with Dr. Ming-Ka Chan
Dr. Ming-Ka Chan (one of the convenor’s of ILA’s 2022 Healthcare and Leadership conference) discusses the importance of leadership, diversity, and belonging in the healthcare fields. She is Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity, and Social Justice Lead for the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health at the University of Manitoba.
“It’s really hard to be well if you’ve never felt welcome.”
“You talked about ‘successful,’ I think each person might have a different word or metric for what that looks like. More recently, in the last decade, it’s really about this idea of having true belonging and dignity, and that’s the starting point to get to our best self.”
“It’s important to be equity-seeking and really respect diverse voices. It can be hard to do – you may not even realize who is not at the table, or for that matter, the circle…asking questions, being curious and really listening with intent.”
About Dr. Ming-Ka Chan
Dr. Ming-Ka Chan, MD is a Clinician Educator and Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. She’s a Chinese immigrant grateful to live and work in Treaty 1 Territory and the Homeland of the Metis Nation (currently known as Winnipeg) in Turtle Island (presently known as Canada). A Pediatrics Clinician Educator at the University of Manitoba, her scholarship focuses on leadership education and social justice in the health professions.
She is currently the Co-Director, Office of Leadership Education, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, and Director of the Shantou University Medical College-University of Manitoba Academic Exchange. Chan is also Co-Chair of the Canadian Association for Medical Education CLIME 2.0 leadership intensive.
She looks at leadership education across the educational continuum in the five health colleges and the inaugural Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity, and Social Justice Lead for the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health. Dr. Chan is the current chair of Sanokondu, a global community of practice focused on health leadership education emphasizing learners.
Host Scott J. Allen
Scott J. Allen, Ph.D., is the Standard Products—Dr. James S. Reid Chair in Management at John Carroll University. He is an associate professor and teaches courses in leadership, management skills, and executive communication. He is also a communications coach, consultant, author, podcast host, and entrepreneur. For almost two decades, he’s worked with clients to improve their leadership and communication skills. Learn more about Scott here.
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