Mmentum

A Leadership Retreat for Medical Women

Niagara-On-The-Lake, May 1-6, 2022

Momentum Leadership Retreat Peller Estates
Momentum Leadership Retreat Peller Estates
Momentum Leadership Retreat Peller Estates

What is Momentum?

This retreat is intended for emerging and seasoned physician leaders. This “pause”, with like-minded colleagues, will help participants clarify their personal leadership direction while enhancing the requisite knowledge, skills and motivation to mobilize growth and performance for self and colleagues. It has been purposely planned as an escape from the relentless distractions of both the healthcare world and personal responsibilities.

With over 75 years of combined expertise in physician leadership, the faculty, consisting of Dr. Mamta Gautam, Monica Olsen and Mary Yates, have responded to frequent requests by women physicians across Canada to develop this leadership retreat for medical women in a tranquil setting.

The beautiful setting of Peller Estates Winery, in Niagara on the Lake, is centrally located in Canada, and easily accessible from Toronto. The stunning vistas, award-winning dining and warm ambiance make it easy to relax and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. It is located close to many fabulous hotels, boutiques, outlet shopping, biking and hiking paths, the renowned Shaw Festival and the world-famous Niagara Falls.

Limited to 24 participants.

At the end of this 6 day program, participants will:

➡️ Deepen their awareness of their leadership style, strengths and vulnerabilities in order to enhance personal leadership capacity.
➡️ Learn the key ingredients for success for women leaders today — confidence, grit and resilience — and practice concrete skills to enhance these aspects.
➡️ Gain courage to seek and embrace higher levels of medical leadership responsibility.

Mamta Gautam, MD, MBA, FRCPC, CPDC, CCPE, CPE

President and CEO, PEAK MD Inc


Dr. Mamta GautamDr. Mamta Gautam is a psychiatrist at The Ottawa Hospital, a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa, a certified coach, and President and CEO of PEAK MD.  She is a pioneer in the area of physician health and well-being, and has been hailed as “The Doctor’s Doctor”. She served as the Founding Director of the University of Ottawa Faculty Wellness Program, the CMA Centre for Physician Health, and the Founding Chair of the International Alliance for Physician Health, successfully expanding her vision of Physician Health from a local to a national and international platform.  Recognizing the need to expand her work to address system-level factors in physician wellness, she teaches physician leadership development, and is on the faculty of several medical and executive leadership courses, including the Canadian Medical Association’s PLI, American Association for Physician Leadership, and Rotman and Telfer School of Management. 

She is committed to advancing diversity in medicine, and leadership development for women in medicine.  She has developed and co-leads Momentum, a 6-day retreat for women in medicine; and recently founded The Raft, an accredited online platform for leadership development, peer support and community for women physicians. She is also the Founding Chair of the Canadian Physician Coaches Network.

An internationally renowned consultant, researcher, speaker and author in the areas of Physician Health and Physician Leadership, she is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards for her innovative work in these areas.


Monica Olsen, RN, BScN, BA, MHRD

Principal, Olsen and Associates Consulting

Monica OlsenMonica’s background in organization development, psychology and nursing coupled with her expertise in management, facilitation, workplace diversity and executive coaching have been used primarily in the health care sector for over 30 years. She is a long-standing faculty member for the Physician Leadership Institute at the Canadian Medical Association-Joule and was instrumental in co-designing a two-day Leadership for Medical Women program along with Dr. Mamta Gautam. She also teaches leadership courses for Schulich School of Business, York University and the American Association for Physician Leadership. She is a founding member of the Canadian Physician Coaches Network.

In addition, Monica has been a frequent speaker at both the CMA annual conference ‘Leadership for Medical Women’ and the CSPL Canadian Conference on Physician Leadership. Monica has been a contributing author to the book Female Doctors in Canada – Experience and Culture. She was awarded Honorary Member of the Federation of Medical Women of Canada for her commitment to mentoring female physicians in the areas of self-awareness and effective leadership.


Mary T. Yates, B.A. (Hons), M.Ed.

Principal, Align Associates Inc.

Mary T. YatesMary has spent more than 35 years in the business of leadership development; the majority of her work has been in the health care sector. She is currently Principal of Align Associates Inc., providing expertise in interpersonal, leadership & team effectiveness for physicians, quality improvement, meeting & retreat facilitation and HR management. As the former Director of OMA’s Physician Workplace Support Program, she has had a great deal of experience in the area of physician communication and behaviour.

For the last 23 years, Mary has been on faculty with CMA’s Physician Leadership Institute. She is a co-facilitator of Momentum, an annual week-long leadership retreat for Medical Women and Program Director for the Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Program at the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa. Mary currently serves on the Steering Committee of the Canadian Physician Coaches NetworkShe has an undergraduate degree in Psychology, a graduate degree in Education and completed an internship in Organization & Human Resources Development. She completed her Coaches Training in 2015 and is certified in Emotional Intelligence, Crucial Conversations and Crucial Accountability.

Noon on Day 1 – Noon on Day 6


Day 1

Afternoon
➡️ Registration & Welcome Lunch at 12:00 pm
➡️ Overview of week
➡️ Setting the context for authentic leadership: Confidence, Grit and Resilience
➡️ Goals & Guidelines for retreat
➡️ Introductions

Welcome Reception from 5:00–6:00 pm

Evening
➡️ Dinner on your own


Day 2

Self-Awareness — A day to discover your Momentum that helps you examine:

Morning
➡️ Your leadership journey through the lens of your life story
➡️ Your core values
➡️ A current assessment of your emotional intelligence
➡️ Your present leadership style.

Afternoon
➡️ Lunch on-site
➡️ Formal program finishes at 3:30 pm, followed by personal time for reflection and leisure activities

Evening
➡️ Dinner on your own


Day 3

Confidence — A day to gain Momentum that deepens learnings on how to enhance self-assurance by examining:

Morning
➡️ Self-beliefs, medical culture and other hazards that erode confidence such as the Imposter Syndrome
➡️ Practical ways to boost and sustain confidence

Afternoon
➡️ Lunch on-site
➡️ Formal program finishes at 3:30 pm, followed by personal time for reflection and leisure activities

Evening
➡️ Dinner on your own


Day 4

Grit — A day to gather Momentum on how to strengthen resolve and courage by examining:

Morning
➡️ Integration of your leadership strengths with your passion and purpose
➡️ Practical ways to strengthen your presence mentally, verbally and physically

Afternoon
➡️ Lunch on-site
➡️ Formal program finishes at 3:30 pm, followed by personal time for reflection and leisure activities

Evening
➡️ Dinner on your own


Day 5

Resilience — A day to conserve Momentum to help you recover from challenges by examining:

Morning
➡️ Integration of your personal and professional lives
➡️ Five essentials of building resilience
➡️ The benefits of building a personal advisory support team

Afternoon
➡️ Lunch on-site
➡️ Formal program finishes at 3:30 pm, followed by personal time for reflection and leisure activities

Evening
➡️ Farewell group dinner at sister property of Peller Estates


Day 6

Momentum in Motion — A half-day to consolidate your Personal  Leadership Development Plan and master some critical skills on relevant  leadership topics such as:

Morning
➡️ Leading meetings
➡️ Managing disruptive behaviour
➡️ Introducing a change initiative
➡️ Supporting women leaders

Afternoon
➡️ Program finishes at noon
➡️ Lunch on-site

Early bird registration fee

$2595.00 + HST* (a savings of $400.00)
➡️ A limited number of spots are being held at this special rate
➡️ To take advantage of this rate, registration must be received and fee paid in full by October 31, 2021
➡️ The Early Bird Fee is non-refundable.

Regular registration fee

$2995.00 + HST*
➡️ The deadline for registration is February 28, 2022

Medical Resident registration fee

$2595.00 + HST* per person (a savings of $400.00)
➡️ The deadline for registration is February 28, 2022

Fees are payable by cheque to Peak MD Inc.
eTransfers will also be accepted.
*HST = 13%


The program fee includes:

➡️ Leadership program curriculum — an innovative and tailored program for women physician leaders
➡️ Program materials
➡️ Daily light breakfast and lunch during the course, a welcome reception and the farewell dinner. There will be four evenings on your own, designed to offer time to reflect and recharge


Cancellation policy

➡️ Written notification is required for all requests for cancellation
➡️ A $30.00 administration fee will be charged for all cancellations
➡️ Early bird registrations are non-refundable
➡️ Refunds will be granted based on the date of notification as indicated below:

  • 100% refund if written notice is received by December 31, 2021
  • 50% refund if written notice is received by February 28, 2022

(Refunds for Regular or Resident Registration fees will not be made after February 28, 2022.)


Accommodation

Participants are responsible for arranging their own travel and accommodations. There are many hotels in the area. Niagara Tourism has a comprehensive list of accommodations in this beautiful region.

 

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Peller Estates Winery

Niagara on the Lake, ON

The retreat will be held at the beautiful and tranquil setting of Peller Estates Winery, in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The stunning vistas, award-winning dining and warm ambiance make it easy to relax and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. It is located close to many fabulous hotels, boutiques, outlet shopping, biking and hiking paths, the renowned Shaw Festival and the world-famous Niagara Falls.

Participants are responsible for arranging their own travel and accommodations.

Feedback on the Curriculum:

Very engaging sessions. I have received incredible pearls of knowledge to incorporate back into my next team meeting.”

Appreciated concrete examples on how to use each skill.

Gained innumerable specific nuggets of practical tips & pearls to advance our leadership careers.

I am waiting with bated breath for Momentum 2.0 – an extension of this week’s basics!

 

Feedback on the Facilitators:

Our inspirational knowledgeable leaders were engaged, caring and very experienced.

Very responsive to our questions /situations within and after formal programming. Genuine feel / support for us to grow and succeed.

Dynamic speakers, loads of examples, ideas, support — wow!

The speakers made this retreat FABULOUS! They were inspiring, connected, refreshing and so incredibly optimistic. Their knowledge base was wide, and they were never at a loss for a meaningful example to give us!

For further information, please contact:

Mamta Gautam: 1-613-302-4202, mgautam@rogers.com

Monica Olsen: 1-905-731-2855, olsenandassociatesconsulting@rogers.com

Mary Yates: 1-905-503-1657, marytyates@alignassociates.com

 

Clarify your personal leadership style.

Enhance your knowledge and skills.

Mobilize growth and performance.

Enjoy a nurturing learning environment in a tranquil and beautiful setting. 

Gain courage to seek higher levels of responsibility.

Reflect and rejuvenate with other successful women medical leaders.

Learn the keys for success for women leaders.

Increase your capacity for leadership.

Enhance your leadership resilience.

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