Governance Fellowship Cultivates Board Member Skills

Governance Fellowship Applications

MHA Excellence in Governance FellowshipSo much is changing frequently in healthcare that leadership and governing board members must rely on preparation and cultivated strategic skills to react to disrupting forces. The COVID-19 pandemic is the ultimate example of this. Are your governing board members prepared to ask the questions that get at the deeper nature of change? Will they be able to shift from the mindset of being a hospital board member to the understanding they are responsible for an integrated healthcare delivery system with a significant role in health and safety?

Over the last decade, more than 180 board members from across Michigan have completed the MHA Excellence in Governance Fellowship, considering it the best choice to help them prepare to perform their vital responsibilities. The MHA Excellence in Governance Fellowship is a comprehensive offering that focuses on four pillars of governance: 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. Fellows will meet in person four times a year and meet virtually in between.

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2021-2022 Excellence in Governance Fellowship, which will be held from October 2021 through June 2022. Space is limited for this class. To further explore this one-of-a-kind offering, contact Erin Steward at the MHA.