Thursday, October 31, 2013

It’s not too late! Get your award nominations in by Thursday, November 21 / Il est encore possible de soumettre votre mise en candidature -- Date limite est le 21 Novembre

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The 2014 National Awards Program boasts 15 awards honouring leaders in healthcare, including senior executives, emerging leaders, administrative and operational teams, nurses, students and more.  The nomination deadline for the awards featured below is November 21, 2013. The nominations for our other awards  are due February 3, 2014.

Over the next few issues of Communiqué we will be profiling the various awards and calling for your nominations.  Award recipients will receive paid travel and accommodations and a complimentary registration to attend the National Health Leadership Conference. Award presentations will be held at the College’s National Awards Gala, Annual General Meeting and at the National Health Leadership Conference. All events are being held in Banff, Alberta from June 1 – 3, 2014. Instructions on how to submit a nomination can be found below.

The new CHE Program officially launches in November 2013 / Le nouveau Programme CHE sera lancé officiellement en novembre 2013

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Over 24 months ago we began the journey of transforming the CHE TM Program. On behalf of the CHE Program Committee, I am pleased to report that we have made it. The new CHE Program officially launches in November 2013!

Every aspect of the CHE Program has been reviewed, revised and updated. Consultation, academic advice, discussions, piloting and testing exam questions were all part of the journey. Aligning the CHE core competencies with the LEADS framework was our first step. Once that was completed, we were able to look at each part of the program and ask: “what leadership capabilities and domain of the LEADS framework should candidates demonstrate in each aspect of the CHE Program?” Having a program that covered all five (5) domains, demonstrated the necessary skills, knowledge and judgement required of leaders in the Canadian health system and was suitable for all members of the College regardless of career stage was essential. Ensuring a good connection and transition from the CHE designation to the Fellow designation was also a key driver for the CHE Program Committee, our sub-committees and working groups (Exam and SDL, Markers and Evaluators, CHE Program Working Group).

National Health Leadership Conference (NHLC) 2014: Call for Abstracts / Conférence nationale sur le leadership dans les soins de santé (CNLS) 2014: Appel de présentations

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Deadline for submission - November 3, 2013

The Canadian College of Health Leaders (College) and the Canadian Healthcare Association (CHA) are pleased to co-host the National Health Leadership Conference (NHLC). Themed Raising the bar: A critical time for bold leadership, the conference will be held in Banff, Alberta on June 2-3, 2014.

This conference is the largest national gathering of health system decision-makers in Canada including trustees, chief executive officers, directors, managers, department heads and other health leaders representing various sectors and professions in health regions, authorities and alliances, hospitals, long-term care organizations, public health agencies, community care, mental health and social services. As well, the conference draws participants from government, education and research organizations, professional associations, consulting firms and industry.

Colonel-in-Chief Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visits the Royal Canadian Medical Service / Son Altesse Royale la princesse royale visite le Service de santé royal canadien, dont elle est le colonel en chef

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Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal presents the Royal Canadian Medical Service with a Royal Banner in recognition of Afghanistan operations

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Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Borden, Ont. – The Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Canadian Medical Service, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, today visited medical personnel at the Canadian Forces Health Services Training Centre in Borden. She presented The Princess Royal's Banner as a sign of royal favour in recognition of the sacrifice, valour and clinical excellence of Royal Canadian Medical Service personnel during operations in Afghanistan since 2002.

Survey invitation: EMBA in Health Care / Invitation à participer à un sondage sur la maîtrise en administration des affaires pour cadres en soins de santé

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The Canadian College of Health Leaders is pleased to partner with The Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia (UBC) on its survey for the delivery of its Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) in Health Care.

This survey will assist the planning committee in expanding the scope of the UBC EMBA program to support Canadian healthcare professionals in learning about business skills that can be used to create the future of sustainable healthcare.

Significant sponsorship announcement: National Health Leadership Conference (NHLC) / Annonce de commandite importante : la Conférence canadienne sur le leadership en santé (CNLS)

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Sodexo Canada Ltd. has signed a five-year (2014-2018) agreement in support of the National Health Leadership Conference (NHLC).

We are pleased to announce a new five-year agreement between Sodexo Canada, the Canadian College of Health Leaders (College) and the Canadian Healthcare Association (CHA), that will see Sodexo support the annual National Health Leadership Conference at the exclusive title sponsor level.

Remembering Dr. Allen Backman / À la mémoire de le docteur Allen Backman

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It is with deep regret that we announce that our colleague Dr. Allen Backman from Saskatchewan passed away on October 2, 2013. At the time of his passing Dr. Backman was Assistant Executive Director of the University of Saskatchewan - School of Public Health.

Dr. Backman touched many lives in his multiple professional roles as a professor, mentor, colleague, administrator, author, researcher, friend and advocate. He had a big view and many passions where he focused his energy. He was absolutely committed to the importance of developing excellent leaders and put his talents to work in this arena with enthusiasm. He was very intelligent and used his insight, humour and a deeply engaging and probing style to challenge thinking and assumptions to promote growth and learning. He said what needed to be said, never shy to share his perceptions and ideas, even if they were not popular. He particularly enjoyed writing his observations on health reform and the importance of making positive changes in our system.

Dalhousie welcomes its first Executive-in-Residence / Dalhousie accueille son premier cadre en résidence

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Congratulations to Robert Zed, CHE former chair of the College, on being named the inaugural Executive-in-Residence at Dalhousie University.

Read more about Mr. Zed's appointment and the exciting developments at Dalhousie University here:!

Membership renewal 2014 / Renouvellement d'adhésion 2014

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The Canadian College of Health Leaders (College) will launch its 2014 membership renewal campaign on November 13, 2013. This message is to inform you that the College has adopted a new Association Management Solution for its database and website. As a result, members will be brought to a different interface when renewing their College membership and will be asked to update their profile. This will allow the College to have the most up to date information on all its members. The College is pleased to present this new system which will provide members the opportunity to access more services including their personal profile and committee membership.

New members: October 2013 / Nouveaux membres: octobre 2013

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Period of September 15, 2013 to October 14, 2013 – listed by Chapters:

New College Active Members

BC Lower Mainland
DeAnn Adams
Director, Professional Practice, Fraser Health (Surrey, BC)

Noorjean Hassam
Regional Director, BC Cancer Agency (Vancouver, BC)

College members-on-the-move: October 2013 / Membres du Collège à l'affiche: octobre 2013

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Period of September 15, 2013 to October 14, 2013 – listed by Chapters:

BC Lower Mainland
Catherine D. Butler
FROM: Senior Director, Practice, VON Canada (Halifax, NS)
TO: Executive Director, Home Health, End of Life Care, PATH & Delta Hospital and Community, Fraser Health (Surrey, BC)

Rakesh Calton
FROM: Doctor, Aureus University School of Medicine (Surrey, BC)
TO: Director and Professor, Aureus University School of Medicine (Surrey, BC)

Corporate membership renewal 2014 / Renouvellement d'adhésion corporative 2014

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Around November 13, 2013, the College will embark on its’ 2014 corporate membership renewal campaign.

As identified in our October 18 correspondence, the College has adopted a new Association Management Solution for its database and web site. As a result, corporate members will now be able to renew their membership on-line.

Webinar: Improving outcomes through clinically-led change / Webinaire : Améliorer les résultats grâce au changement dirigé par les cliniciens

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Hosted by the College’s Vancouver Island Chapter, this one hour English session features Dr. Tom Noseworthy, Associate Chief Medical Officer at Strategic Clinical Care Pathways.

In his presentation, Dr. Noseworthy will elucidate the opportunities associated with clinically-led change and attention to outcomes. As well as provide an understanding of the Strategic Clinical Networks and Operational Clinical Networks in Alberta.

Royal Roads University: Networks Leadership Symposium 2013

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Networks Leadership Symposium 2013
November 12 and 13, 2013
Royal Roads University, Victoria, British Columbia


Are you interested in exploring the science and practice of inter-organizational networks?  If you're a network leader, practitioner, decision maker, clinician, researcher, policy maker, or student interested in networks this symposium is a great opportunity for you to learn about the most current thinking and practice from experts in the field!

Canadian Centre for Healthcare Facilities: Evolving Planning, Design and Construction Strategies From Good to Great

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Evolving Planning, Design and Construction Strategies  From Good to Great
November 20, 2013
South Health Campus, Auditorium, Calgary, Alberta

Everyone in a leadership position in the healthcare system knows that the challenges facing the system are substantial. Improving strategies and incorporating innovative approaches to meet these challenges have quickly come to be one of the top issues that senior healthcare executives and medical professionals are thinking about and planning for. The CCHF seminar will inform and raise questions about the future directions of Healthcare Facilities (HF) primarily in the context of Alberta drawing upon strategies used by experts Canada-wide. This session will be of interest to top hospital administrators, design / build executives, engineers, architects, functional planning consultants, clinical liaisons, facility management directors / managers and interior designers.  Engaging in discussion will be encouraged throughout the session.

Legacy Events - Toronto: A Woman's Legacy

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A Woman's Legacy
November 21, 2013
Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Join renowned  musician Jann Arden, and best selling authors and experts Susan Cain, Loretta LaRoche, Julia Gillard, Amanda Lang, Roxana Saberi, Kim Marr and Jessica Holmes for an exclusive Woman's Legacy event in Toronto.

ROI Institute Canada: ROI in Healthcare 2-Day Workshop (November 26 - 27, 2013)

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ROI in Healthcare 2-Day Workshop
November 26 - 27, 2013
Ottawa, Ontario
ROI Institute Canada is delivering a 2-Day skill building Workshop on Measuring ROI (Return on Investment) in Healthcare November 26-27, 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario. This 2-day workshop is customized for Canadian Healthcare, healthcare leaders and executives. The Phillips ROI Methodology: a systematic process to prove the value, impact and ROI in healthcare programs and improvement initiatives.

The CLEMMER Group: The Extraordinary Leader and The Extraordinary Coach - December

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The Extraordinary Leader and The Extraordinary Coach
December 5-6, 2013
Mississauga, Ontario

Jim Clemmer and The CLEMMER Group are delighted to personally deliver Zenger Folkman's career-changing The Extraordinary Leader (December 5) and The Extraordinary Coach (December 6) Workshops in Mississauga, ON.