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Campfire Chat with Dr. Katherine Chubbs and Dr. Laura Desveaux

What Sets Leading Organizations Apart and How We Can Too

Imagine an organizational situation where learning, leadership, and optimization are so deeply embedded in the organizational culture that every role, including clinicians, environmental services workers, IT professionals, and others, were considered a leadership position. The potential benefits of unleashing people’s passion, energy, and creativity are immense and supported by robust research, but questions remain regarding how to best integrate these system-wide: how to start and how to progress?  

To address these questions, CCHL’s Vice-President of Research and Leadership Development, Dr. Jaason Geerts, will host two special guests for a fireside chat entitled, “What Sets Leading Organizations Apart and How We Can Too”.  

Dr. Laura Desveaux, Scientific Director of the Institute for Better Health at Trillium Health Partners (THP) and the Lead for the Learning Health System, and Dr. Katherine Chubbs, RN BN MHS CHE DBA, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Good Samaritan Society, will share their cutting-edge research findings and real-life examples of learning, leadership, and optimization embedded system-wide, as well as practical next steps for leaders and organizations. 

The event is Thursday, Nov 30th, 2023 from noon – 1:00 p.m. ET. and the format will be roughly 40 minutes of a fireside chat, followed by time for audience questions. 

November 30, 2023 @ 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM EST / HNE

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Event Details:

Location: Online Event

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Featured Speakers:

Dr. Katherine Chubbs

Dr. Katherine Chubbs is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Good Samaritan Society, Good Samaritan Canada and Good Samaritan Delta View Care Centre Ltd. Katherine is a registered nurse by profession and has worked in a wide variety of clinical settings as a frontline nurse and manager. Katherine has completed a diploma and Bachelor of Nursing degree, a certificate program in Northern Nursing, a Master’s degree in Health Studies-Leadership and is a Certified Health Executive. Katherine holds an executive Doctoral degree in Business Administration. Before joining Good Samaritan, Katherine’s extensive career in the healthcare field included serving as the Chief Zone Officer in the south zone for Alberta Health Services, as Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer for the Eastern Health Region in Newfoundland and Labrador, and as the Director of Professional Practice, Infection Prevention and Control, and Rural Services for Alberta Health Services. Katherine is the former president of the Academy of Canadian Executive Nurses and the former chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter of the Canadian College of Health Leaders. She is an active volunteer for the Canadian College of Health Leaders, including acting as a national health leader mentor. In her spare time, Katherine likes to spend time in the community and can often be found helping out with various initiatives at her church, local shelters, and food kitchens.

Dr. Laura Desveaux

Dr. Desveaux is the Scientific Director of the Institute for Better Health at Trillium Health Partners and the Lead for the Learning Health System Portfolio. Her career focuses on closing the gap between current performance and what science and experience tell us is possible. Dr. Desveaux’s work in behavioral science tackles healthcare’s most persistent problems by examining what drives behaviors, how and why things work, and identifying how context influences success (and failure). Her core program of work focuses on studying learning health systems, the future of leadership, and high performing organizations and teams in healthcare. This approach provides insights into how to effect change at both individual and system levels. She is also the founder and Executive Director of Women Who Lead, an organization dedicated to supporting the career advancement and leadership development of women in the health sector.


CCHL Circle Advanced Leaders and Transformational Leaders: Free
CCHL Members
: $25.00
Non-Members: $45.00

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