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Leading in Health Systems Integrating Effort, Improving Outcomes

Jun 05, 2017 - 08:00 AM - Jun 07, 01:30 PM
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
FXB Building651 Huntington Avenue ,

MA ,
ZIP: 02115
Phone: 617.432.2100

A High-Impact Health Care Leadership Development Program

Few sectors are evolving as quickly and dramatically as health care. Achieving necessary change in health care requires you to lead and engage stakeholders across your system. It often means influencing people over whom you have no formal authority. You need leadership, conflict resolution, and negotiation skills to build stakeholder buy-in up, down, across, and even beyond your organization. Leading in Health Systems: Integrating Effort, Improving Outcomes develops your leadership skills with a focus on engaging partners enterprise-wide to leverage cross-functional capabilities, stimulate innovative thinking, and improve organizational performance.

Unlike managers, leaders influence and guide others beyond traditional organizational boundaries. They think broadly and drive action. By moving from conflict management to conflict resolution, you can build stronger relationships and link stakeholders, seize opportunities, and overcome system-wide challenges to increasing productivity and value.

In this executive education program you will learn proven, pragmatic frameworks, tools, and techniques developed by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health faculty for bringing together partners with opposing points-of-view, uncovering shared interests, and forging unity of effort. You will build leadership skills to get the right stakeholders to the table, involve them in creating innovative solutions, and create buy-in to make agreements succeed.

Leadership, Conflict Resolution, and Negotiation Skills in Health Care

If you, like many others, are selected for an executive position based on your clinical expertise or individual contributions, you will find leadership to be the missing specialty in your preparation. With the health care system consolidating, merging, integrating, and changing, you need focused leadership training to meet interpersonal, system, and problem-solving challenges you face as a health care leader. This executive education program will help you recognize emerging opportunities and threats, engage diverse stakeholders, allocate scarce resources, make more effective decisions, and shape change in your organization.

By intentionally connecting and leveraging diverse talents and assets, you increase the likelihood of achieving and sustaining positive outcomes. At this continuing education course, you will develop proficiency in meta-leadership and the Walk in the Woods–distinctive frameworks and practice methods for leadership and complex problem solving not found in other executive education programs.

This course will develop your ability to lead effectively in health care now – and in the face of changes to come.

What is Meta-Leadership?

Meta-leadership is a conceptually rigorous and field-tested framework to enable you to foster innovation, anticipate change, and address dynamic, complex, and risk-laden challenges. It helps you close the gap between great idea and great execution. Meta-leadership equips you to effectively lead down to your team, up to your boss, across to your peers, and beyond your organization to other stakeholders.

The meta-leadership framework draws from research in leadership, health care, conflict management, neuroscience, negotiation, and emergency management. It provides an action-oriented tool set that you will be able to deploy right away. The program emphasis is on making you a more effective leader from day one back on the job.

In this seminar, you will learn from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health faculty members who developed the meta-leadership method for building enterprise-wide connectivity of effort; the Walk in the Woods model for complex problem solving and interest-based negotiation; and the swarm intelligence strategy for building collaboration during times of crisis. They together are authors of Renegotiating Health Care: Resolving Conflict to Build Collaboration, Second Edition.

At this program, you will:

  • Develop your leadership skills for steering your health system adeptly through both prosperity and uncertainty
  • Learn methods to exercise influence well beyond your authority, extending your reach and engaging otherwise uninvolved stakeholders
  • Build your leadership for times of crisis and change by anticipating decisions and actions, sensibly guiding your team members and supporters
  • Develop strategies and methods to flexibly lead up, down, across, and beyond your system in differing scenarios
  • Gain tools of emotional intelligence to discipline yourself and others to best identify priorities and lead effectively, no matter what you rank or position within your organization
  • Understand your and your team members’ risk profiles to balance and integrate different perspectives
  • Sharpen your vision and capacity to link, leverage, and forge connectivity of effort, shaping themes and purposes to improve your organization’s position in the ever changing health care marketplace


This agenda may be subject to change.

Monday, June 5, 2017
8:00–8:45 am   Program Check-in and Continental Breakfast
8:45–9:00 am   Classroom Technology Orientation
9:00–10:30 am Dorn, Marcus, Mcnulty "You’re It!" What Does This Mean for Health Care Today? Overview of Meta-Leadership
10:30–11:00 am   Refreshment Break
11:00 am–12:30 pm   Meta-Leadership: The Person
12:30–1:30 pm   Lunch
1:30–3:00 pm   Meta-Leadership: The Situation
3:00–3:30 pm   Refreshment Break
3:30–5:00 pm   Meta-Leadership Connectivity: Leading Down, Up and Across
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
8:30–9:00 am   Continental Breakfast
9:00–10:30 am   Complexity: Leadership, Conflict, and Negotiation
10:30–11:00 am   Refreshment Break
11:00 am–12:30 pm   The Walk in the Woods: Interest-Based Complex Problem Solving
12:30–1:30 pm   Lunch
1:30–3:00 pm   Mediation: Case Presentation and Analysis of the R.E.S.C.U. Conflict
3:00–3:30 pm   Refreshment Break
3:30–5:00 pm   Who Are You? The Art of Meta-Leadership
5:15–5:45 pm   Bus departs School for Harvard Faculty Club
5:45–6:30 pm   Reception
6:30–8:00 pm   Dinner and Discussion — The Current State of Health Reform
8:15–8:45 pm   Bus departs Club for Colonnade Hotel
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
8:30–9:00 am   Continental Breakfast
9:00–10:30 am   Three Zone Meta-Leadership Conclusion: Balance, Time and Mastery
10:30–11:00 am   Refreshment Break
11:00 am–12:30 pm   Putting it All to Work: Meta-Leadership in Your Organization
12:30–1:30 pm   Program Adjournment

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