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Leading Teams Virtualy

This session is based on the following LEADS Domains:

Lead Self ead Self

Engage Others ngage Others

SESSION 1

Many of us have started and will continue to lead teams where some or all members are not in the same office or work from home. This exchange topic explores how leading teams virtually is different, with a focus on the challenge of building relationships for effective collaboration through the very real challenges of working from home. It explores supporting teams directly, fostering peer support and ensuring the team is resilient and agile as well as able to deliver work on time. This topic will focus on what shifts in the virtual space and will include tools that have helped organizations strengthen their teams

Guest Speakers

Ellen Melis, PhD
Ellen Melis, PhD Ellen is a Leadership Development Consultant, Executive Coach and Certified Facilitator. She has developed online leadership and coaching programs and has facilitated strategic planning sessions and team development programs online. Pivoting to leading teams online is about more than doing the same thing via Zoom or Microsoft Teams. It takes a deliberate shift to build trust, foster strong relationships and team engagement. Ellen will share best practice insights from Global Industries, insights for teams working in healthcare and share tools and tips. > Read full bio here...



Addressing Racism

This session is based on the following LEADS Domains:

Lead Self ead Self

Engage Others ngage Others

Systems transformationystems Transformation

SESSION 2

We each have a role to play in actively opposing racism and advocating for changes in our social, organizational and political life. This 2-part session is about deepening our understanding of the many ways racism impacts health, health care organizations and service delivery and ways to address it at the individual, team, organizational, system and community level. The first webinar will focus on exploring how racism plays a role in health care in Canada and its impact on the patients and families we serve as well as healthcare professionals, learners and leaders. Tools that can be used to address racism in a variety of contexts will be shared. The second webinar is an interactive exchange where individuals in small groups will share their own experiences, tools and questions, that aim to make healthcare a more inclusive space free of racism.

  • Webinar 1: September 29, 2020 (12:00-1:30 PM ET)
  • Webinar 2: September 30, 2020 (2:00-4:00 PM ET)

Co-facilitator


Marni Panas  
Marni Panas Marni PanasMarni Panas is the Program Manager, Diversity and Inclusion with Alberta Health Services (2019 recipient of the CCHL Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award) where she is dedicated to creating safer, more welcoming and inclusive health care related environments.  She holds a degree in Health Administration and a Canadian Certified Inclusion Professional designation and was recently elected to the Board of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion. > Read full bio here...


Guest Speakers


Dr. Alika Lafontaine, BSc, MD, FRCPC,  
Dr. Alika Lafontaine Dr. Alika Lafontaine is an Aboriginal physician of Cree and Anishinaabe heritage, born and raised in Southern Saskatchewan/Treaty 4 territory. Though story-telling, real patient encounters and his own experience, Lafontaine lectures across Canada on the role bias, discrimination and racism has on patient care and why addressing these issues lies at the core of improving the health of First Nations, Metis and Inuit Peoples. > Read full bio here...

Michele James, VP People and Transformation, Scarborough Health Network  
Michele James Michele James will be sharing her work to address anti-black racism from an organizational, staff as well as a patient and community perspective. Creating communities of inclusion, she is creating six dialogue forums for the sharing of lived experience that will serve as healing sessions and will form the basis of case studies for organizational and personal learning. As a senior leader in the health system and an advocate for equity and inclusion that reaches beyond organizational walls, Michele brings a depth of perspective rooted in lived experience and deep caring for staff and community. > Read full bio here...

psychological safety
This session is based on the following LEADS Domains:

Lead Self ead Self

Engage Others ngage Others

Systems transformationystems Transformation


SESSION 3

The COVID pandemic is disorienting for everyone, and for some has been extremely distressing. This topic is about providing psychological first aid, ongoing support and fostering resilience in practical and innovative ways that speak to the wide range of reactions and feelings people can have. Discussions will be anchored in the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace and will explore strategies for individuals, teams and organizations.

  • Webinar 1: October 13, 2020 (2:00-3:30 PM ET)
  • Webinar 2: October 14, 2020 (2:00-4:00 PM ET)

Guest Speakers


Ed Mantler, RPN, MSA, CHE  
Ed Mantler, RPN, MSA, CHE Vice-President, Programs and Priorities, Mental Health Commission of Canada, Ed is a highly motivated visionary and an expert at building partnerships, fostering stakeholder engagement, and aligning strategic objectives, Ed has led innovation and improvement in both health care and mental health for over two decades.  Ed is dedicated to promoting mental health in Canada and changing the attitudes of Canadians toward mental health problems and illnesses. > Read full bio here...

Carla Kembel, MSW, BSW, RSW  
Carla Kembel, MSW, BSW, RSW Carla is currently employed with Alberta Health Services-Provincial Addiction and Mental Health as a health promotion facilitator.  She is a master trainer for Psychological First Aid (PFA), HeartMath and Emergency Preparedness (E-Prep).  In her past clinical and health promotion roles, she has assisted in developing and delivering community psychosocial disaster response and recovery supports/resources in the Bow Valley during the 2013 Southern Alberta floods, in Fort McMurray following the 2016 wildfire, and most recently with COVID-19.   Carla has 24 years of clinical and community-based health promotion experience as a social worker, with a career-long passion for engaging, supporting and partnering with individuals, families and communities of all ages and experiences across the continuum of care.

Catharine McFee BA, BSW, MSW, RSW  
Catharine McFee BA, BSW, MSW, RSW Catharine is currently employed with Alberta Health Services-Provincial Addiction and Mental Health as an Education Consultant. In previous clinical, community and health promotion roles, she assisted in developing and delivering community psychosocial disaster response and recovery supports/resources in High River following the 2013 Southern Alberta floods, in Fort McMurray following the 2016 wildfire, and most recently with COVID-19. Catharine is part of the psychosocial disaster network and provides ongoing education and training in the areas of disaster preparedness, response and recovery. > Read full bio here...

Leslie Brown 
Leslie Brown Leslie is a Social Worker with a MA, Conflict Analysis and Management. Having worked in Eastern Health for over 10 years, Leslie has held positions in Youth Corrections, Quality & Risk Management and Human Resources. Currently, Leslie plays a leadership role in the organizations implementation of the Psychological Health and Safety Standard. This involves working on various initiatives to support employee mental health and wellness in the workplace.

This session is proudly sponsored by:

Alberta Health Services



how do we furture now?
This session is based on the following LEADS Domains:

Achieve Resultschieve Results

Develop Coalitionsevelop Coalitions

Systems Transformationystems Transformation

SESSION 4

Throughout the world, healthcare is in the midst of a global transformation that is creating an age of hyperchange.  What this really looks like varies depending on who you are talking to.  We can never be sure of what will happen, but we have a greater chance of success if we prepare ourselves as much as possible.  Using lessons from the past and imagining potential futures enables healthcare leaders to make better long-term decisions.  One way to accomplish this is developing a futuristic mindset.  Futuring is a strategic, systematic process for identifying possible futures and developing action plans to respond to those scenarios.  The first webinar will focus on understanding and trying futuring frameworks and tools. The second webinar moves us from trying futuring concepts to discussing how to sustain an innovative and future mindset through a virtual World Café experience.

  • Webinar 1: November 09, 2020 (2:00-3:30 PM ET)
  • Webinar 2: November 10, 2020 (2:00-4:00 PM ET)

Guest Speaker


Richard Dixon, Academic Coordinator at Athabasca University Faculty of Business
Richard Dixon specializes in the areas of regulation, professional regulators, strategic management, ethics, and energy research with practical experience in government, profit, and non-profit fields. Currently, Professor Dixon is working on another degree, a Ph.D. in Strategic Management and Ethics from Walden University.  His thesis focuses on significant changes impacting professions and professional regulators in Canada. > Read full bio here...


CCHL Logo MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION 
Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to MOC l credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement