Develop Coalitions

In Partnership with CCHL through LEADS Canada




This dynamic and interactive course explores the Develop Coalitions domain of the LEADS in a Caring Environment leadership framework. This domain explores collaborative leadership and challenges you to embrace a broadened distribution of power: in other words, the idea that we can achieve more together than we can alone. This requires leaders to purposefully create strategic relationships that will aid in achieving better results and change within a system. 

Develop Coalitions at a glance 

  • This course is part of the LEADS Inspired Leadership Program 
  • Enrol at any time 
  • Approximately 8 hours of learning to be completed at your own pace in up to 2 months  
  • Designed with busy professionals in mind 
  • This course meets the Canadian College of Health Leaders’ Certified Health Executive (CHE) Select Program requirement for the Develop Coalitions domain 
  • Facilitated by certified LEADS Canada faculty 
  • Developed in partnership with CCHL through LEADS Canada 
  • Eligible for 2 CCHL maintenance of certification credits (MOCs) 

Who should take Develop Coalitions course? 

Participants can be individuals – or teams – from: 

  • Across the entire continuum of health services 
  • Healthcare organizations supporting the health system at all levels (local to national organizations) 
  • Ministries of health and health authorities 

Learning outcomes  

At the completion of this course you will have: 

  • Examined approaches to creating connections and relationships within an environment of trust to achieve a common purpose.  
  • Described practices that support leaders when navigating politically diverse environments.  
  • Identified the ways in which you can commit to customers (people) and services.  
  • Described the importance of knowledge mobilization to strategically use information to address real-world challenges. 


There are no awards available for this course at this time. Click here to learn more about student awards. 


 Carol Gray, MN, CEC, PCCAbout
 Tammy McLennan, CEC, PCCAbout
 Ellen Melis, MSc, CEC, PCC, CSAEAbout
 Kathleen Paterson, BaSc, MA, CECAbout
 Bruce H. Swan, B.Comm (hons), DHA, FCCHL, CEC, PCCAbout
 Nadine Whelan, BSW, MAAbout



English is the language of instruction for all CHA Learning courses. It is therefore recommended that students be competent in reading, writing and speaking English. For more information please contact us. 


Students must have basic computer knowledge and internet navigation skills; and access to a computer with Windows 7 or higher. 

Please note: 

  • Students choosing to use Mac or Linux operating system must have experience using alternate remote access software. 
  • CHA Learning staff can only assist Windows operating system users and provide technical support in relation to our website; we do not provide technical support for internet and/or basic computer use. 

Other technical requirements: 

CHA Learning Technical Requirements
Screen Resolution800×600 (minimum); 1024×768 (recommended)
Internet BrowsersThe most recent version of one of the following:

Google Chrome
Internet Explorer
Microsoft Edge
Plug-insPop-up blocker: disabled
Java Script: Enabled
Cookies: Enabled
Internet Connection Broadband (cable or DSL) connection required
SoftwareWord processing software, Adobe Reader

Enrolment Process

There are no application prerequisites for this course. To enrol: 

  1. Click on the enrol button 
  2. Add the product to your cart 
  3. Create an account if you are new to CHA Learning or sign into your existing account 
  4. Complete the Billing Information page 
  5. Enter your payment information, accept the terms and conditions and make your payment 
  6. You will receive an email with instructions to access the course material within 5-7 days.  


Participants complete one graded assessment which will be marked by the faculty. Feedback will be provided. Participants must achieve an overall grade of 60% to pass this course.  

In addition, through case-based learning, the participant will develop their own leadership scenario related to this course. (The leadership scenario is not submitted for assessment or feedback). 

Reflection and other learning activities are included to enhance learning and are not graded. 

Course Certificate 

CHA Learning will award students a certificate for successful completion of the course. 


  • $450 for Canadians 
  • $650 for International students 

All prices listed above are in CAD. 

Please note: Bulk registration discounts are available for groups. Please review the Group Enrolment information here. 


This course focuses on four capabilities: purposefully building partnerships and networks to create results, navigating socio-political environments, demonstrating a commitment to customers and service, and mobilizing knowledge.  

The course includes case-based learning and exploration of the Develop Coalitions domain of the LEADS in a Caring Environment framework.  The course includes: 

  • A domain assessment (graded) 
  • A case scenario activity (not graded) 
  • Reflection and other learning activities (not graded) 

 The course includes the following fouDevelop Coalitions capabilities:  

Capabilities  Description 
Purposely build partnerships and networks to create results.You create connections, trust, and shared meaning with individuals and groups. 
Demonstrate commitment to customers and service.  You facilitate collaboration, cooperation and coalitions among diverse groups and perspectives, aimed at learning how to improve service. 
Mobilize knowledge.  You strategically work to gather intelligence, encourage an open exchange of information, and use quality evidence to influence action across the system in which you work. 
Navigate socio-political environments. You are politically astute and can negotiate through conflict to engage support.