Authentic Leadership Workshop - January 28, 2011

PDAD&C#42, 2010-11

 PDAD&C, PM 5-9
 Edith Hillan, Vice Provost, Faculty & Academic Life
 January 6, 2011
 Authentic Leadership Workshop - January 28, 2011

Authentic Leadership Workshop
January 28, 2011
9am to 12pm

Academic Administrators and their Senior Administrators are invited to a workshop focusing on Authentic Leadership facilitated by Dr. Susan Lieff, Vice-Chair, Education in the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine and Director of Academic Leadership Development for the Centre for Faculty Development.

In order to effectively lead organizations today, leaders need to be authentic. Authenticity in leadership involves the development of a reflective understanding of your values, strengths and interests. Such insight can enable alignment of your leadership behaviour with the context in which you operate which in turn can generate trust, enrich your ability to relate to and motivate others as well as facilitate your own decision-making and resilience. In this workshop, participants will discover how to increase such self-awareness through storytelling and reflective exercises. This information will be utilized to reflect on their goals and current alignment.

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this workshop, participants will have begun a process of:

1. Articulating their values
2. Identifying their interests and appreciating their strengths 3. Considering what this means for creating a personal vision & aligning their work as leaders

Please register at Further details will follow.

Susan Lieff is an associate professor and the Vice-Chair, Education in the Dept of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto (UT). She is the Director of Academic Leadership Development for the Centre for Faculty Development, Faculty of Medicine at St Michael's Hospital and the Associate Director of the Research, Innovation and Scholarship in Education (RISE) program of the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Lieff has been practicing geriatric psychiatry at Baycrest since 1985. She completed her Masters of Education in higher education of health professionals at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education / UT in 2002 and her International Masters in Health Leadership at McGill University in 2008.

She has been recognized for her excellence in teaching and innovative program development by the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine (twice), the Association of Academic Psychiatry, the American and Canadian Psychiatric Associations and the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry. Dr. Lieff's scholarship focuses on the design and evaluation of development programs for educators and academic leaders in the health professions. She is the founding director of the award winning Education Scholars Program at the Centre for Faculty Development. She has been a faculty member for the leadership programs of the Canadian Leadership Institute in Medical Education, the Harvard Macy Institute on Leading Innovations in Health Care and Education, the Rotman School of Management and the Schulich School of Business. She also co-chaired the development of the 2009 Royal College of Physician and Surgeons train the trainer program for the CanMEDs Manager role. Dr Lieff is married to Dr Joel Raskin and they have 22 year old fraternal twin sons.

If you have any questions, please contact Sara-Jane Finlay (; 416 978 1855) in my office.