BC Health Leaders Conference
22-Oct-2014 7:00 AM - 23-Oct-2014 3:30 PM
The Westin Bayshore
1601 Bayshore Drive
Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2V4
Canada

BC Health Leaders Conference

(Cette conférence est disponible en anglais seulement.)

2014 Conference Theme: 


Are you a Learning Leader? Is Yours a Learning Organization?
Discover the Building Blocks of Learning Organizations

A learning organization is “An organization where people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, where collective aspiration is set free, and where people are continually learning how to learn together” (Senge, 1990 and 2006). Senge said this was an imperative for organizations to manage the complexity of 21st century business.

Three broad factors are essential for organizational learning and adaptability in complex and changing environments – a supportive learning environment, concrete learning processes and practices, and leadership behaviour that reinforce learning – these are the building blocks of the learning organization.

At this conference we will look at these building blocks for learning in health care through these three lenses:

  • Industry level - Is health care a learning industry? What is the evidence?  How do we build a culture that provides health leaders time to reflect, develop and share expertise, stay close to clients, and learn from mistakes? See how knowledge is generated and shared.
  • Organizational level – Does your organization embrace a learning environment… and its mistakes? The best lesson for an organization or an individual occurs from mistakes. Discover the essential ingredients and examples of supportive learning environments.
  • Individual level - Are you a learning leader? How can you foster a learning environment for your team and yourself?  How do you engage employees, nurture diversity and inclusion, create collaborative teams, foster innovation, and create development opportunities?  Take away or experience the leadership behaviours that create and sustain learning.

Begin a new conversation with your colleagues as you journey along this path of individual and collective learning.

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