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SHM's Leadership Academy

Join Us for the Only Leadership Program for Hospitalists.

SHM's 2022 Leadership Academy will be held November 7-10, 2022 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Meet the New Course Director

 

Kierstin Cates Kennedy, MD, MSHA, SFHM, is a med-peds trained academic hospitalist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she holds the rank of clinical associate professor of medicine and serves as Chief of Hospital Medicine.

She is fellowship-trained in quality improvement in healthcare via the VA Quality Scholars Program and focuses her QI efforts on improving bedside procedure outcomes, identifying and improving meaningful hospital-based quality metrics, and educational and professional development of hospitalists.

She has been a member of SHM since 2015 and has served as a course facilitator, course faculty, board member, and now course director at SHM's Leadership Academy.

Program Overview

SHM’s Leadership Academy prepares clinical and academic leaders with vital leadership skills traditionally not taught in medical school or typical residency programs. The Leadership Academy is comprised of four courses that run concurrently over the span of four days.

Experience Colorado Springs

Enjoy the crisp fall air of Colorado Springs at The Broadmoor, a legendary Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond destination resort and location of SHM's Leadership Academy. Here, you can soak up incredible views of the Rocky Mountains, take an outdoor adventure with family or friends, eat and drink at one of the resort’s great dining options, and more.

Book your stay on or before Thursday, October 6, 2022, to receive discounted room rates of $229.00 (single/double occupancy plus tax and resort fee).

Please note: All reservations made after October 6, 2022, or earlier if the room block becomes sold out, will be confirmed on a space-available basis at the prevailing rack rate.

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Course Options

Leadership: Strategic Essentials 

Learn how to evaluate personal leadership strengths and weaknesses, create and execute a communication strategy for key team members, understand key hospital finances and drivers, examine how hospital metrics are derived, and more in this four-day, hands-on educational course covering various hospital medicine-focused leadership skills.

This course is recommended for residents, early-career hospital medicine professionals, first-time hospitalist leaders, and/or hospitalist leaders wishing to strengthen or broaden their leadership skill set and advance their career. 

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Leadership: Influential Management 

This course provides leadership skills specific to the incorporation of meta-leadership styles, driving culture change through specific leadership behaviors and actions, financial storytelling, effective professional negotiation with proven techniques, and more.

This course is recommended for early to mid-level career hospitalists and hospitalist leaders desiring to enhance their leadership skill set in specific areas. 

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Leadership: Mastering Teamwork

Find out how to critically assess program growth opportunities and develop operational plans; utilize the principles of SWARM intelligence; lead, manage, and motivate teams in complex hospital environments; and communicate effectively in the Mastering Teamwork course.

This course is recommended for hospitalists with three or more years of experience as well as hospitalist leaders looking to advance their career to the organizational strategy level.

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Leadership: Capstone

A two-day in-person program, plus an ongoing six-month learning component that allows participants to continue developing leadership skills throughout the coming year. With the completion of Capstone, participants are eligible to earn a Certificate of Leadership in Hospital Medicine (CLHM) designation.

To attend this course, you must have attended at least one previous Leadership Academy course. 

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Testimonials

One of the most important skills that I’ve gained so far by attending this leadership course is the roadmap of change – how we affect change from just a word into an action and put that plan into action with the team that I am working within my hospital.

Mhroos Peters, MD, FHM

Getting to know other people from other groups and practices and gaining knowledge from their experiences – and attending the lectures themselves – help you with problems you actually face when you are a hospitalist leader.

Mark Skiba, MD, PhD

We were able to get in contact with people who are really experts on the material and the teachings were geared toward hospital medicine, patient safety, quality and I think that’s what distinguishes these leadership courses.

Shaker Eid, MD, MBA, SFHM