Search Process

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If you have any questions or feedback about this President search process, please contact Penny Mirams or Hayley Becker at Odgers Berndtson at 416-366-1990

The search firm will search with individuals and groups in the Niagara Health community to develop a thorough understanding of the skills and experiences required of the next President well as the opportunities and challenges they will face. The information received in the consultation process will help to inform the selection of the next President.

Candidate Identification and Engagement
The search firm, with guidance from the search committee, will follow a comprehensive search strategy and approach potentially relevant candidates. This includes following up on recommendations made by the Niagara Health community. Conversations will be marked by a comprehensive, candid and compelling presentation of Niagara Health.

Search Firm Interviews
Candidates will meet with the lead search consultants who will assess their achievements and experience against the position profile and better understand their capabilities, motivations, values and potential for success.

Longlist Review Meeting
The search consultants will present their assessments of the candidates detailing the nature of each individual’s career with an in-depth assessment against the brief as to their particular strengths, capabilities, weaknesses and character traits. The search committee will decide who to take forward for formal interviews.

Search Committee Interviews
The search committee will interview short listed candidates in a stretching, but candidate-friendly, process ensuring that they are fair, robust and competitive. The search firm will conduct extensive reference and background checks during this process.

Recommendation to the Board, Negotiation and Appointment
The search committee will make their recommendation to the Board on the most qualified candidate. Subject to approval, the Chair and search firm will negotiate the contract with the preferred candidate.

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