10/09/2019 - Vancouver Island Chapter Event and Webinar

Change Yourself, Change the System: LEADS in Action (1 MOC I)


Date: October 09, 2019  
Room 169, Patient Care Centre Lecture Theatre, Royal Jubilee Hospital 1952 Bay St.
Victoria BC V8R 1J8 

Vancouver Island Chapter Event and Webinar
Change Yourself, Change the System: LEADS in Action

  October 9, 2019
7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. PST
Patient Care Centre Lecture Theatre, Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria

In this session, Dr. Graham Dickson, co-founder of the LEADS in a Caring Environment Framework will share his insights, wisdom and reflections on leading change in the complex environment that is health care.

Are you the change leader you want to be? Do you embed change management principles and behaviours in your work and your behaviours as a leader? Or, do you go home at night, quietly acknowledging that it’s going to be really, really tough to engage your direct reports in the behaviour and system changes demanded the transformation agenda? And indeed, what supports do you have to become the leader you want to be?

Development of leadership capacity is a life-long learning journey and attendance at this Breakfast Series presentation will reassure, reinforce or change your opinion on the answers to the above.

Graham will provide an overview of the evidence-informed LEADS in a Caring Environment framework, as a model of effective health leadership. He will also profile examples—from all levels of leadership--of how LEADS can enable leaders to deal with the challenges facing them today, including:

  • Involving patient/family/community members in building person-centred healthcare delivery
  • Building psychologically healthier workplaces
  • Engaging physicians in creating change
  • Building relationships with indigenous leaders
  • Navigating Complexity
Featured Speaker: Dr. Graham Dickson, Co-Founder, LEADS in a Caring Environment

Currently he is working as the Senior Research Advisor to the Canadian Society of Physician Leaders and the Canadian Health Leadership Network. He is a member of the LEADS Collaborative, an enterprise established to develop leadership within the health sector in Canada. Graham was principal investigator in a cross-Canada research project on LEADS in a Caring Environment capabilities framework. LEADS is now endorsed by health authorities in ten provinces, and by most national health organizations.

Graham also consulted with Health Workforce Australia on the creation of Health LEADS Australia, and the New South Wales Leadership Framework (similar to Canada’s LEADS). In 2018, Dr. Dickson was commissioned by the Mental Health Commission of Canada to write a report showing how the LEADS Framework can be used to implement the MHCC’s psychological workplace standards (The Standard).

Graham has authored, in collaboration with Bill Tholl, a book entitled Bringing Leadership to Life in Health: LEADS in a Caring Environment, published by Springer. He has been co-editor—with Dr. Karen Owen, former CEO of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA) in Australia--of three special edition Emerald Journals, dedicated to medical leadership (the latest was published in the spring of 2018). Graham has had articles on leadership published in many journals, including Longwoods, Leadership in Health Services, Healthcare Management Forum, and HealthManagement.org—the Journal.

Graham is the principal in his company, LEADS Change. He is a partner in LEADS Global, a subsidiary of LEADS Change. Over the past five years he has delivered leadership workshops for multiple groups across Canada and in Australia; worked with the Canada-India Innovation Society (CINS), and provided consulting services to online program development also for RACMA. Recently Graham worked with the PAQS organization in Belgium to assist them in building clinical leadership and governance into their quality and safety programming.

In the past two years he has delivered leadership programs for the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management in the UK, the Uganda Alliance of Patient Organizations (UAPO), the Apollo hospital in Mumbai, King Abdulaziz Hospital in Saudi Arabia, the Ministry of Health in Bahrain, and InterHealth Canada in the Turks and Caicos Islands. In September of this year he will be a key note speaker at the RACMA Annual Medical Leadership Conference.

Graham teaches two leadership programs—Strategic Thinking for Results, and Leadership Strategies for Physician Engagement—for the Physician Leadership Institute. He has co-authored, with Dr. Van Aerde (on behalf of the Canadian Society of Physician Leaders [CSPL]), a White Paper entitled Accepting Our Responsibility: A Blueprint for Physician Leadership, which is currently being used to generate dialogue around the future of physician leadership in Canada. Graham is also doing work with Sanokondu and the World Federation of Medical Managers, two international collaborations that are promoting physician leadership and developing leadership curriculum for residents based on the LEADS framework.

Graham helped to develop the Master of Arts in Leadership (Health specialisation) for Royal Roads University and was the founding Director of the Centre for Health Leadership and Research.

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 
Light breakfast
Presentation and Q&A
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Option: A live webinar session is also available beginning at 8:00 a.m. We hope local members will attend in person to participate in this presentation. Webinar details will be distributed following registration.
There is limited space so please register early. Thank you.

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.