Career Development


A number of career development opportunities are available for faculty. For more in depth information, please consider an upcoming promotions workshop or attending the annual Talent Management conference.

Management Principles for Physicians

Date: Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, 2019
Location: Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre; 551 Windermere Road, London, Ontario, Canada

You are an accomplished and committed physician who is considering or have been appointed to a leadership role within your health care organization or practice group. In your new role as a physician leader, you are now expected to understand and apply management concepts (such as strategic planning, financial statement analysis, cost accounting and business plan development) that were not taught in medical school or your postgraduate training.

Enrol in this program to learn how these management concepts can help you as a physician leader.

This joint offering from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and the Ivey Business School will provide participants with practical ways to incorporate strategic and financial concepts into enhancing health care delivery. This course presumes no prior exposure to finance or business management concepts.

Course Directors

Samuel Siu, MD, SM, MBA, FRCPC
Professor of Medicine and Cardiologist
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University

David Barrett, PhD, MBA, CMA, CPA
Assistant Professor of Operations Management
Executive Director, Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation
Ivey Business School at Western University


More Information

Talent Management Conference

2019 Talent Management & Leadership Development Conference: Time for Transition and Transformation

Location: Best Western Lamplighter Inn and Conference Centre, Regency Ballroom A/B
591 Wellington Road, South, London
Date: Friday, February 8, 2019 [Registration will be available beginning at 8:00 a.m.]
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. [lunch to follow]

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Carol Herbert, MD CCFP FCFP FCAHS, Professor emerita, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University


Target Audience & Cost

This event is offered at no charge for:

  • Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty members, decanal leaders, directors, and managers of administration and finance;
  • Faculty of Health Sciences faculty members;
  • London hospital physicians, basic scientists, dentists and midwives.

For questions about the 2019 Conference, please contact Kay Hickey, Office of Faculty Affairs.

What is Talent Management?

Talent Management is the process of defining future leadership requirements in terms of critical roles and competencies for the future success of the business. Talent Management is also:

  • identifying, attracting, developing and retaining a pool of talent that meets these requirements;
  • assessing, developing and retaining the organization's current talent;
  • recruiting additional talent to meet the leadership needs of the organization;
  • ensuring a steady flow of qualified leaders.

What is the Talent Management Conference?

The Talent Management Conference is an annual gathering of health care professionals who are engaged in the development of:

  • competencies in oneself and in others;
  • self-awareness and emotional intelligence;
  • communication and engagement skills;
  • collaborative relationships, coalitions and strategic partnerships;
  • the abilities to innovate and inspire;
  • transformation and leadership skills.

Previous conference themes:

  • 2012: Effective Leaders in a Changing Health Care Environment
  • 2014: Building the Leadership Culture: Next Steps
  • 2015: Strategies to Become Effective Leaders
  • 2016: Building Collaborative Relationships, Coalitions and Strategic Partnerships
  • 2017: Self-Awareness and Emotional Intelligence
  • 2018: Inspire, Innovate, Integrate, Implement

Helpful Links


Talent Management Model 

Talent Management Program at London Health Sciences Centre and St Joseph's Health Care London.

Workshop: How to Get Promoted - For Clinical Academics at the Assistant Professor Rank

Whether you are up for promotion next year or in five years, in order to be successful, it is important to be aware of the University requirements for promotion and the granting of continuing appointments. Clinical academics can benefit from this practical workshop, which will provide guidance on preparing teaching dossiers, promoting dossiers, and presenting your case.

Upcoming Workshops [Clicking this link will redirect you to our new registration platform. You will need to create a new account if you choose to register.]

Workshop: Should I Be Promoted to Full Professor? - For Clinical Academics at the Associate Professor Rank

This workshop is for clinical faculty who have attained the Associate Professor rank and would like to better understand the process for promotion to Full Professor.

Upcoming Workshops [Clicking this link will redirect you to our new registration platform. You will need to create a new account if you choose to register.]

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Location: Health Sciences Addition, room 022
Time: 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Workshop: Introduction to STAR for Clinical Faculty Members

Consider enrolling in an upcoming workshop to learn how to update your STAR CV. Our one-hour instructor-led training will provide clinical faculty members with an opportunity to learn about the STAR interface, data entry, sorting/searching, report generation and how STAR data supports the promotion process and departmental reporting. This course assumes a fundamental understanding of the clinical and administrative duties regularly performed by Schulich Medicine & Dentistry clinical academic faculty.

To register, please send an email indicating the date and course name to

Should you have any questions, contact Derrick Gould

Training sessions can also be arranged for those in Windsor by contacting the Windsor Campus program office.

Online training calendar 

Training Material resources