264092 Evaluation of Health Leadership Development Programs

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 : 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM

Kim Ammann Howard, PhD , BTW informing change, Berkeley, CA
As part of a broader panel discussion focused on approaches to leadership development (“The Pipeline Promise: Cultivating the Next Generation of Health Leaders”), this session will describe Blue Shield of California Foundation's Clinic Leadership Institute (CLI) model and its effectiveness, based on the first four years of its implementation. CLI aims to engage and prepare emerging community clinic leaders to transition into more senior level positions within five to eight years. Currently, the program has 79 graduates; another 23 participants are set to graduate this June. During this session, we will share our findings from the mixed-methods evaluation that includes a variety of types of data from diverse perspectives, including participants, their colleagues (e.g., CEOs, supervisors and organizational peers), alumni and field level stakeholders. We will discuss the impacts of CLI on participants (e.g., growth in knowledge, skills, confidence, networking, careers), as well as the impacts on their organizations (e.g., clinical and operational efficiencies, positioning for health care reform) and over time, the clinics field (e.g., statewide networks). Given the benefits of the longitudinal nature of the evaluation, we will also share findings from tracking the career paths of CLI alumni over time, including changes in their roles, responsibilities and positions and its impacts on them, their organizations, networks and the field. In closing, we will share lessons learned about best practices and keys ways to support and evaluate leadership development programs that are applicable to those who design, implement or support similar efforts.

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

Learning Objectives:
By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to: 1. Describe different strategies to support emerging leaders and their effectiveness 2. Describe ways to help train and prepare emerging leaders in nonprofit healthcare settings

Keywords: Community Health Centers, Leadership

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have over 15 years of 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.