In my first few months of exposure to CFHA, I’ve spent a great
deal of time learning about the organization.
Before applying to be CFHA’s Executive Director, I engaged in the
predictable process of looking through the website, learning about the mission,
history, board and committees.
after being selected, I spent time with staff, a few members and the board, listening
to their experiences and ideas as I learned about their vision for the
organization, for themselves, and for the future of healthcare. Even my late night reading is occasionally spent
perusing past issues of FSH in an attempt to learn more about collaborative
Although far from over, I believe my recent
learning as helped me synthesize the beginnings of one potential
conclusion: CFHA is a "Learning
Organization”. As defined by Peter
Senge, learning organizations are
"…organizations where people continually
expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new and
expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, where collective aspiration is set
free, and where people are continually learning to see the whole together.”
This single sentence captures the heart of
But then again, I’m still learning. And delighted to be a part of an
organization that seems to be doing the same thing.