Session One: ​Principles of leadership and leading change

Why do we need leadership, and why should clinicians lead? This first session will be an engaging introduction to key concepts, tools, and skills used by effective leaders. Common models of leadership, its importance to organizations, ways that clinical skills can inform leadership, and the interdependency of leadership and followership will be presented.

Learning Objectives

  • Draw on a broader understanding of leadership to select the optimal approaches to organizational challenges.
  • Recognize patterns of leadership and fellowship.
  • Ability to apply leadership skills to organizational situations.

Read Pierce, MD

Guest Speaker

Dr. Pierce is a practicing internist at the University of Colorado and also serves as Vice President of Culture Transformation and Strategy at the Institute for Healthcare Excellence (IHE). At IHE,  he works with health systems around the country on clinical transformation, creating healthy workplace culture, and increasing performance of physicians, clinical teams, and health care leaders. In 2010, he founded the hospitalist program at the San Francisco VA Hospital. He later led the hospital medicine division of 75 physicians at the University of Colorado for two and a half years, where he also helped found the Institute for Healthcare Quality, Safety and Efficiency.

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