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Graham Dickson, PhD, named recipient of the 2020 CCHL Distinguished Leadership Award

July 06, 2020

The Canadian College of Health Leaders is proud to announce that Graham Dickson, PhD, has been named recipient of the 2020 CCHL Distinguished Leadership Award.

Graham Dickson is Professor Emeritus at Royal Roads University (RRU). While at RRU, from 1996 to 2009, Graham helped to develop the Master of Arts in Leadership for Royal Roads University and was the founding Director of the Centre for Health Leadership and Research. Currently he is working as an advisor to CCHL, the Canadian Health Leadership Network and the Canadian Society of Physician Leaders.

Often cited as the “Father of LEADS”, Graham was the principal investigator in a cross-Canada research project resulting in the “LEADS in a Caring Environment capabilities framework”, the most used leadership framework in Canada’s health system. LEADS is now endorsed by health authorities across Canada, and by most national health organizations.

The CCHL Distinguished Leadership Award honours a Champion of Performance Improvement. Winners of this Award are passionate and visionary leaders who have led transformative change, demonstrated exemplary engagement and collaboration and a dedication to building leadership capacity.

The award is sponsored by Stryker Canada ULC. Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with their customers, is driven to make healthcare better. They offer innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes.

This award is part of our CCHL National Awards Program.

For further information and/or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Christian Coulombe
Director, Marketing and Communications
Canadian College of Health Leaders
613-235-7218, ext. 213
ccoulombe@cchl-ccls.ca 



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