On November 28th 2012, the MHA Alumni Association held its annual AGM, which includes a presentation of its annual report and a keynote presentation from healthcare leaders. This year, the topic for discussion was: New Leadership, New Opportunity: Your Career Path.
The format was revised. The atmosphere was intimate, yet the participation exceeded our expectations with over 50 alumni registered. Held in the early evening as a wine and cheese/café style, the event showcased four inspiring leaders with diverse healthcare backgrounds as part of a panel discussion on the opportunities that lie ahead for emerging and experienced leaders. Our panelists were Alex Munter, President and CEO of CHEO
; Jennifer Proulx, Acting Director of Quality Patient Experience at the Ottawa Hospital
; Wendy Muckle, Executive Director at Ottawa Inner City Health
; and Michael Naufal, Managing Partner at Odgers Brendtson
The insights and advice shared by the panelists resonated with the audience who was engaged and kept asking poignant questions back to our panelists. When it was time to wrap up, most of the audience stayed to network amongst themselves and some took advantage of the opportunity to squeeze a couple more pearls of wisdom out of our panelists.
All and all, it was a wonderful event that kept the audience buzzing right until the very end.