Take your leadership skills to the next level by joining your peers for the Leadership Capstone, SHM’s fourth Leadership Academy course. This course includes a two-day program on site, plus an ongoing six-month learning component that allows participants to continue developing leadership skills throughout the coming year. Participants are eligible to earn a Certificate of Leadership in Hospital Medicine (CLHM) Designation.

Please note: participants must have attended at least one previous Leadership Academy course to participate in the Capstone program.

Program Outline

Two-Day Course

The Capstone program begins during the conference and incorporates new didactic content and facilitated workshops. Participants will have the opportunity to practice skills through role-playing, hone their personal and professional plans, and will leave the two-day course with an assigned “learning pod” – a group of five peers plus a coach – to continue learning with for six months following the program.

You will also have the opportunity to network with participants of the other three Leadership courses, also taking place during the conference.

SHM is working on developing the 2020 curricula. Please check back for more details.

Six Facilitated Pod Calls

Monthly check-ins via video call will include structured discussions, opportunities to share challenges and/or lessons learned as rubber meets road, and additional content on universal topics like total life-work integration — a leadership community of practice.

For the 2019 participants, calls will occur from November 2019 through April 2020. To provide you with as much flexibility as possible, the exact days and times will be scheduled by you and your pod members on site.

Certificate of Leadership in Hospital Medicine

The Certificate of Leadership in Hospital Medicine (CLHM) cultivates leadership skills in the context of specific hospital medicine challenges. Participants develop a professional portfolio that showcases their ability to plan, execute and evaluate initiatives that strengthen hospital medicine programs. This designation informs employers – or potential employers – with confidence that a candidate is equipped and ready to lead teams and grow the organization.

To become eligible for the optional CLHM designation, Leadership Capstone participants must:
1. Attend the on-site kick-off plus at least four of six pod calls during the Capstone program.
2. Complete at least two additional SHM Leadership Academy courses.
3. Submit a structured final report, to be approved by the course director.

Once you have completed your coursework, there is no additional fee to submit your CLHM Final Report and apply for the designation.

Register for 2020

2019 Faculty

Nancy D. Spector, MD

Dr. Spector is the Executive Director of Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) and Associate Dean for Faculty Development at Drexel University College of Medicine. She is Professor of Pediatrics at the Drexel University College of Medicine. She graduated from Brown University and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. In her leadership role for ELAM, she serves as an advocate for gender equity. Her academic focus is in medical education, leadership skills development, professional development, mentoring, and curriculum development and implementation. She has received a number of national awards for mentoring and leadership. Dr. Spector was the educational leader of the I-PASS Handoff Study, a major educational intervention that was associated with a 30% reduction in harms to patients. The I-PASS Study Group was a 2014 Harvard Business School and Harvard Medical School Health Acceleration Challenge Finalist and received the 2016 John M. Eisenberg National Award for Patient Safety and Quality from the National Quality Forum and the Joint Commission.

Theodore C. Sectish, MD

Dr. Sectish is the Vice Chair for Education and Program Director at Boston Children’s Hospital and is Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. He is also a leader of the I-PASS Study Group. He graduated from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and trained at Boston Children’s Hospital. He was in private practice for 13 years in Salinas, CA. He then became the first Program Director at Stanford that was not the Department Chair and was on the faculty at Stanford for 14 years. He returned to Boston Children’s Hospital in 2007. Dr. Sectish was the Executive Director of the Federation of Pediatric Organizations from 2007 to 2014. Dr. Sectish is on the Executive Council of the I-PASS Study Group and a founder of the I-PASS Patient Safety Institute and serves on its Board of Directors.