learning @ hhsc

Learning has always been central to work and life at Hamilton Health Sciences. Now it’s embedded in our Strategic Plan. Improved access to relevant and meaningful education and training are transforming this organization. It is helping us attract, develop and support the best talent in healthcare in Canada. And it is open to all.

Embrace Learning

When you ’embrace’ learning, you take control of your future. There’s nothing passive here. This is about being deliberate and passionate – about being better tomorrow than we are today, every day.

Staff and Physicians throughout Hamilton Health Sciences specifically asked for improved people development in the 2012 and 2014 My Voice Matters Survey. The Centre for People Development is our response. The Centre provides improved access to programs, courses and activities that are relevant to the needs of the organization, to individual departments, to the development aspirations of individuals and to the communities we serve.

By highlighting the human element in our Corporate Vision – Best Care For All – we focus our passion and our commitment on leadership and patient care skills that are essential to how this organization operates today and for the future.

Empower Care

Independent research indicates that strong people development is key to strategic and operational performance at any organization. So what does improving strategic and operational performance mean here at Hamilton Health Sciences? It means the primary result of people development at HHS will be empowered care. And that is the Best Care for All.

Leadership in research, medicine, in collaboration skills, management, teamwork, in healthcare delivery and partnering will impact positively our agility, productivity and our ability to care at a higher level and as one. What you end up with, both directly and indirectly, is a team of 11,000 capable leaders here in Hamilton just as the healthcare industry at large faces its greatest challenge over the next several decades.

Everyone Welcome

Everyone at Hamilton Health Sciences has the capacity to lead. The Centre for People Development will provide opportunities to learn the skills you need to enable that capacity.

We encourage you to explore the courses and programs that will contribute to your professional and personal development.


For the past year, your peers and colleagues have been in learning opportunities offered by The Centre for People Development. Our goal is to keep learning as well. Your stories and feedback will help us stay on the right path.

“Excellent session. His information was relevant, useful, and ‘real’. The facilitator was similarly superb! Thank you for this terrific event!”  ~ participant, Hamilton Health Sciences Centre for People Development Launch, May 4, 2015

“The course was excellent – one of the first times I have attended a course and the theory applied directly to the work I do in healthcare. Often it applies in the business world but does not translate easily to healthcare.”  ~ participant, Leading Organizational Change, May 12 & 13, 2015