Leadership Development Specialist - Organizational Development and Diversity
Scarborough Health Network
Toronto, ON
Company Biography:
Across our three hospitals and eight satellite sites, Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is shaping the future of care. Our many programs and services are designed around the needs of one of Canada’s most vibrant and diverse communities. We are home to North America’s largest nephrology program, as well as the designated cardiac care and spine centre for Scarborough and surrounding communities to the east. We are proud to be a community-affiliated teaching site for the University of Toronto and partner with a number of other universities and colleges, helping to train the next generation of health care professionals. Learn more at shn.ca

Position Overview:
Reporting to the Director Human Resources and Organizational Development, the Leadership Development Specialist will support both the implementation of ‘LEADS in a Caring Environment’ and the creation of a comprehensive and transformational leadership development program. As a seasoned leadership professional, this is a unique opportunity to leverage your extensive knowledge and experience to introduce, operationalize, embed and integrate a leadership strategy from the beginning, across the organization.

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  • Needs Assessment: Assessing current state efforts, researching emerging leadership development trends/practices, reporting on gaps and translating analyses into recommendations.
  • Program Design: Developing a comprehensive leadership development program aligned to the LEADS framework. Propose creative and innovative practices, activities, curriculums, tools and resources to develop leaders and their LEADS capabilities.
  • Facilitation and Faculty Management: Facilitating learning experiences to leaders and groups at all levels. Identifying, recruiting and coaching internal faculty. Working with internal stakeholders (SMEs, Purchasing, Finance etc.) to source, select and contract with external faculty and vendors. Monitoring quality of deliverables and adherence to project scope and expectations.
  • Evaluation & Analysis: Assessing and monitoring the effectiveness of leadership development initiatives. Collecting, analyzing and assessing feedback and evaluation data. Creating executive-ready presentations and speaking to findings.
  • Communications: Branding and marketing leadership initiatives. Articulating key messages, strategies and reasoning. Partnering with Communications to develop and implement an effective communications strategy.
  • Change Management: Applying change management principles to establish LEADS as the foundational leadership framework for SHN. Working with stakeholders to embed LEADS across various people processes and ensuring effective project implementation.
  • Coaching: Providing coaching support to leaders as they integrate their learnings into their daily leadership practices.
  • Graduate degree in Organizational Development, Healthcare Leadership, Human Resources, Adult Education or Change Management required or recognized relevant work experience.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience implementing strategically aligned leadership development learning and initiatives is required.
  • Minimum two years’ experience operationalizing a leadership capability framework, such as LEADS.
  • Coaching knowledge required with coaching certification from an accredited organization strongly preferred.
  • Must be able to comfortably engage and build trust with both employees and professional staff at all levels.
  • Expert level familiarity with the ‘LEADS in a Caring Environment’ leadership capability framework is essential.
  • Education/certification in change management and experience in organizational transformation is required.
  • A demonstrated ability to apply a ‘systems thinking’ lens to program development is essential.
  • Advanced skills in in MS Office, Excel, and PowerPoint, with the ability to create executive level presentations are required.
  • Ability to work independently, to seek out key stakeholders, to manage own time, and to take initiative to successfully drive complex projects to completion. Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage workload to ensure maximum effectiveness in working with partners and team members.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, tact, discretion and diplomacy; demonstrated political acumen.
  • LEADS Facilitator Certification is an asset.
  • Experience working within healthcare and a complex, 24/7, unionized environment is an asset.
Accommodation Statement:
Scarborough Health Network (SHN) embraces and celebrates our community’s unique multicultural heritage and diversity. SHN is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a culture of inclusiveness and diversity reflecting our diverse patients, staff and community alike. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs.