The partnership agreement serves as an avenue to promote excellence in the health leadership field and provides the program with the opportunity to incorporate the LEADS framework into its curriculum.
The Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) has awarded the LEADS certification to the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing Certificate of Point-of-Care Clinical Leadership in Long Term Care Program. The three-year strategic partnership agreement provides program participants with an opportunity to obtain their Certified Health Executive (CHE) designation while completing their studies.
Brenda Lammi, Vice President, Leadership and Professional Development at CCHL, said: “We are excited about this collaboration with the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing’s Centre for Professional Development, who show their commitment to health leadership by committing to incorporating the LEADS framework into their curriculum and having the CHE as a preferred designation for their students.”
The CHE designation is the only leadership designation in Canada for all health leaders and is essential for career advancement. Other benefits of the CHE designation include support for lifelong learning in health services leadership, assistance with career advancement, and peer recognition.
“The Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing’s, Centre for Professional Development (CPD), is pleased to collaborate with the Canadian College of Health Leaders in fostering critical capacity for leadership development of front-line health care workers, specifically those who work long-term care,” says Linda Johnston, Dean of the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.
This collaboration will also allow both organizations to better address the constantly evolving needs of health leaders and align themselves with the LEADS in a Caring Environment framework—that includes leading self, engaging others, achieving results, developing coalitions, and systems transformation. This framework is a foundation for Canadian health leadership development and defines the knowledge, skills and attitudes a leader must have to positively contribute to the Canadian health care system.
About the program
The Bloomberg Nursing CPD “Certificate in Point-of-Care Clinical Leadership in Long Term” care has been designed to provide nurses (RNs & RPNs) working in Long-Term Care (LTC) with the foundational knowledge and skills required by point-of care clinical leaders. The roles assumed by front-line nurses in LTC include charge nurse, team lead or shift leader. The three on-line courses address key content such as, how to work effectively with families and teams, fostering clinical reasoning and reflective practice, how to provide effective feedback and manage conflict, leading resident care-planning & transitions in care, and leading best practice application & emergency response coordination. Course content is aligned with the Front-Line Leader domains & behaviors identified by the Canadian College of Health Leaders in the LEADS in a Caring Environment Framework.
For more information about the Program, visit: https://bloomberg.nursing.utoronto.ca/pd/courses/ltc-certificate/
About the College
The Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) is a national, member-driven, non-profit association. The College strives to provide the leadership development, tools, knowledge and networks that members need to become high impact leaders in Canadian healthcare.
Through LEADS, the CHE designation, credentialing, training, conferences, mentoring and a nationwide careers network, we support health leaders in every sector and region, from every professional background and at any stage of their career.
Located in Ottawa, the College collaborates with 20 chapters across the country and engages with its 4,000 members and 80 corporate members to promote lifelong learning and professional development while recognizing leadership excellence.
For more information about the College, visit: www.cchl-ccls.ca
Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
Vice President, Leadership and Professional Development
1-800-363-9056 ext. 215