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Leadership for Change: Toward Sustainable Health Systems Course

January 23 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Free
Leadership for Change

Course Dates

  • January 23 & 30 and February 6 & 13, 2024  (Zoom)
  • Tuesdays at 9:00am–12:00pm PT | 12:00–3:00pm ET | 1:00–4:00pm AT
  • To register for this course, please complete the statement of interest form. We are accepting statements on a rolling basis through December 2023 for our waitlist as the enrolment capacity has been reached. If a seat does not become available for the January course offering, you will be contacted once dates are confirmed for the spring sessions of the course with the opportunity to confirm your registration.

Course Description

CASCADES’ Leadership for Change: Toward Sustainable Health Systems course strengthens capacity for change-oriented health system leadership in the face of profound environmental and sustainability challenges. Through pre-work, four interactive sessions and debriefing opportunities, we interrogate the why and how of incremental, reform-oriented, and transformative change for sustainability in the health sector.  

This course is designed to offer Canadian health leaders a new avenue to build knowledge, skills and networks across Canada’s healthcare community to promote and deliver sustainable health systems. It is grounded in the LEADS in a Caring Environment framework (Dickson & Tholl, 2014; 2020), and draws on various leadership and management theories, models, and methods to assess and strengthen relevant leadership capabilities. This course will be most useful for participants who have specific challenges or initiatives that they are working on in their healthcare setting. 

As part of CASCADES’ core training offerings, this course is free of cost.

Course Enrolment

This course is designed for healthcare providers or administrators who are seeking to strengthen their knowledge and leadership capabilities and competencies to advance high quality, low carbon, climate resilient and sustainable health services and systems. In general, therefore, we discourage participation by individuals who are primarily trainees or researchers, and prioritize participants working within care delivery organizations, or associated governance and support organizations. We ask prospective participants to complete a brief statement of interest form to ensure that the course will serve their needs. 

  • Prior knowledge of sustainable health systems is required; this requirement can be met by completing the CASCADES’ Introduction to Sustainable Health Systems online module (complete by January 16, 2024) or equivalent (send certificate of completion for CASCADES’ Fundamentals of Sustainable Health Systems course)  
  • Alumni of CASCADES’ Leadership Sprint (March 2023) are welcome and encouraged to participate in this new course to continue their leadership journey in sustainable health systems with new content and learning activities. 

Course Format

The course will be delivered virtually, with asynchronous online content & synchronous sessions. Importantly, there are three core components to the course: 

  1. Pre-work. Participants are asked to complete pre-work before the course starts, to begin to identify change opportunities and assess their leadership capabilities 
  2. Four Synchronous Sessions. Participants will engage in 4 “live” course sessions, involving didactic & interactive content, group work and mentorship. NB: Participants are asked to complete a small independent assignment prior to each session 
  3. Post-work. Participants are asked to participate in at least one debriefing session held in September 2024

Course materials will be available through an online learning platform (accessible by January 9, 2024).

Course Faculty

Fiona A Miller, Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Dalla Lana School of Public Health & Director, Collaborative Centre for Climate, Health & Sustainable Care, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario and Director, CASCADES 

Arianna Cruz, Strategy & Innovation Lead, CASCADES, on secondment from her role as Regional Strategy and Quality Manager in the Quality and Patient Safety Department at Vancouver Coastal Health, Vancouver, BC 

Mark Cabaj, President, Here to There Consulting, Edmonton, Alberta & Associate, Tamarack Institute 

Wendy Nelson, Founder & Project Lead, Vernissage Health Senior Fellow, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario 

Christine Shea, Director, Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Program, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario 

Accreditation

College of Family Physicians of Canada – Mainpro+: This course (one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program) meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto for up to 10 Mainpro+ credits.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1: This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by Continuing Professional Development, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto for up to a maximum of 10 hours.

Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL): This course allows participants to earn credit toward the Health Leadership Specialty in Sustainable Health Systems as part of the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) Fellowship Select Program. 

More Information:

https://cascadescanada.ca/event/leadership-for-change/

Details

Date:
January 23
Time:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://cascadescanada.ca/event/leadership-for-change/

Organizer

Cascades
Email
cascades@utoronto.ca
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Venue

Virtual
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