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Leadership Academy 2016 heads to Florida in October


Ever wish you had more leadership training in medical school or your residency programs? Feel a bit overwhelmed when developing operational plans for your hospital or negotiating important contracts? Join SHM in sunny Lake Buena Vista, Fla., October 24–27, for its esteemed Leadership Academy ( SHM Leadership Academy prepares clinicians, academicians, and administrators with vital leadership skills traditionally not taught throughout the course of medical training, tailored specifically to hospital medicine.

“SHM’s Leadership Academy teaches leadership skills for individuals all across the spectrum of the hospital team. My experience helped me to raise the bar not only to benefit myself but also my institution and especially my patients,” says Ron Greeno, MD, MHM. “I highly recommend this experience to any hospital medicine professionals who aspire to take their leadership skills to the next level.”

All three courses run concurrently over the span of the four days and are led by world-renowned faculty. This expanded meeting will provide attendees with unprecedented networking opportunities with hundreds of colleagues and enhanced career development.

Available Leadership Academy courses include:

  • Leadership Foundations, a four-day course that serves as the first step in your leadership journey. Attendees learn how to evaluate personal leadership strengths and weaknesses, create and execute a communication strategy for key team members, understand key hospital drivers, examine how hospital metrics are derived, and much more. Attendees are divided into smaller moderated groups to ensure meaningful, relevant application of concepts to hands-on activities.
  • Advanced Leadership: Influential Management, a course that builds skills around driving culture change through specific leadership behaviors and actions, financial storytelling, engaging in effective professional negotiation activities with proven techniques, and more through world-renowned faculty and applied exercises.

    (Prerequisite: Leadership Foundations or an advanced management degree upon course director approval)

  • Advanced Leadership: Mastering Teamwork, a course developed in response to high demand from previous Leadership Academy attendees. Participants learn 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 develop effective communication strategies.

    (Prerequisite: Leadership Foundations or an advanced management degree upon course director approval.)

SHM members receive reduced rates for course tuition. For more information on how to register, visit

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