Upcoming Events

    • 24 Jun 2021
    • 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • 14 Jul 2021
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom

    Two-part workshop series: Managing Conflict During Stressful Times

    Thursday, June 24, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern


    Wednesday, July 14, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern*

    Welcome to the event registration page for our two-part online workshop series presented by Christine Burych, founder of Starlingbrook Leadership

    Christine is a leadership consultant and executive coach who has helped more than 11,000 senior leaders get past their blind spots, improve mental resilience, and grow their leadership presence.

    Christine started her working life as a frontline community mental health worker. She has held senior positions in HR and organizational development and has assisted and led families, community members, volunteers, employees, and executives across various sectors.


    Please do your best to attend both sessions: the first on June 24 and the second on July 14. Between the two sessions, participants will meet with peers in small coaching groups to discuss and practice the tools learned and get feedback. (You will be allowed to attend just one but you'll miss important content and it may be difficult to form the coaching groups.) We are unable to record the sessions for replay.

    Sessions are free for OMGMA members. Non-member managers are welcome at a cost of $45 +HST (includes both sessions and placement in a peer coaching group).

    Session 1 of 2

    THURSDAY JUNE 24, 2021

    11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern

    Pressure, deadlines, change, chaos, shrinking budgets. These were in your workplace before the pandemic started; now you face the addition of everything from safety and health risks to resentment and perceived unfairness.

    Leaders are supporting more than just tasks and deliverables when emotions run high.

    In this workshop, we'll start by getting ourselves in a resourceful space  both mentally and emotionally. Session 1 is all about you understanding your motivational values and how, when compromised, we move into conflict.

    And when in conflict, it’s much harder to support others.

    Session 2 of 2

    WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 2021

    11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern*

    Session 2 is about how to manage conflict for others. You will learn tools and practical strategies to help you have conversations to mitigate the fallout from conflict. The group will have an opportunity to practice the tools in small group simulations.

    Overall learning objectives:

    1. Become aware of your motivational values

    2. Understand triggers related to those values and our default behaviours

    3. Learn how to regulate emotions to lead effectively

    4. Understand how others handle conflict

    5. Improve how you lead others through conflict

    6. Practice the coaching tools

    The workshops are experiential and involve a high level of participation, including in breakout groups. Each participant should work from their own computer.

    *The July 14th workshop will be followed by an "insider info" session with our generous Event Partner:

    Hugo Jeffrey will share the latest news on product supply and shortages.

      Join us! Questions? Email Karen at info [at] omgma.ca

    OMGMA'S 2020 fall conference has been postponed to September 2022 at the Hilton Mississauga Meadowvale

    Why you should attend OMGMA events to connect with peers:

    • To gain insight from colleagues who have conquered the same challenges you face;
    • To learn the secrets of reducing costs, increasing revenue, and enhancing relationships with physicians;
    • Because you keep being challenged to do more with less;
    • Because you value a variety of learning formats, including hands-on workshops, in-depth discussions, expert-led sessions, and peer-to-peer roundtables; 
    • To identify issues crucial to successful integration;
    • To have a great time with colleagues.

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    Seize the opportunity to reach Executive Directors, Clinic Managers, and Administrators who represent hundreds of practices and physicians all across Ontario. Our members attend the annual conference to network with peers and suppliers, share and acquire knowledge, and gather the information they need to make informed decisions.

    "I just wanted to take the time to say how much I enjoyed my first conference at OMGMA. I am overwhelmed at how inclusive this group is; being new you are always feeling like you have to find ways to be included and prove yourself. To attend something where the entire group is so welcoming and accepting was refreshing. I look forward to future events and continuing finding "gems" through the group messages."  

    Jennifer, Practice Manager at a Family Health Team

    It is important to our office to have a forum from which our Executive Director can draw. We have indeed always found the information reviewed with our office after an OMGMA conference very informative and helpful in the overall day-to-day operations of our practice."

    Dr. Cindy Donaldson, Medical Director Carlisle Medical Centre
    Carlisle, Ontario

    "At my first conference, I was met by smiling faces and people asking me to sit beside them. I felt welcome immediately. Then the conference itself was relevant to what I do as a manager every single day. The networking was invaluable as I was able to ask my colleagues how they dealt with specific issues or who I could contact to get information to solve my issues. I came away feeling like I was part of a larger team, and amongst friends." 

    Nancy James, Manager Clergy Street Family Physicians
    (Maple Family Health Team)
    Kingston, Ontario

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