There is a need for management training tailored to physician, nurse and healthcare managers. The MDIIM Health Initiative offered intensive short management workshops tailored to the specific needs of acute care facilities, public health and community-based care organizations.

These workshops were customized to specific needs of each organization and the instructors represented a range of specializations from within the Desautels Faculty of Management, each bringing a different perspective to the classroom. These training sessions became opportunities to expand an organization's management expertise, develop tools to tackle organizational problems, and establish research collaborations between the organizations and the Faculty.

These workshops were complementary to programs and courses relevant to healthcare management already offered at the Desautels Faculty of Management.