Leadership Lessons from COVID-19

Posted on April 06, 2020
Leadership Lessons from COVID-19

A virtual fireside chat with Schulich ExecEd Executive Director Alan Middleton and Dr. Michael Gardam on leadership in a crisis.

Leadership Lessons from COVID-19

Thursday, April 16, 2020, 1pm

Dr. Michael Gardam, Chief of Staff, Humber River Hospital

In the first of a new online speaker series, Dr. Gardam spoke with Schulich ExecEd Executive Director Alan Middleton from 1-1:30pm about leadership lessons gained during his work on the current COVID-19 pandemic and also the SARS outbreak of 2003.

To view the video of this event, click here.

We live in a new world. Each day we are faced with uncertainty and disruption. With these new business challenges come new opportunities for your organization to transform and succeed.

What lessons can we learn from this new reality? How can we be resilient and improve as an individual, team and organization during a crisis?

These and other important questions will be explored during a series of virtual fireside chats: Leadership Lessons in Troubled Times. These free, 30-minute online events will feature thought leaders and influencers from top organizations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

The speakers will share their insights on leadership lessons learned and how they might apply to your business or organization:

  • What are the most important leadership traits for a company or organization during disruption?
  • How do you build up resilience in different functions across your team and organization?
  • What strategies are needed to communicate new ideas and shift mindsets (social distancing, telework, managing remote teams, innovation)?
  • How do you overcome resistance to change on an individual, team and organizational level?
  • How do we improve collaboration and stakeholder management during a crisis?

Get information on the complete Leadership Lessons in Troubled Times, Fireside Chat Series, here.

About Alan’s Guest

Michael Gardam Healthcare Leadership Development

Dr. Michael Gardam, MSc, MD, CM, FRCPC, is Humber River Hospital’s Chief of Staff and is a member of the Board of Directors for UHN. In addition to his medical roles, Dr. Gardam is program director of the Healthcare Leadership Development Program with the Schulich ExecEd at York University and a frequent speaker on medical issues in the media. Previously, he was medical director of Infection Prevention and Control at the University Health Network (UHN). He has consulted for international organizations in complex healthcare environments, with the goal of driving change and helping to uncover innovative solutions to medical challenges.

See his full biography here.

To learn how Schulich ExecEd is working to assist organizations during the current emergency, read about Schulich ExecEd: Your Business Continuity and Learning Partner.