Physician Leadership Institute (PLI)


The SMA is changing the CMA Joule - SMA PLI “in-house” course offerings this year to better support SMA physician leaders.  For 2022, the following three streams of PLI courses will be offered:

1. IN-HOUSE COURSES: for all SMA physician members

The following two in-house PLI courses will be held this Fall: 

Managing Disruptive Behavior (in-person) 

Disruptive behaviour is a serious problem that not only profoundly affects workplace health and morale, but can also be challenging to manage and resolve. This course will help you understand disruptive behaviour and develop the skills to effectively deal with it from an individual and a systems perspective.

This two-day course will be held in-person at the Saskatoon office Boardrooms: 201-2174 Airport Drive

October 3 - Day 1: 8:30AM - 4:30PM CST
October 4 - Day 2: 8:30AM - 4:30PM CST

Cost: $650 (includes taxes and all course material)
Faculty: Mary Yates and Paul Farnan
Agenda: here
Registration Link: here (see instructions below to assist with registration)

Insights Discovery (virtual) 

The Insights Discovery® , a psychometric tool based on the psychology of Carl Jung, was designed to increase self-awareness at work. It uses a simple and memorable four colour model to help people better understand themselves and others, helping them make the most of their working relationships. In this Physician Leadership Institute course, you will use the Insights Discovery tool to better understand your working style, strengths and the value you bring to your team. You will also gain an understanding of others’ working styles to collaborate more effectively.

This two-day course will be held virtually. 

November 28 - Day 1: 9:00AM - 4:30PM CST
November 29 - Day 2: 9:00AM - 4:30PM CST

Cost: $500 (includes taxes and all course material)
Faculty: Monica Olsen
Agenda: coming shortly
Registration: here (see instructions below to assist with registration)

Questions regarding In-House courses: for all SMA physician members?
Please contact: 

2. IN-HOUSE COURSES TARGETED TO: SMA Medical Staff Association (MSA) Presidents and their Executive.

Two courses will be offered this Fall.
MSA Presidents and Executive will be notified directly with registration details.

Questions regarding In-House courses targeted to: SMA Medical Staff Association (MSA)?
Please contact:

3. IN-HOUSE COURSES TARGETED TO: SMA Section Executive Leadership Development. 

Two courses will be offered this Fall.
Section Executives will be notified directly with registration details. 

Questions regarding In-House courses target to: SMA Section Executive Leadership?
Please contact:

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS - please read prior to clicking on the course registration link either provided above or through your email if the course is for option #2 or #3.

  • To successfully complete your enrollment an in-house PLI course being offered, you must register using the CMA Joule PLI Learning Portal registration link. 
  • Click on the registration link and you will be redirected to the CMA Joule.
  • Click “Add to Cart” and you will proceed to the check out where you can click on "View Cart" here and you will be redirected to "Your Shopping Cart". Confirm the correct course and payment amount. Click "Checkout" where you will be redirected to the CMA log-in page.
  • Log in. 
  • Review and/or complete your address information and click “Continue to payment method” to complete the checkout process. You will only be required to input a payment method if there is a course registration fee. will be asked to sign in using your username and password.
  • If you have a account but are unsure of your username or password, please click on "forgot password or username" under login.
  • If you do not have an account, you will have to create one by clicking on "create an account" under login. If you are a Canadian Medical Association (CMA) member, please have your CMA member number on hand. Non-physicians should select “member of the general public” when creating an account.
  • If you require assistance with creating an account or do not have a CMA member number on hand, please contact the CMA Member Service Centre ( or 1-888-855-2555).
  • The Learning Portal will host the course agenda, content, completion certificate, and evaluation. Once your registration is complete, you will receive an automated email from, please check your junk folder should you not receive an email within 30 minutes of registration. This registration confirmation and subsequent automated communications will include important course information for your review.

Should you have any questions regarding your registration please contact the CMA Joule at We look forward to having you in the course.


Why choose a CMA Joule - SMA In-House PLI course?

No matter where you are in your career - practising physician, medical student or resident - the Physician Leadership Institute (PLI) will prepare you to be a more effective leader. The PLI is the CMA Joule's leadership development program.

With targeted funding, the SMA has brought the CMA Joule PLI series in-house, delivering the courses at a reduced cost to our members.

When you enroll in a PLI course, you can be confident that:

  • course content and examples will be practical and relevant to health care and medical practice in Canada
  • instructors are subject-matter and education experts with an intimate knowledge of Canada’s health care environment
  • learning approaches incorporate multiple perspectives, include real-life, real-time activities and promote rich problem-solving among peers
  • ​classmates are medical and health care professionals with interests and needs similar to your own

Registration Information:

  • Registration/Payment: All registrations and credit card payments will now be done through CMA Joule through the "Registration: HERE" links provided on this web page. If a member would like to use a credit obtained from a previous cancelled course, has a seat sponsorship, is a student/resident, or would prefer to pay by cheque, please contact (306) 244-2196 or for further instructions.  
  • Cancellation Policy: Registrants who cancel within one month of the course date will be issued a credit to be used towards a future CMA Joule - SMA in-house course. This credit will have a one year expiration date. Cancellations received prior to one month, will be given a full refund. Please contact (306) 244-2196 or for cancellations. 
  • Eligibility to Attend: These courses are open to Saskatchewan physicians, medical learners and associated stakeholders. SMA/CMA membership is mandatory to attend our in-house PLI courses.  If you are an associated stakeholder and would like more information on how to register, please contact (306) 244-2196 or
  • Maximum capacity - 30 seats per course. 

CMA Joule - SMA In-house PLI Fees:

  • $500/seat per VIRTUAL course
  • $650/seat per IN-PERSON course

Attention: Medical students and residents

The SMA will sponsor four seats for medical students/residents per course. If capacity allows, we will sponsor additional seats. If you are interested in one of these sponsored seats, please contact (306) 244-2196 or  to have your name added to the student/resident waiting list for each course. A draw may be done to award these seats. 

For more information on In-house PLI courses:

Please contact Delilah Cerniuk at (306) 244-2196 or