Among the things I have enjoyed most during my three decades as a healthcare executive and consultant has been the past five years serving as a senior leader with the Practice Change Leaders for Aging and Health (“PCL”) program. Funded by The John A. Hartford Foundation Inc. and The Atlantic Philanthropies, this program’s singular purpose is “to develop, support and expand the influence of organizational leaders who are committed to achieving transformative improvements in care for older adults.”
Under the direction of MacArthur Fellow and University of Colorado professor Eric A. Coleman, M.D., MPH, this program brings together a team of senior leaders who are not only experts in the field of geriatrics and community-based services, but who love to share their experience to each year’s cohort of change leaders. How we get to achieving the mission may evolve, but it is all about helping mid-career healthcare/community services professionals figure out how to develop and execute on improvements in care for elders.
Like so many of my peers, I’ve been involved both as a learner and a teacher in many other healthcare-related leadership programs, some of which have been worthwhile and some of which, sadly, have not. So what makes the PCL program so special, and what can other leadership programs learn from its success? Here are four takeaways learned from the trenches.
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