263987 Pipeline Promise: Cultivating the Next Generation of Health Leaders

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 : 8:30 AM - 8:50 AM

Kim Ammann Howard, PhD , BTW informing change, Berkeley, CA
The healthcare safety net, and the community clinics field in particular, has long experienced challenges with the recruitment and retention of its leaders. Emerging leaders often lack opportunities and supports to prepare them with the confidence, knowledge and skills necessary to assume more senior level positions. With many healthcare organizations facing an impending leadership gap, while also dealing with complex changes imminent from healthcare reform, it is even more imperative to take steps to ensure that a strong and healthy pipeline of individuals exists who are ready to assume senior leadership roles. During this session, a panel comprising a Blue Shield of California Foundation program officer, a leadership program evaluator and an emerging clinic leader will discuss their experiences designing, evaluating and receiving a variety of leadership development supports, with a focus on the Foundation's signature leadership development program—the Clinic Leadership Institute—and two other leadership support programs that have evolved from these efforts. The panelists will discuss the need to view leadership in a broad way that includes collective, team-based and networked approaches, and draw on their experiences with health-related and broader nonprofit leadership supports as applicable.

Learning Areas:
Administration, management, leadership
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss the leadership challenges facing the nonprofit healthcare field, including those faced by community clinics and other organizations in the healthcare safety net. 2. Describe ways to help train and prepare emerging leaders in nonprofit healthcare settings to assume more senior roles.

Keywords: Community Health Centers, Leadership

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have over 15 years experience directing public health research and evaluation projects, including projects at Stanford University School of Medicine’s Prevention Research Center and the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. I hold a PhD in Health Policy and Management from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and a BS in Nutritional Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.