AAHPM Leadership Forum: Ignite
AAHPM Ignite is live programming typically offered at the Annual Assembly. The 2020 AAHPM Ignite program was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program planned to include:
These sessions will equip hospice and palliative care team leaders with an understanding and recognition of one's strengths and limitations as a leader, strategies in leadership conversations, and best time management tips.
Using StrengthsFinder Leadership Strategies to Increase the Performance of You and Your Team in Palliative Care and Hospice Settings
March 18, 8 – 11:45 am
Christina Rowe, from The Collaborative LLC, will lead this preconference workshop 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 will complete a StrengthsFinder assessment which will help to identify personal strengths to focus on to become a more effective leader. They will learn how to develop these strengths and leverage them in their everyday friction points. Research will be presented demonstrating strengths-based methods heighten personal and team engagement, clearer communication, understanding, and overall productivity. This program 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."
If you are planning to attend the 2020 Annual Assembly, consider attending the following concurrent sessions while in San Diego. These concurrent sessions are included when you register for the Annual Assembly.
More Paths to ‘Yes’ in Leadership Conversations
March 19, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Katie Neuendorf, MD, Tammie E. Quest, MD FAAHPM, and Christina Rowe, MSOL, will present this concurrent session. There are many nuanced skills in leadership. One of those skills is conversations to advocate for the needs of your program, your team or yourself. While we in HPM pride ourselves in the art of difficult communication, somehow the communication skills that bring us success with patients fall flat in the board room. In this concurrent session, we will identify the most common strengths found in HPM leaders and the strategies in leadership conversations that capitalize on those strengths. Successful phrases in leadership conversations will be discussed and then practiced. You will leave this session feeling ready, and maybe even excited, for the challenge of your next difficult leadership conversation to find the path to "Yes!"
Time Famine: Best Time Management Tips
March 20, 10:45 – 11:45 am
Bethany C. Snider, MD HMDC FAAHPM, and Dustin Dillon, MD, will present this concurrent session. A growing national conversation is that we talk about "busyness" now the way we used to talk about the weather. Being busy has been elevated as a cultural norm. As leaders, we can determine whether that is a culture that we want to suppress or want to support within our teams. In this session, Drs. Snider and Dillon will review the larger viewpoint of time famine. They will then transition to review novel time saving techniques that leaders use in their own practice - techniques as simple as ways to capture thoughts in a meeting and as complex as responding to emails. The session will end with a fast-paced sharing session so that as many time savings techniques as possible are available to the group.
View these concurrent sessions and more at annualassembly.org.