CHA Learning – Empowering health professionals with the knowledge, skills and relationships to lead health system improvement.
CHA Learning is Canada’s only National, online healthcare learning provider. HealthCareCAN is particularly proud of the member value that our professional development division, CHA Learning, provides. Over the past 70 years, our legacy has been to develop tens of thousands of healthcare professionals all over Canada, and around the world, as CHA Learning embraces our mission to empower health leaders with the knowledge, skills and relationships to become the transformation agents of today and tomorrow.
Welcome to The HQ, CHA Learning’s/HealthCareCAN’s podcast series where we explore and discuss the topics relevant to healthcare today. The HQ focuses on the people that make up and lead our complex, adaptive system of healthcare. The HQ is your trusted headquarters as, together, we engage with thought-leaders to learn and understand what matters most to those that lead our health workforce.
Episode 1 (Parts 1 & 2): The Psychological Health and Wellness of Leadership
In this special two-part episode, we talk to Kristin Winter Vice President of Human Resources, Workforce Optimization and Leadership Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. In Part 1, we discuss with Kristen what it’s like to be a healthcare leader and especially a people leader during the pandemic and the impact it has had on her team and the way she leads. In Part 2, we pick up the conversation with her again where she answers the question about how she sees herself coming through this and back to ‘normal’.
Episode 2: The Role of Coaching in Staff and Organizational Development
When you hear the word, “Coaching” what comes to mind? What does it mean to be a coach? And, more importantly, what does it mean in healthcare? In most organizations and certainly healthcare organizations, we talk about teams, we talk about leaders, and we might even talk about game plans – but where does the coach fit in this? And what’s The Role of Coaching in Staff and Organizational Development? To discuss this topic we are joined by special guest – Amanda Bjorn. Amanda Bjorn is a Coach, learner, teacher and leader. Amanda is a unique health leader whose experiences in health care have taken her from the bedside to the boardroom. She is a former Occupational Therapist and the former Executive Vice President, People, Culture and Strategy at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.
Episode 3: Workforce Planning and Canada’s HHR Crisis
In this episode we are going to cut to the issue facing healthcare today – the crisis of our health human resources or, in more simple terms, the crisis of the people in healthcare. It is a topic on the lips of those in government, including our federal and provincial ministers of health. It is top of mind for most healthcare organizations and certainly for our health leaders and those that lead people. To explore this pressing healthcare topic, we are very pleased to be joined by Andrée Robichaud, CEO of Central Health in Newfoundland and Labrador. Andrée has acquired extensive experience over the last two decades as a health care executive and board member in several organizations in several provinces and regions.
Episode 4: Immigration and Our Healthcare Workforce
We are delighted to welcome back Kristen Winter, Vice President of Human Resources, Workforce Optimization and Leadership at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto as our special guest on episode 4 of The HQ podcast. In this episode, we discuss the topic of immigration and our healthcare workforce and tackle some of the questions related to the recruitment of foreign trained healthcare professionals. What is the challenge to bringing them to Canada? What hurdles do they face when they arrive in Canada? What are the ethics in recruiting abroad? What more can our different levels of government do to assist the recruitment process and relocation? And what innovative approaches has Sunnybrook taken to help their new recruits?
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Does your organization have a specific learning need? Do you want to expand the market for your made in-house learning products? Want to share your research, expertise, or a case study as part of a national program? Reach out to us – we’re your strategic partner in professional development.
Take advantage of your membership with HealthCareCAN by using your annual CHA Learning scholarship towards any program or course enrolment. Use this benefit to increase staff satisfaction and engagment. Many HealthCareCAN member organizations do a call for nominations and select a deserving individual from their organization to grow their knowledge and skills to support innovation and transformation.
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Our “Learning Education Advisory Group” (LEAG) is an exclusive benefit to HealthCareCAN members. LEAG provides a valuable and important voice for your senior leaders in People / HR / Learning to influence and direct the strategic priorities for CHA Learning. LEAG is also a valuable networking opportunity for these executives to discuss emerging issues and needs related to learning / organizational development with their peers across Canada.
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Membership in HealthCareCAN brings unique benefits and cost-savings available only to you. Do you have a team or group in your organization that would benefit from professional development? We will deliver significant savings to your training budgets when you enrol a team or group. We also deliver impact and results. Our innovative approach creates dynamic team learning that can shape and shift cultures. If you have a team that wants to learn and progress together, we can offer them a closed-cohort where they can create a sense of community, share confidentially and securely, and put into immediate practice their learning.