SIHL gives participants the opportunity to meet and build relationships with other Saskatchewan health care professionals from all levels and disciplines. Program content is based on the six core competency areas of health care leadership: life balance and personal development, visioning and planning, systems thinking, conflict resolution and collaboration, public policy, and community and culture.
“This experience will impact my life and my career as a pharmacist for many years to come,” says Kimberly Sentes, a pharmacist from Regina and participant in the 2005 SIHL program. “My view has broadened from a ‘pharmacy’ perspective to a multidisciplinary one. Thanks to SIHL, I will spend more time and effort developing inter-professional and inter-sectoral relationships with other leaders and ‘movers and shakers’ within our community and country.”
Saskatchewan Minister of Health Len Taylor will bring greetings on behalf of the Province at the opening reception on Monday, May 15 at 7 p.m. at the Hotel Saskatchewan. Maura Davies, CEO and president of the Saskatoon Health Region will give a luncheon presentation on leadership and patient safety on Friday, May 19, followed by a policy presentation by Saskatchewan Deputy Minister of Health John Wright at 1 p.m.
The May retreat is the beginning of a seven-month process, during which time participants will work on individual and team projects and participate in teleconferences on contemporary healthcare issues. Team projects will explore leadership issues within an interdisciplinary context. A two-day follow-up retreat will take place in November 2006.
SIHL is an initiative of the Centre for Continuing Education at the University of Regina, in partnership with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan, the Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan College of Pharmacists, the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses' Association.
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