HealthAchieve 2010, taking place from November 8 to 10 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, has been an annual highlight for many health care professionals over the years from a social, educational and professional perspective. Every year, HealthAchieve attracts a diverse group of speakers – each one an exceptional leader in their field – to engage and inspire others to excel and reach their highest potential. This year is no exception.
The HealthAchieve 2010 Official Opening on November 8 features best-selling author and Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen, who is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost experts on innovation and growth. In The Innovator’s Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care, Dr. Christensen offers a ground-breaking prescription for health care reform, looking for ways to improve the system and make it more sustainable. In his speech, Dr. Christensen will explain how leaders can adopt a new way of thinking about market forces and competitive strategy to enable them to innovate ahead of the curve.
HealthAchieve also welcomes outstanding Canadian athletes Clara Hughes, Jennifer Heil, Alexandre Bilodeau and Lauren Woolstencroft, who will share the stage with award-winning sportscaster and broadcaster Brian Williams, during the Feature Session on November 9. Still fresh from their triumphs at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, and the 2010 Winter Paralympic Games the athletes will talk about “going for the gold.”
At HealthAchieve 2010’s Closing Session, Lieutentant-General The Honourable Roméo Dallaire (Ret), international champion of human rights and award-winning author, will share his philosophy on leadership based on his experience as a military leader during trying times. LGen The Hon. Roméo Dallaire (Ret) is probably best known for leading the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda (UNAMIR) in 1994, an experience immortalized in his memoir, Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda, which was awarded the Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction in 2004.
A range of other informative sessions and events focus on becoming effective leaders, in particular, the joint day with the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and Canadian College of Health Service Executives (CCHSE) taking place on Tuesday, November 9. As well, CCHSE’s joint breakfast session with OHA on Wednesday, November 10:
- ACHE Breakfast (7:30 to 9:00 am)
- ACHE/CCHSE morning session (9:00 to 10:00 am), focusing on leadership development
- CCHSE/ACHE afternoon sessions (1:00 to 5:00 pm), examining talent management and succession planning, and the development of mentoring and coaching skills
- CCHSE/OHA Closing Leadership Breakfast (7:30 to 8:45)