Excelsior Learning in Action

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We can work with your organization on multiple levels. From training your team while improving organization performance, to working directly with you to improve organization performance. Below is an example of how we are working in across international borders.

Leadership Development Needs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia healthcare system is undergoing an unprecedented transition. They are moving from a largely government-sponsored model of delivery and financing to one that includes privatization. Currently the healthcare system is funded by both government and employers using a third-party payer insurance model, similar to the United States.

With the expected shift, the Saudi system will gain many of the advantages of the U.S. healthcare system, at the same time, encounter similar challenges. It will be a critical challenge to improve the health of the population while closely managing and controlling unnecessary utilization and expenses to achieving the Saudi 2030 vision.

In response to the anticipated healthcare landscape, King Fahad Medical City (KFMC) leaders will be expected to exercise proficiency across a broad set of critical skills. These include: improve patient safety, clinical outcomes, care access, operating efficiency, and financial performance.

To address this significant challenge and promote increased accountability, KFMC leaders partnered with Excelsior to create the Transformative Healthcare Executive Advanced Leadership Program. Through this program, they developed practical, relevant, and applicable skills to support both their day-to-day needs as well as future challenges from the healthcare system transformation.

Transformative Healthcare Executive Advanced Leadership Program

The program is custom-designed approach to addressing the specific and unique needs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Dr. Priore has been working within Saudi Arabia on healthcare education initiatives since 2015.

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Dr. Priore Visits the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Executive Classroom Instruction

Program Value

The Advanced Leadership Program was designed specifically to support the both individual leadership needs and the strategic organizational improvement. The module topics are timely, practical, and relevant with a ‘how to’ focus. Practicum projects give participants an opportunity to continue learning by doing through applying the module learning objectives to real world management and leadership challenges with an emphasis on speed of implementation to achieve immediate, measurable, and lasting performance organizational improvement.

Basic Program Description

The Advanced Leadership Program was custom-designed for busy working clinical and administrative professionals.  The goal is to sharpen specific leadership and management skills that will have a short-term positive impact on the day-to-day challenges program participants are facing.  The program also prepares participants for the expected future challenges of the ongoing healthcare transformation.

The program framework includes an intensive “workshop” multi-modality approach lasting over 12 to 16 weeks. The first week, is an on-site sessions with two operationally-focused and interrelated modules containing interactive and hands-on instruction. It is followed by a three-week intersession Practicum Project where students apply what they have learned.

During the Practicum Projects, students work in small teams to complete a focused scope ‘assignment’ that applies key learning objectives from the on-site session to current and specific leadership and management challenges. Students work in collaboration with key stakeholders based on strategic goals. The learning by doing approach enables an immediate and lasting impact on organizational performance.

Learning Modules for the Advanced Leadership Program include:

  • Finance for Effective Leadership and Decision-Making
  • Improving Operational Efficiency for Complex Clinical Services
  • Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (Team STEPPS) and Clinical Quality
  • Making an Effective Business Case for Improving Quality
  • Improving Healthcare Service Design and Innovation
  • Leading High-Performance Teams
  • Population Health Management
  • Privatization

Individual Leadership Assessment

In partnership with Gallup, participants conduct an in-depth personal leadership assessment using the popular StrengthsFinder 2.0. The results will help them to develop a professional development plan during the course though individualized certified coaches.

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Contact us and we can explore the creation of a program that will meet your individual training need.  For a free consultation to explore how we can help, call 210-863-3828 or email info@excelsiorhcg.com.