Conference Presentation: Destination: Patient Outcomes – Our Journey to Improving Patient Care
Pros and Cons: Does Leadership Development of Staff in CME/CE Programs, Develop Leaders?
Monday, January 22
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Mediterranean 3
Physician Credits: 1.0
Nursing CE Credits: 1.0
Pharmacy Credits: 1.0
ACPE UAN: 0809-9999-18-083-L04-P (Knowledge)
CHCP Exam Designation: CHCP Professional Exam
Steven Kawczak, PhD
Director of Professional Developement, Education Institute
We are observing transformational changes and trends in our work as CME/CE professionals every day. The greatest challenges for current and future leaders of CME/CE programs is the pace of change and the complexity of the challenges faced. We will take participants through a PRO/CON debate as to what are leadership traits , how they relate to CME/CE staff and volunteers, and whether or not they can be cultivated. Does it work? Is it a waste of time? See how our panelists will approach and the impact it can have on program teams and CEHP professionals.
PRO: We know that simulation as an educational tool can be very powerful. Why not put that methodology to use in developing leaders in CME/CE programs. We also know that learning is not just a “one and done” situation. It is a continuous experience. Leadership development is much like a learning journey, blending a variety of methodologies and tools over time. Leadership also requires mentorship, a powerful influence in shifting mindsets, building capabilities and driving sustained, effective results. Does leadership development work? The answer is, "yes". However, it seems some leadership programs work better than others. As you might imagine, the time devoted to leadership development matters, with longer programs having more positive impact than those that last a day or two. Moreover, it is important that programs follow some tried and true leadership model to guide development efforts. Faculty, simulated scenarios, mentors and other educational methods are all vital to a successful leadership program.
CON:. Leadership is dependent on the individual and may not be developed in the classroom. The vast majority of leadership programs are set curricula delivered through classroom-taught, rationally based, individual-focused methods. Participants are taken out of their day-to-day workplaces to be inspired by “expert” faculty, work on case studies, receive personal feedback, and take away the latest leadership thinking. Yet study after study, indicates that the qualities leaders need in today’s world are intuitive, dynamic, collaborative, and grounded in just-in-now "emotional intelligence". Our primary method of developing leaders is antithetical to the type of leadership we need for future CME/CE programs to thrive in a new environment and comes from those who possess leadership traits naturally.
- Identify leadership traits and how they relate to CME/CE (what makes a leader).
- Differentiate effective versus ineffective educational leadership strategies (pro versus con).
- Analyze current leadership abilities and resources to cultivate new skills that further your effectiveness in guiding teams.