06/05/2019 - Southwestern Ontario Chapter Event

Enablers of Health System Transformation: Culture and Mindset (1 MOC I)


Date: June 05, 2019  
6675 Burtwistle Lane Townsend Ballroom, Bestwestern Plus Stoneridge Inn & Conference Centre
London ON N6L 1H5 

Southwestern Ontario Chapter
Enablers of Health System Transformation: Mindset and Culture

June 5, 2019
4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Townsend Ballroom
Bestwestern Plus Stoneridge Inn & Conference Centre
6675 Burtwistle Lane London, ON N6L 1H5

Feature Speakers:
  • Gregg Cochlan, President & Managing Director, The Pacific Institute® Canada
  • John A. LaPorta Ph.D., CHE, Chief Executive Officer at Thames Valley Children's Centre 

As many of you are aware, massive changes to the healthcare system in Ontario were announced early in 2019. Although there is both optimism and reluctance, it is important that health leaders be adaptive to change, and don’t fall into the very real trap that is change fatigue. In preparation for this change, the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) Southwestern Chapter has brought together two authorities in the areas of organizational culture and transformation.

In addition to supporting hundreds of mergers and acquisitions, Gregg Cochlan worked within the Saskatchewan health system as they consolidated from 109 health regions to one. He primarily worked within the mental health and addiction groups, on mindset and culture. He will share invaluable mindset tools that leaders require in order to excel during transformation, as well as his perspectives, 20 years later, about those changes. Leveraging Dr. John LaPorta's decades of experience in both Ontario health care, and organizational culture, he will explore key aspects of culture and the impact culture can have on outcomes. Drawing on his work within our region, Dr. LaPorta will also address the different types of corporate cultural styles, and how leaders can be adaptive in those environments.

Learning objectives:
  • Applicable mindset tools to enable a more successful transformation.
  • Through exploration of:
    • Impact of a fixed vs. growth mindset
    • Personal & professional mindset tools
    • Insight into the likely space of misalignment during amalgamation and how to manage
  • Ability to identify the four attributes of culture & the four levers for evolving a culture
  • Learn the eight distinct corporate cultural styles
  • Exposure to the links between culture and outcomes


4:30 - 5:00 p.m.
5:00 - 5:45 p.m.
5:45 - 7:30 p.m.
7:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Registration, Meet & Greet
Speakers and Award Presentation
Annual General Meeting

Taxes included
CCHL Members

Non Members
Group Pricing (5)    


Registration Deadline - May 30, 2019

Speaker Biographies

Gregg Cochlan
is an author, speaker, organizational transformational specialist and leadership coach. After 20 years working in the corporate sector, Gregg has gone on to work with The Pacific Institute (TPI) for two decades and has successfully helped transformed individual and organizational potential in to real performance. Many of TPI’s clients consider TPI as being a world expert in the application of cognitive psychology, creating profound performance achievement.

As an author Gregg has published two books Love Leadership & World Peace Really! Gregg has published dozens of articles. Most recently, Gregg has published an new article on what he has coined “The Performance Ecosystem” along with an interesting article on Sport Performance – The Performance Ingredients.

Since the early 1990s, Gregg has been working with leaders and organizations on transformation and growth. A keen interest in the process of change led him to join The Pacific Institute in 1997. Today, Gregg is President & Managing Director for TPI Canada, where his responsibilities include oversight of TPI business in Canada as well as working in the US and participation on international projects.

The focus of Gregg’s practice is on strategic leadership, leadership coaching and organizational culture and transformation through the performance ecosystem. He has been involved in hundreds of organizational change initiatives, and guided more than 300 board and executive management sessions with companies across Canada and the US.

For the last three year Gregg has had the privilege of chairing The Pacific Institute Global Cognitive Science Research Committee, which researches the latest on individual and organizational performance. This has been a very rich and rewarding responsibility.

Dr. John LaPorta received his primary training and education at the University of Windsor, and Walden University (formerly the Institute of Advanced Studies), in the field of Psychology. His academic training focused on clinical and developmental psychology. His doctoral thesis examined the use of hypnosis with learning disabled children.

He possesses a broad range of experience in organizational leadership, consulting, labour relations, clinical assessment and treatment, and teaching. He is considered an authority in the areas of autism, paediatric rehabilitation, ethics, stress management, parenting, child development, leadership and organizational change. He has had the opportunity to utilize his knowledge with boards of education, children's aid societies, children's mental health, children’s treatment centres and the private sector. John has taught at both the community college and university levels and lectured throughout the world. His consulting practise has spanned the business, education, and professional communities on clinical and organizational issues. He has authored numerous published articles and papers touching on his areas of expertise.

In 2011, he was selected by the Rick Hansen Foundation to participate in the 25th Anniversary Relay across Canada because of his contributions as a “Difference Maker” in the field of disability.In 2018, John was selected as the Canadian Therapy Centre CEO of the Year. Also in 2018, he was accorded the honour of being designated a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International and received the Award of Excellence from the Ontario Association of Children’s Rehabilitation Centres.

John is presently the Chief Executive Officer of the Thames Valley Children's Centre, the major rehabilitation facility in South Western Ontario for children and youth with physical, communication, autism spectrum and developmental challenges. He also has appointments as an Adjunct Professor in the Faculties of Education and Health Sciences at Western University and Professor in the Autism and Behavioural Sciences Graduate Program, Fanshawe Community College.

Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 1.00 Category I  credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.