Quarterly Newsletter of the Canadian Chapter of ACHE
Fall 2019
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Message from Your Board Chair
ACHE Canada Member Spotlight: Leslie Benecki
New & Noteworthy in Canadian Healthcare
Message from Your Canadian Regent
Learn the Art of Dialogue and Have Open, Productive Conversations
Learning Corner
ACHE Canadian Member Spotlight: Marcy Saxe-Braithwaite
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2019 Chapter Officers

Frances Roesch, FACHE 

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Vice Chair

Todd Stepaniuk   

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Leslie Benecki, FACHE 

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Chair, Audit Committee

Guy Bourbonnière

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Chair, Communications 

Paula Neves, PhD

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Chair, Membership & Advancement

Todd Stepanuik   

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Chair, Programs

David Matear, FACHE

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Regent &

Chair, Nominations

Danielle Swerhone, FACHE

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Learning Corner
A selection of books, podcasts and videos on leadership, healthcare and more

Below is an eclectic selection of podcasts, videos and books ACHE Canada members are listening to, reading and recommending. Do you have a book, podcast or video recommendation? Email achecanada@achemail.net and tell us why it should be on everyone's list!



The Brainfluence Podcast

Conversations with thought leaders in business, communications and the art and science of persuasion. Episode transcripts also available for those who prefer to scan content quickly.

The Happiness Lab

Psychologist, Dr Laurie Santos uses stories and research to show what makes us (un)happy.

Behind the Breakthrough

UHN's new podcast series offering a deep dive on world-leading UHN researchers and their amazing breakthroughs.



Breakfast with the Chiefs

Seminal talks by Canadian health care leaders from Longwoods

The Pinkcast

Bite-sized tips for "working smarter and living better," from best-selling author, Daniel Pink.

Patient Engagement Resources

Practical tools and more from the Canadian Patient Safety Institute

FACHE Board of Governances Exam Reference List 

Core selection of readings to deepen your mastery of healthcare management and leadership plus online tutorials from ACHE.


BOOKS (Available online or at book seller near you)

The Collective Wisdom of High-Performing Women. Leadership Lessons from the Judy Project, edited by Colleen Moorehead

Joyful Journey, Adventures in Eldercare by Grace Sweatman

The Effective Hiring Manager by Mark Horstman

The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek


For past recommendations visit the Learning Centre on www.canada.ache.org




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Upcoming Events
Dec 10, 2019 - FACHE Board Certification Webinar for Canadian Members of ACHE
Stand out as a leader among leaders in healthcare management when you earn the FACHE credential.vJoin us  on December 10, 2019, 12 noon to 1 PM Eastern, for a complimentary Fellowship Advancement webinar for Canadian members of ACHE. Space is limited. Advance registration is required. Please visit Chapter eventbrite page for details - and check your registration confirmation email for  login instructions.
Jan 8, 2020 - CFHI 2021 Policy Circle Application Deadline
The Policy Circle aims to connect mid-career professionals who are committed to improving health care policy and practice, now and in the future. www.cfhi-fcass.ca/WhatWeDo/policy-circle  

Jan 21, 2020 - ACHE Congress Poster Session Deadline
ACHE members are invited to submit posters on management innovations for 2020 Healthcare Leadership Congress. For details please visit www.ache.org/CongressPosterSession.
Feb 11, 2020 - EXTRA Executive Training Program Deadline
Also from the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI), this recognized leadership development and quality improvement fellowship builds leadership and organizational capacity for participating teams. For details click here.
Mar 23-26, 2020 - ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership, Chicago
Join more than 4,200 health care leaders for the premier education and networking event of the year. Make connections that last a lifetime. Empower change in yourself, your organization and your community. Gain inspiration from innovative thought leaders. To register or for other education options, visit www.ache.org.


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The Canadian Chapter of ACHE is an independent chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

Vision: To be the professional association of choice for Canada's health leaders.

Mission: To promote exceptional professional development through partnerships, networks and access to national and international resources enabling health care leadership excellence.