CCHL Awards LEADS Certification to London Health Sciences Centre’s Insight to Action (I2A) LEADerS Program and Agree to Three-Year Strategic Alliance


For Immediate Release:
October 7, 2021

London, Ontario / Ottawa, Ontario - The Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) has awarded the LEADS certification to the London Health Sciences Centre’s Insight to Action (I2A) LEADerS Program and signed a new strategic alliance to increase the leadership capabilities of health care managers, a first for a hospital in Ontario.  

Through this agreement, participants in the Insight to Action (I2A) LEADerS Program at London Health Sciences Centre will gain advanced standing for all the Certified Health Executive (CHE) designation’s requirements. The CHE designation is the only certification program for all Canadian health leaders. This program offers individual leaders several benefits including support for lifelong learning in health services leadership; assistance with career advancement; peer recognition and serves as an essential career designation. 

This collaboration will also allow for both organizations to better address the constantly evolving needs of health leaders and align themselves with the LEADS in a Caring Environment framework. This framework is a foundation for Canadian health leadership development and defines the knowledge, skills and attitudes a leader must have to positively contribute to the Canadian health care system. 

Brenda Lammi, Vice President, Professional and Leadership Development at the CCHL, says: “We are excited about this collaboration with London Health Sciences Centre, who show their commitment to health leadership by committing to incorporate the LEADS framework into their programming and having the CHE as a preferred designation for their employees.” 

Murray Doucette, Chief Human Resources Officer & Vice President, People & Culture at London Health Sciences Centre, says: “The collaboration with CCHL to create this internal program that helps our leaders achieve excellence is an exciting step forward in London Health Sciences Centre’s commitment to continuously improve opportunities for our people, and patient care with exceptional leadership.” 

About London Health Sciences Centre’s Insight to Action (I2A) LEADerS Program 
London Health Sciences Centre  (LHSC) recognizes the need and is responding with our commitment to our leaders and their development through the  LEADS Learning Series, Insight to Action (I2A) LEADerS Program, and integrating the  LEADS in a Caring Environment  Framework throughout our talent and people initiatives. 

The  Insight to Action  (I2A )  LEADerS  Program, is an internal  leadership development program based on the LEADS in a Caring Environment  framework. The program has been designed to fully align with the requirements of the Certified Health Executive (CHE) Select Program. It has received approval by the Professional Standards Council of Canadian College of Health Care Leaders (CCHL)  for individuals completing  the  I2A  LEADerS  Program  to be granted advanced standing in the CHE Select program wherein participants submit proof of completion of the I2A program to CHE Panel review for consideration of granting the CHE designation.  

More information about London Health Sciences Centre’s Insight to Action (I2A) LEADerS Program is available on LHSC’s Careers page

About the Canadian College of Health Leaders 
The Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) is a national, member-driven, non-profit association. The College strives to provide the leadership development, tools, knowledge and networks that members need to become high impact leaders in Canadian healthcare. 

Through LEADS, the CHE designation, credentialing, training, conferences, mentoring and a nationwide careers network, we support health leaders in every sector and region, from every professional background and at any stage of their career. 

Located in Ottawa, the College collaborates with 20 chapters across the country and engages with its 4,000 members and 80 corporate members to promote lifelong learning and professional development while recognizing leadership excellence. 

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For media inquiries contact:
Mandy Gelinas 
Communications Consultant 
London Health Sciences Centre 
519-685-8500 ext 75157 

Brenda Lammi 
Vice President, Leadership and Professional Development 
1-800-363-9056 ext. 215