Published in Hospital News: January 4, 2022
Author: Jaason Geerts, PhD, Director of Research and Leadership Development at the Canadian College of Health Leaders

The landscape of leadership development is resettling after the seismic shift that began in the early months of 2020. During the pandemic, most formal development programs have been canceled or postponed, in favour of crisis response and recovery. Two years of real-time, on-the-job, in completely unfamiliar circumstances, trial-by-fire also present an enormous opportunity to consolidate leadership development and advance systems transformation.

This article is the fifth in a series on health leadership during the pandemic and is informed by nearly two years of national and international research projects by the College.