President’s Speaker Series

Save the Date: Freeing up time by revising outdated practices, June 23

On June 23 from noon to 1 p.m., you’re invited to join an online discussion on empowering our workforce to find efficiencies at the President’s Speaker Series.

Keynote Speaker: Derek Hassay, Assistant Professor Emeritus, Marketing, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary

Charles Darwin hypothesized that natural selection is responsible for the evolution of all species. This theory can also be applied to organizations of all kinds, who must adapt and revisit past practices to changing circumstances.

This can be difficult, as our first instinct is often to add new programs—but to evolve, an organization first needs to be able to remove or revise policies and programs that have become obsolete or unproductive. Failure to do so can lead to unexpected costs, increased complexity, delays in adopting new and innovative programs, and adverse effects on the work of staff.

In his presentation, Derek will focus on how healthcare leaders, clinicians and staff can find ways to free up time by removing or revising outdated practices.

Date & Time

Friday, June 23, 2023
Noon - 1 p.m

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Hosted by AHS President and CEO, the President’s Speaker Series brings together staff and physicians, international experts and innovators to discuss emerging ideas, advancements and key strategies focused on healthcare. It’s an opportunity to learn from others who are leading thinkers in health from across the globe and adapt their ideas to how we deliver care. Upcoming events will be featured on this page.