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High-Impact Practice Management Academy: Engaging, Developing and Managing Individuals and Teams for High-Impact Practices

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The High-Impact Practice Management Academy is a series of three independent, professional development courses designed especially for practice managers and other up-and-coming members of the team. The Academy focuses on developing strong people management skills and creating a culture of excellence for high-impact practice management by:

1. Engaging the strengths of individuals and team members;

2. Providing practical skills that empower learners to address difficult conversations with colleagues; and

3. Fostering positive work cultures where individuals and teams deliver on shared goals.

The first course in the series, "Engaging, Developing and Managing Individuals and Teams for High-Impact Practices," will take place on March 29-30, 2019 in Phoenix, AZ, and will focus on managing for engagement through clarity of purpose, leveraging unique talents and job responsibilities, performance management, individual and team development and accountability, and team results. The course will provide practical information for developing high-impact practices and will be led by Dan O'Keeffe, MD; Mike Foley, MD; and Idahlynn Karre, PhD.

Who should attend: practice managers, lead sonographers, RNs, and other members of the care team who are currently involved in or will be assuming a leadership role with the practice in the near future.

Fees include all course materials, as well as breakfast and lunch on March 29 and 30. Click on the aqua button below to register or contact Darryl Diamond at ddiamond@smfm.org

  • SMFM Member Fee: $995 
  • Non-Member Fee: $1,340

Not a Member? Join SMFM today and you will receive the member-only discount on your meeting registration. You will also gain access to all of the member benefits. Questions? Contact Tim Heinle at timheinle@smfm.org for more information regarding membership.

COURSE LOCATION: The meeting will be held at Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix (1111 E McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85006).  There is complimentary parking on-site.

HOTEL INFORMATION: SMFM has secured a group rate at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown (15 E. Monroe St., Phoenix, AZ 85004) at a rate of $189/night (+ tax). To book a room, please visit: bit.ly/HIPM19HOTEL or call the Hilton Garden Inn at (602) 343-0006 to make your reservation. Please mention that you are with “The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine” to make sure you get the group rate.   You must book your room by March 7, 2019 to get access to this rate.

Attendees will be responsible for arranging their own transportation between the hotel and the meeting (taxi or ride-sharing service).

Questions? Contact Darryl Diamond at ddiamond@smfm.org


Future Courses in the Practice Management Academy (registration is not open at this time)

Course #2, "Managing Accountability through Conversations and Feedback with Individuals and Teams in High Impact MFM Practices" (2020)

Course #3, "Managing Change and Creating Cultures of Excellence for High Impact MFM Practices" (2021)

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March 29, 2019 - March 30, 2019
Phoenix, Arizona, United States