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Leon Hess Management Training and Leadership Institute 

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Academic Leadership in the 21st Century:  Bridging Complex Boundaries

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sheraton Downtown Denver | Denver, CO

The Management Institute will be held prior to the start of the 2018 SGIM Annual Meeting.  Learn more about the 2018 SGIM Annual Meeting

2018 Institute Dates

December 14, 2017

Online registration opens

February 15, 2018

Early registration deadline


March 29, 2018

Online registration closes

April 11, 2018

2018 Management Institute 

Registration Fees:

Member:  $400.00
Non-Member:  $540.00
ACLGIM Dinner:  $95.00

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To sign up for the the 2018 Hess Institute, you must select as an additional fee session while registering for the the 2018 SGIM Annual Meeting.  If you intend to only attend the Hess Institute, you can choose ACLGIM Institute Only as a registration category.


Academic Leadership in the 21st Century: Bridging Complex Boundaries

Leadership in the 21st century is increasingly about change and learning to successfully navigate the boundaries of our complex organizations. As technology and new information continue to reshape our lives, leaders and managers are change agents who guide teams to create and embrace new best practices. Leading change requires the skills to design, communicate and implement a shared vision.

Join your colleagues at the 2018 Leon Hess Management Training and Leadership Institute to share and learn skills that facilitate our roles to successfully span complex boundaries and promote a learning organization.  Sessions include:

Translating Health System Macro-Finances to the Department and Division Levels: “Show Me the Money”
Gregory Rouan, MD, Chair, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Thomas McGinn, MD, MPH, Chair and David Greene Professor of Medicine, Deputy Physician-in-Chief, and Senior Vice President, Northwell Health; Gary Rosenthal, MD, Chair, Department of Internal Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine

Leadership in Complexity: Succeeding in the Setting of Unknown Unknowns
Jean Kutner, MD, MSPH, Chief Medical Officer, University of Colorado Hospital, Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Leading and Working in Virtual Teams: The Challenges, Benefits, and Techniques to Consider
M. Travis Maynard, PhD, Associate Professor, Management Department, College of Business, Colorado State University

Featuring the following afternoon breakouts:

Training for Academic Leaders on Fostering a More Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Work and Learning Environment
Jada Bussey-Jones, MD, Chief, General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Emory University School of Medicine;
Inginia Genao, MD, Graduate Medical Education Director and Department of Medicine Associate Chair of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Yale University School of Medicine; Cristina Gonzalez, MD, MEd, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Jessie Kimbrough Marshall, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Division of General Medicine Hospitalist Program, University of Michigan Health System, Medical Director, Washtenaw County Public Health; Nicole Redmond, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Officer, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences (DCVS), National Heart, Lung, and, Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health

Personal Knowledge Management with Electronic Notebooks: An Approach to Reducing Leadership Stress
Neeraj Tayal, MD, FACP, Director, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, The Ohio State University Werner Medical Center

Leading from the Middle
Presented by the ACLGIM LEAD Program:
Deborah Burnet, MD, MA, Professor of Medicine & Pediatrics, Chief, General Internal Medicine, Medicine Vice-Chair for Faculty Development, University of Chicago; Michele Fang, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; April S Fitzgerald, MD, FACP, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Rita Lee, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Get Your Ideas Heard!
Peter Clayton, MPA, Executive Director, Business & Administration, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

The Institute is designed as a resource for Leaders in General Internal Medicine, including Division Chiefs, Hospital Medicine Directors, Associate Chiefs, Section Heads, Administrators, and other leaders in divisions of GIM and Hospital Medicine. Leaders are encouraged to attend, actively participate, and consider bringing along a colleague from their institution who would benefit from attendance and leadership development. Chiefs from other IM sections, administrators and anyone with a leadership role within GIM divisions are also encouraged to participate.

We look forward to welcoming you to this community!