Structure & Content

Program fellows will be presented new perspectives, best practices and innovative tools by renowned experts and industry innovators from Duke University and other academic institutions, as well as leading health care professionals and other industry leaders nationwide. Through peer-to-peer learning, the program promotes a lifelong network of health profession leaders who can support and reinforce each other’s efforts during and beyond the program year.

Program Activities at a Glance

Activity

Dates

Required Participants

Cost to Participants

Web-conferences

Core Leadership Sessions

Virtual, synchronous two-day conferences focused on L&M activities and team development.

Web-conference 1: September 12-13, 2020

Web-conference 2:

February 20-21, 2021

All team members

High-speed internet, video conferencing technology technology requirements

Onsite Retreats

Core Leadership Sessions

Live conferences held in Durham, NC and focused on L&M activities and team development.

On-site 1: October 22 – 25, 2020

On-site 2: May 21-23, 2021

Team leads must attend the entirety of both on-sites.

Team partners expected to attend Onsite Retreat 1 while Onsite Retreat 2 is optional (lodging expense not covered)

Team leads: Travel to/from both on-sites.

Other Team Partners:

Travel to/from both on-sites; Lodging at Onsite 2.

Transformational Health Improvement Projects

Transformational Projects

Planned and implemented by each team at their site during the program year.

Throughout program

   

Consultative Panels

Consultative Panels

Each team will present, via web-conference, their project plan and activities to a panel of health care experts, who will provide feedback.

December 5-6, 12-13, 2020

All team members will attend ONE three-hour meeting on one of the dates above. The exact date for each team will be determined early in the program.

All team members

High-speed internet, video conferencing technology technology requirements

L&M Activities

Workshops & Seminars

Webinars and self-directed activities are designed to foster Leadership & Management skills.

Throughout program

Participation is strongly encouraged for all team members

High-speed internet, video conferencing technology technology requirements

Individual Executive Coaching

Executive Coaching

One-on-one sessions with an executive coach to address leadership challenges.

Throughout program

Mandatory for Team Leads and strongly encouraged for Team Partners.

High-speed internet, video conferencing technology technology requirements

Leadership Salons for Team Leads

Leadership Salons

Small group leadership conversations for team leads led by nurse leaders

Throughout program

Mandatory and available to Team Leads only.

High-speed internet, video conferencing technology technology requirements

Coaching Circles

Project Coaching Circles consist of 2-3 teams, which meet together monthly, under the guidance of a health care leader acting as “coach” for the entire program term. The focus of the Coaching Circles is to help support teams as they design, implement and evaluate their health improvement projects.

Throughout program year

All team members

High-speed internet, video conferencing technology technology requirements

 

Program Details

Core Leadership Sessions

Because all retreat sessions are planned to be very interactive and involve collaborative activities, in-person attendance is required for the on-site retreats and live, real-time participation via webcam is required for the web-conferences. Individuals interested in the program should make sure that their schedule allows for them to fully participate on these dates before applying.

Before and during the web conference, program fellows will be oriented to program expectations, distance-learning didactic methods, technology requirements, and independent project details. They will also have an opportunity to become acquainted with project faculty and other program fellows from across the country. All retreat sessions will involve learning experiences including seminars, learning circles, discussion groups, and group exercises, with the possibility of evening sessions on some days.

Distance-Based Learning

Team leads should expect to spend an average of three to five hours per week on distance-based learning and project activities using some or all of the following modalities: video-streamed lectures, video clips, audio components, guided readings, discussion boards, interactive web activities, threaded discussions, on-line modules and conference calls. Other team partners should expect to spend around one to three hours per week on their activities. All program fellows will use Sakai, an on-line learning system that facilitates flexible, open-source collaboration and learning between program faculty and program fellows.