Concurrent 1.1: (Full-Day Session)
Healthcare Procurement: What Makes it Special?
Sarah Friesen, Friesen Concepts
Iris Ko, former Strategic Policy & Innovation Director of Ontario Government
This session provides an overview of the healthcare procurement landscape, including the legislative framework, procurement models and nuances of organizational culture, using Ontario as an example. You will learn about leading practice procurement methodologies, including approaches (and challenges!) to innovation procurement.
Whether you are new to healthcare, or in need of a refresher, this session will also provide an overview of the Ontario Broader Public Sector (BPS) Procurement Directive and how it affects your procurement processes. It will provide a framework for how to be effective in your job while complying with the Directive, and clarify some interesting procurement myths and realities.
Participants from both healthcare organizations and supplier organizations will benefit from this session. Let our experts help you optimize your procurement experience so you can hit the ground running.
Concurrent 1.2: (Full-Day Session)
A Leader’s Toolkit to Managing Change and Transition
Penny Clark, CPCC, CHRP, ACC, Principal Owner, Insightfull Coaching
Ann Dolan, BBA, CEC (Certified Executive Coach)
This workshop will be valuable to Healthcare Supply Chain Leaders who are looking for tools to assist them in managing the tremendous amount of change and transition that exist in the environment today.
The session provides an interactive day, filled with experiential exercises. It is focused on providing you awareness, techniques and tools to assist you in managing yourself and your teams through change and transition.
Understanding change vs transition will assist in setting context for the day. This workshop focuses on the human side of change, beyond the quantitative deliverables of any change initiative. It permits the Participants the opportunity to learn, experience and share in a safe environment. They will take away techniques and processes for implementation back in their own environment.
If you are looking for practical tools to help you move forward in the complex and every changing Healthcare environment, this workshop is for you!
BONUS: A Leader’s Toolkit - Innovation Readiness Assessment Tool
Dr. Kennenth McKay, Professor, University of Waterloo
Chelsea Marr, University of Waterloo
The WatIS (Waterloo Innovation System) research team at the University of Waterloo has prepared a suite of self-assessment and project assessment tools for innovating organizations in the health care supply chain.
At the end of A Leader’s Toolkit to Managing Change and Transition, attendees will participate in the WatIS self-assessment of their own innovator profile. This interactive exercise will provide the attendees a hands-on experience to understand their own profile and obtain a confidential individual report. Participants must have a smart phone or tablet that can reach the web to take part in the exercise and to view the results.