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A Framework for Establishing a Patient Safety Culture

The Patient Safety Culture “Bundle” for CEOs and Senior Leaders encompasses key concepts of safety science, implementation science, just culture, psychological safety, staff safety/health, patient and family engagement, disruptive behaviour, high reliability/resilience, patient safety measurement, frontline leadership, physician leadership, staff engagement, teamwork/communication […]

Key Points to Leadership Growth

A checklist for leaders The LEADS in a Caring Environment capabilities framework represents the key skills, behaviours, abilities, and knowledge required to lead in all sectors and levels of the health system. It presents a common understanding of what good […]

Member Benefits Infographic

Download a pdf version of this infographic for a detailed look at the opportunity a health leader has when they join the CCHL community.

How can companies thrive in the new future of work? By understanding that people matter”

Published in the Globe and Mail: November 19, 2022Author: Dr. Jaason Geerts, Director of Research and Leadership Development at the Canadian College of Health Leaders Co-authored with Dr. Verna Yiu (former CEO of Alberta Health Services), the article is based […]

Leadership Development Impact Assessment (LDI) Toolkit

Effective leadership is essential for any healthcare organization; to promote a positive culture, enhance the quality of patient care, and ensure the success of the organization. This Leadership Development Impact Assessment (LDI) Toolkit lists four main steps to evaluate a […]

LEADS and the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace

Transforming Healthcare Organizations Healthier Workers. Healthier Leaders. Healthier Organizations. This publication is a summary of a research report authored by Dr. Graham Dickson. The report was commissioned by the By Health, For Health Collaborative, a community of practice of over […]

Leadership in a Crisis

Our research approach combined traditional rigorous academic research with rapid research projects that were quickly translated into resources and made available to health leaders when they were needed most. Our academic work included an international survey of hundreds of leaders […]

Canada is suffering from a health care system resourcing crisis – and the solution will require time and patience

Published: December 7, 2021 Stéphane Brutus is the dean of the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa. Jaason Geerts, PhD, is the director of research and leadership development at the Canadian College of Health Leaders. Together, they […]

Changing Health Organizations with the LEADS Leadership Framework: Report of the 2014-2016 Leads Impact Study

Research Partners:Canadian College of Health Leaders, Fenwick Leadership Explorations, Royal Roads University, Mitacs Elevate Health systems are complex. They face constant change, including responding to new technologies, shifting standards of care, and increasing demands for more sophisticated care. They face […]

Effective Performance Systems: A Review of Selected Literature

Authors:Shauna Fenwick and Erna Hagge Many health systems across Canada have adopted LEADS in a Caring Environment (LEADS) as their leadership development framework; some are now looking for a complementary system that measures leadership effectiveness. Given the vision, mission and […]