Accelerating Leadership Practices and Capabilities

Leadership Tools (Inventory, Community for Practice)

Leadership Development Self-Assessment (available to Network Partners only)

LEADS Community for Practice (available to Network Partners only)

Leadership Inventory

LEADerShip Bytes


Leading Thru COVID Project

CHLNet has undertaken a new action research project to curate current leadership practices during COVID and what new practices should be employed to build our future health and care system. A Leading Thru COVID Steering Group has been established, comprised of academics and decision makers. Interviews have begun to gather stories from leaders across the country with a report to be produced later this summer of 2020. We have also applied for further grant funding to embark on a Phase 2 in the Fall. For more details contact Kelly (

LEADS Framework Overview

LEADS Global

LEADS Global is an organization dedicated to sharing, with willing international partners, their experience with using LEADS to catalyze health leadership across the globe. In partnership with LEADS Canada, and led by a team of experienced health leaders, from Canada and abroad, LEADS Global is dedicated to building an understanding of moral and ethical leadership and how to enact it for the betterment of health care across the world.

Bringing Leadership to Life in Health 2020 documents just how important high quality, modern leadership – LEADS– is to health care. Leadership’s job is to integrate services across the continuum of care, create psychologically healthy workplaces, and stimulate people-centered service reforms. The second edition features over 35 new stories of how LEADS has been put to work in practice. The authors have curated well over 200 health-specific research articles on the importance of leadership to organizational and system performance. Five invited chapters—including chapters on themes of Indigenous leadership, people-centered leadership, leadership in the professions, global leadership efforts, and leadership in provincial health regions—are a welcome addition. And, it provides independent evidence of the ongoing construct and face validity of the LEADS framework.

LEADS Collaborative / LEADS Canada

CHLNet is a founding partner in the LEADS Collaborative to coordinate the delivery of LEADS-based leadership programs by LEADS-qualified facilitators, consultants and executive coaches.  CHLNet serves primarily as a knowledge mobilizer or “broker”, driving traffic to our network partners, sharing LEADS knowledge and resources, and encouraging partnering organizations to use LEADS-based solutions for leadership development succession planning and talent management for their employees.  CHLNet also plays a lead role in ever-greening the framework and expanding the range of LEADS-based tools available.

LEADS Collaborative Strategic Plan (2015-2018)
LEADS Collaborative Founding Partner Roles
LEADS Collaborative Steering Group – Terms of Reference
LEADS Collaborative Website
LEADS Framework Governance Group – Terms of Reference – October 2016
LEADS Operations Council – Terms of Reference
LEADS Canada Website
LEADS Across Canada

Learn more about the LEADS Framework and its components

LEADS Genesis (History of the program)
LEADS Brochure (English) / LEADS Brochure (French)
LEADS Key Points (English) / LEADS Key Points (French)

LEADS Executive Summaries / Atteindre des Résultats LEADS

Lead Self  /  Être son propre leader
Engage Others  /  Engager les autres
Achieve Results  /  Atteindre des résultats
Develop Coalitions  /  Développer des coalitions
Systems Transformation  /  Transformer les systèmes

Discover how the LEADS framework can help you become a more effective health leader or promote leadership within your organization.  Contact the LEADS Canada  for more information.