Join us on February 13, 2020 as Brenda Lammi and Jaason Geerts from the Canadian College of Health Leaders’ LEADS team cover topics in expert-based leadership, best practices and disruptive innovation.

The Canadian College of Health Leaders is home to LEADS in a Caring Environment (LEADS), a leadership capabilities framework that is rapidly being adopted in healthcare and other sectors representing the continuum of care in Canada. LEADS provides a framework for individuals, regardless of formal title, to understand and define their own leadership style and to clarify their growth opportunities.

The potential of the common leadership language of LEADS across sectors is stimulating an opportunity to transform the Canadian healthcare experience through a new understanding and collective approach to seamless partnerships and cooperation. Through a foundational understanding of one’s own leadership capabilities, individuals and teams are expanding their use of LEADS to successfully pilot change and implement innovation.

Join the presenters as they discuss:

  • LEADS as a national leadership language across sectors, including healthcare and the public sector;
  • Research on the impact of leadership development to promote and influence change;
  • Health system improvement examples from a provincial leadership development project in the community health sector of Ontario;
  • Evidence-based best practices for implementing leadership development;
  • Expert leadership; and
  • A model for leading disruptive innovation in healthcare

Matrix Hotel
10640 100 Avenue NW
Quartz Ballroom B
Edmonton, AB T5J 3N8Date And Time
Thu, 13 February 2020
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM MST

Our Speakers

Brenda LammiVice-President, Professional and Leadership Development, Canadian College of Health Leaders

After obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, and Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Science, Brenda worked as a clinician in the Rehabilitation Department of an acute care regional hospital and with children in community care rural setting.

Inspired by the need to close the gap between quality improvement and service delivery models, Brenda joined the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOTas Editor for their national practice magazine and evolved into the role of DirectorPolicy and Standards. Brenda concurrently held an Associate Faculty position at McMaster University in the DeGroote School of Business/School of Rehabilitation’s Master’s of Health Management program.

In her capacity as Vice-President, Professional and Leadership Development at the Canadian College of Health Leaders, Brenda develops partnerships that exceed expectations and ensure the delivery of best practice, high impact leadership development and integration services for individuals and organizations. Brenda is inspired daily by the passion of health leaders to consistently evolve their leadership skills towards improving the health system and providing the best possible services for patients and their families.Dr. Jaason Geerts is currently the Manager of Leadership and Partnership Development and Senior Consultant for LEADS Canada, as well as a visiting fellow at the Cass Business School in London. He holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge in leadership development for doctors and other professionals. 

Dr. Geerts is also the lead researcher for two Canadian Health Leadership Network (CHLNet) studies, as well as for the NHS and Health Education England (HEE). He is a program director and leadership instructor at the Schulich School of Business in Toronto.

Finally, Jaason is actively publishing, including two recent peer-reviewed articles: Evidence-based leadership development for physicians and another on motivating doctors to take on leadership roles.

Jaason has applied his research on leadership development as an expert advisor to the Yale School of Medicine, the Yale School of Management, the University of Zurich Business School, the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK, and the UK Defence Academy (Joint Services Command and Staff College (JSCSC)).For more information on The Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) please visit