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LEADS Canada provides LEADS-based leadership development services and partners with organizations, authorities and regions to facilitate not only the adoption of the framework, but a cultural shift required to fully imbed LEADS throughout an organization.  

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Events & Webinars

2017 LEADS Community for Practice Exchange Day


Date: Wednesday June 14, 2017
Location: Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, BC


The annual LEADS Community for Practice Exchange Day will take place on June 14th, 2017 following the National Health Leadership Conference.

Be part of this celebration of the 10th anniversary of the LEADS in a Caring Environment Framework and leave with tangible tools and information to enhance leadership capacity in your organization.


Sponsorship opportunities also available!

Thank you to our sonsors:



CHLNet/LEADS Webinar Series

Webinar #8 - From Theory to Practice, Creating Learning that Sticks
Wednesday April 19, 2017


This webinar will use the 70:20:10 model of learning as a platform to discuss how to create a learning framework for  leadership development and describe how our organization threaded and embedded LEADS through the development of learning programs. Webinar hosts Stevie Colvin and James McAndrew will share their organization’s story, the framework they’ve designed and offer some insight into lessons learned along the way. Thise free, interactive sessions is available to CHLNet Network Partners and LEADS Collaborative clients.

To view this free webinar, visit our webinar page.

Next webinar: Monday June 24, 2017 

Community for Practice

LEADS Community for Practice Forum

Knowledge Generation and Exchange

The online LEADS Community for Practice enables members to interact with others across Canada who are also using LEADS in a variety of ways and settings. Membership in the LEADS Community for Practice provides access to discussion forums, leadership development research articles and LEADS resources. Members are encouraged to share their resources, experiences and learnings on the implementation and integration of LEADS to facilitate its’ use in new settings and in new ways.

Contact us to learn how you can be part of the LEADS Community for Practice.


The uptake of LEADS across Canada has been amazing. This will allow health system leaders to share a common language when leading system change for improvements.

Gregory Taylor, BSc, MD, CCFP, FRCPC
Chief Public Health Officer, Public Health Agency of Canada

Accreditation Canada has implemented the Leads framework by providing 360 feedback to management, incorporating it in its ongoing performance appraisal process and reaching out to all staff through education sessions. We have found the initiatives to support us in having a common language, setting goals, building a succession plan for the organization and increasing collaboration within the organization. It is important to recognize that it should be relevant to everyone in the organization to really build leadership at all levels.

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LEADS Internal Facilitator Certification Program

Ottawa, Ontario
May 31 & June 1-2, 2017

Have you completed a LEADS Learning Series? Is your organization ready to integrate LEADS resources into its current programs, initiatives and priorities related to leadership development and succession planning?

The LEADS Internal Facilitator certification program equips candidates within hospitals, health authorities and regions across Canada with the knowledge and skills to deliver LEADS workshops and provide coaching using the LEADS framework as the foundation.

Learn how you can qualify?

LEADS Learning Series Workshops - Hamilton, ON

Dates: Sept 11 & 12, Sept 28 & 29, Oct 12, 2017

You are invited to attend this publicly offered workshops of the LEADS Learning Series.  LEADS is an evidence-based leadership capabilities framework representing an innovative and integrated investment in the future of health leadership in Canada. These workshops are being offered in collaboration with the Hamilton Health Sciences Centre for People Development , McMaster University Centre for Continuing Education , the Canadian College of Health Leaders and LEADS Canada .


Learn how you can register here.

CHLNet's Top 10 Suggested LEADS Readings

Visit the LEADS Community for Practice Resources and check out CHLNet's latest “Top Ten” Suggested LEADS Readings, which provides detail on how selected leadership articles relate to the LEADS Framework components.

Top Ten Reading List – May 2016

Visit CHLNet's website for their previous Top Ten Reading lists. 

LEADS 360 Assessments

Does your organization need support to develop successful LEADERS?

The LEADS 360 Assessment is a feedback process primarily for development purposes. It focuses on leadership and takes the capabilities identified in the LEADS in Caring Environment capabilities framework and identifies sentinel behaviors that would be exhibited by front-line, mid-level, senior, or executive level leaders.

Visit our LEADS Services page to learn more.
To learn how to implement the LEADS 360 Assessment in your organization, contact Kate Lawrie, Administrative Coordinator, LEADS Support at


AVAILABLE NOW through the LEADS Bookstore

Bringing Leadership to Life in Health: LEADS in a Caring Environment

Do you have your copy?
Visit the LEADS Bookstore to order.

by Graham Dickson and Bill Tholl

This book describes what it means to be a leader in today's workd and the key challenges to better leadership in our health system.

Tri-namics: Leadership Wisdom for the Health System

Now available through the LEADS Bookstore!

by Debbie Payne and Erna Hagge

Tri-namics is based on self-directed and sustained learning.  Tap into your own and the intellectual capital all around you and go beyond to access your personal and collective wisdom with this resource at your fingertips.

Visite the LEADS Bookstore here!