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Preparing Post-Secondary Students for Leadership in a Changing World

Free Online Webinar

October 29, 2020

11:30am – 12:30pm Eastern Time; 4:30 – 5:30pm Central European Time

During the past 6 months, society has acknowledged many truths in coping with the global pandemic.  Fear of the spread of the COVID 19 virus initially prompted lockdown to prepare our health systems; however, the social and economic impacts of the social isolation created an acute awareness of the importance of mental health and taking a more holistic approach to managing health challenges.  The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the importance of public health and the social determinants of health into the general lexicon. In this context, there is a need and a public demand for holistic practices and policies to manage the present and the future.

New graduates will soon be the human resources of public and private sectors. How do post-secondary education systems prepare these future practitioners to address the challenges posed by these turbulent times?  Tools already exist that can help to meet the need, and one of these is the Circle of Health, a framework that has been used successfully in teaching and which could have broader application as we recover from the pandemic and renew our approaches to population health. 

This free online webinar is designed to assist post-secondary educators engage students in new ways of thinking and to embrace holistic health and health promotion approaches in their planning and interventions. A panel of educators will share their experiences teaching with the Circle of Health across multiple countries. The webinar will connect those who are searching for new teaching strategies to prepare student practitioners for the new landscape in which we now live. Simultaneous interpretation between English and French will be available.

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