Leading Across Professions 2018

 Rethinking Leadership for Interprofessional Learning & Care
Additional details below: 


With grateful appreciation for planning support from:
Boston Children's Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Center for Medical Simulation
Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital
Mount Auburn Hospital
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital


April 5, 2018 12:00pm - 6:00 pm
April 6, 2018 8:00 am - 5:30 pm


Partners Healthcare Assembly Row Conference Center
West Lobby, B & C
399 Revolution Drive, Somerville, MA 02145

If you could create the optimal interprofessional clinical learning and practice environment of the future, what would it look like? 
Join us for a two-day conference to explore this premise through:
  large group facilitated analyses of real-world events
  small group project-based problem-solving
  panel review of existing innovative models
  focused workshops
  insights from leaders in interdisciplinary clinical initiatives and boundary-spanning leadership.

Clinical managers, educators, and professionals who manage and participate in teams that optimize the interprofessional clinical learning and practice environment.

At the end of this conference, YOU will be able to:
bullet arrows Analyze, identify, and address gaps in professional working relationships in your institution.
bullet arrows Apply boundary-spanning leadership skills to leverage diversity and bring your team(s) together.
bullet arrows Uncover assumptions about how you and others in your organization can optimize your clinical learning environment.
bullet arrows Apply research-based, innovative methods that promote an interprofessional approach to learning, culture, and improved patient outcomes.


General Rate $695

Early Bird Rate $556 (20% off)
Deadline January 31, 2018
Early bird rate does not apply to group or student rates. Use code: earlybirdcpd upon checkout.

Group Rate $556 (20% off):
5 or more participants from the same organization
Submit this form to obtain group rate voucher code.

Student Rate* $175 (75% off):
Student Verification required
Use code cpdstu4546 upon checkout.

*Student Rate is for full-time students. It does not apply to part-time students. All students MUST present
proof of student status in the form of a photocopy of current, valid student ID OR a letter from your
program director or registrar's office verifying current full-time enrollment in a degree or post-doctoral
program at the time of the conference.

We welcome registration up until April 1st, 2018, but please be mindful of the cancellation policy below.


Full refund, less administration fee of $50 if cancellation is received prior to March 22, 2018. To cancel, send your cancellation request to the Office of Continuing and Professional Development (IHP CPD). Refunds will be processed based on the original form of payment and will be processed within 30 days of receipt of the cancellation notice. Cancellations received after March 22, 2018 will not be eligible for a refund.

Cancellation of event: In the very unlike event that IHP CPD cancels or postpones the activity due to circumstances beyond its control, IHP CPD's liability will be limited to refund of paid registration fees.





Donna Chrobot-Mason, PhD

Director & Associate Professor, Center for Organizational Leadership
Psychology Department
University of Cincinnati

Dr. Donna Chrobot-Mason’s current research interests include leadership across differences, leadership development initiatives, attitudes toward diversity, organizational climate for diversity, and diversity training. Her research attempts to examine the role of leaders and leadership development in spanning boundaries, diversifying the workforce, and promoting inclusion and collaboration while maintaining effectiveness. She co-authored the book, Boundary Spanning Leadership: Six Practices for Solving Problems, Driving Innovation, and Transforming Organizations.

At Leading Across Professions, Donna will empower you to use boundary-spanning leadership skills to bring people together across professions.

Disclosure: Financial – Speaker fee from MGH Institute of Health Professions. Non-Financial - No relevant non-financial relationships exist.

Bruce Avolio, PhD
Executive Director, Center for Leadership & Strategic Thinking
Professor of Management & Organization
University of Washington Foster School of Business

Bruce Avolio is internationally recognized as a top scholar and practitioner in transformational and authentic leadership. His work includes collaborating with public healthcare leaders to develop a research institute for healthcare providers and educators, working with the Veterans Administration on a long-term strategic leadership development and ownership project, and investigating ethical leadership development in the military.

At Leading Across Professions, Bruce will use the Boston Marathon Bombing as a case study to focus on the differences between leading during crisis and leading every day.

Disclosure: Financial – Speaker fee from MGH Institute of Health Professions. Non-Financial - No relevant non-financial relationships exist.

Robert Kegan, PhD

William and Miriam Meehan Professor of Adult Learning and Professional Development
Graduate School of Education
Harvard University

The recipient of numerous honorary degrees and awards, Robert Kegan’s thirty years of research and writing on adult development have influenced the practice of leadership development, executive coaching, and change management throughout the world. His work explores the possibility and necessity of ongoing psychological transformation in adulthood and its implications for professional development. In addition to his faculty appointment at Harvard, he is an educational chair of the Institute for Management & Leadership in Education, and a co-director of a joint program with the Harvard Medical School to bring principles of adult learning to the reform of medical education. His seminal books include The Evolving Self, In Over Our
 Heads, The Way We Talk, and Immunity to Change.

At Leading Across Professions, Robert will demonstrate how others have innovated to create and foster change.

Disclosure: Financial – Speaker fee from MGH Institute of Health Professions. Non-Financial - No relevant non-financial relationships exist.




  THURSDAY, APRIL 5: Afternoon Session


Paula Milone-Nuzzo, PhD, RN, FHHC, FAAN
President and John Hilton Knowles Professor, MGH Institute of Health Professions

Alex Johnson, PhD, CCC-SLP
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, MGH Institute of Health Professions

    Introduction: How will you design the answer to the driving question?

Gaurdia Banister, PhD, RN, FAAN
Executive Director, Institute for Patient Care at Massachusetts General Hospital



The "What": What do we do in crisis? What do we do every day?

Bruce Avolio, PhD

  • Narrative and analysis of the Boston Marathon Bombing
  • What is the gap in working relationships: acute crisis vs. chronic, daily stress?
  • How do different stakeholders perceive and understand this gap?
  • What is the role of perceptions of differential power and potential conflict in shared leadership?


FRIDAY, APRIL 6: Morning Session

    The "Why": Why is it challenging to bring people together across professional boundaries?

Donna Chrobot-Mason, PhD

  • Address issues of bias, power and diversity head-on.
  • Learn boundary-spanning leadership skills to apply in your institution.
  • Create the future headline: the optimal clinical learning environment.


FRIDAY, APRIL 6: Afternoon Session

    The "How": How have others succeeded in creating future change?

Robert Kegan, PhD

  • Understand how our assumptions about ourselves, others, and organizations hinder change efforts.
  • Analyze innovative models to draw parallels as the basis for small 'experiments' in our own institutions.


In support of improving patient care, Boston Children's Hospital is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for the healthcare team.


Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

AAPA accepts AMA category 1 credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 14.00 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity (0629-9999-18-001-L05-P) carries a maximum of 14 contact hours.


Physical Therapy
This program has been approved for 13 CE credit hours through the APTA-MA (Massachusetts-licensed physical therapists only).

Social Work

Application for social work continuing education credits has been submitted (MA only). Please contact cpd@mghihp.edu for the status of social work CE accreditation.

Speech-Language Pathology

This course is offered for 1.25 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area)



There will be room blocks available at two local hotels. Click below to book your reservation.

Residence Inn Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf
$299.00 USD per night + tax, Studio Suite with a City View
Must book by March 11, 2018
Book directly at link above, or by phone at 800-331-3131. Be sure to mention MGH Institute to get group rate.

AC Hotel Boston North
$209.00 USD per night + tax, Standard Rooms
Must book by March 14, 2018
Book at link above, or by phone at 781-819-2090. Be sure to mention MGH Institute to get group rate.

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Ginny Do - CIPSI
MGH Institute of Health Professions
36 First Avenue, Boston, MA 02129-4557.

If you have any questions, concerns, or issues to report please contact:

Ginny Do - Program Manager
Office of Continuing and Professional Development
Email: CPD@mghihp.edu
Phone: 617-724-3193



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