Health care is transforming rapidly, from revolutions in science and technology to patient care innovations to major policy and economic shifts. To meet growing challenges in this complex environment, today’s health care leaders must develop the agility, insights, and strategic skills needed to support clinical and academic excellence as well as the financial strength of their organizations.
Wharton Executive Education and Penn Medicine — world-renowned leaders in education and pioneers in health care — have designed a program specifically to develop the next generation of leaders in academic medicine and the health care industry. This program is intended for established and aspiring leaders, both within and outside the U.S., who are positioned to develop creative solutions to the field’s most complex issues, drive change, succeed in an uncertain health care environment, and reimagine the way to health for all.
Health care leaders today need a broader skill set, says Dr. J. Larry Jameson, Dean of Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine.
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This exciting program is deeply personalized. It begins before you even arrive — through the completion of an emotional intelligence ability test, an organizational culture audit, and your summarizing of a major organizational challenge within your own setting– which allows you to have tremendous personal data to use throughout the program to foster actionable learning.
In Leadership in a New Era of Health Care, you will:
Effective Leaders & Teams: Professor Caryn Lerman from Penn Medicine talks about ideal leadership attributes.
The Wharton-Penn Medicine Leadership in a New Era of Health Care program offers an unparalleled curriculum that will advance your ability to lead and drive change within your organization.
This innovative program provides an ideal combination of lectures, experiential exercises, simulations, small group conversations, personal feedback, panels, and class discussions with Wharton and Penn Medicine faculty as well as with distinguished industry thought leaders. You will have ample opportunity to delve deeply into a personal leadership challenge, and gain insight and feedback from faculty and other participants.
In addition, you will:
As an added benefit, this program also offers participants the opportunity to earn CME credits. Ultimately, this program will help you achieve optimal leadership effectiveness, which in turn can improve patient and clinician satisfaction, and improve health care outcomes and performance.
The Leadership Challenge: A method to execute organizational change.
A unique aspect of this program is the Leadership Challenge, which consists of four highly interactive sessions where you have the opportunity to share a real-world organizational or leadership challenge you are facing and gain feedback from peers and faculty. Prior to the program you will interact with one of the program’s academic co-directors to develop a description of a complex organizational or leadership challenge you are experiencing. You will then meet with fellow participants in small groups to give and receive feedback. This exercise will give you practice in listening and analyzing challenges, as well as insights that will help you execute change.
Guest Speakers and Networking
One of the tremendous benefits of attending a program like this is the world-class networking opportunity it presents. Not only will you enjoy the peer-to-peer learning and dynamic interactions with other health care leaders, you will also be exposed to the knowledge of prominent guest speakers and panelists from the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and Health System and from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Hear firsthand from other health care leaders about how they are navigating and handling emerging situations in today’s evolving health care economy.
Presenters will include deans of integrated academic medical centers, CEOs, senior executives, department chairs, and nursing leaders, as well as leadership development experts from Wharton and Penn Medicine.
New Perspectives: Professor Sigal Barsade explores multi-faceted leadership development.
Session topics include:
Upon completion of this activity, learners should be able to:
In support of improving patient care, Penn Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the health care team.
Physicians: Penn Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 29 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
All faculty and planning committee members’ disclosures of relevant financial relationships will be included in the program materials.
Acknowledgement of Commercial Support
There is no commercial support associated with this educational activity.
For questions related to this educational activity, contact:
Penn Medicine Continuing Medical and Interprofessional Education
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania:
Who Should Attend: Professor Caryn Lerman from Penn Medicine on who will be in the program.
Leadership in a New Era of Health Care is designed for established and aspiring leaders in academic medical centers and the health care Industry both within and outside the U.S. Participants include, but are not limited to, clinicians, scientists, and other administrative and executive leaders who will benefit from learnings and skill development to respond to the evolving health care environment and/or who wish to foster organizational transformation and alignment. The program is particularly relevant to those who wish to advance their careers to a leadership position and/or have assumed a leadership role in academic medicine or health care.
Job titles or roles may include:
The program may also be beneficial for professionals from multiple disciplines, including physicians, nurses, psychologists, pharmacists, scientists, and medical researchers.
This program is held at the Steinberg Conference Center located on the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia. Learn more about planning your stay at Wharton’s Philadelphia campus.
To further leverage the value and impact of this program, we encourage companies to send cross-functional teams of executives to Wharton. We offer group enrollment benefits to companies sending four or more participants.
Sigal Barsade, PhDSee Faculty Bio
Joseph Frank Bernstein Professor; Professor of Management, The Wharton School
Research Interests: Organizational culture, emotional intelligence, unconscious bias, organizational change, teamwork and leadership
Caryn Lerman, PhDSee Faculty Bio
Vice Dean for Strategic Initiatives; John H. Glick, MD, Professor in Cancer Research, Penn Medicine
Research Interests: Leadership development, neuroscience of behavior change, health communication
Regina Cunningham, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAANSee Faculty Bio
Chief Executive Officer, Hospital of the University Of Pennsylvania; Professor of Nursing, University Of Pennsylvania
Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, PhDSee Faculty Bio
Diane v.S. Levy and Robert M. Levy University Professor; Professor of Health Care Management, The Wharton School; Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Research Interests: Health policy, health care reform, medical ethics, drug pricing, transformations, bundled payments
J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhDSee Faculty Bio
Executive Vice President, University of Pennsylvania Health System; Dean of the Perelman School of Medicine; Robert G. Dunlop Professor of Medicine, University Of Pennsylvania
Kevin MahoneySee Faculty Bio
Executive Vice President, University of Pennsylvania Health System
Cade Massey, PhDSee Faculty Bio
Practice Professor, Operations, Information and Decisions, The Wharton School
Research Interests: People analytics, judgment under uncertainty, organizational behavior
Ralph MullerSee Faculty Bio
Chief Executive Officer, University of Pennsylvania Health System
Michael Parmacek, MDSee Faculty Bio
Chair, Department of Medicine; Frank Wister Thomas Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Research Interests: Transcriptional programs that regulate cardiovascular development
Nancy Rothbard, PhDSee Faculty Bio
David Pottruck Professor; Professor of Management; Chairperson, Management Department, The Wharton School
Research Interests: Emotion and identity, work motivation and engagement, work-life and career development
Arthur Rubenstein, MBBChSee Faculty Bio
Former Dean, Perelman School of Medicine; Executive Vice President, University of Pennsylvania Health System; Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Gregory Shea, PhDSee Faculty Bio
Adjunct Professor of Management; Senior Fellow, Wharton Center for Leadership and Change Management; Adjunct Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, The Wharton School
Research Interests: Leadership, leadership of change, organizational innovation
Michael Useem, PhDSee Faculty Bio
William and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management; Professor of Management; Director, Center for Leadership and Change Management; Editor, Wharton Leadership Digest
Research Interests: Catastrophic and enterprise risk management, corporate change and restructuring, leadership, decision making, governance
Antonia Villarruel, PhD, RN, FAANSee Faculty Bio
Professor and Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, Penn Nursing
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Fees for this program include accommodations and meals. Prices are subject to change.
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