Liberating Every Voice to Create a Culture of Innovation

and Address Challenges like Quality or MACRA

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Simple, practical methods to stimulate conversations and liberate the full potential of any group, from front line to the C-Suite is crucial to innovation.

The quickly changing health care environment demands new ways to creatively include people in shaping its future. Today, every health care organization is defining its own path to reflect and respond to the unique needs and interests of the community it serves and the individuals in its care. Each is looking to encourage inclusion and engage provider teams in a way that provides space for good ideas to emerge and grow as they strive to improve quality and performance.

We’ve invited the authors of The Surprising Power of Liberating Structures, Henri Lipmanowicz and Keith McCandless, to share why conventional processes and structures (presentations, status reports, managed discussions, brainstorming) can be too inhibiting or too loose and disorganized for a team, business unit or organization to transform effectively. You’ll also hear from Nicholas Wolter, MD, chief executive officer, from Billings Clinic, Billings, Mont., describe the acceleration of transformation as his organization embraces new liberating structures to address perplexing challenges such as super bugs and complex issues such as MACRA.

This is no ordinary webinar. It’s designed so that participants experience and understand structures that enable transformation. They can be used with executive and line staff, in unit meetings, in virtual settings, or when convening small or system-wide participation.

As a result, participants can immediately put into practice the ability to:

  • Apply Liberating Structures in everyday work such as quality initiatives and in transformation initiatives such as MACRA
  • Create teams that deliver results in a high-pressure environment that expects quality, low cost and stellar results
  • Harvest ideas outside of tired brainstorming techniques and translate them to strategies and actions
  • Stop habits that unwittingly exclude, stifle and disengage people you lead

We encourage every individual participating in this session to log into the webinar room and experience the possibility of including every voice to shape change, even when geographically separated.

Any health care leader who is accountable for a group to increase productivity and innovation should attend this program.


Our Signature Learning Series events are exclusively offered to hospital personnel. There is no charge to attend.

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Thought Leaders

Keith McCandless
Author
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Henri Lipmanowicz and Keith McCandless have partnered since 2002 to develop Liberating Structures. They have worked with organizations ranging from neighborhood groups to global business enterprises in more than thirty countries. Keith led executive learning initiatives for the Health Forum (1992-2000), he founded and served as the executive director for Health Care Quality Seattle and is cofounder of the Social Invention Group.

Henri Lipmanowicz
Author
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Henri Lipmanowicz and Keith McCandless have partnered since 2002 to develop Liberating Structures. They have worked with organizations ranging from neighborhood groups to global business enterprises in more than thirty countries. Henri is the former president of Merck’s International Region and Japan and a cofounder of the Plexus Institute.

Nicholas Wolter, M.D.
CEO
Billings Clinic
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Nicholas Wolter, M.D., is CEO of a fully integrated health system in south central Montana. Billings Clinic includes a 240 physician multispecialty group practice, a 270 bed acute care hospital, multiple regional clinics, and a long-term care facility. Billings Clinic also manages seven critical access hospitals. Billings Clinic has focused its core strategy on improvements and outstanding performance in the areas of patient safety, quality, and service to patients and their families.

Dr. Wolter is a former member of the Board of Directors of the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the American Medical Group Association (AMGA). He also served two terms as a Commissioner on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC). He is a frequent speaker on health care delivery and payment reform as a member of Speakers Express. He was named by Modern Healthcare as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare in 2010 and 2011, and by Modern Physicians as one of the 50 Most Influential Physicians in Healthcare in 2011.Dr. Wolter received his BA in English at Carleton College, his MA in American Culture at the University of Michigan, and his M.D. at the University of Michigan Medical Center. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown, New York, and returned to the University of Michigan for a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. He has been Chief Executive Office at Billings Clinic since 1997.

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