Leadership Development Series

Strategies for Effective Communication

Strategies for Effective Communication Slides by Trish Kritek, MD, EdM and Anne Browning, PhD

Creating High Performing Teams


Private: WSHA (Washington State Hospital Association) 2020 LEAD Academy

LEAD Academy

​Spring 2020 LEAD Academy sessions in Mount Vernon and Moses Lake are currently open. This program is offered 1 day per month for 6 months in Mt. Vernon and Moses Lake and the cost is $1,975 per person.

In healthcare, as in other industries, people promoted to management positions are typically technically proficient, but often lack management experience or training.  This popular, comprehensive,​ and highly interactive, cohort-based program is taught by an executive coach and runs one day a month for six months.  It provides a safe environment to learn and practice new skills while learning how to align work goals to support the broader vision of your organization. Designed for health care supervisors and managers, LEAD is built on the underlying principle that effective leadership requires productive relationships to support excellence in patient care, sustainable business objectives and a safe patient environment.

At the conclusion of the LEAD Academy, participating health care managers will be able to:
  • Improve the performance of the people and groups that report to them
  • Enhance their contribution to the achievement of facility and System objectives
  • Increase their own self management skills during everyday and stressful situations​


Advanced LEAD Academy

Advanced LEAD Academy is offered 1 day per month for 4 months in Moses Lake and costs $1,500 per person.
Take your leadership to a new level with Advanced LEAD Academy. This four-day, eight module program is the perfect next step for those who want exposure to more advanced skills, and for people who have basic leadership skills and want to explore their leadership potential. Eight comprehensive training modules strengthen competencies and cultivate skills of leaders at any level of the organization interested in learning how to:
  • Balance strategic focus, operating objectives and interpersonal relationships
  • Target and identify opportunities for innovation and change
  • Manage and inspire the performance of their employees
  • Assess personal strengths and limitations to engage in continuous self-improvement

Organizational Development and Leadership

Courses include the extraordinary leader and other skills for those taking management and leadership roles

POD (Professional and Organizational Development)

POD offers a variety of classes, webinars, and programs designed to support adult learners in building knowledge, skills, and abilities

UW HR Consulting Alliance

UW Consulting Alliance is a small team of trainers, consultants, and administrative professionals whose mission is to foster positive change in individuals and organizations at UW. They partner with organizations across the University by providing training, coaching, and consulting to leaders, staff, and faculty.

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

The University of Washington is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). As a member, you have on-demand access to the mentoring, tools, and support you need to thrive in academia. Resources are for everyone from graduate students to mid-career faculty to administrators.

You can sign up for weekly email updates or join as a member to access all of the tools and resources for free. Learn more here.


Conflict Management for Program Directors

This article provides a practical approach to conflict management for residency and/or fellowship program directors.

Teaching Conflict Resolution in Medicine

This article discusses lessons from business, diplomacy, and theatre in teaching conflict resolution in medicine, from the MedEd Portal.

Culture Change

From the Harvard Business Review, this piece provides information on how to create culture change that sticks.