Leadership Training Course

The Department of Medicine, in collaboration with BJC Institute for Learning and Development offers a leadership training course.

Interested in gaining skills to enhance your leadership potential? Apply for this immersive 8-half day course at the BJC Learning Institute in Fall 2022. This course is open to all DOM Faculty. The cost for faculty selected to the program will be covered by the Department of Medicine.

2022 Leadership Training Course Flyer (pdf)

Application (pdf)

Application Deadline: May 1, 2022
Applicants should send completed form, their CV, and a letter of support from their Division Chief to Jennifer Mosher (mosherj@wustl.edu).

Training objectives

  • Advance leadership and facilitation skills to improve team dynamics and effectively achieve desired outcomes
  • Enhance knowledge of the vocabulary, concepts and strategies fundamental for success in leading system and process change in health care
  • Improve leadership effectiveness by enhancing problem solving and decision making skills

Session 1: Facilitation skills for leaders (September 13th-14th from 8:00am-12:00pm)

Participants will learn how to facilitate in order to more effectively achieve desired outcomes. Topics include:

  • Team dynamics
  • Essential facilitation
  • Advocacy & inquiry
  • Process tools
  • Disruptive behavior interventions
  • Planning effective meetings

Session 2: Accelerating Change & Transitions (ACT) (September 27th-28th from 8:00am-12:00pm)

Participants will learn and utilize the Accelerating Change & Transitions (ACT) model and the tools associated with the seven change elements, which include:

  • Leading the way
  • Creating a shared urgency
  • Focusing the vision
  • Building coalitions & commitment
  • Charting a transition roadmap
  • Aligning systems & structures
  • Sustaining momentum

Session 3: Lean leadership (October 18th – 19th from 8:00am-12:00pm)

Participants will focus on what it takes to become a culture of disciplined execution. The basics of the Toyota-based philosophy will be introduced including an overview of ValueStream Mapping, Single Piece Flow, Standard Work, and Daily Management among other key components.

Session 4: Crucial Conversations (November 1st – 2nd from 8:00am-12:00pm)