Wise Practices in Leadership Development Toolkit

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Wise Practices in Leadership Development (WPLD) Toolkit

A Resource for Healthcare Organizations

The Canadian Health Leadership Network’s vision is better leadership, better health – together. In pursuit of that vision, CHLNet has championed–as part of its Canadian Leadership Action Plan and Strategic Plan–efforts both individually and collectively by its members to improve leadership through effective leadership development programming. As part of this work, member partners and the CHLNet Health Leadership Exchange and Acceleration Working Group established a project to provide an electronic toolkit of evidence/experience-based and emerging/innovative practices (referred to as ‘wise practices’) and resources that aids CHLNet member partners in creating a powerfully impactful leadership development program, depending on their unique organizational structure, need, and resources they wish to spend. This toolkit is a result of that work.



Background Information

The following background information is available to everyone.



Appreciation is expressed to the following organizations who contributed financial or in-kind contributions to the creation of this toolkit: Healthcare Excellence Canada, Canadian Centre for Substance Use and Addiction, Canadian Society of Physician Leaders, and the Canadian College of Health Leaders. Many thanks to Jaason Geerts for the initial gathering of information and resulting technical report. A special acknowledgement with gratitude to both Graham Dickson and Karen Schmaltz on their tireless work in seeing this effort to completion.

Wise Practices Steering Group
  • Co-Chairs: Dr. Gillian Kernaghan (St. Joseph’s Health Care London) and Maria Judd (Healthcare Excellence Canada)
  • Andrea Johnson, Nova Scotia Health
  • Bill Tholl, CHLNet Senior Policy Advisor
  • Brenda Lammi, LEADS Canada
  • Ellen Melis, Unlimited Potential
  • Graham Dickson, CHLNet Senior Research Advisor
  • Ingrid Richter, University of Ottawa
  • Jaason Geerts, LEADS Canada
  • Dr. Johny Van Aerde, Canadian Society of Physician Leaders
  • Kelly Grimes, CHLNet Executive Director
  • Maryanne D’Arpino, Canadian Patient Safety Institute
  • Rita Notarandrea, Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and Addiction
  • Sharon Bishop, Saskatchewan Health Authority
  • Stevie Colvin, Alberta Health Services
  • Wendy Nicklin, CHLNet (Chair Health Leadership Exchange and Acceleration Working Group)
Wise Practices Design Group
  • Chair: Graham Dickson (CHLNet)
  • Dr. Johny Van Aerde (Canadian Society of Physician Leaders)
  • Karen Schmaltz (Royal Roads University)
  • Kelly Grimes (CHLNet)
  • Lily Bale-Feldman (Winnipeg Regional Health Authority)
  • Sharon Bishop (Saskatchewan Health Authority)
  • Stella Lee (Paradox Learning)
  • Stevie Colvin (Alberta Health Services)
  • Zoe MacLeod (Royal Roads University)