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Medical Staff gathered in Victoria for Medical Leadership Development Event

Current and emerging medical leaders from across Vancouver Island gathered in Victoria last week to participate in the first annual medical leadership workshop and networking event “Leader as Coach: Conversations for Personal and System Growth” training event.

This sold-out event was held to support Island Health medical leaders be successful in their leadership roles by learning about coaching techniques to support effective team collaboration. 

Hosted by the Medical Staff Engagement and Development team, leaders heard from Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jeremy Etherington and engaged in group coaching exercises. In addition to earning continuing education credits, many medical leaders saw great value in participating:

· Victoria physician Dr. Tina Webber said she “was delighted to see leadership endorse some of the skills we teach in family practice as valuable coaching skills.”

· Cowichan District Hospital physician, Dr. Tracey Stephenson said the event was valuable to bring colleagues together face-to-face and Comox physician Dr. Esther Stubbs agreed it “was worthwhile to connect with colleagues and spend time together.”

· Victoria physician, Dr. Katharine Mckeen said “I love what I do and this gives me chance to connect with and learn from my colleagues.”

· One physician noted that “not only was the content useful but also the experience of being surrounded by such an engaged group of leaders sharing their stories and questions – inspiring.”

Congratulations to Dr. Kristi Kyle from Nanaimo - she was awarded the board game Operation for her best in show Play-Doh figure.

The next learning and networking opportunity for current and emerging medical leaders is Navigating Island Health Medical Leadership workshop on February 8th, 2019 and Leading in a Co-leadership model February 28th in Parksville and April 2nd in Victoria.

To register for these events, please contact:

Tara Martinez
Program Assistant, Medical Staff Engagement & Development

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tara.martinez@viha.ca

For more details on upcoming events, check the medical leadership development webpage.