Governance Fellowship Helps Trustees Think Critically About the Future

Strategic thinking is a critical skill for all healthcare leaders and the future belongs to organizations whose governing board, working in strategic partnership with management, helps envision the future and assists in discerning and framing problems to determine what questions the organization should ask of itself to prepare for the future. Fulfilling these duties takes knowledge, preparation and action, which is why hospital leaders should strongly consider enrolling board members in the MHA Excellence in Governance Fellowship.

Launched 20 years ago, the fellowship is a rigorous and comprehensive program delivering tools and knowledge in strategic areas such as governance excellence, safety and quality, organizational vitality and leadership development. Fellows meet in person four times a year at the MHA headquarters in Okemos and participate in virtual sessions held in the months when fellows are not meeting in person. This format is designed to give board members the opportunity to fit this valuable learning into their busy schedules.

Graduates of the fellowship have high praise for the fellowship, as demonstrated by a video of graduate testimonials. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2023 – 2024 Excellence in Governance Fellowship, which will be held from October 2023 through June 2024. To further explore this one-of-a-kind offering, contact Erin Steward at the MHA.