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  • The 2018 DWHLI will be held May 22-25 at the BMO Institute for Learning in Toronto welcoming all health professionals wishing to advance their leadership models, tools and skills. For more information, contact smunro@firststageinc.com. Brochures will be available in September 2017.
  • In June 2017 Beth High of North Carolina and Bev presented on Virtual Facilitation at The Leadership Challenge Forum in San Diego.

    In March 2017 at the Nursing Leadership Network of Ontario, Julia Scott, Judith Skelton Green and Bev presented a paper entitled System Transformation: Leadership and the Use of Self to a broad audience of health care leaders.

    Bev has been studying Liberating Structures to enhance collaboration, learning and engagement, and presented findings at Nursing Leadership Network Conference in April 2016 and at The Leadership Challenge Forum in San Francisco in 2015

    DWHLI 2017

    The 2017 DWHLI was held May 23-26 at the BMO Institute for Learning in Toronto. Eighty five participants from across the health professional spectrum of roles and disciplines, and representing several provinces, participated in 4 long days of concentrated leadership development programming. More information about the program, the speakers and facilitators, and the innovative projects …

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    Exerpts from Longwoods Nursing Leadership, June 2016, Special Focus on the The Dorothy Wylie Health Leaders Institute

    Exerpts from Longwoods Nursing Leadership, 29(2) June 2016 Special Focus on the The Dorothy Wylie Health Leaders Institute My Leadership Story: Reflections of a Health Leaders’ Institute Alumni, Tracey DasGupta, Director of Interprofessional Practice at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Sustaining a Focus on Transformative Change, Kathleen MacMillan, PhD, RN, Professor and Director, School of Nursing …

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    DWHLI and CNA celebrate their partnership and plan 2016 events

    Earlier this month Judith Skelton Green, Julia Scott and I sat down with Anne Sutherland Boal, CEO of the Canadian Nurses Association, and Carolyn Pullen, Director of Policy, Advocacy and Strategy to put the final touches to our partnership agreement to offer together our 27th Leadership Institute. Dorothy Wylie, retired Professor of Leadership at University …

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    Dorothy Wylie Health Leaders Institute in New Partnership with the Canadian Nurses Association

    New Partnership with the Canadian Nurses Association The Dorothy Wylie Health Leadership Institute (DWHLI) is introducing a new and significant partnership with the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA). The institute is a unique Canadian leadership program that brings together health-care leaders from all disciplines across the country for a concentrated study of leadership principles, models, skills …

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    Self Organizing on First Day in the Polyclinic

    I had been anticipating my first day at the Polyclinic and had some natural apprehensions. Where to go and how to get there on the subway and then streetcar? How much time to allow? How to find the Workforce Entrance Gate on that huge perimeter of the Athlete’s Village? Would I know what to do …

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  • The 2017 DWHLI was held May 23-26 at the BMO Institute for Learning in Toronto. Eighty five participants from across the health professional spectrum of roles and disciplines, and representing several provinces, participated in 4 long days of concentrated leadership development programming. More information about the program, the speakers and facilitators, and the innovative projects that were launched by the attendees can be found at healthleaders.ca
  • The 2016 DWHLI was held October 24-28 at the Institute for Learning in Toronto. Seventy-two keen health professionals advanced their knowledge and skill in leadership, and developed project plans for work they will take back to their sponsoring organizations to complete over the next few months.
  • The 2015 DWHLI was held May 19-22 and October 15-17 at the BMO Institute for Learning in Toronto.
  • The 2014 DWHLI was held May 20-23 and October 15-17 at the BMO Institute for Learning in Toronto.
  • The 2013 Dorothy Wylie Nursing and Health Leaders Institute (our 25th offering since 2001) was held in May at the BMO Institute for Learning In Toronto with over a hundred leaders from across Canada. The participants are hard at work on their demonstration projects and will return for the final session in October.
  • Bev and Judith Skelton Green facilitated a successful day at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences. The organizations’ key leaders – many alumni of the DWNHLI – came together to discover what was currently working well, and what was needed now to continue to expand their own leadership and to enable and encourage more emerging leaders. Their goal is to continue to expand Ontario Shores’ leadership capacity and continually strive to find better ways to meet their mandate.
  • The 2011 and 2012 Dorothy Wylie Nursing and Health Leaders Institutes were well received with over a hundred dynamic leaders chosen by their health care organizations across Canada meeting at the BMO Institute for Learning in Toronto for a week of building a learning community, exploring leadership and planning how to use their new tools and concepts back home.
  • The May 2010 Dorothy Wylie Health Leaders Institute was another big success with 96 dynamic leaders chosen by their health care organizations across Canada meeting at the BMO Institute for Learning in Toronto for a week of building a learning community, exploring leadership and planning how to use their new tools and concepts back home. The group meets again for 3 days in November.
  • The combined 16th Dorothy Wylie Nursing Leadership and 5th Health Leaders Institute was held in May 2009. The 17th session is scheduled for May 2010 as a combined Nursing and Health Leaders Institute. The Institute attracts a diverse group of existing and emerging health care leaders from a variety of roles, health sectors, organizations and locations across Canada. Alumni now number over 2000. A paper about the Institute’s inception and development was published in the Fall, 2002 issue of the Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership. Registration Information.
  • Bev Simpson, Julia Scott and Judith Skelton-Green of Videre Leadership developed and facilitated an inter-professional Health Leaders Institute for 96 clinicians in August 2008 at the Hospital for Sick Children
  • Bev Simpson, Julia Scott and Judith Skelton-Green of Videre Leadership hosted a discussion titled Diverse Approaches to Building Capacity for Leadership with colleagues from Annapolis Valley Health and Winnipeg Regional Health Authority at the 2008 Nursing Leadership Network Meeting in Toronto on March 27 and 28th, 2008.
  • Rudy Pedri of Humber River Regional Hospital and Bev Simpson facilitated a Knowledge Cafe titled Gender Bias and Role Stereotyping: The Impact and Potential Effect on Nursing’s Future at the NLN Conference on March 28th, 2008.
  • The 4th Health Leaders Institute will be held Nov 10-14th 2008 and follow up session in April 2009. The 3rd Health Leaders Institute was held Nov 12-16th, 2007 and follow up session April 11 and 12, 2008.
  • The 14th Dorothy Wylie Nursing Leadership Institute is scheduled for May 20-24, 2008. The Institute attracts a diverse group of existing and emerging nurse leaders from a variety of roles, health sectors, organizations and locations across Canada. A paper about the Institute’s inception and development was published in the Fall, 2002 issue of the Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership. Registration Information
  • The 13th Dorothy Wylie Nursing Leadership Institute was held October 9-13th, 2007 and January 11-12, 2008.
  • Please read “An Integrated Approach to Change Leadership in the October 2007 issue of the Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership.
  • A panel session involving Judith Skelton Green, Claire Mallette, Bev and Julia Scott titled Leadership Development and Succession Planning: Lessons from the Field was held at the National Healthcare Leadership Conference in June 2007
  • Bev offered a plenary session with Lori Korkola, Corporate Professional Leader for Nursing at Toronto Rehab Institute titled Using Appreciative Inquiry to Transform the Model of Care Delivery at the 2007 National Rehabilitation Nursing Conference in June.
  • Bev participated in an advanced Appreciative Inquiry course with David Cooperrider of Case Western University and an international learning community in the spring of 2007.
  • Bev, Judith and Julia hosted Knowledge Cafes at the Nursing Leadership Network of Ontario Annual Conference in March 2005, 2006, and 2007.
  • Bev facilitated a workshop on Appreciative Inquiry and Leadership at the Ontario Hospital Association Health Achieve Conference at the Metro Convention Centre in November 2005.
  • Bev, Julia Scott, and Judith Skelton-Green presented a paper on Complex Adaptive Systems and Nursing Leadership in Turbulent Times to a packed audience of interested participants at the Nursing Leadership Network Annual Conference in March 2005.
  • Bev was an invited member of a plenary panel session at the Canadian Nurses Association conference The Changing Face of Nursing Leadership: Diversity, Partnerships and Innovations held in Ottawa in February, 2005.
  • The Dorothy M. Wylie Nursing Leadership Institute won the Ontario Hospital Association Ted Freedman Ontario Hospital Association Innovation in Education Award in November 2003. See the Toronto Star article: May 8, 2004: Crisis Looms in Nursing Leadership Please click here to read.
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