A Deep Commitment to Making a Difference in Maine

Improving quality and efficiency, doing more with less, becoming more patient focused, finding innovative solutions to organizational and community challenges.  Maine’s healthcare environment has become more complex and competitive than ever before.

Maine needs leaders who can tackle these tough challenges–challenges that require courage, vision and new and more effective leadership approaches.

Since its creation in late 2007, more than 300 leaders have taken part in Maine’s unique statewide Health Leadership Development (HLD) course. Each year HLD brings together a diverse mix of experienced leaders from a wide range of health and healthcare settings and professions to build their individual collaborative leadership skills and prepare them to lead efforts aimed at improving quality and expanding access to affordable care. While these dedicated individuals come from different backgrounds and communities, they share a deep commitment to making a difference here in Maine.

For More Information

If you would like to discuss how the Health Leadership Development course can help you become a more effective health leader, please email Kathy Vezina or call 207-553-9857.

 

Course Overview

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.

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.

 

Applicants

The HLD course is designed for emerging and evolving leaders from throughout Maine and across the entire spectrum of health and healthcare related organizations. Each HLD class is made up of a diverse mix of individuals who are in leadership roles and are poised to take on greater collaborative leadership responsibilities in the months and years ahead.

Applications are invited from individuals involved in nonprofit and for-profit organizations as well as government, including:

  • Physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, mental health professionals and other clinicians in leadership roles (or those seeking greater leadership roles)
  • Healthcare administrators and managers
  • Health and healthcare CEOs
  • Public health leaders
  • Government officials
  • Insurers and benefits managers
  • Researchers
  • Educators
  • Employers with an interest in health and healthcare
  • Volunteer board members
  • Consumers and consumer advocates
  • Physician practice leaders
  • Individuals involved in community health partnerships
  • Healthcare attorneys, human resources and finance specialists
  • Health and healthcare association staffs
  • Foundation staff and board members
  • Professional society leaders
  • Others…

Applications are accepted from January through April. Following an extensive review process, each year’s HLD class is selected in June.

We’re looking for highly motivated individuals who:

  • Have at least ten years professional experience
  • Currently hold—or have held—leadership positions
  • Are preparing to step up to greater leadership roles
  • Can demonstrate a strong commitment to making a difference
  • Are deeply committed to Maine.
Selection Process

Nomination

Do you know a colleague who would benefit from the HLD experience? You can nominate them and the Hanley Center will then reach out with more information about the course. You can also nominate yourself!

Consider nominating more than one person. The online form allows multiple visits.

Nomination Form 

 

Application

Ready for HLD?

HLD Application Form

Dates and Tuition

HLD XII will run on the following dates:

2018

Thursday and Friday, September

Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, October *

Thursday and Friday, November

Thursday and Friday, December

 

2019

Thursday and Friday, January

Thursday and Friday, February

Thursday and Friday, March

Friday, April

 

Time

8:30 am to 4:30 pm

 

Location

Maple Hill Farm Conference Center
11 Inn Road
Hallowell, Maine

*The October Session will involve an overnight commitment of two nights at the Outward Bound facility in western Maine.

 

Tuition

Tuition is $5,845 for the full course including two nights at the Outward Bound center.

Tuition assistance may be available. Please reach out to Kathy Vezina or Judiann Smith for more information.