Program Information

The collaborative Health Care Management & Leadership Development Board of Governors certificate is a partnership program between Lambton College and Bluewater Health.

It is an integral component of training for managers and leaders in an environment where the landscape is rapidly evolving. The program will enhance fundamental business acumen, people and leadership skills through the exploration of aspects of human resources,  finance, quality assurance, legislation and law relative to a health care environment.

Care management techniques will be applied in the health care setting including performance, change management and working in a team environment. The program will provide skills and knowledge to strengthen a leader's competencies by:

  • Sharing with students a number of current changes and challenges while leading in the healthcare landscape.
  • Providing an opportunity for self-reflection and personal growth.
  • Generating possibilities for strengthening their communication skills, fostering relationships within and across teams and developing partnerships within the broader community.
  • Connecting their leadership and management skills to the various programs and innovations that their home healthcare settings are offering (i.e. Lean, Patient and Family-Centred Care, Best Practices, etc.).
  • Graduating people who can bring continuous improvements to their institutions and to do so in a measurable and sustainable way that enables innovation, increased effectiveness and efficiencies.

Foundational to all of the competencies and accountabilities for those in management roles will be the dialogue and strategies surfaced in the introduction related to individuals gaining reflective skills and developing their personal approaches to self-care and continuous development.

Students will gain a stronger understanding of modern healthcare and develop management skills needed to deliver quality healthcare solutions to diverse segments of the public.

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Admission Requirements

Post-secondary credential or equivalent
Minimum of three years management experience in a health care setting


To register for this program, email as this program is not part of the registration process nor is it eligible for OSAP. 

Completion of the below forms is also required:

Course List

HCL-1003: Managing Oneself and Leading Others

Explore the range of operations, career opportunities and the interrelationship among the sectors of the Tourism Industry. Discuss Canada's business environment, visitors, and tourism product as a means of developing a solid foundation of key concepts and vocabulary for use in future courses.

HCL-2003: Leading in Organizations and Communities

Manage and operate successful hospitality and tourism enterprises by gaining a solid understanding of financial management. Preparation and interpretation of financial statements and key performance indicators are some of the skills developed to maximize profitability of operations.

HCL-3002: Leadership in Action

The final piece is the capstone course where you will engage in a community volunteer experience that will provide an opportunity to practice and reflect on techniques and skills learned in the program. Based on your prior course work and experience in your work setting, you will examine the relationships between leadership theory and practice, assess their effectiveness in a leadership role, and develop a personal plan for further developing your leadership skills.

Program Maps

Current Students

Current students can view program maps from previous years on the mylambton website. 

You will need to login with your C# and password in order to access your program map.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program will be able to manage a diverse range of people and processes in the healthcare sector. This program is best suited to those individuals who are new to a management role or who have been in a management role for some time.

The program curriculum is relevant to all manners of health care organizations including, hospitals, community care, public health and primary care.

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