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Beverley Simpson Healthcare Leadership DevelopmentBeverley Simpson, RN, MS, CMC, works closely with organizational leaders seeking innovative solutions to complex practice and organizational issues.

Bev has an extensive health care background. Her broad experience in nursing staff, management, education and project leadership roles, a University of Toronto joint teaching appointment, and a wide-ranging network of collegial relationships sustain her practice and lifelong learning. She has developed expertise in understanding complexity models and influencing complex adaptive systems, and gained knowledge in the development and application of many leadership and team performance tools including Appreciative Inquiry, Myers Briggs Type Inventory, Kouzes and Posner’s Leadership Practices Inventory, Hay-McBer Kolb Learning Styles Inventory, Thomas Kilmann Conflict Styles Inventory, and others.

Bev earned a Master of Science from the University of Toronto, a BScN from McGill University, and certification in key human and organizational development models including:
i) Planned Change and Process Consulting (Michigan)
ii) Appreciative Inquiry (Case Western Reserve University)
iii) Master Facilitation, The Leadership Challenge (leadership challenge.com)

Bev has served on boards, committees and task forces, and provided numerous consultations to professional organizations and government agencies. One of Bev’s greatest interests is the creation of innovations in health care education and learning. She worked closely with colleagues at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Nursing to create the first Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Programs in Canada. With a colleague, she created one of the first staff leadership programs for health professionals in Ontario. In 2001, she was instrumental in developing the award-winning Dorothy Wylie Nursing Leadership Institute (DWNLI) Dorothy Wylie Nursing Leadership Institute which brings together Canadian nurse leaders for a week-long leadership learning experience. The Canadian Nurses Association called the DWNLI a “National Treasure.”

In 2005 Bev and her colleagues developed the Health Leaders Institute to bring together all health professionals for a collaborative interprofessional leadership learning event. Since then over 2500 Canadian health care leaders from every province have participated and provided high praise to the Dorothy Wylie Nursing and Health Leaders Institute.