"Many boats, one light": why we need a generative, adaptive approach to inclusive change leadership in academic health sciences
Change in the complex environment of academic health sciences has always required meaningful engagement of multiple perspectives. In this session, Cate Creede-Desmarais will share insights from more than two decades of leading strategic change initiatives in health and higher education, and will provide an overview of a simple approach to change that integrates the evolution of change theory over the past century.
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Change in the complex environment of academic health sciences has always required meaningful engagement of multiple perspectives. In this moment of intense pressure on clinical systems, competing academic priorities, a groundswell of commitment to structural equity, global uncertainty and a general sense of feeling overwhelmed, we need to ensure that change efforts are truly designed around meaningful shared purpose and opportunities for people to shape their involvement in a way that truly matters. In this session, Cate Creede-Desmarais will share insights from more than two decades of leading strategic change initiatives in health and higher education, and will provide an overview of a simple approach to change that integrates the evolution of change theory over the past century.
Cate Creede-Desmarais is the Program Lead of the New and Evolving Academic Leaders program (NEAL) and is a Partner in the Potential Group consulting firm, which focuses on strategic change in academic healthcare and education. Cate is an educator, certified coach, and experienced strategy lead. Their focus has been on coaching, design, facilitation, capacity building and constructing effective conversations and processes that support systemic change and social innovation. Cate has designed and led more than 200 strategy and change leadership initiatives in academic health sciences. They have supported more than 250 strategic change initiatives in higher education and academic and community healthcare across Canada in the past decade, and have been involved in intersectional feminist, gender and queer advocacy since the 1980s. Cate has a PhD in Human and Organizational Systems and holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of Psychiatry, at the University of Toronto.
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