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Excellence in Mental Health Leadership

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A micro-credential program in partnership with Humber College

The Excellence in Mental Health Leadership program is offered in partnership through SickKids CCMH Learning Institute with micro-credential recognition through Humber College. This program provides essential leadership skills and knowledge for new, emerging, or seasoned leaders in community mental health services.  

Delivered by industry experts, the goal of the program is to equip and empower community mental health leaders for the challenges of service delivery during a time of unprecedented change. The programming provides in-demand and future-proof skills that are needed within mental health sectors.

Are you: 

  • transitioning into a manager role? 
  • in a leadership role but have received minimal formal training?  
  • wanting to update and improve your skills? 

Then this program is for you! 

The Excellence in Mental Health Leadership program includes two micro-credential offerings: Leadership and Management in Mental Health Services (five-day program; originally titled “Excellence in Mental Health Organization and People Management); and Excellence in Mental Health Data, Communication and Influence (three-day program). Participants can register for either program or both; the first is not a prerequisite for the second.

Why pursue a micro-credential?

Micro-credentials allow you to gain skills and competencies in a flexible, fast, and affordable way. Micro-credentials allow you to build critical skill sets that both you and your employer need, and support your individual career goals in a stackable, portable, and customizable way. When you complete a micro-credential, you earn a certification that you can share with your employer and professional network, showing your achievements in an ever-changing world. 

A micro-credential provides the learner with a digital badge which outlines the skills and competencies achieved. The badges are stored digitally and can be easily shared with current or prospective employers, be featured within resumes, and posted on social media sites. Through the meta-data embedded within the badge, micro-credentials are a quick way for the audience to obtain the details of the criteria required to earn the badge. 

 

How does it work?

You can register for the Leadership and Management in Mental Health Services (five-day program) and/or the Excellence in Mental Health Data, Communication and Influence (three-day program) through the SickKids CCMH LI. Upon registration, you will be contacted by Humber College to learn how to register for the optional micro-credentialing.

This optional process certifies your achievements and adds a strong measure of credibility and legitimacy as you ascend into leadership roles in community mental health. To obtain the micro-credential, you will need to demonstrate the competencies through the personal project or knowledge implementation assessment process. Please note: there is an additional registration fee for obtaining the micro-credentials.  Upon completion of both micro-credentials, learners will additionally earn a Certificate of Completion for the Excellence in Mental Health Leadership program.

Those who choose to not participate in the optional micro-credential assessment will have access to all program content and will be invited to participate in the personal projects; however, the personal projects will not be assessed. All participants will receive a Certificate of Participation at the end of each program from SickKids CCMH LI, but only those who register to have their projects assessed, and successfully meet the criteria, will be awarded the micro-credential by Humber College. 

Leadership and Management in Mental Health Services

Module 1: Becoming an exceptional leader (half-day)

Module 2: Achieving strategic impact through operational leadership (half-day)

Module 3: Facilitating successful change (half-day)

Module 4: Building financial acumen (half-day)

Module 5: Managing human resource accountabilities (half-day)

Module 6: Cultivating employee performance (full-day)

Module 7: Fostering inclusive, equitable and anti-racist organizations (full-day)

Module 8: Developing effective teams (half-day)

Optional: Personal project assessment to earn a micro-credential

Winter 2024 Program (Registration is closed)

Dates

Jan. 11, 16, 23, 29, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 21, and 27, 2024

Future program dates to be announced

Location

Delivered through an interactive virtual classroom experience

Participant profile

  • New managers and team leaders who need support
  • Experienced managers who have received little formal training for leading a team or who want to update and improve their skills
  • Individuals looking to move into a managerial role

Fees

Registration fee: $1,250

Optional assessment fee for Humber micro-credential: $300

Excellence in Mental Health Data, Communication and Influence

Module 1: Mastering data-informed decision making (full-day) 

Module 2: Transforming experiences through journey mapping (half-day) 

Module 3: Creating strategic partnerships (half-day) 

Module 4: Leading and communicating with impact (full-day)

Optional: Knowledge application assessment to earn a micro-credential

Dates

Future program dates to be announced

Location

Delivered through an interactive virtual classroom experience

Participant profile

  • New managers who want to develop their leadership presence  
  • Experienced managers who have received little formal training in data-informed decision-making 
  • Individuals looking to lead with impact

Fees

Registration fee: $750

Optional assessment fee for Humber micro-credential: $200

More information

Questions?

Email training@sickkidscmhlearning.ca

Discounts

SickKids CCMH LI is pleased to offer 20% off for groups of four or more from the same organization. Contact Mary Anne Van Rooyen for information.

Financial assistance

Your organization may be eligible for the Canadian Ontario Job Grant, which can be applied to this program. Please contact Angela Kaushal for inquiries.