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Physician Leadership Academy

Physician Leadership Academy


Grow your talents when healthcare demands more of physicians than ever before.

The NMA Physician Leadership Academy is an industry relevant, peer-based leadership development program made possible by a generous grant from the Physicians Foundation in association with the Nebraska Medical Foundation. Designed and led by Pam Hernandez, a successful business executive and renowned business coach, The Physician’s Leadership Academy is a unique opportunity to gain actionable insight on your strengths and challenges.

"The Nebraska Medical Association's Physician Leadership Academy has been a formative experience for me coming out of training. Time-after-time older, more experienced physicians would tell me how applicable the skills we learned were to their everyday practice. Essential skills such as active listening, clear communication, and taking feedback were only a few of the topics we touched on. I highly recommend this program to any early in-practice physician looking to elevate their ability to lead others."
Tyler Teichmeier, MD, MLS (ASCP)
Pathology Medical Services, PC

It’s a big ask to always be at your best in a leadership role—especially in a world where constant change and increasing complexity are the new normal. Being a physician leader can be a rewarding and fulfilling opportunity, but it can also come with a deep sense of loneliness and isolation and a confusion about who you can trust to talk through your hopes, your fears, your inner doubt.

“This has been a wonderful journey of self-reflection. It has given me a scheduled time to look at myself in my current practice and truly assess how I can become a better leader, physician, and partner (at work and at home). Without this schedule, I would have been much less likely to give myself this time. It has also been a wonderful opportunity to meet new physicians at a variety of stages in their professional careers and to learn from their trials, tribulations, and successes. It is important to remember that you will only get out of this class what you are willing to put into it!”
Kendra Lesiak, MD
Dermatology Specialists of Omaha

Tailored to the needs and culture of physicians and the medical world, the Physician’s Leadership Academy includes monthly peer-to-peer sessions, one-on-one coaching sessions, know yourself assessment surveys, and thoughtful reading selections.

“I was not sure what to expect when I signed up for the NMA Physician Leadership Academy, but in looking back I am amazed at the personal insight and self-awareness I gained by being open to participate in it.  As physicians, we are looked upon to be leaders of our patients, our staff, our colleagues, our communities.  This has to start with leadership of self, and that is what this course is about.  Our instructor Pam was fantastic, and utilized surveys, books, and individual coaching sessions to bring us along our individual journeys.  A common theme of our cohort in our final session was that not only did we have professional growth, but our personal relationships were positively impacted as well.  Overall, this experience was well worth my investment of personal time.”
Lynette Kramer, MD
Family Medicine/CMO
Boone County Health Center

REQUIREMENT: Current NMA Member
LOCATION: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska 1919 Aksarben Drive, Omaha, NE
Individuals that engage in this session will meet in person for each session. Please note: virtual connections will be made available if one cannot attend in person.
DATES & SCHEDULE:
September: Evaluators chosen / LCP profiles launched
10/16/2020: Introductory Workshop from 8:00am – 12:00pm
Monthly Sessions: Held on third Friday of the month from 8:00am – 12:00pm (CST):
11/20/2020     12/18/2020     1/15/2021
2/19/2021        3/19/2021      4/16/2021
5/21/2021        6/18/2021

 APPLY FOR FALL 2020-2021 ACADEMY    (applications due Friday, July 31, 2020)

 


Key aspects of the program include:

Leadership Circle Profile (LCP)

Leadership Circle Profile (LCP)
Leadership Circle Profile (LCP)

The Physician Leadership Academy begins with the 360 Leadership Circle Profile assessment. It measures key leadership competencies and identifies tendencies that limit effectiveness (with input from supervisors, colleagues and others).

Leadership Development Plan

Leadership Development Plan
Leadership Development Plan

Your roadmap to success, the plan focuses you on one behavior/thinking, one creative competency, and one reactive tendency you want to change.

Monthly Leader Sessions

Monthly Leader Sessions
Monthly Leader Sessions

Nine strategically focused small group sessions drive growth with peers and leadership experts. Sessions require only a 1/2 days’ time each month.

Monthly One-on-One Coaching

Monthly One-on-One Coaching
Monthly One-on-One Coaching

The benefits you gain in monthly sessions are enhanced by one-by-one coaching sessions (each month in person, by phone, or video).

Your individual coaching sessions will provide you:

· The capacity to come up with more insightful, more innovative options for your organization

· Greater clarity and understanding about your values and visions – in your work and in your personal life

· Insights into what makes you stressed, why it makes you stressed, and what to do about it

· More nuanced ways of working with and leading people

Assessments and Readings

Assessments and Readings
Assessments and Readings

In addition to the Leadership Circle Profile 360 assessment, you will also complete the Emergenetics Profile, the VIA Survey of Character Strengths, and the Change Style Inventory all designed to provide you with insights into your leadership. You will read Unlocking Leadership Mindtraps and Compassionomics.

Results

Results
Results

You will become more agile, better at keeping up with a growing and changing world – rather than becoming entrenched in your old, familiar patterns of decision-making. This agility will facilitate your growth along with the ability to scale your leadership to build capacity in the rest of your organization. You will see yourself and others from new perspectives, question deeply held ideas that may be limiting your growth, and to access more of your hidden self. The more possibilities you can see, the stronger a leader you’ll be.

The Talent Behind the NMA Physician Leadership Academy

Pam Hernandez, Founder & CEO, The Right Reflection®

Pam’s 30 year career in the financial services industry culminated in her role as Chief Operating Officer. Her business experience included marketing, human resources, IT, operations and strategy. Pam began The Right Reflection after receiving a Master’s degree in Applied Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. Her work focuses on bringing about transformational change with organizations and individuals. Pam is certified in a number of psychological and leadership assessment tools and programs, as well as being a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through International Coaching Federation. The Right Reflection is an NMA member benefit which provides individual leadership coaching tailored to the needs of healthcare professionals and brought to you by the experts from the Physicians Leadership Academy. Find out more on our Member Benefits page.

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