CMATD OD in Healthcare, Special Interest Group (SIG)
CMATD Organizational Development in Healthcare, Special Interest Group (SIG):
The multitude of challenges facing healthcare organizations today is enormous. As OD professionals we are on the front lines of managing change initiatives, shaping emerging leaders, and fostering innovation.This SIG is designed as an open forum to allow for the sharing of ideas and best practices around topics that are relevant to us. To focus our discussion, each meeting is focused on a specific topic.
February Topic: Authentic Communication and Community in Healthcare
Facilitators: Jay Spitulnik and Christine Johnson.
- What is authenticity?
- Major change can be positive and exhilarating when authenticity is cultivated.
- Cognitive and behavioral change occur as an outgrowth of an authentic change approach.
- What does this mean to your practice as a learning and OD professional in healthcare?
Jay Spitulnik is an organizational consultant who has provided performance improvement, training, assessment, and development to healthcare systems, academic institutions, and various other industries for more than 30 years. Having worked with organizations in healthcare, financial services, and nuclear energy, he has extensive experience applying the principals of quality improvement and quality management in highly regulated environments. Jay is certified as a Six Sigma Green Belt by the American Society for Quality and as a Certified Performance Technologist by the International Society for Performance Improvement. Currently, Jay teaches both undergraduate and graduate students in health professions at Northeastern University and is completing the requirements for his PhD in Organizational Psychology.
Facilitator Bio: Christine Johnson
Christine Johnson received her PhD from Boston University in Sociology (specializing in organizational development and medical sociology). She most recently served at Commonwealth Medicine, UMass Medical School as the Transformation and QI Director for the MA Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative and the MA Primary Care Payment Reform. In her role at Commonwealth Medicine she provided leadership in strategic planning, stakeholder alignment, practice redesign facilitation, and quality improvement while presenting nationally and locally on health care reform topics. Additionally, Christine served as expert transformation consultant to the Rhode Island multi-payer initiative as well as developed and facilitated a leadership institute for physician executives. Before joining the UMass team she led two major million dollar plus projects (Baltimore, MD and Providence, RI) to transform primary care and primary care based multi-specialty organizations into high-performing, patient centered groups. She was one of three original medical home facilitators on the National Demonstration Project launched by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) in 2006 and has served as an expert national consultant to health care projects throughout the country. Her work has included developing, organizing and implementing highly successful coach training programs for medical practice redesign.
The group will be meeting in Room S2-309 D at UMass Memorial Medical Center (University Campus) located at 55 Lake Avenue North in Worcester. Driving directions are below.
From the east: Take Mass. Turnpike West to I-495 North. Take Exit 25B (I-290 West). From I-290 West, take Exit 22 and turn right off exit. At second traffic light, turn left onto Plantation Street. Go to fourth traffic light. University Campus is on the left.
From the west: Take Mass. Turnpike East to Exit 10 (I-290 East). Take I-290 to Exit 21.Turn right off exit onto Plantation Street. Go to second traffic light. University Campus is on the left.
From the north: Take I-495 South to Exit 25B (I-290 West). From I-290 West, take Exit 22 and turn right off exit. At second traffic light, turn left onto Plantation Street. Go to fourth traffic light. University Campus is on the left. Or: Take I-190 South, follow signs for I-290 East to Exit 21.Turn right off exit onto Plantation Street. Go to third traffic light. University Campus is on the left.
From the south: Take I-495 North to Exit 25B (I-290West). From I-290 West, take Exit 22 and turn right off exit. At second traffic light, turn left onto Plantation Street. Go to fourth traffic light. University Campus is on the left. Or: Take I-395 North to where it becomes I-290 East. Take I-290 to Exit 21.Turn right off exit onto Plantation Street. Go to second traffic light. University Campus is on the left.
Once on the campus: Park in the Visitors Garage and walk to the Remillard Pavilion (the main hospital entrance). Proceed left down the main corridor. The cafeteria will be on your right. Continue down the hall into the Medical School. At the end of the hall you will see a sign “Clinical Wing Elevators” and a set of elevators on the right. Take these elevators to the 2nd Floor. When you get off the elevator you will see a map in front of you and a few signs posted on the wall for Goff Learning Center S2-309 A, B, C, D. Follow signs directing you to S2-309 D which will be on the right.
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