How Innovations in Healthcare Learning & Development Brought About by the Pandemic Can Help Us Through the HHR Crisis

Published on September 8, 2022


In Episode 16, we are joined by Maria Tassone, Executive Director of the University Health Network (UHN) and the Michener Institute, to discuss the pandemic’s impact on our ability to learn and to teach those working in the health system. Tune in to discover how lessons learned and innovations in teaching throughout the pandemic can be expanded to address our current HHR Crisis.


About Maria Tassone

Maria Tassone is the Executive Director at UHN and the Michener Institute. Maria holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, a Master of Science, and she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.

Maria is passionate about the interface between practice, education and research, and leading change in complex systems. Her early scholarly work focused on how health care professionals learn and translate learning into practice. Her experiences in collaborative leadership for health system change contributed to the development, implementation and evaluation of the Collaborative Change Leadership™ program, for which Maria is currently Co-Director.

Over the course of her career, Maria has been recognized as a leader in innovation related to education and practice with the 3M Team Innovation Award and the Ontario Hospital Ted Freedman Award for Education Innovation.


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School of Continuing Education at Michener/UHN | Website: Click Here

Collaborative Change Leadership | Website: Click Here

Centre for Advancing Collaborative Healthcare & Education | Website: Click Here


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