Concurrent Workshop Sessions

Building Leaders to Improve Health Care Quality
Gerry Kaminski, Steve Muething
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate methods of building improvement science capability in health care leaders
  2. Describe a system-level approach to quality improvement that leaders may adopt to transform child health and health care
  3. Understand the importance of leadership in health care transformation

This workshop will focus on effective methods of building leaders in health care quality that are capable of transforming health care systems. The workshop will take place in two parts, will be grounded in theory and supported by examples of successful application of that theory. We will begin with describing Deming’s Theory of Profound Knowledge and addressing a true system-level, institution-wide approach to health care improvement. This theoretical approach will be followed by two examples of successful application in practice: 1) the Acute Care Model, and 2) Safety. The second half of the workshop will be devoted to describing a framework for developing improvement capability in health care faculty and staff. This framework will be supplemented by examples of leadership building in safety.

Creating Scholarship from the Work You Already Do
Dave Jaffe, Janet Serwint, Tamara Simon
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Discover new ways to develop scholarship from everyday opportunities
  2. Describe barriers and facilitators for scholarship development
  3. Design an your individualized scholarship roadmap
  4. Use a toolbox of relevant resources to enhance scholarly output

The session will start with introductions, including individual reasons for participating in the workshop, and a review of workshop objectives by workshop leaders. The workshop leaders will facilitate a "brainstorming" discussion with the participants about issues related to producing scholarship, including but not limited to: its definition, reasons to do scholarship, qualities needed for success, types of scholarship, and components needed for a scholarly project. Participants will then update their individualized scholarship roadmaps created with specific projects in mind, which were initiated as prework. Smaller groups will assemble to discuss individual roadmaps with emphasis on sharing ideas, problem solving and identifying additional resources. Finally, the large group will re-assemble to discuss lessons learned. We will emphasize problem solving and personal empowerment for success. We will also provide and review the contents of a resource toolbox. While participants will focus on development of their own scholarship activities, leaders of hospital medicine divisions will benefit from the framework and materials provided to facilitate scholarly activities among members of their groups at home. Please note there is prework for this workshop, an individualized scholarship roadmap that will be distributed to workshop participants two weeks before the meeting.

Financial Management: Taking Charge of the Program Budget
Douglas Carlson, Denice Cora-Bramble
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. To understand the general principles of financial statements, budgets and financial decision making.
  2. To apply strategies to improve their program’s financial performance.
  3. To state how their program adds value that may not be completely captured in profession billing.
  4. To assess financial leadership challenges specific to hospital medicine.

Most pediatric generalists and pediatric hospitalists have limited financial experience when asked to take leadership positions. This workshop will cover analysis of revenue and expenses as well as basic rules of finance and accounting. There will be discussion of financial performance improvement and planning for expansion of services. Hospitalists often provide services that do not provide sufficient opportunities for professional billing. Participants in this workshop will learn strategies to leverage value added to gain financial support. This workshop will also utilize the various levels of experience of the participants to develop problem solving and other leadership skills.

Strategic Planning for Your Hospitalist Group
Tom Dewitt, Paul Hain
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the importance of core values and mission statements for strategic planning.
  2. Translate core values and mission statements into vision for strategic planning.
  3. Create and execute action plans to move towards your vision

This interactive workshop will help prepare hospitalist leaders with the core competencies needed to implement a strategic plan for a hospitalist group. The workshop will focus on three basic components of strategic planning: who you are, what you want to do, and how to do it. First, the attendees will be led through a series of examples of how core values were defined and mission statements created. Then the attendees will break into small groups to create examples of possible mission statements for their own hospitalist groups. Next, the importance of vision and how to use core values to create vision will be discussed. Small groups will then work on creating a vision for their groups. Finally, an overview of techniques to create and execute action plans will be discussed. Using the created core values, mission statements and visions, attendees will create action plans to accomplish their vision.

Understanding Your Leadership Style
Benard Dreyer, Karen Wilson
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Participants will be able to list at least 4 different leadership styles along with the characteristics that define each of these styles.
  2. Participants will be able to clearly articulate what their preferred leadership style is along with the advantages and disadvantages of that style in leading others.
  3. Participants will be able to describe at least five of the major characteristics of effective leadership that are currently believed to be key to leadership success

This workshop will focus on different leadership styles and underlying personality types. The format will be completely interactive with several group discussions of real life leadership conflicts and decision-making. Attendees will learn how to understand their own emotional intelligence as well as how to use different leadership styles in different situations in the complex medical-academic environment. Some pre-workshop preparation (including filling out a SurveyMonkey survey) is necessary and will make the experience richer.

Negotiating Strategies to Maximize Outcomes
Linda Snelling, Eric (Doug) Thompson
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize situations necessitating negotiation strategies
  2. Discuss the difference between position, issues and interests
  3. Identify the interests of the other party in a negotiation
  4. Present one’s own interests in a manner that satisfies both parties in a negotiation
  5. Incorporate negotiation skills, including the use of leverage, BATNA and standards, into one’s professional life

This workshop will begin with an interactive, large group exercise allowing participants to identify common scenarios in daily life that present negotiating opportunities. Participants will discuss the differentiation between interests, issues and positions. The workshop leaders will introduce common negotiation principles including the application of standards, leverage and BATNA. Participants will have the opportunity to apply the concepts learned to negotiation scenarios. While working through the scenarios, participants will be asked to identify the interests of both parties of the negotiation and develop a strategy to present one side of the negotiation in a fashion that satisfies both parties. Involvement in the workshop will give participants a framework and tools to apply to common negotiations in everyday life.




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