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High-Impact Practice Management Academy

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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 emerging members of the MFM team. The courses focus on developing strong people management skills and creating a culture of excellence for high-impact MFM practices 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 2020 course, the second in the series, will focus on "Managing Accountability and Results in High Impact Practices." 

We will begin with a respected assessment of Your Preferred Management Style and apply those findings to Workplace Style Preferences of your colleagues and team members.  The personalized results from this survey will give you specific strategies in understanding, developing communication skills, and adaptive management behaviors to meet the Workplace Styles of team members.

We will transition to a discussion of the benefits and characteristics of engaged high performance teams using the research and best practices of Patrick Lencioni: The Ideal Team Player, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, and The Advantage. Lencioni’s research gives High Impact Practice Managers a lens through which to view individual, team, and organizational excellence.

With management style, individual behavioral style, ideal team behaviors, and organizational excellence as the foundation for our work on managing high impact practices, we will move to deepen your knowledge and skill in effective coaching strategies for performance development; engaging in crucial conversations; holding team members accountable for performance outcomes with crucial accountability conversations; and dealing with difficult and challenging issues, situations, and team members.

This course is a celebration of the best of you as a manager, the best of individual and team behaviors, and ways to effectively provide feedback to individuals and team for high impact practices.

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.

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

HOTEL INFORMATION: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix downtown for course attendees at a discounted, group rate of $189 per night. To enjoy this special rate, visit the hotel's website or call +1 (602) 343-0006. Please identify your affiliation with the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine when calling. The special room rate will be available until February 7,2020 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. Note: attendees will be responsible for arranging their own transportation between the hotel and the workshop (taxi or ride-sharing service).

COURSE FEES: Fees include all course materials, as well as breakfast and lunch on February 28-29, 2020. Click on the aqua button below to register. Not a Member? Join SMFM today and you will receive the members-only discount on your course registration. Question about SMFM membership? Contact Tim Heinle at theinle@smfm.org.

  • SMFM Member Fee: $1,045
  • Non-Member Fee: $1,400

QUESTIONS? Contact Nneka St. Gerard at nstgerard@smfm.org

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Event Overview

February 28, 2020 - February 29, 2020
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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