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CIN Webinar: Compassionate Leadership in Times of Crisis

CIN Webinar: Compassionate Leadership in Times of Crisis

April 17, 2020 to May 8, 2020

The California Improvement Network is pleased to announce a NEW webinar series to support health care professionals in staying resilient.

Compassionate Leadership in Times of Crisis is a four-part series that combines sources of inspiration with pragmatic resources and tools that health professionals can immediately begin using to increase and maintain their own resilience, as well as that of their teams. This content is based on the resilient leadership framework of Dr. Leah Weiss, PhD, MSW, with a deep dive on purpose, self-compassion, compassion, and mindfulness. 

Each session is one hour, and participants can join one or all sessions. Each webinar has its own registration link (below). A recording of the session will be made available to CIN partners and members who register for the webinar. If you’re not already a member, join CIN here or sign up during the registration process when prompted.

Compassionate Leadership in Times of Crisis — Anchoring in Your Purpose 

Friday, April 17, 2020, 12:00-1:00 pm, Online

Presenter: Dr. Leah Weiss, PhD, MSW 

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Dr. Weiss is a researcher, lecturer, consultant, and author. She teaches Compassionate Leadership at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and was a founding faculty member of Stanford’s Compassion Cultivation Program, conceived by the Dalai Lama. In 2019, she cofounded Skylyte, which specializes in using neuroscience and behavior change to empower high-performing leaders and managers to prevent burnout for themselves and their teams. She runs a Mindful Leader’s Academy at Stanford’s Packard Hospital.

Leah has published two books: How We Work: Live Your Purpose, Reclaim Your Sanity, and Embrace the Daily Grind and The Little Book of Bhavana: The Thai Secrets of Everyday Resilience. She has taught and spoken at over 75 organizations, including Genentech, Goldman Sachs, NASA, the European Commission, FEMA, Google, Kaiser Permanente, BP, and Intuit. Her work has been covered by news outlets around the world, including the BBC, New York Times, Financial Times, TED, and Harvard Business Review.

This first webinar is focused on purpose. By the end of this session participants will:

  • Understand the scientific underpinnings of purpose and why it matters for maintaining resilience
  • Gain insights into how purpose-driven industries can often be a double-edged sword for performance, well-being, and sustainability
  • Develop tools for homing in on their sense of purpose and create ways to memorialize it as a mechanism for support of bolstering resilience

Upcoming Webinars (Register for each of the following webinars separately using the links below)

CIN is a learning and action network that aims to advance the quadruple aim by identifying and spreading better ideas for care delivery. CIN is fueled by the energy and innovations of its partner and member organizations. CIN has identified resilient leadership as a top priority for learning in action for the 2020–21 CIN cycle. For additional CIN priorities, please visit https://www.chcf.org/program/california-improvement-network/about-cin/.

CIN is a project of the California Health Care Foundation and managed by Healthforce Center at UCSF, an organization dedicated to helping health care organizations drive and navigate change.