Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, HealthCareCAN and the Canadian College of Health Leaders have made the decision to cancel the National Health Leadership Conference scheduled on June 15 and 16 in Edmonton, Alberta. For more information, please visit the NHLC COVID-19 webpage.
Presented by HealthCareCAN and the Canadian College of Health Leaders, The National Health Leadership Conference (NHLC) is the largest national gathering of health system decision-makers in Canada including trustees, chief executive officers, directors, managers, department heads and other health leaders representing various sectors and professions in health regions, authorities and alliances, hospitals, long-term care organizations, public health agencies, community care, mental health and social services. As well, the conference draws participants from government, education and research organizations, professional associations, consulting firms and industry.
The NHLC aims to explore the challenges and opportunities facing today’s health leadership in Canada, and strives to provide an environment that will cultivate movement from knowledge to action.
The conference will focus on key issues such as:
Leading in a system under transformation: What is needed for health leaders to effectively lead and to achieve the desired system transformation in Canada?
Strengthening leadership qualities: How can health leaders be at the same time responsive, adaptive and innovative when faced with new constraints, demands and challenges? How can leadership be enhanced, structured and distributed for improved outcomes for patients, communities and health systems?
Integrating and engaging patients in system transformation: How can health leaders partner with patients, families and communities to co-design a patient-centred health system and enable health system transformation?
Cultivating Emerging leaders: How can we collectively build, support and develop the next generation of transformational leaders that will drive health system transformation?
Overarching Objectives of the National Health Leadership Conference
Provide a forum to enrich health leadership practices and innovations;
Showcase leading practices and their success;
Explore issues of common interest in the areas of accountability, effectiveness and transparency in the health system;
Address the challenges facing both policy-makers and health leaders who are transforming health service delivery;
Discuss types of innovation and new technologies that can improve health systems; and
Identify effective ways to execute and sustain complex changes.