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SHM Rolls Out New Structure for Leadership Academy 2017


For years, SHM’s Leadership Academy courses have been selling out. To meet and exceed the demand and expectations of attendees, SHM is rolling out a new structure designed to provide more opportunities for those who seek to advance their careers and expand their leadership skills.

New for Leadership Academy 2017, Strategic Essentials (formerly Leadership Foundations), Influential Management, and Mastering Teamwork will be available to all attendees regardless of previous attendance. SHM provides recommendations for interested registrants to allow them to determine which course fits them best in their leadership journey.

The 2017 Leadership Academy will be held October 23–26, 2017, at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa in Arizona. The revised course structure includes:

Strategic Essentials

Learn how to evaluate personal leadership strengths and weaknesses, create and execute a communication strategy for key team members, understand key hospital finances and drivers, examine how hospital metrics are derived, and more in this four-day hands-on educational course covering various hospital medicine–focused leadership skills.

Attendees are grouped at tables of 10, each with a skilled facilitator to ensure meaningful, relevant application of concepts to hands-on activities.

The Strategic Essentials course is recommended for residents, early-career hospitalists, first-time hospitalist leaders, and hospitalist leaders wishing to strengthen their leadership skills set and advance their careers.

Influential Management

The Influential Management course provides leadership skills specific to the incorporation of meta-leadership styles, driving culture change through specific leadership behaviors and actions, financial storytelling, effective professional negotiation with proven techniques, and more.

Participants engage in several tabletop exercises throughout the four-day course, encouraging an interactive learning environment with world-renowned faculty.

The Influential Management course is recommended for early-career hospitalists to midlevel-career hospitalists and hospitalist leaders desiring to enhance their leadership skills set in specific areas.

Mastering Teamwork

Find out how to critically assess program growth opportunities and develop operational plans; utilize the principles of SWARM intelligence; lead, manage, and motivate teams in complex hospital environments; and communicate effectively in the Mastering Teamwork course.

Prominent faculty deep-dive into many of leadership skills and practices in this session to provide participants with a better understanding of team and organizational dynamics and how their personal leadership skills can strengthen teams and improve organizational growth and success.

Mastering Teamwork is recommended for hospitalists with three or more years of experience as well as hospitalist leaders looking to advance their career to the organizational strategy level.

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