Kate Dilworth

  • Program Director, Executive Education
  • Segal Room: SGL 3710
    Segal Phone: 778.782.5262

    Email Address: dilworth@sfu.ca


    Kate Dilworth BSN R,N. MBA brings 28 years of experience in healthcare practice, learning design, facilitation and consulting. Kate is Director of Learning Design and Adjunct Professor at the Beedie School of Business Simon Fraser University. For the past 9 years Kate has been the health practice lead where she has designed and taught in a number of customized leadership and management development programs for physicians, senior practice and administrative leads in primary, acute, community and tertiary care. She is passionate about learning and development and the powerful role it plays in facilitating individuals and teams to build relationship, engagement and affect organizational and system wide change. She has designed programs to support large scale change related to the introduction of alternative funding models for physicians, new governance structures for primary care, inter-professional co-leadership models and regionalization/mergers.

    Kate has coached and worked with numerous interdisciplinary teams to explore and implement best practice. Her clinical practice has focused on adolescent and adult mental health, addictions and psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery. Through her work in the design of programs, research and public education, she has impressed the central role and key contribution families and consumers/persons with lived experience make as partners in their care, in providing input to care design and delivery, research, policy and in engaging in public education.

    Her work has focused on building engagement and relationship amongst diverse groups. Recent projects have included:

    • Mental Health Commission of Canada “At Home/Chez Soi” Research Demonstration Project on Homelessness- facilitating persons with lived experience to have input into the research and ensuring engagement in advisory and direct service roles. 
    • Industry Council for Aboriginal Business “Leadership Exchange”- Design and facilitation of a first in Canada, a leadership intensive for pairings of First Nations Chiefs and Corporate CEO’s with a vision to build understanding and common ground for the purposes of economic and community development.
    • F.O.R.C.E. Society for Kids Mental Health- Development of the implementation plan for the new “Parent in Residence” and “Youth in Residence” Initiative.

    Kate is a former Associate of the Wosk Center for Dialogue, Director, St. James Community Service Society and the Positive Women’s Network and is a Steering Committee Member, Mentor and Coach with the Minerva Foundation leadership programs. Kate is a member of the Advisory Committee for the establishment of the National Institute of Families for Child and Youth Mental Health.

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