AAHPM Leadership Forum: Ignite
AAHPM Ignite is offered annually as a preconference program at the Annual Assembly, equipping hospice and palliative care team leaders with an understanding and recognition of one's strengths and limitations as a leader.
Past AAHPM Ignite programs included 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. Read below to discover what users experienced during past Ignite programs.
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, led a session, Using StrengthsFinder Leadership Strategies to Increase the Performance of You and Your Team in Palliative Care and Hospice Settings. This session focused 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 completed a StrengthsFinder assessment which helped to identify personal strengths to focus on to become a more effective leader. They also learned how to develop these strengths in order to do what they do best every day. Research was presented demonstrating strengths-based methods heighten personal and team engagement, clearer communication, understanding, and overall productivity. Participants learned 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."
Utilizing DISC Behavioral Styles to Increase Leadership and Team Effectiveness in Palliative Care and Hospice Settings
The workshop was presented by Lisa Bouchard with Data Dome, Inc. This session focused on utilizing the DISC Behavioral Styles methodology to take 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 helped 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!"
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