Accelerating Leadership Practices and Capabilities

Leadership Tools (Self-Assessment, Inventory)

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

Leadership Inventory


LEADS Framework Overview

LEADS in a Caring Environment (LEADS) framework is a leadership capabilities framework representing an innovative and integrated investment in the future of health leadership in Canada. It provides a comprehensive approach to leadership development for the Canadian health sector, including leadership within the whole-system, within the health organizations, and within individual leaders. For more information, click here.

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.

LEADS Framework Steering Group

CHLNet, the Canadian College of Health Leaders, and LEADS Global oversee the strategic advocacy, integrity and renewal of the LEADS in a Caring Environment framework.

LEADS Framework Steering Group – Terms of Reference
LEADS Canada Website

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