What is the Collaborative Leadership Development Program?

The Alliance Collaborative Leadership Development program is specially designed for improving communication and collaboration among key stakeholders in the field of donation and transplantation, thereby closing gaps and improving processes.  Through an innovative, 9-month program, hospital, donation, and transplantation professionals will improve their ability to work together more collaboratively to effect change and improve donation and transplantation in their donation service area (DSA). The program includes two in-person training sessions, virtual classroom work and a capstone project.

Participants may apply as individuals or as a team of 2 or 3, to include a senior leader from an OPO, transplant center and/or hospital. If applying as an individual, in order to be eligible to participate in the program, one must identify and obtain a commitment from a collaborative leadership partner at the OPO, transplant center or hospital respectively (refer to application details below).

Applications and supporting materials are due by 6:00 pm ET on Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Who would benefit from this program?

    The program is intended to serve senior leaders from an OPO, transplant center and/or hospital who want to improve their communication and collaboration skills in order to effect change and improve donation and transplantation practices and relationships. Up to 30 people, comprised of individuals or teams, will be able to participate and, through the interactive program design, will apply what they learn in the sessions and their capstone project.

    The overall objectives of the program are to:

    • Increase self-awareness to improve one’s ability to work collaboratively and more effectively with others
    • Increase respect for differences and the ability to leverage them
    • Learn and practice six boundary-spanning leadership practices/tools for improved collaboration
    • Grow one’s ability to navigate change
    • Align colleagues and key stakeholders around a common goal and direction
    • Understand how to better identify, analyze and influence multiple stakeholders
    • Increase one’s ability to create innovative solutions to complex challenges
    • Increase one’s understanding of leading people through change
    • Implement a team project and dedicate time to an after-action review process
  • What does the program entail?

    The Collaborative Leadership Development Program is divided into three phases, each of which includes in-person group training sessions, virtual learning sessions, monthly check-in calls, and completion of a capstone project.

    Program participants will complete the following phases:

    PHASE I – Establish Foundations

    • Complete a leadership self-assessment
    • Identify and frame your capstone project
    • Attend the first in-person training sessions

    The first phase is to lay the foundation for the program:

    • Learn the leadership framework for producing direction, alignment, and commitment in a collective team or organization
    • Understand your preferred style in approaching and dealing with change
    • Understand how to develop leadership effectiveness and gain alignment and commitment from people around you
    • Learn how to create direction, alignment, and commitment across boundaries in service of a higher vision or goal

    PHASE II – Develop Your Collaborative Leadership Project

    • Work with your collaborative partner or team to develop and implement your project
    • Attend the virtual learning sessions and monthly check-in calls

    The second phase involves the development and implementation of your project and putting your learning into action:

    • Learn how strategic leadership is exercised through thinking, acting and influencing
    • Understand the behavioral dimension of strategic leadership, including decision-making
    • Learn how to make timely decisions in the face of uncertainty
    • Learn how one influences others or is influenced by others in exploring strategic ideas and opportunities or championing strategic change
    • Learn how to build support among colleagues for strategic ideas
    • Explore appropriate decision-making strategies, strategic thinking and influencing skills

    PHASE III – Complete and Present Your Capstone Project

    • Attend the in-person training session, concluding the program
    • Complete and present your capstone project
    • Share your successes and learnings with others
  • Who is eligible to participate?

    Qualified applicants must:

    • Be a senior leader, within an OPO, transplant center or hospital/health system. This senior leader must have employee and organizational leadership responsibilities, and the ability to effect change within an organization.
    • Commit to the 9-month Collaborative Leadership Development Program and capstone project completion.
    • Have the support of their organization’s CEO or board of directors.
  • Key Dates and Deadlines

    Application Timeline:

    • Applications and supporting materials are due by 6:00 pm ET on Tuesday, July 31, 2018.
    • Applicants will be notified of acceptance by Friday, August 24, 2018.
    • Commitment to participate and payment must be received by Friday, August 31, 2018.
    • Program will kick-off Monday, September 10, 2018.

    Program timeline:

    • Introductory Group Call: Monday, September 10, 2018
    • Completion of training self-assessments: September 10 – October 10, 2018
    • In- person training session: October 22-23, 2018, in Greensboro, North Carolina
    • Monthly check-in calls/virtual classroom program: November 2018 – June 2019
    • Final program in-person meeting: July 22-23, 2019, in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • How do I apply as an individual?

    Individual candidates must submit a completed application form and supporting documentation including:

    1. Resume or curriculum vitae
    2. A personal statement expressing your desire and commitment to participate in the program. The statement should not exceed 250 words and should include:
      • How you believe participating in this development process will help you, your organization and your constituents.
    3. Describe 2-3 collaboration and communication challenges you face in working with your OPO, transplant center, or hospital partners that affects donation and transplantation processes and practices.
      • Note, this will serve as the basis for identifying and developing your capstone project.
      • Include how this program will help you address these challenges.
    4. A commitment statement or letter of support from your employing organization which should include:
      • How your organization will support the applicant throughout the 9-month program.
      • The perceived organizational impact of the applicant’s participation in the program.
      • A statement supporting your travel and time away from the office to attend the in-person training sessions.
    5. A commitment statement or letter from your identified collaborative leadership partner with whom you will be working, which should include:
      • Their willingness to host you for one week at their organization.
      • Their willingness to collaborate with you on your capstone project.
      • Must include their name, title, organization, phone and email address.

    The application and supporting documentation must be submitted as one packet and received by 6:00 PM ET on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Application form and supporting documents should be submitted online. An invoice for the cost of the program will be sent to each applicant upon receipt of your application. Your payment must be received no later than Friday, August 31, 2018.

  • How do we apply as a team?

    Teams (representing an OPO, transplant center and/or hospital) must submit a completed application form and supporting documentation including:

    1. Resume or curriculum vitae for each team member
    2. A team statement expressing your desire and commitment to participate in the program. The statement should not exceed 250 words and should include:
      • How you believe participating in this development process will help improve your communication and collaboration as a team.
    3. A team description of 2-3 collaboration and communication challenges you face in working with each other that affects donation and transplantation processes and practices.
      • This will serve as the basis for identifying and developing your team’s capstone project.
      • Include how this program will help you address these challenges.
    4. A commitment statement or letter of support from each team member’s employing organization which should include:
      • How your organization will support the applicant throughout the 9-month program.
      • The perceived organizational impact of the applicant’s participation in the program.
      • A statement supporting your travel and time away from the office to attend the in-person training sessions.

    The application and supporting documentation must be submitted as one packet and received by 6:00 PM ET on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Application form and supporting documents should be submitted online. Each team member will receive an invoice unless we are notified that one organization will be covering the registration costs for all applicants. Your payment must be received no later than Friday, August 31, 2018.

  • Time Commitment and Fees

    Program Time Commitment

    The Collaborative Leadership Development Program requires the following amount of time outside of the office:

    • Introductory Group Call: Monday, September 10, 2018
    • Completion of training self-assessments: September 10 – October 10, 2018
    • In- person training session: October 22-23, 2018, in Greensboro, North Carolina
    • Monthly check-in calls/virtual classroom program: November 2018 – June 2019
    • Final program in-person meeting: July 22-23, 2019, in Greensboro, North Carolina

    Program Fees:

    Program registration fees are assessed per applicant, regardless of applying as an individual or team. Program fees include tuition, all program materials, assessments, in-person workshops and all group meals and breaks. Please note, individuals are responsible for their own travel expenses to attend the in-person workshops, including airfare and hotel.

    Discounted fees apply to our 2018 Professional Partner organizations. To receive the discounted fee, an applicant must be employed by a Professional Partner organization.  If applying as a team, each team member must pay the fee associated with their organization’s partnering level (regardless if one organization is paying the fees for all team members). To confirm whether your organization is a 2018 Professional Partner, visit https://organdonationalliance.org/partnerships/. Payment will be accepted via check or credit card.

    • Executive level – $5,100 per applicant
    • Partner level – $5,750 per applicant
    • Non partner – $6,400 per applicant

    Notice of cancellation must be received by The Alliance in writing, by email to lswanson@odt-alliance.org. Cancellations received by Friday, August 31, 2018, will be assessed a $500 program and processing fee. No refund will be granted for cancellations received after August 31, 2018. Substitutions are permitted at the discretion of The Alliance. The Alliance reserves the right, at its discretion, to cancel the program and will notify the registered participant. If the program is canceled or an applicant is not accepted into the program, program fees paid by the registrant will be refunded, without penalty.

  • About the Center for Creative Leadership

    The Alliance has partnered with The Center for Creative Leadership CCL to provide the content for this program. CCL is a top-ranked, global provider of executive education that develops better leaders through its exclusive focus on leadership education and research. Founded in 1970 as a nonprofit, CCL helps clients around the world cultivate creative leadership—the capacity to achieve more than imagined by thinking and acting beyond boundaries. CCL’s mission is to advance the understanding, practice, and development of leadership for the benefit of society worldwide. For the last 47 years, CCL has done just that, annually serving more than 60,000 individuals and 2,000 organizations including more than 80 of the Fortune 100 companies and working across the public, private, nonprofit and education sectors. In addition, their knowledge has been disseminated to nearly two million people through CCL publications. CCL has consistently been ranked in the Top 10 executive education providers worldwide from Financial Times with the likes of Duke and Harvard. For more information, visit www.ccl.org.

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