Leadership and Decision-Making in Today's Reality

October 18, 2017

"Tackling Really, Really, Really Hard Problems": Leadership and Decision-Making in Today's Reality Calling all EDs and Administrative Leads…this session’s for you!

  • Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
  • Time: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
  • Location: Pier 2 & 3 - Convention Centre South, 2nd floor

Not your traditional leadership training, this session will provide EDs with a brief, hands-on introduction to concrete new tools for effective action on the three main challenges identified by leaders today: "adaptive" leadership, decision-making in the age of ‘doing more with less’ and communicating effectively and ethically in our world of mass data and a thousand messages a day. With learnings from the Harvard Kennedy School – John F. Kennedy School of Government. AFTHO plans to provide a more in-depth professional development version of this session this fall and in 2018.

Here is the suggested reading  you may wish to use as a background to help set the context for the presentation.

Mike Perry

A lawyer and social worker by profession, Mike is Executive Director of the City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team which has won local awards for employer excellence. Mike has taught at Carleton University and received an award for teaching excellence at Trent University in Peterborough earlier this year. Mike has been a guest speaker internationally - including as a past AFHTO panelist - and was most recently recognized at “Citizen of the Year” for his community work in Kawartha Lakes. Mike is a proud past member of the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves and an alumnus of the emerging leaders executive education program at Harvard University. See: http://www.trentu.ca/newsevents/newsDetail.php?newsId=18665