Athabasca University and Canadian College of Health Leaders renew three-year strategic alliance
Renewed partnership agreement serves as an avenue to promote excellence in the health leadership field
Edmonton/Ottawa – Athabasca University (AU) is excited to announce a renewed strategic alliance with the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL). The Faculty of Business’ Master of Business Administration (MBA) for Health Leaders program at AU will help to enhance the leadership capabilities of health care managers in Canada.
Through this agreement, participants in the MBA for Health Leaders program will work towards obtaining their Certified Health Executive (CHE) designation, the only certification program for all Canadian health leaders. This program offers individual leaders several benefits including support for lifelong learning in health services leadership, assistance with career advancement, peer recognition and also serves as an essential career designation.
“We are excited about this collaboration with Athabasca University,” said Brenda Lammi, Vice President, Leadership and Professional Development at the CCHL. “They show their commitment to health leadership by committing to have the CHE as a preferred designation for their students.”
“The renewal of our partnership with the CCHL is great news,” said Farid Noordin, Manager, Strategic Recruitment and Enrolment with the Faculty of Business at Athabasca University. “Both AU and CCHL are committed to developing strategic business leaders who are lifelong learners and become high impact leaders in Canadian healthcare.”
This collaboration will also allow for both organizations to better address the constantly evolving needs of health leaders and align themselves with the LEADS in a Caring Environment framework. This framework is a foundation for Canadian health leadership development and defines the knowledge, skills, and attitudes a leader must have to positively contribute to the Canadian health care system.
About the AU MBA for Health Leaders
The AU MBA for Health Leaders program is designed to fit individual schedules. This program can be successfully completed from home, work, or even while travelling. No need to move or leave a fulltime job to achieve your educational goals.
The AU online MBA uses a paced, asynchronous course schedule that has a specific beginning and end date for each course. It’s a rigorous and internationally recognized program with a structure that’s purposefully designed for the online world, giving students a better learning experience and greater breadth of knowledge than they would receive in a classroom alone.
About the Canadian College of Health Leaders
The Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) is a national, member-driven, non-profit association. The College strives to provide the leadership development, tools, knowledge, and networks that members need to become high impact leaders in Canadian healthcare.
Through LEADS, the CHE designation, credentialing, training, conferences, mentoring and a nationwide careers network, we support health leaders in every sector and region, from every professional background and at any stage of their career.
Located in Ottawa, the College collaborates with 20 chapters across the country, and engages with its 4,000 members and 70 corporate members, to promote lifelong learning and professional development while recognizing leadership excellence.