09/22/2020 - Vancouver Island Chapter Virtual AGM with Presentation by Brian Leacock

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Vancouver Island Chapter Annual General Meeting (0.5 MOC I)


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Date: September 22, 2020  

Empathy, Resilience, and Emotional Intelligence

September 22, 2020
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Vancouver Island Chapter will be hosting the AGM as a virtual event on Tuesday September 22, 2020 from 7:00 AM-7:30 AM. Following the AGM, there will be a guest speaker presentation from 7:30 AM-8:00 AM by Brian Leacock, teaching professor of organizational behaviour/design, human resource management, and cross cultural leadership at the Gustavson School of Business (University of Victoria).

A famous but unidentified quote says, “Between stimulus and response, there is a space.  In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response.”  In this brief but engaging talk, Prof. Brian Leacock from the Gustavson School of Business (UVic) will explore this ‘space’ by considering empathy and resilience.  More specifically, Brian will highlight emotional intelligence for managing our own emotional wellbeing, as well as relationships with others during these unprecedented times. Join colleagues in this highly interactive virtual session!        

AGM Agenda:

  1. Call to Order and Introductions
  2. Approval of Agenda
  3. Approval of Minutes, 2019 AGM
  4. Treasurer's Report
  5. CCHL National Board Update
  6. Chair's Report
  7. Chapter Executive 2019/2020 & Acknowledgement of Outgoing Members
  8. Report of the Nominations Committee
  9. Introduction of Chapter Executive 2020/2021
  10. Recognition of New CCHL VI CHEs
  11. AGM Adjournment


This webinar is free of charge - but registration is still required.

CCHL members and non-members are welcome to attend but voting during the AGM will be restricted to active Vancouver Island Chapter members only.
*Webinar details will be provided following registration

Featured Speaker:

Brian Leacock
Brian Leacock

Brian Leacock is a teaching professor of organizational behaviour/design, human resource management, and cross cultural leadership at the Gustavson School of Business (University of Victoria). He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses to diverse student groups and brings a global/interdisciplinary orientation. He places special attention on understanding and navigating our diverse and globalized world. Brian is also the recipient of multiple teaching and educational leadership awards, including: 1) Gustavson Award of Teaching Excellence in 2015, 2) Hickman Award for Excellence in Teaching and Educational Leadership in 2018, and 3) Gustavson Faculty Service Excellence Award in 2019.

Brian also holds the title of Associate Director of GSB International. This leadership role is focused on the internationalization of the school of business across four degree programs (BCom, MBA, MGB and PhD) – including the management of 110+ academic partnerships worldwide. Overall, Brian has twenty years (+) experience in educational leadership – spanning all aspects of senior governance, strategic planning/budgeting, strategic enrolment management, business development, pedagogical innovation, development projects (CIDA), and all dimensions of international education.

Brian’s current area of scholarly inquiry focuses on intercultural competency development (conceptualization, assessment, and pedagogical innovation/training) for leadership in a globalized and integrated world. In fact, Brian has dedicated his academic career to supporting the development of intercultural competency skills in his students and corporate clients for the past two decades. He also devotes time to researching and teaching unconscious bias (UB), emotional intelligence (EQ), cultural intelligence (CQ), and diversity/inclusion (DI). This passion for academic understanding includes active conference presentations at national and international organizations such as EAIE, NAFSA, CBIE, and STLHE.

Brian’s work, curiosity, and academic pursuits have taken him to 330+ cities in 53 countries and he has lived overseas for 9 years. He continues to seek out cultural diversity as he writes, explores, and consults on the role of culture in our diverse and globalized world. 

Maintenance of Certification

Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 0.50 Category I credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.