(Last update: July 14, 2021)
Guidance for Health Care Leaders During the Recovery Stage of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Consensus Statement
Jaason Geerts, PhD, Director of Research and Leadership Development at the Canadian College of Health Leaders, led a diverse team of 32 co-authors from 17 countries with expertise in a variety of fields in leadership, healthcare, public health, and related fields to create an evidence- and expertise-informed framework for leadership during the pandemic.
The article, “ Guidance for Health Care Leaders During the Recovery Stage of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Consensus Statement”, which was recently published in the medical journal JAMA Network Open, offers recommendations to health leaders on how to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic’s Recovery Stage. There are also a set of reflection questions to guide reviews of individual and organizational performance and capacity.
A visual portrayal highlighting the key points of the Recovery Stage is also available: Leadership Imperatives During the Recovery Stage of a Crisis.
LEADS – Group Coaching for CCHL Members
Leaders in the healthcare system continue to persevere through the pandemic, navigating an extraordinarily challenging and exhausting situation. They are tasked with adjusting their leadership styles, responsible for adapting on a daily basis to ever-changing circumstances, and prioritizing the health and well-being of their teams. To support the leaders, we are offering weekly, one-hour group coaching sessions, at no cost, for leaders to come together, ask questions, share experiences, learn from, and support one another. The sessions will be facilitated by certified LEADS Canada Executive Coaches, who have volunteered their time to provide this service.
Visit the CCHL calendar to register for an upcoming session.
Latest update from CCHL
The safety and security of our members, event attendees, staff, volunteers and partners are a top priority. The Canadian College of Health Leaders is actively monitoring the advice of public health authorities. Our College events are being assessed, cancelled or postponed on a daily basis as we continue to monitor developments. Participants are being notified as decisions are being made on specific events. Please note that the staff of CCHL’s national office will be working from home indefinitely. We would like to thank all the dedicated College members, health workers, industry partners and leaders who are actively working diligently to manage the COVID-19 pandemic.
- CCHL CEO Reflections: Looking at 2021 and beyond (February 9, 2021)
- CCHL CEO Reflections: 2020 in Review (December 7, 2020)
Announcement regarding our CCHL June 2021 events
- CCHL Announces Series of Community and Celebration Events for June 2021. All yearly events normally held in the June timeframe, will again take place virtually in 2021. (December 2, 2020)
- Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian College of Health Leaders and HealthCareCAN have decided to virtualize the 2021 National Health Leadership Conference (NHLC) which had been scheduled to be held on May 31 and June 1 in Montréal. Find out more about NHLC. (December 2, 2020)
Latest update from CCHL (October 8, 2020)
The safety and security of our members, event attendees, staff, volunteers and partners are a top priority. The Canadian College of Health Leaders is actively monitoring the advice of public health authorities. Our College events are being assessed, cancelled or postponed on a daily basis as we continue to monitor developments. Participants are being notified as decisions are being made on specific events. Please note that the staff of CCHL’s national office will be working from home indefinitely.
- A Message from our CEO: Health leadership matters more than ever (October 8, 2020)
- A Message from our CEO: Looking ahead after 100 days (July 8, 2020)
- Update on CCHL’s Honouring Health Leadership event (July 2, 2020)
- A COVID-19 pandemic update from our CEO (May 11, 2020)
- A Message to CCHL members from our Board Chair (May 5, 2020)
- Helping our CCHL Members Lead in Turbulent Times: A message from our CEO (March 24, 2020)
- BC Health Leaders Conference (BCHLC): Click here to read a COVID-19 Update for BCHLC.
- National Health Leadership Conference (NHLC): The 2020 National Health Leadership Conference (NHLC) has been cancelled. The conference’s program will move to next year’s event in Montreal and NHLC will return to Edmonton in 2024. Click here to read the NHLC announcement.
Announcement regarding COVID-19 and the CCHL June events
The College has made decisions on the status of our June events, initially planned in Edmonton, Alberta from June 12 to June 17, 2020. We have been actively monitoring the situation and following guidance from the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Chief Medical Officer of Health from Alberta, and we have adjusted our events and programming accordingly. Click here to read the full CCHL announcement.
Subscribe to CCHL’s COVID19_HealthLeaders Twitter list for up to date COVID-19 information and stories shared by health workers, leaders and organizations: http://bit.ly/COVID19_HealthLeaders
BMJ Leader blog: Leadership Lessons and Hope for a Post-Crisis World, by Jaason Geerts, PhD (LEADS Canada, CCHL)
The Globe and Mail – Opinion (May 25, 2020): “Our current approach to COVID-19 won’t work as well for a second wave. We must prepare now.” by Jaason Geerts, PhD (LEADS Canada, CCHL)
The March 19 Webinar with Dr. Michael Gardam, “Leading in turbulent times – how to guide your teams through the Coronavirus pandemic”, is now available. View the video here. You can also read Brenda Lammi’s reflections from the March 19 webinar with Dr. Michael Gardam on the College website.
The April 8 Webinar, ” Coping with COVID-19 – Key Workplace FAQs Employers Need to Know” is now available. In this webinar, Brad Proctor and David Fraser from McInnes Cooper provide some insight into the various human resource related issues that are facing employers across Canada, including those in the health care sector.
The April 9 Webinar with Dr. Christine Korol, ” Supporting the Well-Being of Healthcare Workers on the Front Line of the COVID-19 Crisis Webinar“, is now available. In this webinar, Dr. Christine Korol reviews the many ways health leaders can support the well-being of the healthcare workforce, ranging from addressing basic physical needs, mental health initiatives and communication planning to ensure a rapid response to a quickly changing situation. You can also read Brenda Lammi’s summary from the April 9 webinar.
The April 23 webinar ” Virtual Health: Adapting Care Delivery in Changing Times“, hosted in partnership with Health Standards Organization is now available. A recap is available here.
For the complete list of our special webinar recordings, please visit our “Supporting Health Leaders during COVID-19 Pandemic” youTube playlist.
Healthcare Management Forum
The April 30 HMF webinar, ” Plagues, pestilence and pandemics: Nowhere to hide” hosted by Dr. David Butler-Jones, former Chief Public Health Officer of Canada and former Deputy Minister for the Public Health Agency of Canada is now available.
HMF Blog: Bonnie Adamson, FCCHL, talks about SARS and what we can learn from it right now. Read the HMF Blog here
Listen to the HMF University of Saskatchewan Podcast: The challenges of incorporating ecological criteria into pandemic planning. Dr. Craig Stephen talks about the link between the social and biophysical determinants of infectious disease outbreaks and the concept of ecosystem stewardship.
HMF article: ” Preparing for uncertainty during public health emergencies: What Canadian health leaders can do now to optimize future emergency response” by Theresa W. S. Tam, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada.
- In view of the COVID-19 crisis, the Canadian Society of Physician Leaders (CSPL) is providing short and practical papers, podcasts, bulletins and additional resources on their website.
- Op-Ed written by CCHL member Dan Levitt, CHE: A new hope for rethinking the aging journey, published in the Vancouver Sun (May 23, 2020).
- Leadership in a Crisis handout, created by Jaason Geerts, PhD (LEADS Canada, CCHL)
- Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) COVID-19 Portal
- Effective Managers Blog: Managing through Turmoil, by Dwight Mihalicz
- Resource Hub: Mental health and wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic (Mental Health Commission of Canada)
- Additional COVID-19 Public Resources from the Canadian Psychological Association and a special offer for CCHL members.
- Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic (CAMH)
- More information is available from the Public Health Agency of Canada, the World Health Organization, and local public health authorities.