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Inspiring Leadership in Ourselves and Others - Transformational Leadership

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Inspiring Leadership in Ourselves and Others - Transformational Leadership

Inspiring Leadership in Ourselves and Others - Transformational Leadership

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Background and Overview of Session

Opportunities for physiotherapists to take on leadership roles are diminishing in publicly funded institutions. Private practice clinicians are increasingly required to act as leaders in their business of health care. As the pool of leaders in physiotherapy decreases, the Leadership Division is creating a Leadership Education series to help grow the leadership competencies of the profession.

The CPA Leadership Division has designed a Framework for Professional Development of Leadership Competences within the Physiotherapy Profession. The Educational Program/Curriculum, targeted at practicing physiotherapists, will assist aspiring PT’s to move into leadership positions while developing key leadership skills and help current leaders develop further skills to meet their leadership challenges. Although many other leadership-training programs exist, none of them focus comprehensively on PTs working in the health care systems.

The vision of the Leadership Division is to build curriculum of core competencies in professional self- awareness, modeling leadership behaviours and acknowledging qualities in others within the profession, and the health care system through networking, communication, education and research. This innovative curricular program based on current evidence, literature and best practices in leadership was shared at Congress 2012 to a large audience.

The Leadership Division would now like to share the current state of leadership theories and highlight emerging cognitive constructs for leadership. Transformational Leadership will be discussed in detail and participants will be encouraged to reflect and apply these skills to a practice case and their personal situations.


Relevance to Physiotherapists

It is critically important for the profession of physiotherapy to create a pool of physiotherapists with core leadership competencies. The Leadership Division would like to discuss and apply the fields of emerging cognitive leadership theories to assist aspiring physiotherapists in developing key leadership skills and in moving into leadership roles. This innovative educational opportunity will also help current physiotherapy leaders further develop their skills and thus meet their leadership challenges.

Participants will learn, in lecture format, about the current state of leadership theories and highlight an emerging cognitive constructs for leadership. Participants will then discuss a real case of a physiotherapy leadership scenario and then share examples and applications to their own practice and settings. An interactive group discussion will end the workshop where participants will be encouraged to gain insight into their own capacity to be a leader.



This session will be of interest to a broad range of physiotherapy professionals including clinicians, managers, professional leaders, educators, and researchers interested in developing or further developing leadership skills and the application of those skills to all areas of the health care system.



Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the current fields of leadership competencies for the profession of physiotherapy;

  2. Identify the principles of Transformational Leadership and how these can assist aspiring physiotherapists to move into leadership positions;

  3. Provide examples of how this leadership competency may be applied to their own practice and organizational setting


The Presenters

Kris Head, B.ScPT, M.Sc, MBA

Kris Head is a Physiotherapist and Leadership Division executive with the CPA. He is the Director of Operations for the Prairie Region within Centric Health. Over his Physiotherapy career, he has been involved with managing clinicians and administrators as well as mentoring other managers and leaders through their development.Kris holds several degrees including undergraduate degrees in Kinesiology and Physiotherapy as well as two Master's Degrees in Physiology and Business Administration.

Swapnil Rege, MScPT, MBA (c)

Swapnil Rege graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelors of Science in 2005 and received his Master’s degree of Physiotherapy from McMaster University in 2007. He currently works as a clinic director and physiotherapist at LifeMark Physiotherapy in Brampton, Ontario. In addition to being the Education Coordinator of the Leadership Division, he is also the Chair of the Oncology Division. Having previously worked in New Brunswick, Swapnil was also the newsletter editor and Public Relations and Communications Chair with the New Brunswick Physiotherapy Association. In 2009, he was awarded the Young Leadership Award for outstanding leadership and dedication in the physiotherapy field. Swapnil is currently completing his MBA at Schulich Business School with a focus on Health Industry Management.

The instructors
Canadian Physiotherapy Association

As the vital partner for the profession, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) leads, advocates, and inspires excellence and innovation to promote health. CPA’s goal is to provide exceptional service, valuable information and connections to the profession of physiotherapy, across Canada and around the world.

Leadership Division

The Leadership Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) coordinates, promotes, and provides programs and services that facilitate leadership skill development in physiotherapists. Its mission is to:

  • Unite CPA members who are interested in all aspects of leadership in physiotherapy
  • Promote information and educational materials related to physiotherapy leadership
  • Develop and offer physiotherapy continuing education courses and workshops, while promoting links to other professional development opportunities
  • Encourage the development and publication of research in the field of leadership in physiotherapy services in Canada and elsewhere
Course Material included in this course
  • Inspiring Leadership in Ourselves and Others - Transformational Leadership
  • Welcome and Handout Resources
  • Presentation
  • What's Next?
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