AAHPM Leadership Forum: Ignite
Ignite your leadership potential. AAHPM Ignite is a live program included in the Academy's comprehensive Leadership Forum offered annually at the Annual Assembly.
2017 AAHPM Ignite included 2 half-day preconference programs equipping hospice and palliative care team leaders with an understanding and recognition of one's strengths and limitations as a leader.
Utilizing DISC Behavioral Styles to Increase Leadership and Team Effectiveness in Palliative Care and Hospice Settings
The morning workshop, Utilizing DISC Behavioral Styles to Increase Leadership and Team Effectiveness in Palliative Care and Hospice Settings, was presented by Lisa Bouchard with Data Dome, Inc. Palliative care and hospice settings can be filled with stress, change, and tension. What separates the best organizations from the struggling are strong leaders that focus on building highly productive teams.
This half-day session focused on utilizing the DISC Behavioral Styles methodology to take your individual leadership skills and the team to the next level. Awareness of behavioral styles directly impacts trust, collaboration, and engagement. Participants completed a personalized DISC profile which will help to determine how to best leverage their style to build the most effective team. They also learned how to adapt their communication to the specific style needs of both team members and patients, leading to stronger relationships, better decisions, and unprecedented results.
"Excellent presentation, one of the best leadership training sessions I have attended."
"Excellent, clear, well organized session. Really appreciate the interacting with patients and family information. Lisa is wonderful!"
"By analyzing and identifying communication needs, my team's internal communication and our individual and collective interactions with patients and families will improve and be more fluid. Thank you!"
Using StrengthsFinder Leadership Strategies to Increase the Performance of You and Your Team in Palliative Care and Hospice Settings
Christina Rowe, from The Collaborative LLC, will lead the afternoon session, Using StrengthsFinder Leadership Strategies to Increase the Performance of You and Your Team in Palliative Care and Hospice Settings. Would you like to discover what makes you stand out? This half-day session will focus on utilizing a strengths-based approach to create consistent and positive outcomes to every day challenges in hospice and palliative care settings. Strengths are the unique combination of talents, knowledge, and skills that every person possesses.
Participants will complete a StrengthsFinder assessment which will help to identify personal strengths to focus on to become a more effective leader. They will also learn how to develop these strengths in order to do what they do best every day. Research will be presented demonstrating strengths-based methods heighten personal and team engagement, clearer communication, understanding, and overall productivity. This session will include both large and small group discussions, self-reflection, and scenario-based activities. Participants will learn strategies and tactics for applying a strengths-based approach to individual and team challenges.
"This is a tool I can use for my own teams. It's not expensive and so worth the time! I even plan to share this with my own supervisor. Really terrific session!"
"Focusing on strengths buoys the whole team - individual growth and development, expanding strengths to reach other areas, and utilizing others' strengths to bolster our own or to complement our own is a huge boon to consistently fostering positive outcomes for my team and our patients and families in palliative care."
"Understanding my strengths allows me to further develop and utilize them in my daily practice."
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