Physician Leadership Experience Accelerator Program (LEAP)

Physician Leadership Experience Accelerator Program (LEAP)

Leadership Experience Accelerator Program at Creighton University


The Leadership Experience Accelerator Program (LEAP), is an intensive one-year leadership program for physicians to develop and hone their skills as physician leaders. Based on the National Health Sciences Leadership Academy’s 5E approach to development (examine, experience, exposure, education and evaluate), LEAP fosters innovative, critical thinkers to develop their leadership integrity and authenticity. LEAP is a comprehensive year-long program focusing on rapidly expanding your experience in transforming health care while you gain direct practice leading teams to deliver greater health care value. Physicians successfully completing the program will earn six credit hours towards an MBA.

Healing and Leading

In health care, leadership is a shared responsibility, ensuring the patient‘s successful care outcome. Bringing the four pillars of leadership to fruition will help every physician be a leader of modern health care. Leadership is not about personality; it’s about behavior - an observable set of skills and abilities. LEAP's foundation is in the four pillars of leadership: Individual Development, Pursuing Excellence, Authentic Team Collaboration & Serving Others.

To build a career of impact and significance in today’s increasingly collaborative health care systems requires professionals to be more than skilled and compassionate healers. It also requires them to be excellent leaders. This program, designed for for skilled health care clinicians working in today’s complex healthcare environment, accelerates the growth and development of physician leaders. It uses a deliberate, integrated and carefully crafted process which will offer leaders the opportunity to examine, experience, be exposed to, educate and evaluate their roles in today’s health care environment. As a result, a physician professional can immediately apply new skills and bring talents to the forefront, immediately contributing to health care improvement.

Educational opportunities are part of this development, but the key to the Physician Leadership Experience Accelerator Program (LEAP) is the integration of multiple opportunities to explore and develop the four pillars of leadership with their immediate application to the healthcare organization and teams. It is both reflective and action-driven. It includes experience and exploration, enhanced by mentoring and coaching.

The end result: the foundation for a career of impact through the four core pillars of leadership.

OUTLINE

topic contact time time (typical) learning outcome
Coaching, Mentoring, Power & Politics 0.5 days  

Individual Development

Assessment & Retreat

2 days    

Understanding People

0.5 days  

Individual Development

Leadership, Culture & Leading Change

0.5 days  

Individual Development

Organizational Behavior & Individual Differences

0.5 days

 

Individual Development

Leadership & Decision Making - Organizational Structure & Environments. Management and Challenges

0.5 days  

Individual Development

Individual Development Plans

  10 days  
Mentors Selected   30 days  

Health Care Leadership Knowledge Accelerator: 184.5 days

topic contact time time (typical) learning objective

Assessing Operations Performance & Project Selection

0.5 days   Pursuing Excellence

Understanding People in the Context of the Organizational System

0.5 days   Pursuing Excellence

Project Management

2.5 days

   

Getting Teams to Achieve Results

0.5 days  

Individual Development

Project Management Processes and Knowledge Areas

2 days   Pursuing Excellence

Healthcare Operations- Improving Outcomes: 163.5 days

topic contact time time (typical) learning objective

Patient Safety, Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement

0.5 days  

Pursuing Excellence

Communication - Crucial Conversations

2 days  

Individual Development

Manager’s, Leader’s Health Care Team Role in Health Care

0.5 days   Individual Development

Fiscal Leadership in Health Care

0.5 days   Serving Others

Accounting, Finance & Revenue Cycle in Health Care

0.5 days   Serving Others

Leading Health care Teams (motivation, delegation, strengths, empowerment)

0.5 days  

Authentic Team Collaboration

Talent Acquisition, Development, HR processes, Reviews, Talent Investment

0.5 days   Authentic Team Collaboration

Healthcare Business Ethics and Law / Legal

1 day  

 

Serving Others

Negotiation & Conflict Resolution

1 day   Authentic Team Collaboration
Mentoring   240 days Authentic Team Collaboration
Coaching   259.5 days Authentic Team Collaboration
Projects:   271 days Authentic Team Collaboration

Selection

  30 days Pursuing Excellence
Selection Decision Assessing Process      
Initiation   10 days Pursuing Excellence
Planning   90 days Pursuing Excellence

Strategic Planning & Requirements Alignment

0.5 days    

Presentation Practicum - Selling Ideas for Health Care Improvement

0.5 days    

Monitor & Control

  160 days Pursuing Excellence
Execution   130 days Pursuing Excellence
Closing, Lessons Learned   10 days  Pursuing Excellence

Graduation

Outcomes

  • Develop and understand the diversity of people, their capabilities/strengths, and unlock the potential held in their core mission: to help people
  • Provide practical experience in doing what healers do well while creating and leading cohesive teams that communicate, cooperate and collaborate
  • Provide an experience for creating and championing teams
  • Acquire the capacity to appreciate and respect individual contributions within teams
  • Reduce variation, improve quality and use resources
  • Develop excellent communication skills that foster creative collaboration
  • Gain experience in integrating mission, strategy and tactics; then implementing change in these areas
  • Mission and goals alignment
  • Improving quality care
  • Improving resource utilization
  • Delivery of relevant research and education
  • Direct experience in eliminating waste in healthcare processes with teams to improve performance based outcomes
  • Direct experience in fostering the contribution of process experts and using the team approach to rapidly achieve healthcare improvements
     

This integrated program combines education, mentoring, networking, coaching and team projects to enable thoughtful development and growth throughout the year. Our program brings together leadership, healthcare management and experience to yield measurable change. It offers multiple opportunities to examine, evaluate, educate, for experience and exposure. Call Creighton Business Institute to enroll in LEAP: 402.280.4948.

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