Cedars-Sinai Community Clinic Initiative: Managing to Leading Program

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Applications are now open for Managing to Leading Cohort 4! Please make sure to submit your application by February 26, 2021 at 5pm. 

 

The Cedars-Sinai Community Clinic Initiative: Managing to Leading program is a transformative leadership development program for mid-level clinicians and non-clinical staff from eligible community clinics in Los Angeles. The program equips leaders with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to effectively lead change and improve health care in today’s complex and uncertain environment. The Managing to Leading program utilizes Healthforce Center’s trusted leadership curriculum, specifically tailored to the needs of Los Angeles’ community health centers and includes:

  • Interactive, experiential seminars to deepen knowledge and skills while fostering meaningful relationships
  • A focus on application and practice, including an applied learning component that emphasizes using analytic skills to identify, understand, and solve pain points within one’s own organization
  • Facilitated peer coaching to deepen self- awareness and make progress towards personal development goals
  • Entry into a robust alumni network upon completion of the program

What is Management Leadership Training?

Management leadership training is a process of individual discovery and transformation. It can involve coaching and peer network groups that develop participants’ competencies in leadership skills, strategic thinking, business acumen, relationship management, data-driven decision-making and more.

Why is a Leadership Training Program for Managers Important?

We believe that leadership is the driving force for change, yet many health professionals have not had the opportunities to fully develop their leadership and management skills. Evidence shows that investments in leadership equip leaders to drive strategy, navigate the shifting policy landscape and improve financial performance of their organizations.

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Our Approach

We believe leadership development is a process of individual discovery and transformation. Managing to Leading accelerates this transformation process through a leadership model centered around four key areas  – Purpose, Process, Personal, and People. The program’s goals are to:

  • Strengthen leadership capacity of CHCs
  • Enhance communication, problem solving, and strategic thinking skills to better position their organizations to adapt and improve care
  • Deepen connections among managers to strengthen collaboration across safety net organizations
  • Increase individuals’ resilience and leadership presence within their organizations and across the safety net field

Elements

Managing to Leading incorporates a suite of programmatic elements proven to drive results:

Seminars 

Three virtual and on in person seminar that increase participants’ knowledge and skills through interactive, experiential learning and field-specific content held in Los Angeles (overnight accommodations will be provided).

Leadership Development Goals

Individualized leadership development goals informed by psychometric and qualitative assessments, peer coaching, and program feedback.

Applied Learning

Participants will be taught to 1) define a problem to be solved based on observation and analysis, 2) develop hypotheses about potential solutions, 3) test and refine the hypotheses by gathering input from those impacted by the planned change, and 4) communicate the proposed solution to stakeholders before implementation.

Intersession Work

Focused on application and practice; conducted within organization.

Peer Coaching (Pods)

Facilitated peer coaching in small groups to deepen self-awareness and make progress towards personal development goals.

Alumni Network

Opportunities during and after the program to strengthen and leverage connections among alumni and across clinics, including exposure to a wider network of alumni of Healthforce Center’s health care leadership programs.

How to Apply

The application period for Managing to Leading Cohort 4 is now open! Please complete the application by February 26, 2021 at 5pm.

Please contact Maile Richardson if you have any questions about the application or program. 

Who Should Apply

Mid-level clinicians and non-clinical staff who work in eligible clinics in Los Angeles and are:

  • Managing or supervising others;
  • Transitioning from doing to leading;
  • Planning and overseeing the work of others; or
  • Increasingly tasked with complex projects or initiatives that involve multiple people or departments.

Managing to Leading will accept up to 30 individuals total. Multiple individuals may be accepted from a clinic. 

Clinic Eligibility

The program is limited to individuals from clinics in Service Planning Areas (SPAs) 2, 4, 5, 6, and 8. In addition, clinics should be Section 330 health centers or Look-Alikes

Full list of eligible clinics

Applicants who do not find their organization on this list should contact Maile Richardson to determine if they are eligible.

Participant Expectations

Managing to Leading participants agree to fully engage in all aspects of the program. Specifically, participants agree to:

  • Actively participate in all program activities, including all virtual workshops and in person seminars, and engage in the alumni network upon completion of the program.
  • Commit to working up to four hours weekly, during regular work hours, on further study and learning experiences, such as reading articles, using web-based tools, and participating in conference calls and/or meetings.
  • Commit to working during regular work hours to complete assignments associated with their Applied Learning Project (Note: Project assignments will be specific to each participant and the amount of time needed to complete them should be negotiated with participant's supervisor.)
  • Develop their leadership development goals with their direct supervisor and engage in regular conversations about their professional growth.
  • Cover incidental travel costs related to attending seminars and other program events. Cedars-Sinai's sponsorship covers most costs, including educational materials, lodging, and meals at seminars. Examples of incidental expenses include food and beverage on travel days.
  • Secure their employer’s support for their participation in the program, including time off during the regular work week to attend seminars and virtual workshops and time to engage in program work during regular work hours (e.g., Applied Learning Project, intersession assignments, peer group meetings).
  • Complete all seminar, virtual workshop, and overall evaluations of the program.
  • Permit Healthforce Center and Cedars-Sinai to include their name, organizational information (name, title, address, etc.), biographical sketch, photo, audio, and video image in informational and promotional materials pertaining to the Community Clinic Initiative and Healthforce Center at UCSF.

Cedars-Sinai's sponsorship covers costs for overnight lodging for the final in-person learning session. All participants are expected to take advantage of overnight lodging for easy participation in early morning and evening activities.

For questions regarding the application or other program details, please contact Maile Richardson

    We are located at Healthforce Center at UCSF, the leading source for research insights into the evolving health care workforce and for pioneering training programs that empower leaders to navigate change. In partnership with the Cedars-Sinai Community Benefit Giving Office, the Managing to Leading program equips leaders with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to effectively lead change and improve health care in today's complex and uncertain environment.

    Contact Information

    Cedars-Sinai Community Clinic Initiative: Managing to Leading Program 

    Healthforce Center at UCSF, Box 1242
    490 Illinois Street, Floor 11
    San Francisco, CA 94143

    Program Team

    Marie Hubbard Program Manager, Leadership Development Email Marie (415) 476-1662

    Maile Richardson Leadership Development Associate Email Maile (415) 502-2084

    Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP Director Email Sunita

    Cedars-Sinai

    As part of its fourfold mission, Cedars-Sinai is committed to improving the health and healthcare options for underserved areas in the Los Angeles region. The Cedars-Sinai Community Benefit Giving Office was established in 2013 to develop strategic, high-impact philanthropy aligned with the community’s needs. The office regularly designs and implements multiple grant initiatives to address health challenges identified in the Community Health Needs Assessment. The Community Clinic Initiative is one of these projects.   

    Launched in 2015, Cedars-Sinai's Community Clinic Initiative includes programs to strengthen leadership and effectiveness in community health centers, as well as grants to help clinics transform. Focused on SPAs 2, 4, 5, 6, and 8, the goals of the initiative are to:

    • Strengthen leadership capacity of CHCs
    • Enhance communication, problem solving, and strategic thinking skills to better position their organizations to adapt and improve care
    • Deepen connections among managers to strengthen collaboration across safety net organizations
    • Increase individuals’ resilience and leadership presence within their organizations and across the safety net field

    Featured Testimonial

    Leticia Lozano, LVN, alum of Cedars-Sinai Managing to Leading Program
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    I learned to work smarter, not harder. I learned to actively listen, and ask staff questions to lead them to their own solutions.
    Leticia Lozano, LVN
    Cedars-Sinai Managing to Leading Program Alum
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