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UMHS Principles and Leadership Expectations
Each business unit of the Health System has a customized new employee orientation program which includes training on our principles, mission, vision, goals and objectives. The Hospitals and Health Centers’ orientation - Michigan Traditions and Values - is held every Monday and provides individuals with an introduction to our culture, values and the importance of service excellence. More importantly, new employees are provided with information on the vast array of resources available to them.

Leadership at All Levels - Brown Bag Series
The goal of Leadership at All Levels is to provide each and every employee with skills that enable them to contribute to institutional goals as well as achieve personal goals. We offer leadership development training and education programs to ensure the success of each Health System employee, regardless of level in the organization. More info

Foundations for Successful Leadership
The Foundations for Successful Leadership program offers a comprehensive introduction to the essential leadership and management competencies that will help Health System supervisors and managers lead their units to excellence in the following four areas:

  1. Employee Engagement
  2. Service Excellence
  3. Patient Satisfaction
  4. Financial Performance

The program offers training in leadership thinking, management skills, administrative methods and best practices. More info

Masters Series Leadership Program
The Masters Series is a 5-day immersion program for mid-level managers with programmatic responsibilities. The workshop mainly uses discovery and experiential learning, putting primary responsibility for development on the learner. This program focuses on change management as the framework for applying concepts such as systems thinking, strategic planning, interest-based problem solving, critical decision making and people development. Senior Leadership recommendation and registration is required. More info

Linkage Leadership Academy
The Linkage Leadership Institute is designed for Director level leaders and above. The curriculum focuses on three major themes: Leading Self, Leading Others and Leading for Results. The first two days will concentrate on self and teams and the last two days on the organization (specifically leading/managing change and driving results). The Leadership Institute includes interactive and aligned development programs, leveraging a dynamic mix of concepts, activities, practical tools, self-assessments, case studies, and team learning. Nomination is required.  For more information contact Jane Pettit.  

Leadership Development Workshops
Periodically, workshops are offered on various topics related to leadership competencies and skill development. These are promoted through the UMHS Bulletin/Calendar, and UMHS Leadership Reference wiki. Past workshops have included: Crucial Conversations, Crucial Confrontations, and The Influencer. Registration is taken by the Organizational Effectiveness Office, at 647-1911. More info

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Crucial Conversations and Crucial Accountability

Employee Engagement Information Sessions

Foundations for Successful Leadership

Influencer: Change Management

Leadership At All Levels

Leadership Competencies

Leadership Competencies PPT Presentation

Leadership Day, 2013

Linkage Leadership Academy

Masters Leadership Series

Supervisor Survival Site

UMHS Leadership Reference wiki

Additional Services

Faculty Development

Lean Leadership

Professional Development and Education in Nursing

Service Excellence

UM Learning & Professional Development


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