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PlexusDC Fractal December Meeting
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When: Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Where: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, Conference Room A
4805 Edgemoor Lane - 2nd Floor
Bethesda, Maryland  20814
United States
Contact: Lisa Kimball

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Plexus DC Fractal December Meeting

December 13, 2011 

Leading Transformative Change: From Expert to Facilitator: Physician Leadership 2.0

This month we’ll explore a topic of interest to anyone who works with leaders who need to move from positions of leadership based on their expertise in a professional field to take on responsibility for transformative change in their organization.

We’ll hear preliminary results of study sponsored by Plexus Institute. Although the study focuses on physicians who move from roles based on their medical training to roles with responsibility for change in their institutions, findings are aligned with similar challenges for professionals in many other fields.

Health care and health care reform, combined with the new economic realities, have resulted in new challenges for today’s leaders of large hospital systems. There are many new policies, procedures, and regulations that large hospital systems are being asked to respond to. In addition, hospitals have traditionally operated in a stovepipe and hierarchical mentality. Today’s economic and health care reform issues demand a more fully integrated organizational approach where disciplines and departments within a hospital are more integrated. There is a need for these environments to operate as a holistic system, learning from each other, and developing innovative practices to meet the many challenges facing them.

Physicians who hold leadership roles (physician-leaders) in large hospital systems (such as CMO, Department Chairs) are being asked to lead change efforts. Much of their training has been focused on being an expert, being right, and managing and leading from the basis of their medical expertise. Although these medical skills aid them in the operating rooms, they can be insufficient in the various meeting rooms where they find themselves working with other hospital staff across the organization. Special challenges face today’s physician-leaders who must change prevailing mind-sets and deep-rooted practices.

Come join a conversation for professionals, consultants, coaches and anyone interested in how professionals move from leading from their expertise to facilitating processes that engage others.

Our guest will be Nedra Weinstein who will share results of her recent research on physician leaders who have successfully made the transition from expert to facilitator/catalyst as they take on responsibility for major transformative change efforts in their institutions.

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