Excellence in Governance Fellowship Prepares Trustees to Lead
Posted on March 08, 2019
Boards that successfully lead organizations through significant transformation make an investment in board succession planning, infrastructure, education and ongoing development. In today’s environment, boards and management teams will be tested, which is why enrolling a board member in the MHA Excellence in Governance Fellowship is an opportunity that leaders should consider now.
The fellowship is a rigorous and comprehensive program delivering tools and knowledge in four strategic areas: principles of effective governance, improving quality and patient safety, building collaborative medical staff partnerships, and building strong relationships with the community and stakeholders. Each of the sessions are led by experts in governance with a healthcare background.
The schedule of the 2019-2020 fellowship has been amended slightly from past years. Fellows will still meet in person four times a year; but instead of the two-day sessions held in the past, each session will be completed in a single day at the MHA’s headquarters in Okemos. The in-person sessions are augmented by 90-minute virtual sessions held in each of the months when fellows are not meeting in person. This new format should give board members a greater opportunity to fit this valuable learning into their busy schedules.
Graduates of the fellowship have high praise for the fellowship, as demonstrated by their online testimonials. Applications are currently being accepted for the 17th class of the Excellence in Governance Fellowship, which will be held from October 2019 through June 2020. Space is limited for this class. To further explore this one-of-a-kind offering, contact Erin Steward at the MHA.
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