DR. RENATE ILSE
A recognized advocate of leadership and communication skills coaching with more than 30 years of senior healthcare administration experience, Renate has held transformational leadership roles such as Vice President of Clinical Programs at the Ottawa Hospital and Chief Transition Officer in the St. Michael’s Hospital/Wellesley Central Hospital merger. She has also worked in the McMaster University Health Sciences Leadership & Management Program and at the University of Toronto in various teaching roles. Her clinical (including acute care, rehab, lab services, consulting & pharmaceutical industry) and leadership experience is complemented by ten years as a management consultant/speaker, supporting health care leadership teams in evidence based leadership & management, communication skills training, performance improvement and senior management team building.
Renate is a registered nurse with a doctorate in health-care administration (DHA) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Rotman School of Management. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and a Certified Health Executive (CHE) with the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL). Her research interests, as well as her published books and articles, are in the fields of interpersonal communication, evidence-based leadership & management and value-based health care.
Renate has been interviewed in Canada AM, Breakfast Television, CH Morning Live, City TV News and First Local and is a popular speaker on communication & leadership skills.