Penn State Hershey Leadership Academy

Interdisciplinary Leadership Development for Academic Health Center and Regional Health Systems Professionals

Developed in partnership with the Penn State Smeal College of Business and Penn State Executive Programs, the Penn State Hershey Leadership Academy provides attendees (physicians, scientists, nurses and administrators) with the skills required to excel in strategic leadership and management roles in academic health centers and associated health care systems.  

Participants

The program is intended for faculty, physician leaders and staff who have interest in leadership positions within their institutions, have previous leadership experience and have the support of their supervisor or chair.  Priority will be given to applicants at mid-career, or higher level with administrative or leadership responsibilities.  

Program Faculty

Faculty will be identified by Penn State's Smeal College of Business and Penn State Executive Programs based on the final curriculum.  Faculty will be recognized nationally in their respective fields and also be experienced educators with real world experience.  The Penn State Executive Programs team (http://www.smeal.psu.edu/psep) offers decades of combined experience in helping clients from more than 150 companies build the organizational and leadership capabilities to deal with today's most pressing business challenges.

Program Location and Organization

Classes are scheduled Monday through Friday October 12-16 and will be held at 201 Keller Building, University Park, PA.  Classes will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. and finish at 5:00 p.m.  Some evening activities will be included related to team projects.  Completion of team projects will be a requirement.  Participants are expected to "leave pagers at the door" and remain free of other responsibilities so that full attention can be devoted to coursework and the educational experience.

Continuing Education Credit

Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  This live activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)tm

Deadline for on-line application process is July 31, 2015.  Click here to access application.

Support letter from chair or supervisor must be submitted with online application by July 31, 2015.  

  • Letters should be address to:  

Ann Ouyang, M.D.
Associate Dean for Faculty and Professional Development
Penn State College of Medicine
500 University Drive, PO Box 850
Mail Code:  H117
Hershey, PA  17033

Objectives

  • Establish strategic directions to academic medical entities and regional health systems for long-term competitive advantage in a changing and uncertain healthcare marketplace.
  • Develop health care leaders who leverage and integrate the missions of education, research, patient care, and outreach.
  • Build capability of networks of physicians, faculty, employees and partners.
  • Establish common frameworks and perspectives across networks to enhance collaboration and innovative problem solving.
  • Drive execution and accountability.
  • Demonstrate exceptional operational decision-making, and business and financial wisdom
  • Lead with emotional intelligence and impact.
  • Lead strategic and cultural change.

Benefits

Upon completion, participants will have gained

  • An understanding of strategic leadership
  • Improved ability to build and lead effective and diverse teams
  • Improved negotiation and conflict management skills
  • Enhanced business literacy in the areas of finance, including research and education funding
  • Knowledge of the overall interaction of key components in an integrated health care system
  • An understanding of the key issues facing all partners in a newly expanded academic health care delivery partnership

 

The curriculum is intended to enhance the critical skill sets of participants necessary to lead and make a difference within academic health care centers and associated regional health systems. The course content is focused on addressing leadership challenges and opportunities within the integrated, multi-mission structure of such systems.  The final curriculum will incorporate input from any institutions that have more than three participants.

Topics may include:

  • Understanding the changing health care landscape
  • Understanding the value of research and education to these systems and funding challenges
  • Strategic leadership: Managing the cycles of change
  • Building your executive presence
  • Finance: Closing the gap between perceptions and performance
  • Enhancing operational effectiveness within a partnership of an academic health center and a regional health system
  • Building teams
  • Clear and effective communication

A week-long team-based case analysis will be included to provide the opportunity to think systemically and work collaboratively, reinforcing the newly learned frameworks, models and approaches from the Leadership Academy

The program fee covers tuition, lodging, meals, and teaching material.   Cancellations must be made in writing and received before September 1 for a full refund.  If a cancellation is received between September 1 and September 15, 2015, there will be a forfeit of 50% of the program fee.  Cancellations after September 15, 2015 will result in 100% forfeiture of the program fee. 

Click here for a pdf of the program brochure.

Fees

  • Penn State Hershey faculty and staff,  $3,900
  • Penn State Hershey affiliate hospitals and providers, $4,900.

Accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Nittany Lion Inn, 200 West Park Avenue, State College, PA  16803.  Once accepted into the program, the participants will be assigned rooms.    

 

Office of Faculty and Professional Development
Penn State College of Medicine
500 University Drive, H117
P.O. Box 850
Hershey, PA 17033

Phone: 717-531-1101
Fax: 717-531-4582
Email: dharris1@hmc.psu.edu
Room: C1602