For the past several years, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has been supporting increased access, integrated services, informed and engaged patients, and a sustainable health care system for the province.
Fulfilling that vision means doing things differently – and engaging Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and Executive Directors (EDs) in Ontario’s community and primary health care sector as “on the ground” system changers, using their strong leadership skills to fulfill sector wide transformation.
Building the Future of Health
Delivering the change that is needed to ensure all patients have access to the care they need and guaranteeing the sustainability of the health system isn’t something that can be achieved through incremental change. Instead, it requires a fundamental transformation in how our sectors and others in the health system work.
Developing Leadership at Every Level
Doing things differently means bringing in new perspectives and ideas, and developing new leadership skills and practices that support those new perspectives in action.
Leadership development is a key focus of the LeaderShift project. Our aim is to equip current and emerging leaders to think and behave in ways that support system transformation for better health outcomes.
But leadership development is about more than individual leaders. There are three levels of leadership development, and the LEADS learning series that’s at the heart of the LeaderShift project aims to address them all:
Thinking through these three levels helps us understand one of the most fundamental current changes in leadership in our sectors: the move away from the single, “knight in shining armour” model of leadership where one person is responsible for everything, toward a distributed leadership model where everyone in an organization participates in and contributes to bigger picture, strategic goals.
LeaderShift has partnered with LEADS to deliver a Learning Series that helps current and emerging leaders in the community and primary health care sectors build their capacity, extend their impact, and prepare for a leading role in the future of community and primary health care.
Find out more about how you and others in your organization can participate in the series, fully funded by LeaderShift.