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Regent’s Special Bulletin on Elections & Awards: Deadline Extended

Please consider serving on the Canadian Chapter Board or applying or nominating a colleague for a Regent’s Award.

Expressions of interest to serve on the ACHE Canada Board are available here. The deadline is October 11, 2019.

To view the criteria for the Regent’s Awards, click here. The deadline to apply is October 14, 2019.

Nominations for 2020 Board of Directors due Sep 30, 2019

All members are encouraged to get more involved and contribute to the Canadian Chapter of ACHE by participating on the Board or a Committee in 2020! 

With the recent changes in the Chapter Bylaws, the nomination process for the Board of Directors of the Canadian Chapter of ACHE has changed this year. We’ve consolidated the Chapter into three regions: East, Central, and West. Each region will have a minimum of two Directors. In addition, another six positions will be allocated across regions based on the membership profile as of the end of the previous year. There are currently Chapter Board openings in every region as noted below:

  • East: 3 positions in total and available for election process (PEI/NB/NFLD &Labrador/Quebec)
  • Central: 6 positions in total, 5 positions available for election process (ON)
  • West: 3 positions in total and available for election process (BC/AB/MB/SK/NWT/YK/Nunavut)

Due to turnover and limited numbers of ACHE members in some provinces and the territories, there is a particular need for more representation from the East and West regions. We also have a need for individuals who are willing to be an Officer (e.g., Vice-Chair, Secretary, or Treasurer).

The following current Board members have terms ending are not running for re-election: Frances Roesch, FACHE, Board Chair (term limit constraint) from Ontario, and Paula Neves, PhD, Board Secretary, from Ontario, as well as David Matear, FACHE, representing the West region. They have served on the board with dedication and we thank them for their service.

The Board of Directors will now serve based on a calendar year with the incoming Board term starting as of January 1, 2020. Therefore, the timing of the election process has been revised and the nomination process is beginning now.

Expression of interest application forms are due by September 30, 2019. Elections will be held in October. A tie-breaker vote, if needed, will occur in November. Then the Chapter will announce the election outcome in November and prepare for a smooth transition process into January 2020.

This is also a great time to consider participating on a committee (e.g., Communications, Programs, Membership and Advancement). You are invited to send an expression of interest email to me. Your name will be taken forward to the Committee Chair. If you are interested in nominating yourself or someone else for the upcoming Board or a committee, please contact me at dswerhone@gmail.com.

Please consider getting involved in our Chapter and being a part of a very positive movement going forward for Canada. Remember, the deadline for Board applications is September 30, 2019.

Latest newsletter now available

Our Summer 2019 Chapter newsletter is now available. To view click here.

Opt-In to Receive Chapter Communications

Due to spam legislation, Canadian members of ACHE must opt-in to receive Chapter communications. Here’s how:

  • Click on arrow beside your name. Click My ACHE.
  • Click My Chapter. Scroll down to Communications Preferences Setup. Click Canadian Chapter of ACHE. Click SAVE at bottom of page. Click Back to myACHE.
  • Click My Communications Preferences. Click Please subscribe me to local chapter emails. Click Please subscribe me to local chapter newsletters. Click SAVE at bottom of page.

Still not receiving Chapter communications? Email achecanada@achemail.net

Mar 21, 2019 – Face-Face Chapter Education: Manager Tools (One on Ones & Delegation)

Join the Canadian Chapter of ACHE and the University Health Network on March 21 for an interactive education session based on bestselling book and award-winning podcast.

About this Event
The program will focus on two critical Manager Tools management tool basics: one on ones and delegation.

One on Ones are the core of the Effective Manager toolset. All highly effective managers are known for having exceptional relationships with their staff, but few managers know how to achieve this. One on Ones are pre-scheduled, 30-minute weekly meetings between every manager and each of their direct reports. During the training, participants will learn why, where, when and how to conduct One on Ones and effective ways to brief and get buy in from their teams on the use of these meetings.

Delegation is a tool to improve individual and team performance and organizational effectiveness. It is simple to do but rarely used effectively. Pushing work down helps to develop teams and future leaders and frees up manager time for executive thinking and strategic activities. Effective delegation assigns responsibility, provides authority and requires accountability. This session will review the 6 steps to follow when devising a delegation plan, including a checklist to analyze the job, decide what to delegate, select the right person, plan the delegation, make the delegation and crucially, follow-up.

The 3 hour Manager Tools seminar will be followed by an interactive panel of ACHE leaders speaking on their experience with delegation and one-on-ones.

Details
This event will be held at The Michener Institute for Education at UHN in downtown Toronto. For directions, please click here.

The session will start promptly at 11 AM and adjourn at 3 PM Eastern. Please come early to network with colleagues, meet the presenter and panelists, and learn about ACHE. Doors will open at 10:15 AM. To keep the costs down, no refreshments will be offered. Please bring your lunch or purchase it onsite before the event.

This program has been developed and is presented locally by the Canadian Chapter of ACHE. The American College of Healthcare Executives has awarded 1.5 ACHE Face-to-Face Education Credits to this program.

Benefits
This program will enable those interested in becoming an ACHE Fellow, or maintaining their designation, to earn required education credits. The FACHE credential signifies high competency, commitment to service and recognition as an esteemed healthcare leader.

Participants will also receive a Certificate of Completion from Manager Tools.

Registration
Registration is free of charge and open to all interested healthcare leaders. Priority will be given to ACHE Canada members, UHN staff and registrants who join ACHE (Canadian Chapter) by March 21, 2019.

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 30 people to allow for discussion and coaching. To register visit  achecanadianchapter.eventbrite.com/.

For more information please contact Paula Neves, ACHE Canadian Chapter Board Secretary, achecanada@achemail.net.

Deadline for Vancouver Cluster Rebates Extended to March 15, 2019

Current members of the Canadian Chapter who were also members in 2017, and attended at least one Vancouver Cluster 2018 seminar, are eligible for a rebate of up to $325 CAD depending on their paid membership category. Members and Fellows on a dues waiver are also encouraged to apply.

Applications will be reviewed and rebates will be awarded to eligible applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. Reimbursement will be processed with proof of attendance post-event. To apply, or for more information, click here.

Feb 28, 2019 – Canadian Chapter of ACHE Annual Business Meeting

The Annual Business Meeting of the Canadian Chapter will take place on Thursday, February 28, 2019, beginning at 0900 Pacific/1000 Mountain/1100 Central/1200 Eastern/1300 Atlantic/1330 Newfoundland time.

The purpose of the meeting is to review the past year’s activities of the Chapter and elect the slate of officers and committee chairs for 2019-20.

Below are the call-in details and links to meeting materials (current Chapter bylaws available here). Download ABM Agenda February 28 2019

Face-to-Face Member Education Event

Join the Canadian Chapter of ACHE and the University Health Network on March 21, 2019, 11 AM to 2 PM Eastern at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN in downtown Toronto for an interactive education session based on Manager Tools, a weekly podcast with over 2 million downloads a month, and the bestselling companion book, The Effective Manager.

The program will focus on two critical management tool basics: one-on-ones and delegation.

One on Ones are the core of the Manager Tools Effective Manager toolset. All highly effective managers are known for having exceptional relationships with their staff, but few managers know how to achieve this. One on Ones are pre-scheduled, 30-minute weekly meetings between every manager and each of their direct reports. During the training, participants will learn why, where, when and how to conduct One on Ones and effective ways to brief and get buy in from their teams on the use of these meetings.

Delegation is a tool to improve individual and team performance and organizational effectiveness. It is simple to do but rarely used effectively. Pushing work down helps to develop teams and future leaders and frees up manager time for executive thinking and strategic activities. Effective delegation assigns responsibility, provides authority and requires accountability. This session will review the 6 steps to follow when devising a delegation plan, including a checklist to analyze the job, decide what to delegate, select the right person, plan the delegation, make the delegation and crucially, follow-up.

Space is limited to 30 people. Registration is free of charge and open to all interested healthcare leaders. Priority will be given to ACHE Canada members, UHN staff and registrants who join ACHE by March 21, 2019.

Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from Manager Tools. An application for face-to-face education credits has been submitted to The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) in order to enable Chapter members to earn or maintain their FACHE credential signifying high competency, commitment to service and recognition as an esteemed healthcare leader.

To register, please click here.

Feb 28, 2019 – 2019 ACHE Canadian Chapter Annual Business Meeting (ABM)

The Annual Business Meeting of the Canadian Chapter will take place on Thursday, February 28, 2019, beginning at 0900 Pacific/1000 Mountain/1100 Central/1200 Eastern/1300 Atlantic/1330 Newfoundland time.

The purpose of the meeting will be to review the past year’s activities of the Chapter and elect the slate of officers and committee chairs for 2019-20.

Details of the meeting will be posted closer to the meeting date.

Canadian Chapter of ACHE Board of Directors 2019 Election Notice

This official notice serves as the beginning of the election process to select new Directors to serve on the Canadian Chapter of ACHE Board of Directors, the body that represents ACHE’s affiliates in Canada. Service as an elected official is a unique opportunity to exercise your leadership ability, share innovative ideas, and act on behalf of fellow Canadian ACHE members.

The intent of the Chapter Board of Directors is to have a balanced representation of a broad geography across Canada, based on the ability for members to actively serve on the Board of Directors and Committees. The individual is expected to reside in the region they are applying to represent. Board meetings are held monthly at the call of the Chair, and Directors are requested to perform other duties as discussed at the Executive level.
All Canadian Chapter of ACHE members who wish to run for election must submit a Letter of Intent to Danielle Swerhone, Regent & Chair Nominations Committee electronically at dswerhone@gmail.com by 5 pm MST, Friday, December 14, 2018. When submitting the letter of intent please use this form. If you have submitted your letter of intent electronically, and you have not received confirmation that it was acknowledged by December 13, 2018, please contact Danielle Swerhone at dswerhone@gmail.com.

Elections will be held in the following jurisdictions:
● Alberta – 1 position
● Manitoba/Saskatchewan/NWT/YK/Nunavut – 1 position
● Ontario – 2 positions
● Quebec – 1 position
● PEI/NB/NS/NFLD & Labrador – 1 position

Key Dates
● November 5, 2018 – December 14, 2018 Nominations Period
● December 14, 2018 1700 hours ( MST) Nominations Close
● January 4 – 20, 2019 In the event of multiple candidates in one region, an election will occur of the membership in that area. Elections in Ontario; PEI/NB/NS/NFLD & Labrador; Alberta;MB/Sask/NWT/YK/Nunavut; Quebec.
● March , 2019, Term for Elected Directors begins after the Annual Business Meeting.

Please note:
● All incumbents are eligible for re-election
● Interested individuals must be Members, Fellows or Life Fellows in good standing with ACHE to be eligible for nomination.
● Individuals may self-nominate or be nominated by any Affiliate of the Canadian Chapter of ACHE
● Individuals must be working/ living in the jurisdiction in which they are seeking nomination
● Directors will be elected by the Chapter Affiliates working in the respective jurisdictions.
● Affiliates are assigned to a jurisdiction based on their business address. Affiliates who are uncertain about their membership status, jurisdiction or would like additional information about the responsibilities of a Director may contact Danielle Swerhone, Chair, Nominations Committee, Canadian Chapter of ACHE at dswerhone@gmail.com.
● New Directors will each serve a two-year term on the Chapter Board of Directors beginning March, 2019 at the ABM.Canadian Chapter of ACHE 2019 Board of Directors Election Notice