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Mayo Clinic Values Based Leadership




3/4/2024 - 5/24/2024




12 Weeks

The Mayo Clinic Values Based Leadership course is focused on practical implementation of leadership transformation - the changing environment which drives patient care, evolves organizations, influences practitioner change, and ignites brilliant, everyday leadership innovation.

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The Mayo Clinic Values Based Leadership course is a blended program taking place over 12 weeks, which provides a proven and practical implementation model for healthcare leadership transformation. Through interactive study, learners develop and hone skills that support values-based leadership to inspire and engage colleagues, drive results, and create a culture of innovation. Case studies, practical insights and vibrant discussions are used to demonstrate Mayo Clinic’s strategies, models and methods of leadership and to explore how to best create a dynamic and changing environment in your organization that drives exceptional patient care, evolves organizations, influences practitioner change and ignites a culture that fosters brilliant innovation every day.

Upon successful completion of the program, learners earn a certificate of participation.

This course contains 12 weeks of video instruction combined with interactive webinars and discussion boards; as well as a large group case study discussion.

Topics covered include:

  • Mayo Clinic Model of Leadership: lessons from more than 150 years of experience
  • Inspiring values: practical applications and continuing to meet the needs of the patient during disruptive events
  • Leadership: professionalism, critical thinking, and emotional intelligence
  • Engaging colleagues: managing interprofessional teams, reflection, quality, patient safety accountability, conflict resolution, diversity equity and inclusion, and more
  • Driving results: balancing metrics with action plans, financial risk analysis, working with boards, cross-disciplinary leadership, and strategic planning
  • Innovation: using design and agile thinking to create a culture of change management and innovation

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After completing the program, learners will be able to:

  • Demonstrate leadership literacy to enhance an individual's response to common challenges in healthcare.
  • Describe the traits of leaders that attract and motivate followers.
  • Distinguish leadership skills essential to managing interprofessional teams.
  • Apply leadership skills in a matrixed organization.

This course is designed for healthcare administration, physicians, nursing, and other clinical leaders looking to advance their institutional and personal leadership skills. The leadership skills acquired throughout this course are applicable and transferrable to all healthcare leadership positions.

Our faculty members bring with them an extensive expertise of leadership both internal and external to Mayo Clinic. Their education and experience in administration and clinical leadership are truly fitting of a world class organization like Mayo Clinic.

Course Directors

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Nadia N. Laack, M.D.

Dr. Nadia Laack is a Professor and the Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology. She is a Deputy Director for Clinical Practice of the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Vice-Chair of the Radiation-Children’s Oncology Group Bone Tumor Committee, and a committee member for the Ewing Sarcoma, Osteosarcoma and Neurotoxicity groups. In addition to pediatrics, she has focused her clinical practice and research endeavors on central nervous system tumors and is known for her efforts in incorporating advanced imaging in adult and pediatric brain radiotherapy.

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Sandhya Pruthi, M.D.

Dr. Sandhya Pruthi is the Medical Director for the Division of Health Education and Content Services and serves as the Chief Medical Editor for the website. She is an Associate Medical Director for the Department of Development. Dr. Pruthi also serves as Medical Director for Continuous Professional Development Curriculum and Content Services. Dr. Pruthi’s research and clinical expertise are in breast cancer prevention and management of women at increased risk for breast cancer, hereditary breast, and ovarian cancer risk, and providing preoperative counseling to women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. She is Mayo Clinic's principal investigator on several national breast cancer prevention and biomarker trials aimed at reducing the risk of breast cancer.

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Charanjit S. Rihal, M.D.

Dr. Chet Rihal is a clinical cardiologist specializing in interventional cardiology, with a focus on new device therapies for the minimally invasive treatment of valve and structural heart disease. As a physician-leader, he has served as Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and was Chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Diseases from 2010 to 2018 following which he chaired the Rochester Personnel Committee. Currently he serves on the Board of Trustees and Board of Governors of Mayo Clinic and chairs the institutional People and Culture Committee where he partners with the CHRO to develop programs relevant to Mayo's 76,000 people.

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Thomas (Tripp) J. Welch

Tripp Welch brings over a decade of Mayo Clinic leadership experience and serves as the Vice Chair for Quality Management Services and supervises the Enterprise of Quality Education Administration Operations. Mr. Welch is charged with overseeing the Office of Patient Experience and Customer Relationship Management. The Office of Patient Experience is a combination of business units and activities intended to unify, coordinate, and elevate an unparalleled patient experience, with an employee-driven, patient-centered strategy that begins the moment the patient chooses. It has a clear goal; to consistently deliver an extraordinary human experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the intended audience for this course?

This course is designed for healthcare administration, physicians, nursing, and other clinical leaders looking to advance their institutional and personal leadership skills.

Is the course content geared toward participants internal to Mayo?

The content of this course is geared toward participants both internal AND external to Mayo Clinic.

What is the format of this course? Do I need to travel to participate?

The course is a blended format with some activities completed asynchronously and others as live webinars completed virtually. The course can be completed anywhere you have an internet connection, so you do not need to travel to take the course.

What if I can’t attend the interactive webinar sessions? Can I review them later?

If you can’t attend the interactive webinar sessions, they will be recorded and saved to the course webpage (typically within 24 hours).

Is a certificate issued upon completion of this course? If so, what kind?

Attendees will receive a certificate of participation.

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