BC Health Leaders Conference 2019

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(Cette conférence est présentée en anglais seulement.)



Monday November 4, 2019

09:00 - 17:00 Registration

09:30 - 11:00   Pre-conference workshop (Presentation available)
Cognitive coaching as a foundation for system transformation: Unleashing cognitive capital in healthcare  
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9:45 - 12:15 Study tour: BC Children's Hospital
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13:00 - 14:30 Pre-conference workshop
Leading a culture of safety: A blueprint for success. Lead and reward a just culture and establish organizational behavior expectations
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Presented by: 

16:00 - 16:45   Opening ceremonies 
Mark Armitage - Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Human Resources and Labour Relations Division, Ministry of Health
Alain Doucet - President and CEO, Canadian College of Health Leaders
Feisal Keshavjee, CHE - Board Chair, Canadian College of Health Leaders


16:45 - 18:00   Opening reception    

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

07:00 - 16:30   Registration    

07:30 - 08:15   Continental breakfast, Exhibits    

08:15 - 08:45   Opening ceremonies    

08:45 - 10:30

KEYNOTE: Be Happy First: Breakthrough Performance In Times Of Change

10:30 - 11:00   Refreshment break / Exhibits  


1. The secret of joyful collaboration (Panel)


2. Island Health’s journey to psychological health and safety – Lessons learned from assembling the pieces in a health authority (Panel)


3. This session has been cancelled. Current perspectives on moral distress & moral resilience (Workshop)


4. The case of progressive leadership (Panel) (Presentation available)


5. Caring for healthcare: Practical tools to address psychological health and safety in healthcare workplaces (Panel) (Presentation available)


12:00 - 13:30   Networking luncheon / Exhibits    

13:30 - 14:30   CONCURRENT SESSIONS     

6.  Returning joy to practice: Improving care by reducing physician burdens (Workshop) (Presentation available)


7.  Courageous leadership and the promotion of psychological safety (Workshop) 


8.  Leading a joy revolution: Creating the space for workplace connection (Workshop) (Presentation available)


9.  Being prosponsive: What it means to foresee and take action about co-worker mistreatment in the workplace (Workshop) (Presentation available)


10. When your team can’t move forward until the past is dealt with: A case study (Panel) (Presentation available)


14:30 - 15:00   Refreshment break / Exhibits    

15:00 - 16:00

KEYNOTE: The secret sauce... Thriving in times of change


Vancouver city pub night

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

06:15 - 06:45   
Come run Vancouver with us

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07:00 - 14:15   Registration    

07:30 - 08:15   Continental breakfast / Exhibits    

08:15 - 09:15   KEYNOTE: Mental health in the workplace - A new way to look at and old problem: Illness or injury - Leadership or clinical matter?    

09:15 - 10:15   PLENARY PANEL: I can see clearly now... Two eyed seeing leadership and teamwork for promoting wellness    

10:15 - 10:45   Refreshment break / Exhibits    

10:45 - 11:45   CONCURRENT SESSIONS     

11. From burnout to well-being: Enabling platforms for proactive change (Panel) (Presentation available)


12. Are you ready to lead in VUCA conditions? (Workshop) (Presentation available)


13. Creating psychologically safe workplaces: Addressing workplace Incivility and bullying in long-term residential care (Panel)


14. Recalibrating your life: Advancing your life journey with ‘SELF’ in the driver’s seat (Workshop)


15. Resilience at work: Adapt, optimize, sustain(Workshop) (Presentation available)


11:45 - 13:00   Networking luncheon/Exhibits/Prize draws/Award recognition    

13:00 - 14:00   KEYNOTE: The ultimate ending: Paul Huschilt's world famous conference ending summary    

14:00 - 14:15   Closing remarks    

* Program is subject to change without notice

Note: For those who wish to stay the week-end, the conference  preferred hotel rate  is applicable (upon availability).