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2021 YRA Tasks and Assignments

Leadership in Action Projects – as part of the curriculum, each participant will also complete at least one Leadership in Action project from a list provided.  Time in projects vary from 30 minutes to 4 hours, depending on the project selected.
 

Date

Tasks/Assignments

Length

Jan 26, 2021
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Orientation Intro Webinar – expectations, timelines, technology demonstrations

  • Review overall program monthly tasks/timelines
  • Discuss Capstone project and process
  • Practice with technology platforms

Facilitator(s): Leslie Howell, Catherine Baumgarder, Nirmal Joshi, Marty Martin (?)

1 hour

January 2021

Leadership Competencies Self-Assessment and Improvement Goals

  • Self-assess current proficiency in seven leadership competency domains
  • Identify areas to strive for improvement and applied skills at the conclusion of the program

Facilitator(s): Leslie Howell

.50 hour

February 2021

Leadership project topic proposal - online

  • Outline the nature of the problem to be addressed
  • Discuss your role and how you/others are impacted by this challenge
  • Describe the proposed solution and how this will benefit your practice environment/patient care

Facilitator(s): Nirmal Joshi, Catherine Baumgardner, William Martin

2 hours

February 2021

Online Mini-Course and Study Guide: Project Management for Physicians

  • Assess the key concepts of project management including the PDSA cycle and FMEA
  • Identify key pathways and tools to bring a project from brainstorming to resolution

Facilitator(s) Samuel Hammerman

1 hour

February 16, 2021
7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Virtual Journal Club – review articles, post feedback, webinar discussion

  • Assimilate key management knowledge and skills articulated in literature
  • Apply business concepts to transform health care industry
  • Incorporate management strategies to lead diverse, multi-faceted teams

Facilitator(s) Nirmal Joshi, Leslie Howell

1.5 hours

February

Professional development coaching session – online CliftonStrengths Assessment

  • Identify natural talents/strengths

Facilitator(s): Catherine Baumgardner

.50 hour

February 2021

Performance coaching session

  • Promote self-awareness of strengths and weaknesses
  • Leverage strengths

Facilitator(s): William Martin

.50 hour

March 2021

Project Status – online

  • Discuss implementation/progress made to date

Facilitator(s): Nirmal Joshi, Catherine Baumgardner, William Martin

1 hour

March 2021

Online Mini-Course and Study Guide: Health Care Industry Consolidation

  • Identify strategies to improve chances of successfully navigating a merger/consolidation and moving forward

Facilitator(s): Bart Wald

1 hour

March 2021

Online Mini-Course and Study Guide: Conflict Resolution and Strategies for Effective Interactions

  • Discuss opportunities for productive results through conflict
  • Use effective communication skills when conflicts arise
  • Recognize different conflict styles so you can adapt accordingly

Facilitator(s): Allison Linney

1 hour

March 2021

Online Mini-Course and Study Guide: Enlightened Leadership

  • Help create your organization’s statement of principles for healthcare quality
  • Hold yourself and your organization accountable
  • Be credible and exert influence

Facilitator(s): Bart Wald

1.25 hours

March 2021

Professional development coaching session - CliftonStrengths feedback session #1

  • Review personalized report with coach to discuss professional development opportunities

Facilitator(s): Catherine Baumgardner

1 hour

March 2021

Performance coaching session

  • Identify gaps in performance
  • Discuss strategies to close or narrow gaps in performance

Facilitator(s): William Martin

.50 hour

March 2021

Peer coaching session

  • Peer mentoring/feedback on current challenges or concerns

Facilitator(s): Nirmal Joshi

.50 hour

April 2021

Project Status – online

  • Discuss implementation/progress made to date

Facilitator(s): Nirmal Joshi, Catherine Baumgardner, William Martin

1 hour

April 2021

Online Mini-Course and Study Guide: Knowing and Using Your Strengths (DISC personality)

  • Know your personal and professional communication style and how your style impacts others
  • Recognize the personal and professional styles of others and modify your communication style accordingly for best results.
  • Evaluate new leadership roles in the context of your personality and/or the ability to modify your natural approach

Facilitator(s): Pamela Wald

1 hour

April 20, 2021
7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Virtual Journal Club – review articles, post feedback, webinar discussion

  • Assimilate key management knowledge and skills articulated in literature
  • Apply business concepts to transform health care industry
  • Incorporate management strategies to lead diverse, multi-faceted teams

Facilitator(s): Nirmal Joshi, Leslie Howell

1.5 hours

April 23, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.

In-person session – New Model of Physician Leadership – April 23, 2021

  • Review changes in health care that have caused physicians to be cynical about health care, increased the rate of physician burnout and potentially threatened their ability to lead effective health care change
  • Identify 5 core strategies to provide effective leadership in a changing health care environment
  • Discuss potential barriers in implementing the five core strategies and how to overcome them
  • Address concrete action items that physicians can implement immediately in their organizations as first steps toward implementing the core strategies

Facilitator(s): Nirmal Joshi

7 hours

April 2021

Professional development coaching session - CliftonStrengths feedback session #2

  • Follow up with coach to discuss professional development opportunities/challenges

Facilitator(s): Catherine Baumgardner

1 hour

May 2021

Project Status – online

  • Discuss implementation/progress made to date

Facilitator(s): Nirmal Joshi, Catherine Baumgardner, William Martin

2 hours

May 2021

Online Mini-Course and Study Guide: Building and Managing Virtual Teams for Success

  • Assess the dynamics of team management in a virtual space
  • Utilize appropriate technology platform(s) to keep the team connected
  • Build trust, set clear expectations, hold team accountable

Facilitator(s): Samuel Hammerman

1 hour

May 2021

Online Mini-Course and Study Guide: Marketing Your Health Care Business

  • Review changes in health care that have caused an intense focus on health care marketing to grow business
  • Discuss highly effective strategies to market and grow your health care business

Facilitator(s): TBD

1 hour

May 2021

Online Mini-Course and Study Guide: Working Effectively in Complex Organizations

  • Discuss aspects of organizational culture
  • Identify strategies to positively influence organizational culture

Facilitator(s): Pamela Wald

1 hour

May 2021

Peer coaching session

  • Peer mentoring/feedback on current challenges or concerns

Facilitator(s): Nirmal Joshi

.50 hour

June 2021

Project Status – online

  • Discuss implementation/progress made to date

Facilitator(s): Nirmal Joshi, Catherine Baumgardner, William Martin

1 hour

June 15, 2021
7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Virtual Journal Club – review articles, post feedback, webinar discussion

  • Assimilate key management knowledge and skills articulated in literature
  • Apply business concepts to transform health care industry
  • Incorporate management strategies to lead diverse, multi-faceted teams

Facilitator(s): Nirmal Joshi, Leslie Howell

1.5 hours

June 18, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

In-person session – Teams: Building, Managing & Performing/Food Truck Exercise – June 18

  • Review the importance of teamwork/best practices
  • Foster teamwork and collaborative thinking
  • Practice teamwork skills
  • Debrief and discuss ways to improve teamwork

Facilitator(s): Catherine Baumgardner, Staff of Eventive Inc Productions

7 hours

June 2021

Performance coaching session

  • Enhance goal setting abilities
  • Drive performance based upon goals

Facilitator(s): William Martin

.50 hour

June 2021

Book review #1

  • Apply the book’s principles to an actual situation you are facing

Facilitator(s): Nirmal Joshi, Catherine Baumgardner, William Martin

3 hours

July 2021

Project Status – online

  • Discuss implementation/progress made to date

Facilitator(s): Nirmal Joshi, Catherine Baumgardner, William Martin

1 hour

July 2021

Online Mini-Course and Study Guide: Ethical Decision Making

  • Explore the framework of how decisions are influenced and made

Facilitator(s): Catherine Baumgardner

1 hour

July 2021

Online Mini-Course and Study Guide: Strategic Thinking

  • Use forecasting for strategic planning 3-5 years in the future
  • Identify strategic planning tools for the planning processes
  • Engage multiple stakeholders and end users in the process

Facilitator(s): William Martin

1 hour

July 2021

Peer coaching session

  • Peer mentoring/feedback on current challenges or concerns

Facilitator(s): Nirmal Joshi

.50 hour

July 2021

Book review #2

  • Apply the book’s principles to an actual situation you are facing

Facilitator(s): Nirmal Joshi, Catherine Baumgardner, William Martin

3 hours

August 2021

Project Status – online

  • Discuss implementation/progress made to date

Facilitator(s): Nirmal Joshi, Catherine Baumgardner, William Martin

1 hour

August 2021

Online Mini-Course and Study Guide: Healthcare Finance 101

  • Explore basic financial principles and documents
  • Discuss principles in the context of health care decision-making

Facilitator(s): Nirmal Joshi

1 hour

August 2021

Online Mini-Course and Study Guide: Change Management

  • Discuss change and what makes it so challenging

Facilitator(s):TBD

1 hour

August 17, 2021
7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Virtual Journal Club – review articles, post feedback, webinar discussion

  • Assimilate key management knowledge and skills articulated in literature
  • Apply business concepts to transform health care industry
  • Incorporate management strategies to lead diverse, multi-faceted teams

Facilitator(s): Nirmal Joshi, Leslie Howell

1.5 hours

August 2021

Performance coaching session

  • Use the coaching platform to try out new behaviors (practice field)

Facilitator(s): William Martin

.50 hour

August 2021

Book review #3

  • Apply the book’s principles to an actual situation you are facing

Facilitator(s): Nirmal Joshi, Catherine Baumgardner, William Martin

3 hours

September 2021

Project Status – online

  • Discuss implementation/progress made to date

Facilitator(s): Nirmal Joshi, Catherine Baumgardner, William Martin

1 hour

September 17, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

In-person session: Healthcare Finance - September 17

  • Review basic financial concepts
  • Use financial documents to assess financial performance
  • Apply financial principles to decision-making process
  • Complete experiential business simulation designed to increase Business Acumen

Facilitator(s): Nirmal Joshi/Staff of Andromeda Training, Inc.

7 hours

September 2021

Online Mini-Course and Study Guide: Create Great Presentations

  • Identify the AIM of your presentation
  • Use an ABA structure to build your presentation
  • Identify strategies to connect with the audience

Facilitator(s): Martha Weeks

.75 hour

September 2021

Peer coaching session

  • Peer mentoring/feedback on current challenges or concerns

Facilitator(s): Nirmal Joshi

.50 hour

October 19, 2021
7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Virtual Journal Club – review articles, post feedback, webinar discussion

  • Assimilate key management knowledge and skills articulated in literature
  • Apply business concepts to transform health care industry
  • Incorporate management strategies to lead diverse, multi-faceted teams

Facilitator(s): Nirmal Joshi, Leslie Howell

1.5 hours

October 29, 2021
9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

In-person session: Leading Change – Oct 29

  • Describe the essence of change.
  • Analyze the steps critical to leading change.
  • Examine how to build a culture that embraces change

Facilitator(s): Catherine Baumgardner

5 hours

October 29, 2021
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Capstone Project Presentations - Oct 29

  • Present a 5-minute summary of the challenge, implementation plan, and outcome of your project to the cohort.
  • Deliver the presentation using the concepts discussed in the Presentations webinar

Facilitator(s): Nirmal Joshi, Catherine Baumgardner, William Martin (Virtual?)

2 hours

October 30, 2021
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

In-person session: Leadership in Action – HOD/Reference Committees

  • Evaluate proposed Resolutions for organizational applicability and implementation feasibility
  • Attend Reference Committee meeting(s) and present a position for or against two proposed Resolutions based on your evaluations.

Facilitator(s): Leslie Howell

4 hours

October 2021

Performance coaching session

  • Understand the perceptions of others
  • Manage the perception of others by engaging in respectful, high impact interpersonal relationships

Facilitator(s): William Martin

.50 hour

November 2021

Updated project plan, if applicable

.25 hour

November 2021

Review and update initial Leadership Competencies Self-Assessment

  • Self-assess current proficiency in seven leadership competency domains
  • Evaluate success in achieving improvements/skills noted at initial assessment

Facilitator(s): Leslie Howell

.50 hour

November 2021

Reflection Paper (1-2 pages) - Online

  • Describe what you’ve learned about yourself throughout the learning experience
  • include terms of ROI to your practice environment/patient care
  • include reference to your personal wellbeing

Facilitator(s): Nirmal Joshi, Catherine Baumgardner, William Martin

1 hour

December 21, 2021
7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Virtual Journal Club – review articles, post feedback, webinar discussion

  • Assimilate key management knowledge and skills articulated in literature
  • Apply business concepts to transform health care industry
  • Incorporate management strategies to lead diverse, multi-faceted teams

Facilitator(s): Nirmal Joshi, Leslie Howell

1.5 hours

December 2021

Performance coaching session

  • Engage in self-reflection and change regarding the costs of leadership such as a lack of sleep, lack of social support, lack of delegation, and lack of constructive coping behaviors placing the leader at risk of burnout

Facilitator(s): William Martin

.50 hour

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