We now have a lot more challenges facing us in that there are a lot more integrations in the healthcare system. We also have a lot more need for strategic alliances and strategic partnerships, so learning how to work with
that kind of environment requires skills where, for example, you need to have heightened skills in stakeholder relationships. Healthcare has recognized the fact that we
do have gaps in leadership. In acquiring new leaders, developing leaders, which is really
part of why this executive development program is so critical for health care.
Furthermore, within the healthcare environment and within the workplace, our new workers have a different expectation of the workplace. We have flatter organizations, we have people that want to share authority and really leaders that understand that and can work with that
kind of environment. We also have a very strong need to not just
look at healthcare as a social services enterprise. It’s also a huge business enterprise. There’s a lot of need to measure results, to report results, to learn to be more efficient, with
less money. Lean is a problem solving process improvement
process. The private sector has been using this methodology with great success for quite
some time and health care is now realizing that it is a methodology that we can also
use in order to improve efficiency and reduce costs. And at the same time engage staff.
Risk Management in health care is something that has emerged as an important area in the last few years. So it has become a very, very important part that even the auditors of most public-sector organizations are now demanding. I’ve made sure that the people that facilitate
these programs are really second to none. We have people from the business sector, we
have people from the academic sector as well as people from the healthcare sector and I’ve
heard a lot of positive feedback about the immediacy of the learning, the fact that you
get tools that you can really use right away back in the workplace and be successful, or
more successful. The program also gives you an opportunity
to assess your leadership style, to understand how you make decisions, how you come across
to your staff, as well as how you come across across to your peers and your superiors.
So, I invite you to consider this as a growth opportunity, especially if you’re interested
in staying in the healthcare industry.