​​​LEADS in a Caring Environment

A leadership development framework that has emerged in the Canadian healthcare sector is the LEADS in a Caring Environment  capabilities framework (Dickson, 2010). LEADS is an evidence-based management tool that helps in building leadership capacity and in creating a common leadership language throughout the Canadian healthcare system. The capabilities are grounded in the identity of the Canadian healthcare system of caring: “Caring for health is the purpose of a universal, government funded system dedicated to health. The common thread that unites all of us . . . is to CARE about health for oneself and others” (Dickson, 2010, para. 6). In order to be an effective leader, Dickson (2010) outlined the following five key capabilities to combine caring with learning: lead self by becoming a self-motivated leader,engage others by engaging leaders, achieve results by being goal-oriented leaders, develop coalitions by being a collaborative leader; and the fifth capability is system transformation, which is achieved by demonstrating critical thinking, encouraging and supporting innovation, orienting strategically to the future, and both championing and orchestrating change.

​Andrea Reibmayr

transformational Coach

for positive change

Leadership Coaching, Trust Leadership, Business Leadership Coaching

© 2016 | Andrea Reibmayr


I am a LEADS Coach with the Canadian College of Healthcare Leaders  (CCHL) and a Certified Health Executive  (CHE). The LEADS framework is available through the LEADS Collaborative. The LEADS Collaborative is supported by the CCHL, and is partnered with CHLNet and Royal Roads University. You can purchase a LEADS 360 degree directly through me or contacting LEADS Collaborative. Once complete I will debrief you on your 360 degree feedback which we will then use to develop your LEADS in a Caring Environment Development Plan. If you are going through a healthcare organization, once you have completed your 360 LEADS please refer my name to Kate Lawrie at CCHL (1-800-363-9056, http://www.leadersforlife.ca/).


LEADS in a Caring Environment Development Plan (1-1/2 hours)

(Pricing for 360 LEADS and debrief arranged by LEADS Collaborative).

For a LEADS 360 debrief please contact the Canadian College of Health Care Leaders LEADS Collaborative at:

Canadian College of Health Leaders
292 Somerset St. W.
Ottawa, ON K2P 0J6