Entrepreneurial Thinking in Health Course

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Entrepreneurial Thinking in Health Course

May 23 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The Entrepreneurial Thinking in Health course will teach you how to think like an innovator. The skills and mindset of an entrepreneur can help individuals, teams, and organizations improve and create new value through public, private, or policy solutions.

You will learn methodologies such as design thinking and apply them to real challenges in the world of health. Whether your interest is commercialization and bringing a product to market, or improving the quality of healthcare and enhancing public value, this course will provide useful tools for each step of the process: identifying needs, generating solutions, and implementing, evaluating, and sustaining quality work.

Download the Application Form to Apply

Deadline to apply is midnight, May 14, 2019. We will confirm receipt of your application and provide notice of decision via email.

Course Dates:

  • May 23, 2019 (5:00 – 9:00 pm)
  • May 25, 2019 (8:00 am – 12:00 pm)
  • June 1, 2019 (8:00 am – 12:00 pm)
  • June 15, 2019 (8:00 am – 12:00 pm)

Participants are required to attend all four sessions.

Study Credits:

This course has been approved as a one-credit-per-hour session by the College of Family Physicians of Canada. This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the University of Calgary Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development.

Who is this course for?

Anyone who wants to innovate in health: providers, researchers, administrators, of any specialty and at any career stage. If you want to create innovative solutions to challenges in your area of work, we can help you hone your skills.

What is the course format?

This course is designed to be very hands-on: there will be plenty of discussion, educational activities, and opportunities to think about real-world challenges and solutions. We encourage you to come with an idea or a challenge that you can work on and develop throughout the course.

About the Instructor:

Dr. Derek Hassay, MBA, PhD
RBC Teaching Professorship in Entrepreneurial Thinking, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary

In addition to Dr. Hassay’s considerable experience designing and delivering MBA and EMBA courses on Entrepreneurial thinking, he has also developed and delivered Entrepreneurship / Innovation courses and sessions for a broad range of open and custom Executive Education programs.
It is in this latter capacity that Dr. Hassay has been involved with the joint UofA/UofC AHS Executive Education program since its inception and more recently the AHS Senior Leadership Program. During his time with the these programs, he has worked on healthcare initiatives, programs, and projects involving over 250 healthcare leaders from a breadth of zones, clinical and administrative areas both in and outside AHS. He has also been involved in the Cumming School of Medicine program and has held numerous sessions on Entrepreneurial Thinking with numerous departments, medical association and medical student groups in his capacity as the RBC Teaching Professor.

However, Dr. Hassay’s experience extends beyond healthcare innovation to numerous other industries and sectors within the province of Alberta, which allows for unique insights into how innovation is pursued across for profit and non-profit sectors.

Questions? Please contact w21cedu@ucalgary.ca

Learn more about W21C’s other course offerings on our Education Page.


May 23
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Categories:


W21C Research and Innovation Centre
Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking
Cumming School of Medicine


W21C Multi-Purpose Room
GD01, TRW Building, 3280 Hospital Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 4Z6 Canada
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