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Leadership in Healthcare: Why Me? Why Now?

presented by Jennifer Green-Wilson

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Are you prepared to drive your career forwards in the ever-changing health care environment? Many times, we don’t recognize the value of developing leadership skills in our professional development as health care professionals. Yet, every day we work with different groups of people to achieve numerous goals collectively. Plus, change and innovation – realities we face now – require leadership! Developing an effective leadership style is important, even if you are not a formal leader! Growing personal leadership skills will help you become more effective every day in practice and will prepare you for your next career move or professional responsibility. Leadership “styles” vary from person to person, and some leadership styles are more effective than others. What kind of leader are you? Do you know your preferred leadership style? In this program, you will discover how you tend to lead and will be provided with some ideas on how to build your own leadership capacity. Emphasis is placed on developing an effective personal leadership style as well as understanding how you can lead as a member of a group. Additionally, you’ll be exposed to new ways of thinking, and new approaches to innovation and change that you can apply to many professional situations in physical therapy practice. Participants will be encouraged to engage interactively throughout the program.

Meet Your Instructor

  • Jennifer Green-Wilson, PT, MBA, EdD

    Jennifer Green-Wilson is a principal of the Institute for Business Literacy and Leadership (previously known as the Leadership Institute); formerly the Director of the Institute for Leadership in Physical Therapy (LAMP) for HPA the Catalyst of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), as well as a member of the Private Practice Section (PPS) Education Committee of the APTA. Recently serving as a Director on the Board of Directors of the APTA, she speaks nationally and internationally on topics related to leadership, business literacy, and management in health care, has been invited to submit short articles for APTA’s ‘Business Sense’ section of PT in Motion, and was awarded a national research grant from the HPA Section in 2009. Additionally, she was awarded HPA the Catalyst’s LAMPLighter Leadership Award in February 2014. Dr. Green-Wilson works with several physical therapist programs and diverse health care organizations across the country, helping to strengthen the development of practice management, business literacy, and leadership skills at entry-level and in contemporary practice. She also serves as a Director on the Board of Directors of Rochester Hearing and Speech in Rochester, New York. Dr. Green-Wilson holds an Ed.D. degree in Executive Leadership from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY, a MBA degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and a BS degree in physical therapy from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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  1. Identifying the Need for Leadership in Health Care

    1. Identifying the Need for Leadership in Health Care

    In this chapter, participants will identify the need for leadership in health care/physical therapy practice. The chapter will describe the role of leadership in facilitating change and innovation and the important role of leaders as change agents and idea champions in fostering change and innovation.

  2. Distinguish Between Management and Leadership

    2. Distinguish Between Management and Leadership

    In this chapter, participants will distinguish between management and leadership and discuss the importance of developing the ability to influence others as a leader.

  3. Discovering Your Preferred Leadership Style

    3. Discovering Your Preferred Leadership Style

    In this chapter, participants will define personal leadership and discover their own preferred personal leadership style.

  4. Identifying Your Strengths as a Leader

    4. Identifying Your Strengths as a Leader

    In this chapter, participants will describe effective and ineffective leadership styles in various situations and identify their strengths as a leader.

  5. Action Planning

    5. Action Planning

    In this final chapter, participants will find ways to leverage their strengths to become an effective and authentic personal leader in physical therapy practice. The chapter will help identify ways to build the participants leadership capacity as a personal leader.