woman standing with arms crossedFront-line health care workers are fine-tuning their leadership skills in collaboration with the Odette School of Business and Continuing Education.

Program helping develop leadership skills in health care

More than 150 front-line health care workers, physicians, and administrative staff from Windsor Regional Hospital are fine-tuning their leadership skills in diverse areas such as communication, change management, and customer service through a new UWindsor offering.

The Leadership Development Series is a collaboration between the Odette School of Business and Continuing Education. The live, online modules guide participants through the development of their own personal leadership styles while addressing the nuances of leading in times of change, both in the healthcare sector and our broader community.

“Managing change during times of uncertainty requires an enhanced leadership capacity stocked with a varied tool-kit to support our teams and guide ourselves,” says Mitch Fields, dean of the Odette School of Business. “Our faculty are very well versed in the area of leadership and are able to answer the call to deliver this program for the hospital.”

Dr. Fields will be co-facilitating an introductory module along with Windsor Regional Hospital CEO David Musyj on the topic of leading in times of crisis.

The program was commissioned by Windsor Regional Hospital as a means of supporting future leaders and reinforcing the skills of the current management cadre. Continuing Education works regularly with community organizations on similar initiatives and training offerings.

“Our team works tirelessly to build and maintain strong connections throughout the Windsor-Essex community so that we can support industry partners' professional development pursuits,” says Jennie Atkins, executive director of Continuing Education. “We offer a bridge for the institution, connecting the expertise of our faculty to local employers, industries, and community organizations.”

In all, five different modules will run several times each to accommodate a small group learning environment and facilitate fruitful discussion among team members. The series began Oct. 30 and is slated to wrap up in December 2020.

—Meagan Haugh
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