McAfee Fellows – Transforming Health & Healthcare

The PELI Advanced Course is aimed at physician leaders who have the experience, commitment, and passion to lead initiatives that will transform and improve Maine’s health and healthcare systems at local, regional, and statewide levels.

Created in response to the stated need by physician leaders and non-physician healthcare executives across Maine for clinicians with the management and leadership skills needed to transform health and healthcare in their practices, hospitals and other settings, PELI brings national caliber training and faculty to Maine and tailors the course to the specific needs of Maine physicians.

We designate our graduates ‘McAfee Fellows’ in honor of the distinguished physician leader Robert McAfee, a general and vascular surgeon, physician and advocate for the prevention of family violence and improved healthcare. He was the 149th President of the American Medical Association and Chairman of the Board of the Dirigo Health Plan. The PELI Advanced experience prepares physicians to tackle today’s healthcare challenges while strategizing to resolve tomorrow’s, following in Dr. McAfee’s footsteps.

The advanced course is competency-based, highly experiential, and systems focused using an adult learning theory model. Participants attend a series of six 2-day residential sessions in Brunswick over a 12-month period of time in order to provide participants with the opportunity to bring new learning to their work settings, share experiences, devote considerable time and thought to complex issues, and build and strengthen professional relationships and trust with colleagues.

The physicians attending the advanced course will benefit from the following:

  • an 80-hour curriculum course delivered by faculty from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management of Brandeis University as well as local experts
  • 80 Category 1 CME credit
  • certificate of completion
  • long-standing and supportive networks of physicians across the state
  • a higher level of personal and professional development

For more information, please email Kathryn Vezina or Judiann Smith.

Are You a Good Fit?

The Advanced Course will be a good fit for physicians who:

  • Have at least five years of leadership/management experience (suggested minimum—strong physician leaders with slightly less experience will be considered)
  • Will benefit from an intensive course that will allow them to build their leadership skills and confidence, particularly in areas such as systems thinking, strategic planning, finance and the development of public policy
  • Want the opportunity to build a larger network of trusted physician colleagues across Maine
  • Want to prepare themselves to take on greater leadership and management responsibilities within their own practice or organization or to lead initiatives that will improve care in the community or throughout Maine
  • Are looking for new ideas and for faculty and colleagues who will challenge their thinking and work with them to grow professionally in a positive environment
  • Are able to attend six two-day sessions over the course of the year in Brunswick, including overnights away from their patients and families.
Faculty

STUART H. ALTMAN, PHD

Presenting on Health Care Economics & U.S. Health Policy: Paying for Providers

One of the nation’s most prominent healthcare economists, Stuart H. Altman is Professor of National Health Policy and former Dean of The Heller School for Social Policy & Management at Brandeis University. Modern Healthcare has named Dr. Altman among the 30 people who have had the most influence on healthcare over the past 30 years; and, for six years, was named among the 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare.

JON CHILINGERIAN, PHD

Presenting on Leading Change, Effective Clinical Leadership Styles, Strategic Thinking in Health Care, Collective Intelligence & Group Decision Making, and Understanding Yourself & Managing Differences

Jon Chilingerian, Professor at Brandeis University, teaches graduate courses and executive education sessions in Organizational Theory and Behavior, Management of Health Care Organizations, and Health Services Research. He is Director of the Brandeis Health Leadership Program, sponsored by the American College of Surgeons, and the Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education. He is also Director of the European Health Leaders Program. Dr. Chilingerian launched a four-year MD-MBA Program in Health Management with Tufts Medical School, which today is the largest MD-MBA program in the United States.

CAROLE CARLSON, PHD

Presenting on Strategic Management, Social Entrepreneurship, and Team Consulting

Carole Carlson is the Director of the Brandeis University MBA Program, she teaches Heller courses in Strategic Management, Social Entrepreneurship, and Team Consulting. She is the Concentration Chair for the Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Management concentration in the Heller MBA program. She also coaches mid-career executives participating in executive education programs at the Harvard Business School and is currently engaged with HBS in delivering online education programs to leading companies worldwide. She was the 2013 recipient of the Heller Teaching Award, and a 2014 recipient of the Davis Teaching and Learning Fellowship.

JOEL CUTCHER-GERSHENFELD, PHD

Presenting on Negotiations and Conflict Resolution

Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld is a professor in the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, where he leads research on agile institutions and teaches classes on strategy and operations. Previously he served as a professor and dean in the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois. Joel is editor for the Negotiation Journal at the Program on Negotiation at the Harvard Law School and is past president of the Labor and Employment Relations Association. He holds a PhD in industrial relations from MIT and a BS in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University.

JODY HOFFER GITTELL, PHD

Presenting on High Performance Health Care

The author of “High Performance Healthcare,” Dr. Gittell is a Visiting Scholar at the MIT Sloan School of Management and Associate Professor of Management and former MBA Program Director at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management. Gittell’s research explores how coordination by front-line workers contributes to quality and efficiency outcomes in service settings, with a particular focus on the airline and healthcare industries.

Enroll

To enroll in the PELI advanced course, please fill out the enrollment form. 

To nominate someone for the PELI advanced course, please fill out the nomination form.

Dates & Tuition

Program Dates

The next session of the PELI Advanced Course will begin March 14, 2019.

PELI Advanced Course VI schedule
Thursday: Evening Only – 6:00-9:00 pm
Friday: All Day (some evenings)
Saturday: Morning Only – 7:30-11:30 am

Session 1: March 14-16
Session II: May 9-11
Session III: June 13-15
Session IV: September 26-28
Session V: November 14-16
Session VI: January 23-25

All sessions will be held at the Brunswick Hotel & Tavern.

For more information, please email Kathryn Vezina or Judiann Smith

Tuition

Tuition costs $8,950.
Early Enrollment Tuition (Enrollment received by November 22): $8,750

Tuition includes coursework, most meals, overnight accommodations, and all educational materials. Tuition does not cover travel and personal expenses incurred by participants at each session.

McAfee Fellows

PELI Advanced Alumni come from diverse organizations and practice settings from across Maine and New England.

Visit our Find Alumni page to view our PELI Advanced alumni.