From the Executive Director: Preparing to Celebrate NCHN's 20th Anniversary
Welcome to winter. wait, this is mid-February and we should be thinking about spring! But for most of the country as well, as here in Hardinsburg, Kentucky, we are in the middle of record snow falls, unusually low temperatures, forecast for even lower temperatures for the reminder of the week, and lots of shoveling in our future! Kind of reminds me of the network world â€“ we think we are moving along and things are going smoothly and suddenly things change. Sometimes we have planned and are prepared for changes, but sometimes they catch us by surprise.
Last week on the ER Call for Network Leaders, Dr. Mary Kay Chess discussed Creativity & Innovation in new and growing networks,a very timely topic for the changing roles of health networks in todayâ€™s health care delivery system. Do you have the creativity and innovative spirit to refocus your network if faced with major changes? Have you thought about â€œinnovationâ€ and what it may mean to your organization? According to Dr. Chess and Oxford Dictionary, innovation is to make changes in something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas, or products.
You will have the opportunity to participate in an exciting time for NCHN, as 2015 is an important milestone for your Association! NCHN will be celebrating its 20th birthday this year! I am happy to have been a part of such a growing, creative, and innovative organization since July 2006! I wonder if the founding members of NCHN, thought about what the Association would look like in 20 years? If they thought about what changes the organization would face and how creative and innovative the Directors and Officers, along with the membership would be to ensure the continuation of the Association?
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NCHN Leadership Learning Community February Call: Challenging Conversations
Friday, February 27, 2015 @ 12:00 PM ET; 11:00 AM CT; 10:00 AM MT; 9:00 AM PT; 8:00 AM AKST
Many of us had an opportunity to work together on the NCHN Leadership Development Canvas in January. We focused on Milestones: Where we have been in our leadership journey and, important events along the way. On February 27th, we'll move into Challenging Conversations and explore preferences for engaging in tough conversations and decisions in the networks. You may be surprised and delighted to notice that you actually respond in many ways to real and potential challenges.
To prepare for this session on February 27th, come prepared with the work you did over the past month on exploring your milestones. And, have the slides and your copy of the Canvas ready to work on as we talk together. In the meantime, continue to note the leadership skills you see in your work in your community.
The LLC is open to all who attended the Leadership Summit. Call-in details and materials will be sent prior to the call. If you did not receive the Save the Date notices last week and want to participate, please contact Christy
Executive Roundtable Call: Network Leadership & Change
Tuesday, March 17 @ 12:00 PMET; 11:00 AM CT; 10:00 AM MT; 9:00 AM PT; and 8:00 AM AKST
You have each experienced change in your unique network. It could be the change connected with evaluating a long-standing board governance document or the change required in seeking agreement for a new business line. What we know is that change is constant. As we meet together for an hour on March 17th, we'll consider how change can actually be healthy in building collaboration and seeking consensus on priorities. Join Rebecca Davis and Mary Kay Chess on March 17th to consider how to effectively leverage this critical leadership tool.
GrantStation: Changes to Subscription Process Coming
NCHN Members and their members can subscribe to GrantStation at >90% off of the regular subscription price. Effective March 1st, we will be changing the GrantStation subscription process. All subscriptions will start on the 1st of the month following our receipt of the subscription form. Subscription requests are due 2 days prior to the end of the month for an effective date of the 1st of the following month.
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