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The LEADS Collaborative supports the growing interest in the adoption, integration and sustainability of the LEADS in a Caring Environment (LEADS) leadership capabilities framework across Canada and represents a partnership between the Canadian College of Health Leaders, CHLNet, Royal Roads University and Dr. Graham Dickson. 
Learn more about the LEADS Collaborative partners.

The purpose of the LEADS Collaborative is to provide a trusted portal for LEADS products and services to support healthcare organizations develop, adopt and sustain leadership development programs within the LEADS framework.

The LEADS Operations Council oversees the promotion of innovation and high-quality services provided through the LEADS Collaborative . The LEADS Collaborative also ensures the integrity and currency of the framework through research and development overseen by the LEADS Framework Governance Group.

The LEADS Collaborative has attracted a team of high quality executive coaches and faculty to deliver LEADS products and services and to seamlessly support the integration and adoption of the LEADS framework as a leadership development platform and change management tool in Canadian healthcare.


Community for Practice

SAVE THE DATE - June 8, 2016

LEADS Collaborative Community for Practice Exchange Day

The third annual LEADS Collaborative Community for Practice Exchange Day will take place in our beautiful capital city, Ottawa Ontario, on June 8 following the National Health Leadership Conference. Be part of this exciting day and leave with tangible tools and information to enhance leadership capacity in your organization.

Registration opens December 1, 2015

Sponsorship opportunities available!
Stay tuned for more information!

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.



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 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 Laurie, Administrative Coordinator, LEADS Support at

- September 21, 2015

CHLNet/LEADS Collaborative Webinar: Succession Planning!

Did you miss it?
Recording of this webinar available here!

Access to this free, interactive session for CHLNet Network Partners and LEADS Collaborative clients provides a case study with practical tools to build your organization’s people strategy. Sandra Ramelli from Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) will share a few tools used in their succession pipeline including templates for succession management assessment and talent review.
View the rest of the series here!

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.

Order your copy here!






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Brenda Lammi
Director, LEADS Operations
1-800-363-9056 ext 215

Ellen Melis
Strategic Director, LEADS Business Unit
1-800-363-9056 ext 214

Kate Lawrie

Administrative Coordinator,
LEADS Support
1-800-363-9056 ext 211

Lynne Marleau
LEADS Administrative
& Communications Coordinator
1-800-363-9056 ext 210

Tracy Wightman
LEADS Workshop Coordinator
1-800-363-9056 ext 232

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