Children's Wisconsin Leadership Academy

January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020

The Provider Leadership Academy is a 12-month leadership development program designed specifically for providers who practice at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. The goal is the development of leadership acumen and improve engagement among CHW providers while promoting clinical integration across the enterprise.

Keywords: leadership, coaching, clinical leadership

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Allied Health Professionals

Learning Objectives

Participants who engage in this educational intervention will be able to:

Increased engagement of program participants and graduates.
Measure: Three core questions on annual provider engagement survey. Baseline in 2019.

Enhanced leadership skills in strategic operations, conflict management, coaching, building high performing teams, process improvement and leading change.
Measure: Quantitative and quantitative assessments including 360 assessments and behavioral surveys.

Additional information


Diane Koenig
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 266-8977
Course summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
01/01/2020 - 12:00am
Event ends: 
12/31/2020 - 11:59pm

Leading Through Conflict: Tools for Having the Tough Conversations: 

  • List five common conflict response styles and the situations in which each is effective and ineffective.
  • Describe the three conversation steps that help establish a shared purpose
  • List and describe the characteristics of productive and unproductive dialogue
  • List the 5 W’s that facilitate closing conversations.

Inspiring Engagement in Change and Improvement: 

  • Describe the distinction between change and transition and the 3 phases of transition.
  • Identify the key stakeholders in a specific change effort, and assess their level of support.
  • Accurately assess the needs, concerns and motivators of each stakeholder.
  • Effectively communicate the rationale for change – from the stakeholder’s perspective
  • Develop a clear and succinct “elevator speech” to communicate the change vision.

Building High Performing Teams: 

  • Identify the foundations of effective teams described in the GRPI model
  • Describe the five stages of development in teams and groups
  • Explain five common dysfunctions of a team and strategies for overcoming these
  • Assess their own team’s performance and identify action steps to enhance effectiveness

Leading with Emotional Intelligence:

  • Recognize and assess their moods, emotions, and drivers, and the impact of these on others
  • Apply strategies to manage and redirect disruptive impulses and moods
  • Increase their capacity to be resilient when facing difficult situations
  • Align their behavior and intentions when interacting with others
  • Describe actions that can positively influence the emotions of their team to increase collaboration, productivity, and work satisfaction

Enhancing Your Executive Presence and Leadership Brand: 

  • Describe key strategies to influence others.
  • Explain ways to stand out and make a great first impression in their professional lives.
  • Identify personal strengths and potential challenges in order to create a stronger professional image and brand.
  • Demonstrate the ability to speak confidently in a variety of settings.
  • Determine “brand strengths” and utilize them for career advancement.

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Activity Director:

Nathan Sheets, MEd, SSCC
Leadership Development Program Manager
Organizational Development
Children's Wisconsin


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