Presented on December 8 , 2022
The landscapes of work and leadership have changed and have primed us for systems-wide improvements. This requires a new leadership approach or paradigm as we navigate staff expectations of increased autonomy and flexibility in terms of where, when, and how they work.
In the midst of the most severe health human resources (HHR) crisis of our generation and following a nation-wide survey of healthcare CEOs on staff engagement and retention, CCHL created a novel people and leadership strategy, called The Great Optimization. Essentially, it involves engaging people and experimenting with various customized approaches to work to optimize each person’s contribution and thereby, maximizing outcomes.
Getting this right has the potential to improve results from the individual to the system levels.
Please join CCHL’s Director of Research, Dr. Jaason Geerts and moderator Corinne Schalm, FCCHL, Assistant Deputy Minister, Continuing Care at Alberta Health, as they welcome our special guests, Dionne Sinclair, CHE, Vice President Clinical Operations & Chief Nursing Executive at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), and Brenda Lammi, VP of Professional and Leadership Development, CCHL, for a fireside chat entitled, “Getting the Great Optimization Right: Health Leadership for Our Evolving Context”.
Dionne Sinclair, MScN, MCHM, RN, CHE
Vice President, Clinical Operations and Chief Nursing Executive at CAMH
As the Vice President, Clinical Operations and Chief Nursing Executive at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Dionne plays an integral part in helping the organization achieve its goals towards integrated and equitable care and supports for people with mental illness. She leads the program that supports those with the most complex illnesses and is dedicated to improving access to excellent patient-centered care so that people may live their best lives.
Dionne has held many leadership roles in her 35 years of clinical experience, including: Clinical Director, Medicine Program at Southlake Regional Hospital, Director of Home and Community Care Planning and Strategy at the North West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), Clinical Director Complex Continuing Care, Saint Vincent Hospital; Bruyere Continuing Care and Clinical Manager, Mental Health and Addictions at Humber River Hospital. Dionne is a mother of 3 beautiful girls, an entrepreneur, a motivational speaker, and an award-winning fitness professional. Dionne brings high energy, a strong work ethic and a positive attitude to all that she does.
Vice President, Professional and Leadership Developemnt at CCHL
As Vice President, Professional and Leadership Developemnt at CCHL, Brenda and her team have expanded the number of programs and partner organizations representing the uptake of CCHL leadership development programs to all provinces in Canada and across the continuum of care; including long term, acute, community care settings, social services and the public sector.
Brenda began her career in healthcare as an occupational therapist and has recently been presented with the McMaster University School of Rehabilitation Science Distinguished Alumni Award 2022 for the Occupational Therapy program for her outstanding contributions to the School and to health leadership across Canada.
Corinne Schalm, FCCHL
Assistant Deputy Minister, Continuing Care at Alberta Health
Corinne Schalm is the Assistant Deputy Minister, Continuing Care, with Alberta Health where she leads policy, legislation and performance monitoring for the province’s continuing care system. She has a Master of Science in Gerontology degree and a Masters in Public Administration, and in 2008 was inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian College of Health Leaders (FCCHL). Corinne is passionate about improving the quality of life for seniors. She has over thirty years of experience working in senior leadership roles in the field of gerontology in Alberta at the provincial policy level and with seniors’ service provider organizations.
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