your project, gather lessons learned and implement best practices on future projects

Work through such project issues and considerations as: ministry accountabilities, regulatory accountabilities, scope of practice needs and/or determinations, small budgets, short time-lines, resource issues (human and otherwise), mixed inter-professional project teams plus competing and limited resources, best practice requirements, risks management, patient safety and quality, balanced scorecard and metrics, professional practice, unions/collective agreements, governance, ministry funding/other funding and its accountabilities….and more!

The Project Management Course for Health Care will examine the most current trends in the field of project management, and teach you to apply these project techniques to your  everyday management challenges.


Why attend this Course Project Course for the Health Industry?

Healthcare agencies, public health, hospitals and community care-providers have seen an explosion of demand for services over the last few decades. As a result managers, leaders, and even clinicians in these critical sectors are taking on more and more projects. As a result:

  • This course will explore the often neglected human and patient side of the project management and team/staff motivation
  • Health driven projects have unique issues, time-lines - covered by this course
  • This course takes a comprehensive view of the total health driven project from planning and organizational stages to the actual implementation stage

Broadly, organizations, agencies, governments involved in health and its determinants have seen an explosion of demand for services or growth over the last few decades. As a result, addressing health issues and/or health care has become one of the fastest growing industries. The sector has found itself managing this steady and unrelenting growth, and taking on more and more projects.

Project Management is increasingly seen as a tool to support successful delivery of organizational strategy and meet stakeholder commitments. Health driven projects can be challenging and in many cases non-linear and complex – you may be working with regulatory requirements, limited resources, smaller budgets with many internal and external accountabilities, numerous stakeholders, high risk, a complex planning process, plus blending administrative/management, technical and clinical staff who bring different perspectives and agendas to the project.

This program is delivered with a focus on uncovering and examining the context of project management for health driven projects.  Our participants have told us that these are just a few issues they face:

  • Smaller project budgets, budget cuts and restrictions on sustainability
  • Large group of stakeholders – organization, community, government, funders, clients/patients
  • Negotiating the resources; Training staff; Limited ability to increase project
    resources and staffing
  • Reporting and accountability requirements
  • Non-continuous funding
  • Complex, nonlinear critical paths with multiple involvements
  • Dispersed team members; no direct reports
  • Scope creep and projects squeezed out of control
  • Understanding and managing your risks and risk-tolerance
  • High incidence of turnover and change; Resistance to change
  • Communication pathways/organizational culture
  • Working with partners, jurisdictions, regulatory bodies; Managing tension in public/private partnerships

Overall – managing the uncertainty of these many issues…and more!

Who Should Attend

Today's Health Care environment demands that managers have formal project management training. This course plus workshop is vital for:

  • Managers and directors in public sector health, community care, hospitals and social services agencies, and their staff involved in projects
  • Clinical leads or staff involved in or leading projects
  • Senior health and social services executives with business planning responsibilities
  • Allied Health and Social Services professionals involved in or managing projects
  • Systems, project, and operational leads
  • Communicate care program managers and regional health professionals
  • Executive Directors 
  • Those undertaking unique projects

Make this program part of your human resources and succession planning.

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Contact 416-736-2100 x22170  for more information regarding this program


Tailor a Program for Your Organization

This program can be tailored to meet the needs of your organization and be delivered        on-demand and in-house. Savings can be significant. Contact us for more information.

Nurses taking the Project Management in Health Care may be eligible to receive reimbursement of up to $1500 from the Education Initiative offered through the RNAO. You do NOT have to be an RNAO member to apply for the funding. Please visit the RNAO website, Education Funding, for more details

Allied Health professionals taking the Project Management in Health Care may be eligible to receive reimbursement of up to $1500 from the Allied Health Professional Development Fund offered through HealthForce Ontario. Please visit the HealthForce Ontario website for more more details


We are pleased to offer our Faculty of Health alumni a 10% discount! Contact us for more information

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Program Date

March 2-4, 2015 - 3 Days

Registration Fee


3-day Seminar only:
$2595.00 + applicable taxes

Location:  Schulich Building, York University Campus


Please Contact The Registration Team at the Schulich Executive Education Centre to answer any questions about registration.
Please email your questions to
or call 416-736-5079 or 1-800-667-9380 and ask for Registration.

Special Team Savings: Save $150 each when two or more team members from the same organization register for this program at the same time.

Please call: Tania Xerri from Health Leadership and Learning Network at 416-736-2100 x22142 for more information about the program or to inquire about group rates.


Accommodation Information:

Schlich Executive Residence:
Call 416-650-8300 for more information and reservations, or book online: E-mail:


Receive up to 35 PDUs towards your PMI Continuing Certification Requirements


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What Participants say!

"A great course with lots of very good info, tools, etc. Very much enjoyed the instruction. I was kept engaged and interested throughout!" D.O Donald, Executive Director Trent Hills Family Health Team

"Health-driven projects are challenging. This course provides all the necessary skills to manage those projects effectively. A detailed overview of the project cycle, time, scope, quality and costs." M.Kaustin, Manager, Food Service Procurement & Retail Operations, Halton Healthcare