Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Developing Emerging Leaders In Health Care

Vernissage Health focusses on the inner work of leadership in health care. Through self reflection, storytelling and deep listening, emerging leaders are invited to cultivate the mindsets and awareness required to lead positive change in health care.  Together, with established leaders later in their careers, we learn the ‘art and craft of leadership’.

Our Values and Teaching Touchstones

Leadership is a Garden to be Tended and a Labour of Love

Here at Vernissage Health, we are driven by a single goal - to do our part to develop and support future emerging leaders in health care who will make the world a better place for all. Our approach to leadership development is informed by evidence but emanates from empathy and compassion that grew out of our own leadership journeys. We strive to develop leaders who are self aware, listen deeply to others, are empathic and resilient.  They are also leaders who approach the world and their work with appreciation and gratitude.

Project Team

The Vernissage Health Project Team consists of University-affiliated, established leaders with significant leadership experience at the executive level in the health system in Canada.  In particular, all members of the project team have focused on leading or facilitating positive health system change and transformation.   The Team also includes early career leaders, who have experienced Vernissage Health, who serve as cohosts and role models during the Dialogue Series.  All members of the Project Team have a  firm commitment to respecting, promoting, and appreciating diversity, equity and inclusion in health care and its leadership practices.

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Gratitude to Partners

A Shared Aim:  Developing the Future Success of Emerging Leaders in Health Care

We thank the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH), the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME), and the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, and Associated Medical Services (AMS), for their past foundational and ongoing support of  Vernissage Health.