Maine’s Health Leadership Development Course (HLD) is a unique blend of individual collaborative leadership skill building, combined with Health Content sessions and practical skills application through topically focused projects aimed at helping individuals better understand and lead in Maine’s complex, ever-changing health and healthcare environment.
HLD is an intensive 16-day course that takes place over an eight-month period beginning each September. Monthly sessions are held on Thursdays and Fridays at Maple Hill Farm in Hallowell, just outside Augusta. A three-day Hurricane Island Outward Bound School session in October catalyzes individual growth and group cohesion.
Physicians and others who participate in HLD may be eligible to receive continuing education (CME) credits.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust and Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership. The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
American Disabilities Act (ADA)
If special arrangements are required for an individual with a disability to attend this course, please contact Maggie Adelson
HLD provides the opportunity to develop the following core competencies:
Increased understanding of self and others. Reflection on personal strengths, challenges and own standards of integrity, leading to greater courage and self-confidence as a leader.
Deeper understanding of leadership as cognitive, analytical and intuitive. Greater trust as a leader in employing intuitive skills to be able to look beyond competition and political pressures.
Renewed personal vision, hope and energy for making a leadership contribution to the health of Maine people. Practice respecting and appreciating diverse leadership styles, and creating sustainable relationships across difference.
Greater ability to influence and advocate for desired change in health and healthcare in Maine.
Skills and practice on building inclusive systems and networks.
Ability to use collaborative and facilitative leadership tools to bring together diverse stakeholders to better understand and address challenges facing health and healthcare in Maine.
Ability to understand Maine’s health sector environment, and to apply sound analytical and ethical reasoning to resolve and improve Maine’s health system performance.
Increased understanding of the importance of using information, including translating data, evidence, information and cultural perspectives to knowledge, then to action.