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Nursing Network Call - Polarity Thinking
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When: Wednesday, July 11, 2012
From 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM ET
Where: 218-844-0840, 493732#

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The Nursing Network call series takes place on the first Wednesday of every month (July 2012 - 2nd Wednesday). Facilitated by Carol Geary, it features conversations to explore the Institute of Medicine’s landmark report on The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health and other topics. All are welcome.


Topic: Using Polarity Thinking to Drive Sustainable Change in HealthCare

Guest: Laurie Levknecht RN BSN

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Using Polarity Thinking to Drive Sustainable Change in Healthcare (pptx version)

Using Polarity Thinking to Drive Sustainable Change in Healthcare (pdf version)

Laurie Levknecht is a registered nurse with 25+ years in health care with a variety of clinical and administrative roles in multiple settings. Since 2002, she has been a consultant with Elsevier CPM Resource Center supporting clients in the implementation of the CPM Framework. She specializes in cultural transformation and partnering; partnership councils in all phases of planning, implementing, and sustaining; dialogue training; and Polarity Thinking. Laurie will soon be one of 21 people in the world who have completed the 2 year Polarity Management Mastery Program in partnership with polarity founder Barry Johnson and Polarity Management Associates. She presents within organizations and nationally about applying polarity thinking principles to health care transformation.

Transformation of the healthcare system at the point of care will be the legacy of today’s leaders. Most healthcare leaders are masters of problem solving. However, the major issues of today are a combination of problems to be solved and polarities to be managed. When leaders are unable to differentiate between problems and polarities, there is wasted time, money and energy. Polarities are interdependent pairs, united around a common purpose, that need each other to gain and maintain performance over time. They are present in our personal lives, in every team that comes together and in all organizations. A few examples of polarities include: activity-rest; home life-work life; continuity-change; complex-simple; patient satisfaction-staff satisfaction; local –global; individual-team; and practice-technology.

Join Laurie to learn about the fundamental principles of Polarity Thinking, and hear about how all polarities "work.” Experience the concepts behind "seeing, mapping and tapping” polarities to realize the benefits of both sides.



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