Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Sessions

Leadership

2018-19 Sessions

Session

Presenters: Jennifer M. Gronsky, MA and Rebecca LeFevre, MSL

Leadership Curriculum: Personal and Professional Development, Principles of Leadership

  • Monday, September 24th – 12:00pm-1:00pm – JAH, Brent Auditorium
  • Tuesday, September 25th – 5:30pm-6:30pm – JAH, Brent Auditorium
  • Wednesday, September 26th – 12:00pm-1:00pm – Hamilton, Connelly Auditorium

In this first session, we will provide an overview of the Leadership LIVE program and engage in a discussion on the many definitions and philosophies of leadership.  From there we will transition into a conversation on values and self-awareness, a foundational topic in leadership.  Self-awareness is essential for leaders, and one way to increase your self-awareness is through knowing your values and reflecting upon how they influence your beliefs and actions.  We’ll briefly discuss the principles of values-based leadership and lead participants through an activity to identify their core values.

*NOTE: Some content for this first session will be similar to last year, so you may not wish to repeat this session if you previously attended.

Guest Presenter: Katie D. Scheuer, MSEd

Leadership Curriculum: Diversity, Principles of Leadership, Personal and Professional Development

  • Monday, October 8th – 5:30pm-6:30pm – JAH, Eakins Lounge
  • Tuesday, October 9th – 12:00pm-1:00pm – JAH, Eakins Lounge

Description:
How do our past experiences prepare us for the future? In this session we’ll explore that question by having participants create a journey line to pinpoint their defining moments, and identify their strengths by reflecting on personal and career experiences. By recognizing your leadership qualities, you’ll learn how to boost your confidence at work, lead great teams, and prepare for interviews…all through the power of reflection. As philosopher and educator John Dewey said, “We do not learn from experience; we learn from reflecting on experience.” 

Presenters: Jennifer Fogerty, MSEd

Leadership Curriculum: Integrity, Principles of Leadership

  • Monday, October 22nd – 12:00pm-1:00pm – JAH, Eakins Lounge
  • Tuesday, October 23rd - 5:30pm-6:30pm – JAH, Eakins Lounge

Description:
As healthcare professionals you will face ethical dilemmas during your career.  Are you ready to face those dilemmas?  It is important that you know the steps you will take before something occurs so you can respond quickly and appropriately. In this session we will use ethical frameworks and organizational guidelines to help develop an action plan for ethical dilemmas.  Real life scenarios, such as the case of Dr. Larry Nassar and the US gymnastics team, will be explored to determine where the many ethical breakdowns occurred.   

NOTE: This event will also count towards the Humanities & Health Certificate.  Students attending this program may earn dual credit towards both the Leadership LIVE Certificate and the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate.

Presenter: Amanda Owens, Executive Director of the Justice Bell Foundation

Leadership Curriculum: Diversity, Integrity, Personal and Professional Development

  • Wednesday, November 7th- 5:00pm-7:30pm – Brent Auditorium

Description:
The current political climate has individuals paying special attention to issues that affect individuals at personal, national, and global levels.  Featuring the Executive Director of the Justice Bell Foundation, this program will examine gender inequality and what it means for all of us, particularly as future healthcare and industry leaders. Participants will be asked to engage in introspection on their current perceptions and knowledge of the landscape of equal rights.

This interactive discussion will be followed by a screening of the documentary film Equal Means Equal, which presents “an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today. Examining both real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez uncovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues…”  Following the film, participants will be asked to consider their reaction to what they saw, reflect on how their perspective may have changed, and discuss how they can become further engaged. 

 

Presenter: Jennifer Ravelli, MPH and Guest Presenter: Elena Umland, PharmD

Leadership Curriculum: Integrity, Personal and Professional Development, Teamwork

  • Tuesday, November 13th – 12:00pm-1:00pm – JAH, Eakins Lounge
  • Wednesday, November 14th – 5:30pm-6:30pm – JAH, Eakins Lounge

Description:
A highly functioning team benefits patients, providers, and administrators through increased communication and the merging of expertise. Much research has been developed to show that people who work in teams have lower stress, less burnout, and a more fulfilling work environment. This session will review the social ecology of both poorly functioning and highly functioning teams. The presenters will help future leaders develop a culture of wellness in teams they are part of and those they may lead.

Presenters: James Dyksen, MSEd and Lisa Kozlowski, PhD

Leadership Curriculum: Personal and Professional Development, Principles of Leadership, Teamwork

  • Tuesday, November 26th – 12:00pm-1:00pm – JAH, Eakins Lounge
  • Wednesday, November 27th – 5:30pm-6:30pm – JAH, Eakins Lounge

Description:
A mission statement forces you to think deeply about your life, clarify the purpose of your life, and identify what is really important to you. It imprints your values and purposes firmly in your mind so they become a part of you rather than something you only think about occasionally. This session will give participants the opportunity to identify the beliefs that underlie behaviors and to inspire conversations about points of connection. Participants will actively draft a personal mission statement inspired by the This I Believe series, first introduced by acclaimed journalist Edward R. Murrow in a 1950s radio program, notably revived by NPR in recent years, and used by a number of other organizations. 

Presenter: Chris Miciek, MA and La’Verne Webb, MA

Leadership Curriculum:  Diversity, Principles of Leadership, Teamwork

  • Monday, January 7th – 5:30pm-6:30pm – JAH, Eakins Lounge
  • Tuesday, January 8th – 12:00pm-1:00pm – JAH, Eakins Lounge

Description: 
Managing unconscious bias is a vital step in building leaders that are innovative, dynamic, and inclusive. Identifying the biases that creep into our thinking, decision-making, communication, and interpersonal engagement helps us assess these perceptions and improve our actions and communications. This leads to clearer leadership. It also assists bridging social gaps by giving us not only awareness, but the tools, to alter how we perceive the actions and speech of others we want or need to engage.

Presenter: Colleen Dempsey, EdD, RT(R)

Leadership Curriculum: Personal and Professional Development, Teamwork

  • Tuesday, January 22nd – 5:30pm-6:30pm – JAH, Eakins Lounge
  • Wednesday, January 23rd – 12:00pm-1:00pm –  JAH, Eakins Lounge

Description:
Members of a team who share the same vision and work together towards achievement of a goal can be highly effective. These are highly engaged individuals of their organization. In addition to being effective at their work, these members may also contribute to high morale and increased performance of their duties. As emerging leaders, one must be able to understand and identify the knowledge and skills needed to be able to lead their organization towards positive goals and outcomes. This session will allow participants to gain a deeper awareness of others and the value of teamwork and employee engagement as related to exhibiting and supporting leadership behaviors.

NOTE: This event will also count towards the Humanities & Health Certificate.  Students attending this program may earn dual credit towards both the Leadership LIVE Certificate and the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate.

Presenter:  The Defamation Experience (http://defamationtheplay.com/)

Leadership Curriculum: Diversity, Integrity, Personal and Professional Development, Teamwork

  • Monday, February 4th – 5:30pm-7:30pm - Hamilton, Connelly Auditorium and Lobby

Description:
As leaders it is essential to be able to communicate respectfully and effectively with others, understand one’s own biases, advocate for others, and effect change.  Take this unique opportunity to further develop and practice those skills through participating in this interactive experience which opens with a courtroom case that participants will not only witness but for which they will also serve as the jury. 

This nationally acclaimed interactive experience explores issues of race, class, religion, gender, and the law.  After witnessing the courtroom drama, participants will engage in a deliberation and facilitated discussion leading to a jury vote.  The Defamation Experience provides an opportunity to “engage in civil discourse about the most pressing issues of our day” and will challenge you to re-examine your perspectives and continue your personal growth and leadership journey.

 

Guest Presenter: Deanna Nobleza, MD

Leadership Curriculum: Integrity, Personal and Professional Development

  • Monday, February 18th – 12:00pm-1:00pm - JAH, Eakins Lounge
  • Tuesday, February 19th – 5:30pm-6:30pm - JAH, Eakins Lounge

Description:
The typical health professional’s lifestyle is demanding and depleting so it’s important for students to be proactive about their emotional health and well-being.  In this session, students will learn to recognize signs and symptoms of burnout and develop effective ways to tackle it (and better yet, prevent it).  Students will be introduced to the PERMA model of wellbeing, a theory of Positive Psychology, and will learn about a variety of self-care/stress management techniques to customize their own “coping toolboxes.”  Students will better understand how failure to attend to one’s own wellness can negatively affects one’s ability to lead, and how taking better care of oneself can allow you to be a more energetic, productive, and inspiring leader.

Presenters: La’Verne Webb, MA and Guest Presenter: Don Trahan Jr, PhD

Leadership Curriculum: Diversity

  • Monday, March 4th – 5:30pm-6:30pm - JAH, Eakins Lounge
  • Tuesday, March 5th - 12:00pm-1:00pm – JAH, Eakins Lounge

Description:
This session will introduce the concept of microaggressions, which are behaviors or statements that can inflict insult or injury despite our intentions to the contrary. We will engage the students in activities to provide a better understanding of what microaggressions are and discuss how they can impact our work towards inclusion across difference. We will explore the many ways in which microaggressions can show up in daily life, and how we can disrrupt them and disperse their harmful and splintering effects.

Presenter: Marybeth Pavlik, MSN, RN and Guest Presenter: Jeannette Kates, PhD, MSN, CRNP, GNP-BC

Leadership Curriculum: Diversity, Principles of Leadership, Teamwork

  • Monday, March 18th  – 12:00pm-1:00pm - JAH, Eakins Lounge
  • Tuesday, March 19th - 5:30pm-6:30pm - JAH, Eakins Lounge

Description:
Treating one another with civility and respect is fundamental to establishing and sustaining healthy workplaces and fostering interpersonal relationships. Civility is essential to the development and ongoing success of highly-functioning teams and highly-effective organizations.  In this session, we will discuss what civility is and how it is reflected in actions.  Engaging in thoughtful self reflection of your behaviors is an important step toward improving your competence as a leader, colleague, and team member. Participants will have the opportunity to evaluate their own levels of civility, strengths, and areas for improvement.

Additional opportunities to earn Leadership Credits include the following:

Leadership Portfolio (2LC)

Leadership in Action: Serving the Community (2LC) - Service Activities