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CHEF Leadership Task Force Update

The CHEF Leadership Task Force is a committee established by the CHEF Board in late 2014 that was charged with intertwining leadership into all aspects of CHEF. One of the main goals of the Leadership Task Force is to develop and execute leadership programs that further ACHE?s mission to advance its members and healthcare management excellence. As a result, the Leadership Task Force established the Leadership Education Series to provide programs geared towards healthcare executives that address different leadership types and are relevant to all members at all stages of their careers. To date, the Leadership Task Force has put on two events in the Leadership Education Series and has some exciting and innovative programs in development for the remainder of 2016.

Best Practices of Emerging Leaders – Thursday, July 16, 2015

This event provided careerists insights on how to create a strategic personal development plan and how to use this plan to accelerate career success. Diversity and inclusion strategy, recruitment and networking tactics, and recommended growth and development opportunities were all topics of conversation. These discussions were led by a group of experienced panelists, including:CHEF July Leadership Event

-Andrea R. Price, FACHE, ACHE Governor

-James Williams, Director, Diversity, Inclusion & Equity, University of Chicago Medicine & ??Biological Sciences, Chicago, IL

-Jason P. Petros, Senior Associate, Witt/Kieffer, Oak Brook, ILCHEF July Leadership Event 2

-Dr. Abha Agrawal, MD, Chief Medical Officer & Chief Operating Officer, Norwegian American Hospital, Chicago, IL

-Georgia Casciato, FACHE, Managing Director, Patina Solutions

Career Retooling: Strategies for Making 2016 Your Banner Year – Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A group of knowledgeable panelists began this event focusing on topics such as networking with purpose and passion, setting career goals and building your career plan, effectively positioning yourself for senior-level positions, and how to use ACHE/CHEF resources to keep you on track. Additionally, panelists and other facilitators collaborated to offer additional tools to use, such as how to expand and sharpen your networks using volunteerism, how to properly manage transitions, and how to promote yourself given your unique qualities. The panel consisted of the following individuals:IMG_20160120_191835643

-Mike Broscio, Director, ACHE Career Resource Center

-Russ Jones, President, First Transitions

-Mary O?Brien, National Healthcare Practice Director, Patina SolutionsIMG_20160120_191959774

-Nick Rogish, Consultant, WK Advisors

-Anita Halvorsen, FACHE Regional Strategy and Growth Officer, Presence Health

Day 1 of FIHFMA Spring Symposium Event: Effective Leadership – Monday, April 11, 2016

CHEF is co-sponsoring the First Illinois Chapter Healthcare Financial Management Association (FIHFMA) Spring Symposium. The Leadership Task Force is involved in promoting one of the tracks on Day 1 of the Symposium, which is focused on defining and communicating your vision, empowering and engaging your team, executing strategic priorities, and managing change. FIHFMA has highly respected executives from both healthcare and non-healthcare industries throughout the Chicagoland area who will be leading the discussion.?

Resilience Training for Clinicians – Thursday, July 14, 2016

Approaches for how to recognize clinician burnout, its implications, and practical strategies for addressing this issue will be featured during this event. A panel of local health executives and other physician leaders will be on hand to discuss this important and timely topic.

The Life of a Patient: Leaders at all Levels Quarter 3, 2016 (Exact Date TBD)

Healthcare leaders at all levels will share their insights on how they have effectively utilized their leadership skills to create a positive patient experience. Focus areas will include: all of the individuals who are involved in the life cycle of a patient experience and how organizations are beginning to use the patient experience as a way to create a competitive advantage.

Crossfire Debate: Are You Right? – Quarter 4, 2016 (Exact Date TBD)

Authors and other Healthcare Experts in the field will deliberate upon the accuracy of industry predictions. This forum will give experts in the field a chance to debate health care issues of the past, present, and future that are top of mind for today?s healthcare leaders.

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