26-Sep-2017 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Vancouver Island Chapter Presents
Recruiting, Developing and Retaining Future Healthcare Leaders

September 26, 2017
7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. PST
Patient Care Centre Lecture Theatre, Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria

Strong leadership in healthcare has never been more important. Changing demographics, mounting financial pressure, increasing expectations, technological advances, new therapies and service models all require skilled leadership. Looking around it is also clear that many current leaders will potentially be leaving the system to retirement in the near future. At the same time the changing demographics and changing expectations of the workforce may make recruitment of future leaders more difficult. What are some of the challenges to ensuring that the next generation of leaders in healthcare are being identified, developed and supported? What strategies can be implemented to develop and retain future leaders? What barriers exist, both real and perceived, in attracting the next generations of leaders and what can be done to remove these barriers? This session will explore these questions, will suggest some answers, and will challenge participants to think about this important issue.

Guest Speaker:
Michael McMillan, President & CEO, Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC)

Michael is currently the President & CEO for Health Employers Association of BC, a position which he has held since August 2016. HEABC coordinates the human resource and labour relations interests of more than 230 publicly funded health care employers in British Columbia. HEABC is the accredited bargaining agent for most publically funded health employers in BC and represents denominational, proprietary and affiliate health employers, as well as the province’s six health authorities.

HEABC takes a provincial leadership role in strategic planning related to human resources and labour relations issues management for BC’s publicly funded health employers. Through collective bargaining and other industry initiatives, HEABC endeavours to build constructive and collaborative relationships with members, government, employees, and unions, while continuing to adapt to the evolving needs of its membership.

Previously Michael was the Chief Operating Officer, Northern Interior Heath Service Delivery Area for Northern Health, where he was responsible for the delivery of health care services in Northern Health’s most populous service area, including the city of Prince George, and the region’s largest hospital, the University Hospital of Northern BC (UHNBC). Michael has served on a number of provincial committees, including a term as the co-chair of the BC Health Technology Assessment Committee and a member of the BC Ministry of Health Standing Committee of Co-chairs.

Michael has a B.Sc. in pharmaceutical sciences and an MBA, both from the University of BC. Michael brings extensive health care operational experience and knowledge of the BC health care system gained though increasingly senior health care administration roles.  

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Networking and light breakfast
Presentation and Q&A
CCHL Member:
Non Member:
Student Member:
Webinar fee $15.00

  Option: A live webinar session is also available beginning at 8:00 a.m. We hope local members will attend in person to participate in this presentation. Webinar details will be distributed following registration.

There is limited space so please register early. Thank you.

Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 1.00 Category I  credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.