Leading Across Professions: Rethinking Leadership for Learning and Care

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Thursday, April 5, 2018 (All day) to Friday, April 6, 2018 (All day)

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This conference is for clinical managers, educators, and professionals who have a responsibility for optimizing the interprofessional clinical learning and practice environment.


Bruce Avolio, PhD, Executive Director, Center for Leadership & Strategic Thinking, Professor of Management & Organization, University of Washington Foster School of Business, will use the Boston Marathon Bombing as a case study to focus on the differences between leading during crisis and leading every day.

Donna Chrobot-Mason, PhD, Director and Associate Professor, Center for Organizational Leadership, Psychology Department, University of Cincinnati, will empower you to use boundary-spanning leadership skills to bring people together across professions.

Robert Kegan, PhD, William and Miriam Meehan Professor of Adult Learning and Professional Development, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, will demonstrate how others have innovated to create and foster change.

At the end of this conference, you will be able to:  

  • Analyze, identify, and address gaps in professional working relationships in your institution.
  • Apply boundary-spanning leadership skills to leverage diversity and bring your team(s) together.
  • Uncover assumptions about how you and others in your organization can optimize your clinical learning environment.
  • Apply research-based, innovative methods that promote an interprofessional approach to learning, culture, and improved patient outcomes.
  • Innovative models we'll explore:
    Boston Children’s Hospital Simulator Program
    Center for Medical Simulation
    MGH & MGH Institute’s Interprofessional Dedicated Education Unit
    Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Palliative Care
    Mount Auburn Hospital’s Interprofessional Leadership Academy