8-Mar-2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter presents
Learning LEADerS: A Leadership Continuity Journey

March 8, 2016
  12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Newfoundland Time
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Featured Speakers: 

  • Sonya Stanford, Director Client Services, Eastern Health
  • Debbie Molloy, Vice-President, Eastern Health

With approximately 60% of senior leaders becoming eligible for retirement in the next 5 years, Eastern Health realized succession planning and preparing middle managers for senior management positions was an organizational priority.  Using the “LEADS in a Caring Environment Framework”1 a robust selection process and program structure was designed.  Participants were chosen based upon current performance, commitment to organizational values and potential.   Using a mix of learning methods, including classroom, team projects, stretch assignments and mentorship, each part of the framework is explored.  Individual learning plans are also developed by each participant.  Designed within Eastern Health, Learning LEADerS is ensuring managers have the skills and abilities to be successful senior leaders in the future.

1 Leaders for Life (2010), available at: www.leadersforlife.ca

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Debbie Molloy is human resources professional with twenty years of experience in the healthcare, energy and hospitality industries.  She has worked in both the public and private sectors and brings a broad understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing healthcare in today's competitive, fast paced work environment.  Her career path has allowed her to develop expertise in the areas of organizational effectiveness, talent management and employee relations.
Debbie holds both a Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) and Masters of Education (post- secondary studies) degrees from Memorial University.

Sonya Stanford is currently the Director of Human Resources Client Services at Eastern Health.  In this senior leadership role she leads a human resources team responsible for talent acquisition and design, compensation and pay services provided through the organization’s Human Resources Service Center, HR technology implementation and analytics, and employee learning and leadership development.  Personally, she is very passionate about being a leader in healthcare which is indicative of her 16 years of experience of working in and holding various leadership positions in human resources within the healthcare system.  She was proud to have provided leadership into the development and implementation of Eastern Health’s Learning LEADerS program which provided her regional health authority with solutions to ensure succession planning, leadership continuity, and development related to senior management positions.  She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) Degree and a Master of Business Administration Degree, both from Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 1 Category I credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.