Public talk with Todd Leader
How to lead change in mental health, addictions, education, and other public service programs
PEI’s Faculty of Education and the Applied Communication, Leadership, and Culture program are hosting a public talk by Todd Leader, a transformational leader in health services and health promotion, particularly in the areas of mental health, addictions, and primary health care. Leader’s talk is titled “Transformational Leadership in the Public Sector: how to lead change in mental health and addictions, education, and other public service programs.” The event begins at 7 pm on September 27 in the Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium, room 242 of Don and Marion McDougall Hall.
Leader will examine the role and ideal nature of transformational leadership in the public sector. He will describe a principle-based way of leading improvement in public services. The approach he will outline is built specifically from the perspective and best interests of the clients, students, families, or public being served. He will discuss ways in which our public systems often maintain the status quo and resist change. He will illustrate, through examples, that much of the frustration with public programs (health, education, community services, etc.) is not the fault of the people providing the services, but instead is caused by the way administrative systems have evolved (rather than being intentionally designed) over time. Leader will provide practical tips for effective leadership and advocacy that move toward truly client-centered, student-centered, or public-centered systems.
Leader has spent his career working as an advocate for client-centered health services and evidence-based healthy public policy. His most recent accomplishment is a book called It’s Not About Us; The Secret to Transforming the Mental Health and Addiction System in Canada. He currently works as a consultant and speaker helping to lead client-centered system improvements.
All are welcome.
The Waters and the Wild
Tuesdays until October
Rock Barra Artist Retreat Co-operative will hold workshops with artists and naturalists as part of the Canada 150 celebrations. The workshops will be held on Tuesdays running to mid-October. The series will explore pottery, seaweed identification, music, plover watching, visual arts, wild edibles etc. Check www.rockbarraretreat for exact details.
Workshops will engage people of all ages, school children, families, summer residents tourists, visiting artists, community elders, bird watchers, naturalists, and participants from many cultures. In spring and fall, these events will be open to school children for field trips.
Rock Barra Artist Retreat is located on one of the few wild places left on our shoreline. It is home to a large pond and river with trout and salmon, nesting piping plovers, a dune system and a beautiful beach full of shore birds. The Island Nature Trust will add an educational component to many of these workshops so participants better understand and appreciate this unique environment. Through art workshops participants will explore the beauty of this area.
All workshops will be free to the public. Assistance is provided by The Canada 150 fund and financial support of the Government of Canada. www.rockbarraretreat
Coffee Talk with Chip Coffey
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada, internationally recognized psychic and star of A&E's hit show Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal and Paranormal State, Chip Coffey will travel coast to coast on his Coffey Talk tour. Chip will be at the Rodd Charlottetown, 75 Kent Street, on October 8 from 6–11 pm to talk about his personal life, paranormal stories, offer guidance about individuals abilities, discuss what life is like being a psychic and to answer your general questions. Chip will then conduct both psychic and mediumship readings for randomly selected people in the audience.
Take this unique experience to the next level with an opportunity to meet Chip accompanied with a one-on-one photo. Those looking for the VIP experience will stick around for the spirit communication/investigation at the end of the evening. Chip will use tactics to establish communication with any spirits that reside in or around the venue.
Boiling Point: A Panel on Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse, and Canada’s Water Crisis takes place October 10 at 7 pm at Rodd Charlottetown, Kent St, Charlottetown. Panelists include: Maude Barlow, National Chairperson, Council of Canadians; Doug Campbell, District Director, National Farmers Union; Scott Sinclair, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. This event is Sponsored by PEI Chapter of Council of Canadians. Info: 902-368-7337
Professor David Mellor speaks
George McRobie Lecture
Health of our children
Ensuring the future health of our children & grandchildren… it takes a village is a public presentation by Todd Leader taking place November 2 at 7 pm at the Irish Cultural Centre, 582 North River Rd, Charlottetown. Learn more about ways to create a healthy community for the next generation, and what you can do to make a difference. Todd Leader is a Registered Psychologist and a Registered Social Worker. He has spent 27 years working as a transformational leader in health services and in health promotion. There will be a door prize of a $100 grocery card. The event is hosted by the Chief Public Health Office of the PEI Dept of Health & Wellness in partnership with the East Prince Seniors Initiative, Health PEI, and Heart & Stroke PEI. hpconference@gov. pe.ca, 902-368-6523