managing in a sea of change


managing in a sea of change
October 7 - 9, 2013, Halifax, NS
We s t i n N o v a S c o t i a n H o t e l
Hosted by Dalhousie University
Association of Canadian Clinical Academic Department Administrators
Conference Agenda
2:00 Additional Department Meeting Time (2 hours)*
5:00 Registration Table Opens
7:00 Wine & Cheese
* Dependent on interest. Please indicate on your registration form if
you would like to participate.
Welcome Address: Dr. Richard Florizone
Keynote Speaker: Mr. Jeffery Simpson
Personal Leadership: Mr. Gregory Power
Department Meetings
Put Time on Your Side: Ms. Colette Robicheau
Free time
Maritime Kitchen Party at the VIA Rail Train Station
Business Meeting for ACCADA
Panel Discussion: Nova Scotia Physician Resource Plan
Dr. David Gass
Ms. Nancy MacCready-Williams
Dr. David Peachey
Dr. David Petrie
Dr. Andrew Warren
Leading Teams: Ms. Lisa Tilley
Thriving in a Changing Workplace: Ms. Barb Fry
Dalhousie University Campus Tour
Register for ACCADA
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ACCADA rate of $179. This rate will be available for
bookings from Oct. 4 to Oct. 10.
We are pleased to offer conference delegates reduced rates at some of Nova Scotia’s most
picturesque resorts. Experience beauty of the province beyond Halifax by visiting Keltic Lodge, Digby
Pines or Liscombe Lodge. Simply mention you are attending the ACCADA conference when booking.
The rates below are available before and after the conference.
• Keltic Lodge: $179/night, including breakfast (based on single or double occupancy)
• Digby Pines: $125/night, room only (based on single or double occupancy)
• Liscombe Lodge: $99/night, room only (based on single or double occupancy)
For more information please visit:
Keltic Lodge
Digby Pines
Liscombe Lodge
Dr. Richard Florizone, 11th President of Dalhousie University
On July 1, 2013, Dr. Richard Florizone became the 11th President of Dalhousie University. Since 2005 he
has served as Vice-President (Finance & Resources) at the University of Saskatchewan and he is currently on
secondment as Senior Adviser to the World Bank Group's International Finance Corporation, where his research and
advisory work focuses on public-private partnerships.
Prior to joining U of S, Dr. Florizone served as Director, Strategic Initiatives at Bombardier Aerospace in Montreal
and as Consultant and Project Leader with the Boston Consulting Group in Toronto. During a leave from BCG, he
worked at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, as a Senior Corporate Liaison Officer and Fundraising
Consultant for its 800th Anniversary Campaign.
Mr. Jeffery Simpson, Globe and Mail National Affairs Columnist
Jeffery Simpson has been The Globe and Mail's National Affairs columnist for over two decades, and has won this
country's highest honours for journalism. Winner of the Governor General's Award and author of eight books, Jeffrey
Simpson has lectured at Oxford, Harvard, Princeton, and dozens of universities across Canada. As a bilingual
speaker, he regularly appears on television and radio in both official languages.
In Chronic Condition: Why Canada’s Health Care System Needs to be Dragged into the 21st Century, and in eyeopening talks, Simpson meets health care head on and explores the only four options we have to end this growing
crisis and examines the tenets of the Medicare system that Canadians cling to so passionately. He breaks the
silence about the huge changes and real choices that Canadians face.
Mr. Gregory Power, Director of IT, Dalhousie Univeristy Faculty of Medicine
Gregory is an accomplished management professional with over a decade of experience in operations management
and service delivery within large, complex stakeholder environments in the public and private sectors. He is
currently the Director of Information Technology for the Dalhousie University Medical School. Working with
exceptional colleagues across the Maritimes, he applies his background in information technology, organizational
leadership, strategic planning and management accounting to support the mission of the Medical School to enable
excellence in health care through medical education and research programs.
Have you ever considered how you want to be viewed as a leader? Greg will lead a session that will assist
participants in developing their own personal leadership brand. He will discuss behaviours to demonstrate and those
to avoid when cultivating your leadership brand.
Ms. Colette Robicheau, President, Organize Anything
Colette Robicheau is a Life Coach and Professional Organizer who helps people improve their daily lives, manage
their time, set priorities, and stay focused so they can achieve their goals. Colette helps clients eliminate the clutter
in the office, at home and mentally to allow for a clearer insight on how to build the life they want.
Have you conquered your email or has it conquered you? Colette will provide practical tips and strategies on
organizing your work environment and your inbox in order to improve efficiency and effectiveness, and save you
some time.
Ms. Lisa Tilley, Vice President, Consulting Services at Bluteau DeVenney
Lisa Tilley believes those organizations who value their people and choose to enhance their effectiveness by
empowering them are the ones best poised for long-term success. This belief has been developed through a lifetime
of experiences across the organizational spectrum: from business owner and entrepreneur to high-level executive.
Now, as the Vice President of Consulting Services with Bluteau DeVenney, Lisa continues her work, helping
organizations of all shapes and sizes achieve success through strategic focus and team development.
Without a doubt, getting things done is the number one challenge facing all leaders, at all levels. If the single
greatest factor responsible for success or failure in execution is people, how can leaders ensure that teams work
effectively together? Lisa will help you step back, assess your team, and learn how to provide the right environment
for team success.
Ms. Barb Fry, Workplace Relationship Strategist
Barb Fry is a registered nurse, business owner, adult educator, workplace relationship consultant and author. She
is a strong advocate for professionalism in nursing practice, quality of work life and nurse manager development.
She published, Fast Facts for Clinical Nurse Managers: Managing a Changing Workplace in a Nutshell. and
Intergenerational Diversity: Bridging the Gap, Transforming Relationships for the Canadian Federation of Nurses’
Unions. She contributes to the Canadian Nurse magazine in the Ask the Expert column on workplace relationships
and is writing a four-part series for the Canadian Nurse on the issues of scope of practice, leadership, and the
art of nursing. She also consults and works with the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia in designing,
implementing, and delivering a leadership program for nurse managers and other clinical leaders.
Barb’s session will provide a humourous look at some workplace ‘undiscussables’ and insight into why employees
act and react the way they do. This will be an opportunity to reflect on workplace relationship barriers that can
negatively impact the quality of worklife, recruitment and retention.
Panel Discussion
In 2011 the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness launched an initiative to deliver a quality, expert led, collaboratively developed,
ten-year physician resource plan for the province. The forecast would be used to determine the appropriate physician resources province-wide
and it needed to be affordable and equitable.
After the initial publication in late 2011, consultation continues as various partners work through the short and long term impact on clinical
departments and their delivery of the clinical academic mission. Our panel members have all been involved in the plan development
throughout the process and each provide a unique response to the recommendations.
Dr. David Gass, Physician Advisor, Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness
Dr. David Gass is the Physician Advisor in the Health System Workforce Branch of the Nova Scotia Department
of Health and Wellness where he has been closely involved with a developing Physician Resource Plan for the
Province of Nova Scotia. From 2008 until 2010, he was the Chief of Medical Staff at the Cumberland Health
Authority in Nova Scotia. He is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Dalhousie University where he
has undertaken various teaching, leadership and research roles since 1978. He has been active as a consultant in
several settings including with the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation for its Health Human Resource Toolkit
Ms. Nancy MacCready-Williams , CEO, Doctors Nova Scotia
Nancy MacCready-Williams is Chief Executive Officer of Doctors Nova Scotia, having joined the organization in
September, 2011. Nancy's prior work experience includes private legal practise and several years with the WCB of
Nova Scotia, the last seven years as their Chief Executive Officer.
Nancy holds a Bachelor of Laws, a Master of Industrial Relations and a Bachelor of Commerce degree, and is an
Institute-certified Director (ICD.D). She has also been admitted to Atlantic Canada’s Top 50 CEO Business Hall of
Fame, having been named one of Atlantic Business Magazine’s “Top 50 CEOs” for five consecutive years. She is
the recipient of the Progress Club Women of Excellence Award and currently sits as Vice Chair of the QEII Health
Sciences Centre Foundation Board and Vice Chair of the International Womens' Forum, Atlantic Chapter.
Dr. David Peachey, Principal, Health Intelligence Inc.
A graduate of the University of Western Ontario, David Peachey practiced family medicine in Barrie and was
actively involved at the Royal Victoria Hospital as Chief of General and Family Practice, Chief of Obstetrics and
Neonatology, and President of the Medical Staff. He served several years as Chairman of District 5 of the Ontario
Medical Association, and was a member of the Committee of Economics and the Negotiations Committee, prior to
being elected from Council to the OMA Board of Directors. In 1985, Dr. Peachey joined the staff of the OMA as its
first Director of Professional Affairs. In 1995 he founded Health Intelligence Inc. and continues to consult across
Canada with clients in the private sector, provincial and territorial governments, and medical associations.
Dr. David Petrie, Department Head, Department of Emergency Medicine
Dr. David A. Petrie MD, FRCP is currently Professor and Head of the Dalhousie Department of Emergency Medicine
and the Chief of the Capital District Health Authority’s network of Emergency Departments. After his medical
school training, two locum placements and his Royal College specialty training in Emergency Medicine, Dr. Petrie
became a staff physician and Trauma Team leader at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax. Dr. Petrie has
been Medical Director of the Halifax Regional ground EMS system for seven years until he stepped into his current
position. After completing a Masters Certificate in Integral Theory (JFK University, San Francisco) in 2010 his
academic interests have evolved from prehospital and trauma systems research to the teaching and impact of
critical thinking on clinical decision making and system design.
Dr. Andrew Warren, Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education
Dr. Andrew Warren is the Associate Dean for Postgraduate Medical Education at Dalhousie University and an
Associate Professor of Pediatrics. He completed his undergraduate studies and medical school at Memorial
University and then moved to Ottawa to complete a rotating internship. He returned to Memorial to study Pediatrics,
and also completed a Masters Degree in Clinical Epidemiology. In 1996, he moved to Halifax to begin his Pediatric
Cardiology residency at Dalhousie. He completed his training at the University of Toronto’s Hospital for Sick
Children, focusing on echocardiography and returned to Halifax and Dalhousie as an attending cardiologist and
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the IWK Health Centre in 1999. In addition to his academic responsibilities,
Dr. Warren practices general Pediatric Cardiology in Halifax, NS, where he is also the Division Head for Pediatric
Cardiology at the IWK Health Centre, the only regional pediatric cardiac surgical centre in Maritime Canada.

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