Educational Programming Overview

To succeed in today’s complex environment, hospitals and health systems require leaders who understand the forces driving industry change and who have the skills and competencies to advance the organization. In response to this growing imperative, the Center for Healthcare Governance delivers timely and thought-provoking educational programming that will enhance trustees’ and executive leaders’ knowledge of the critical issues that are transforming the health care delivery system with a unique emphasis on the role of the governing board. Center programming focuses squarely on innovative models and practical strategies for improving board performance and expertise. Each Center event features faculty who are renowned experts in governance best practices, health care’s transformation, and leadership.

We understand the value of peer-to-peer interaction and incorporate numerous opportunities for networking and informal exchange between faculty and participants into every program. Center events also offer excellent opportunities for your board to meet in a customized retreat setting with select program faculty. Debrief on what you’ve learned during the program and explore how it applies to your organization, or address a specific governance issue that you’re facing.

Time is a leader’s most precious resource. That's why we offer you a variety of options for board education and development. Our educational calendar features two annual, multi-day symposia that address the full spectrum of governance and leadership topics such as the environmental context of health care and emerging trends in such areas as regulatory and legislative reform, capital financing, population health management, emerging payment and performance measurement models, clinical integration, leadership and culture, quality improvement, the trustee’s role and responsibilities, governance effectiveness, and much, much more.

If Symposium attendance doesn't fit your schedule, you can take advantage of Center programming offered in conjunction with select AHA and Health Forum events, including the AHA Annual Membership Meeting, the Health Forum/AHA Leadership Summit, and the Health Forum Rural Health Care Leadership Conference. Contact us to learn how Center members can apply their educational credits to attend many of these events at no cost.

The Center also hosts an annual series of webinars on hot topics of interest to governing boards and executive leadership. Featuring a variety of formats including live events with Q&A as well as 20-minute pre-recorded programs ideal for “in the boardroom” education, webinars offer a convenient, cost-effective method of enhancing leadership knowledge and skills on an ongoing basis.

And finally, consider bringing the Center’s educational resources to your organization through our Quality Curriculum program and Speakers Express faculty placement service.

Our educational programming is designed to meet your governance needs. We look forward to welcoming you to a Center event or working with you to design a customized retreat in the near future.