2017 PHABC Conference
Facing a Changing World:
Transformative Leadership and Practice
November 16-17, 2017
Sutton Place Hotel 845 Burrard Street,
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2K6
Call for Abstracts
ONLINE SUBMISSION: Opens August 15th at www.phabc.org
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 15th, 2016 at 5:00 pm
The Public Health Association of British Columbia will host its annual conference for 2017 November 16-17 at the Sutton Place Hotel in Vancouver. This year’s theme is “Facing a Changing World: Transformative Leadership and Practice”and its application through public health topics such as: Child and Youth Health; Indigenous Health; Planetary Health; Healthy Built Environments; and Immigrant and Refugee Health.In its ideal form, transformational leadership and practice creates valuable and positive change within individuals and social systems.
Transformative practice derives from the theories of transformational leadership. Transformative practice is the applied model which uses the facets of transformational leadership to create a bottom-up system where communication is facilitated between team members and team leads in order to build strong, and aligned personal and group goals.
A key function of transformational leadership and practice is to provide an empowering system that encourages group members to take initiative, innovate and transform into leaders themselves.
During this conference we are going to be applying transformational leadership and practice within a public health model by merging the facets of transformational leadership with the components of a collective impact framework. This merging of constructs brings us to our conference theme which we are naming “Transformative Leadership and Practice”.
This two-day conference is a unique combination of key-note presentations, case studies, symposia and hands on workshops that dive into the meaning of transformative practice and social innovation and its applications across multiple sectors in public health. The PHABC Conference provides the opportunity for professionals throughout the province to meet, mingle, and learn.