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27-May-2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


As you know, this has been an extremely busy and difficult time for our front-line workers and Canadian Military. Due to unforeseen circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we unfortunately have to announce the cancellation of this webinar with Dr David Shergold. At this time, we are unable to confirm if this particular webinar will be re-schedule.

Leadership in Harm’s Way –
Lessons from the Frontlines of Health and the Military

May 27, 2020

It has been more than ten weeks since the WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. Though some jurisdictions are still on emergency alert, most find themselves uneasily in what we call Stage 3 – the prolonged in-between period after emergency but before the crisis is over.  Organizations and individual leaders now have a chance to reflect on what leadership successes we have had, what needs to be improved moving forward and in case of a resurgence, and what we can and should learn from this global experience.

Much of the media focus has been on senior leaders and front-line staff, but not nearly enough attention has been paid to front-line leaders who must provide direction, support, and empathy while performing in harm’s way themselves.  

Special Guest: Dr. David Shergold

Laurie Poole
Join LEADS Canada Vice President Brenda Lammi and Dr. Jaason Geerts and our special guest, Dr. David Shergold, for a fireside chat entitled, “Leadership in Harm’s Way – Lessons from the Frontlines of Health and the Military”. 

Dr. Shergold has followed his family’s storied naval career with over 100 combined years of service over four generations.  Among other roles in the navy, Dr. Shergold served as the medical officer on submarines before trading the periscope for a stethoscope.  Dr. Shergold now works as an emergency medicine physician and is a physician consultant at the 32 Canadian Forces Health Services base in Downsview.  He also does important work at the Sunnybrook Veterans Centre providing mental health and end-stage dementia care for residents.

Dr. Shergold’s exemplary career has combined the worlds of medicine and the military in a way that positions him ideally to speak to the demands on frontline leaders, as well as to offer insights into effective leadership in harm’s way.


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Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 1.0 Category I credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.