Dr Ashnoor Nagji, a member of Vancouver Division, thought it was time to enhance her existing leadership and management skills—she was about to step up and take on broader responsibilities within the organization’s Board after working on the maternity committee for many years.
To take her skills to the next level, Dr Nagji participated in the General Practice Services Committee – GPSC’s Leadership and Management Development Program. She graduated in May 2017, part of the seventh cohort of grads since the program’s inception in 2011.
The course turned out to be the perfect fit: “My role on the Board coincided with the beginning of this course, so I approached the curriculum with an open mind,” says Dr Nagji. “As I became more familiar with the work of the Board, serendipitously, I soon learned that our work on the Maternity committee’s integration project was complemented well by what was being taught in the [LMDP] classroom setting.”