Lightning Talk

Interprofessional Leadership in Healthcare Certificate Using an Alumni Mentoring Approach

Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm CDT
continuing education

This presentation will provide an overview of a continuing education certificate for health professionals who lead, or aspire to lead, interprofessional teams. The Interprofessional Leadership in Healthcare Certificate is a five-month, fully online program which equips learners with the knowledge and skills to effectively lead interprofessional teams. Learners explore issues related to interprofessional collaboration, effective communication, mentoring and supervision, business acumen, and contemporary leadership models. The live classroom sessions use Project ECHO® to facilitate technology-enabled, peer-to-peer, collaborative learning which adopts an ‘all teach, all learn’ approach. Sessions are facilitated by health professional alumni who are experienced leaders of interprofessional teams in a range of clinical settings.

Both quantitative and qualitative data will be presented. Quantitative data will demonstrate participants’ knowledge and skill acquisition using pre-, post-, and 6-month follow up data. Qualitative data will demonstrate the impact of the certificate on participants’ leadership and collaborative practices in their own clinical settings.

This presentation aligns with the Nexus Summit objectives and the “Interprofessional Learning for Collaborative Practice and Education” theme as the certificate program has involved participants from over 10 health professions learning collaboratively together; and has a focus on building capacity for leaders of interprofessional teams. The certificate program intentionally addresses the Quadruple Aim by focusing on delivering person-centered care, how teams and services can better serve communities, equipping leaders with the financial management skills to increase value, and improving self-care and self-efficacy of leaders on interprofessional teams.

In the session, attendees will learn about:
1. The skills and knowledge leaders of interprofessional teams need and want to be effective in their roles.
2. The challenges and successes of developing and implementing an interprofessional continuing education program.
3. How the certificate program impacted participants leadership and collaborative practice skills in their own workplaces.