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.
The 2019 AAHPM Ignite programs included half-day preconference programs equipping hospice and palliative care team leaders with an understanding and recognition of one's strengths as a leader and practical tips for early stage leaders.
Questions about registering? Registration for 2020 AAHPM Ignite will open October 2019. Contact AAHPM Member Services at 847.375.4712 for more information.
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."
Woke Up One Day to Find Out I'm in Charge - Practical Tips for Early Stage Leaders in Hospice and Palliative Care
Hospice and palliative care is a rapidly growing field with increasing demand for the growth of clinical services. Palliative care and hospice physicians are often thrust into leadership roles with minimal leadership experience and limited resources for leadership training and advancement. This session had participants explore vision, strategy, and operations as it applies to leadership in different levels of the organization, as well as from the perspective of their own strengths. Three leaders who have experienced common challenges such as translating a vision through the lens of institutional priorities, developing teams, both established teams and teams needing to be created, and giving appropriate feedback guided participants and provided a framework throughout the session. Christina Rowe, leadership and strength-based coach, provided additional perspective and assistance to the challenges participants are facing as leaders.
During the program, practical take-home tips were shared so that participants came away from the session ready to develop a strategy for leading in their organization. Just as importantly, common day-to-day strategies for surviving and thriving in a leadership position were explored.