BenchII final reports on the health leadership gap in Canada is now in! In 2014, CHLNet did its first benchmarking study and five years later an expert steering group comprised of decision makers and academics stewarded our second effort called Bench II. There are several versions depending on your learning needs. The first is a two paged Infographic; the second is a shorter report from CHLNet’s Bench2 Steering Group; and for the keener a full 75-page technical report (written by Jaason Geerts, PhD).
Our surveys show some progress over time with many now providing some sort of leadership training and introducing succession planning. However, findings show we must undertake more evidence-based leadership development and develop capabilities for the 21st century such as innovation and systems thinking. These 3 pieces will go to our Research & Evaluation Working Group to discuss potential next steps and a further knowledge mobilization strategy. Many thanks to our steering group and the generosity of our partners who contributed both financially and in-kind to it.