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NOSORH Mentoring Program Cultivates the Next Generation of Rural Health Leaders

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NOSORH is excited to announce the relaunch of the NOSORH Mentoring Program and the newly designed Peer-Driven Resources webpage! The Mentoring Program builds upon the mentoring philosophy of Jim Bernstein, providing an opportunity for SORH Directors and equivalents to be paired with veteran SORH Directors or equivalents. The Mentoring Program requires that the Mentor and Mentee meet via phone at least two hours per month and is expected to last about 6 months. Mentees are also required to participate in a “NOSORH 101” webinar and attend the FORHP New SORH Orientation at FORHP offices. The Educational Exchange Scholarship may also be used in conjunction with the Mentoring Program to support a site visit between the Mentor and Mentee as pairs see fit.

With this launch, the NOSORH webpage for the Educational Exchange scholarships has been moved to a single Peer-Driven Resources page. This new comprehensive webpage features information on the Jim Bernstein mentoring philosophy, along with documents, applications and resources for the Mentoring and Educational Exchange scholarship programs. These guides and resources help ensure the mentoring experience is beneficial for all parties involved. If you’re looking for other opportunities for professional development, be sure to check out the Rural Health Leadership Institute and the SORH Proficiencies framework.

For more information or with questions, contact Chris Salyers, Education and Services Director, at chris.salyers@nosorh.org.


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Register Soon for the SORH Leadership Institute!

i May 1st No Comments by

State Offices are invited to register for the brand-new Learning to Lead: The Jim Bernstein SORH Leadership Institute! This 12-part, online Institute provides rural-focused professional development for State Office of Rural Health (SORH) staff in current and future leadership positions. Registration is filling up quickly, so be sure to register by Friday, May 10, to reserve your spot!

Check out the Leadership Institute Flyer and Leadership Institute webpage for additional information, including session descriptions, registration information, and pricing.

Don’t miss this unique development opportunity to enhance your ability to provide influential leadership and management within your State Office (and earn a Rural Health Leadership certificate)! Please contact Tammy Norville for more information.


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State Offices Invited to Register for the Rural Health Leadership Institute

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Registration is now open for the brand-new Learning to Lead: The Jim Bernstein SORH Leadership Institute! NOSORH designed this 12-part, online Institute exclusively for State Office of Rural Health (SORH) staff in current and future leadership positions. Inspired by the Jim Bernstein Mentoring Philosophy, the sessions provide rural-focused professional development to build the skills, characteristics and knowledge base needed for effective leadership of a SORH.

Sessions begin May 16 and will be held every other Thursday from 1:00-2:30 pm ET. A Rural Health Leadership certificate will be awarded to participants who meet all Institute requirements.

Check out the Leadership Institute Flyer and Leadership Institute webpage for additional information, including session descriptions, registration information, and pricing.

Registration closes Friday, May 10, 2019.

Don’t miss this unique development opportunity to enhance your ability to provide influential leadership and management within your State Office! Please contact Tammy Norville for more information.


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Learning to Lead: Session Descriptions

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Orientation Session – EduBrite Learning Management System (MANDATORY)
MAY 16, 2019

SESSION 1 LEAD: Introduction to the Leadership Institute
MAY 30, 2019

The first session will introduce the Institute and will outline the course progression and requirements. Participants will be introduced to the Jim Bernstein leadership philosophy with a focus on general principles of community driven leadership, program management and accountability. Discussion topics include: the differences and similarities between leadership and management, the SORH Leader role, and an assessment of their own leadership and how it relates to their SORH capacity.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Define and compare the concepts of leadership and management
  • Summarize the framework of the Bernstein leadership philosophy
  • Understand their own leadership style, strengths and challenges

 

SESSION 2 LEAD: “Big Picture” Viewing
JUNE 13, 2019

Session 2 explores the concepts of vision. What is vision? Who has it? Learn the basics of how to complete an environmental scan to ensure an understanding population health, community health needs and other data to help understand rural health in your state and to shape an overall vision. Participants will review the NOSORH Futures Framework for rural communities and SORH to understand how to select a goal to impact change in rural health status in your state.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Utilize environmental scanning and understanding health needs to identify a vision relevant to need
  • Examine the role of a “vision” and big picture thinking in leadership positions including environmental scans
  • Describe the top 5 NOSORH futures topics

SESSION 3 LEAD: Think Entrepreneurially
JUNE 27, 2019

This session will dive into the concept of entrepreneurial thinking and explore how future thinking is essential to successful leadership. Successful entrepreneur leaders must engage in risk analysis, ongoing evaluation and program assessment to ensure they see the bigger picture to imagine possibilities outside of their own self-awareness. Participants will learn how to leverage resources with partners and to consider how to implement revenue generation strategies to grow funding beyond typical SORH grants.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Define and explore the concept of entrepreneurial thinking
  • Define the current integration and use of healthcare concepts in your SORH work and the impact on leadership
  • Explore opportunities for leveraging and diversification of funds for SORH and their partners

 

SESSION 4 LEAD: The Importance of Being Informed & Informative

JULY 18, 2019

Session 5 digs in to understanding rural health landscape in context of the past and future and technology, policy and healthcare environments including a general overview of the healthcare revenue cycle and reimbursement basics. The session will explore how to find resources to address those including trusted advisors, subject matter experts and models that work. How do you best frame and influence others to understand needs and potential solutions for rural communities to what target audience? Participants will be introduced to strategies for being a trusted advisor to policy makers, partners to show that you “bring the rural brain to the game”.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand rural health landscape and environments of the past present and future including healthcare reimbursement basics Frame the key rural health challenges and opportunities from the environmental scan to influence key rural health target audiences
  • Identify relevant resources necessary to address key rural health challenges
  • Summarize the role of trusted advisors and their impact on leadership strategies

 

SESSION 5 LEAD: Visionary Inspiration

JULY 25, 2019

What is an “inspired” vision? How can you lead change with an inspired vision? Session 4 will help participants to identify, develop and implement strategies which help them to be inspired and inspire others to implement that vision. Learn how to articulate vision effectively so that a team wants to “follow your lead”. The roles of resiliency and being a change agent in your current environment will be introduced. General concepts of psychology and how group behavior affects how a group can be inspired by appropriate vision development, articulation and implementation. This session will explore some scenarios in how leadership and team challenges can be addressed.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Utilize communication techniques of inspired leaders
  • Understand the role of a change agent and examine the potential for that role in your SORH
  • Identify and utilize a key resiliency strategy to ensure and maintain vital, inspired leadership in your state

 

SESSION 6 LEAD: Lifelong Learning

AUGUST 8, 2019
This session will examine lifelong learning in its purest form; from “do you know it all” to being open to different perspectives. What about diversity dynamics? How do they play out within your leadership style, the overall SORH vision and how the SORH is managed? Discussion of how we can learn from collaboration and community development models will include concepts of adult learning and how to use those concepts to further your leadership.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Describe the role of lifelong learning in leadership and management
  • Describe and define dynamics of diversity and potential rural health aspects
  • Identify 3 community development models which can ensure lifelong leadership lessons

 

SESSION 7 MANAGE: Be the “Worker Bee”
AUGUST 22, 2019

In session this session effective program management skills are introduced including planning, organizing and controlling a rural health program. Participants will learn to use the SORH Proficiencies self-assessment and be provided a perspective on the program planning and management functions needed to administer a successful rural health programs and partnerships.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Identify opportunities to build capacity to perform SORH core functions
  • Utilize program planning a management techniques and tools to ensure a plan for achieving an inspired vision
  • Ensure effective and efficient program evaluation techniques

 

SESSION 8 MANAGE: SORH Operational Literacy
SEPTEMBER 5, 2019

This session will take a deeper dive into the operational aspects and functions of managing the resources of the SORH program and “business”. Topics covered will include planning, organizing and controlling both financial and staff resources. Components of business planning; best practices for team accountability will be examined. The session will dig into succession planning as an operational necessity (what if you — the person “in charge” — suddenly left?) and examine trends in turnover rates — potential root causes and possible tips and tricks to develop a well-balanced team culture and retention plan.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Describe and define the concept of Operational Literacy
  • Identify three ways a grants manager may plan, organize and control financial resources
  • Describe and define characteristics of a well- balanced team culture
  • Define components of succession and retention planning

 

SESSION 9 COMMUNITY: Approaching Approachableness
SEPTEMBER 26, 2019

The ability to establish and nurture community relationships is a key factor in the success or failure of a leader’s vision development, articulation and implementation. In this session, participants will explore the concept of social capital and what makes a community want to stay engaged. This session will also review ways to leverage/integrate programs such as Flex, SHIP, and SORH to get the highest value (ROI) while being true to the “big picture” vision.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Appraise various models of stakeholder engagement which encourages future connections
  • Demonstrate the capacity to nurture and sustain relationships with communities and partners
  • Define social capital and discuss its role in achieving a vision

 

SESSION 10 COMMUNITY: Pay It Forward Community Partnerships
OCTOBER 3, 2019

Humility and a generous spirit are two of the traits of great leaders. Session 10 will explore this concept of a desire to cultivate leadership skill in others including how to apply components of succession planning (developing the people around you) and becoming a community driven leader. This session will review the foundational concepts of the Bernstein leadership philosophy, why this philosophy is key to improving the future of rural health and the emphasis on developing future leaders. Power of Rural resources will be reviewed to demonstrate their use to support community leaders.

OBJECTIVES:

  • List the key attributes of a community driven leader
  • Understand the role of community in improving rural health and the use of the Power of Rural tools to support community leaders
  • Summarize how succession planning applies to development of community leadership and the improvement of rural health
  • List partnerships for rural health services and examine their impact on collaboration and or community development models

SESSION 11 Presentations
OCTOBER 17, 2019

Presentations are a formal recap of all assignments; which shall include an identified vision, demonstrating a personal understanding of how the session learning objectives and other aspects of the Jim Bernstein Leadership Philosophy provide a framework for the participants’ future work with rural communities. Participants shall be able to describe how this philosophy plays into current leader’s success or failure and how each of the newly introduced topics can be integrated into their leadership efforts and succession planning in their office and with rural communities. The participant must make a presentation in order to earn the Rural Health Leadership certificate.

 

SESSION 12 Wrap Up
OCTOBER 31, 2019

We’ll begin with a recap of where we’ve been and what we’ve explored – what, where, when, why, and how of leadership and management and using these leadership skills to inform the work of NOSORH and other SORH on ensuring innovative rural health infrastructure, leading population health and health equity initiatives and building capacity for data driven programming. This session will be discussion based with no formal presentation.


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Rural Health Leadership Institute

i Mar 7th No Comments by

Learning to Lead: The Jim Bernstein SORH Leadership Institute, is designed to grow engaged, equipped, and resilient leaders and to provide rural focused professional development to current and future leaders and managers of State Offices.

This 12-part live webinar series is exclusively for State Office of Rural Health (SORH) staff.

The purpose of the Jim Bernstein SORH Leader Institute: Learning to Lead is to assist SORH staff to:

  • determine baseline status of their current leadership;
  • establish a foundational understanding of the unique leadership roles and concepts within a SORH to become a recognized resource in their state and to support capacity building to assist in reduction SORH leadership turnover;
  • develop, articulate and implement an inspired vision;
  • establish a succession plan.

“Rare is the leader who so many would claim as mentor and friend.”

This quote from the Resolution adopted June 14, 2005 by the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services, DHHS, sums up the character, integrity and legacy of Jim Bernstein. It’s also part of the inspiration for the Institute title — Learning to Lead.

I was fortunate to know the man a little, meaning he knew who I was and thanked me for my service. But, more importantly, I was one of the many “next generation” rural servant leaders forever changed by his passion, philosophy and dedication to community-driven rural service.

I’m excited to share this new Institute with you and hope you will join me on the journey to uncover your leader-potential!

Tammy Norville

A Certificate of Rural Health Leadership will be awarded to participants at the conclusion of the Institute when a participant:

  • attends and completes quizzes for 75% of the 12 sessions
  • satisfactorily submits 75% of seven (7) homework assignments (approximately 30 minutes to complete each assignment)
  • develops and completes the Institute presentation (built on homework assignments)
  • completes the final comprehensive evaluation of the Institute.

Registration closes on Friday, May 10, 2019
Cost for Institute participation is $1,000

Contact Tammy Norville at (888) 391-7258 ext. 105 or tammyn@nosorh.org for additional information