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“I have been inspired, I have been motivated, I have learned.  IONL values its leaders and wants to share the tools and techniques for us to make a positive impact in the areas we lead.” Susana Gonzalez

“This fellowship has provided me with the tools to not only succeed in my profession but also aid in the success of my employees, my department, and my hospital.” Melanie Sanders

“The fellowship program created a safe and inspiring environment to learn.” Cheryl Tyson

Participants experience learning through a variety of methods including:

  • Interactive Sessions- Meet four times during the year  
  • Independent Work- Complete readings and assignments between sessions
  • Virtual Environment- Communicate on-line with faculty and each other between sessions
  • Experiential Learning- Apply skills and tools in the workplace
At the end of the program the participant will be able to:
  • Identify self as a leader
  • Describe the leader’s impact on an organization
  • Increase self-awareness of strengths and areas of growth, specifically as it impacts one’s team
  • Demonstrate understanding and enhanced competencies in the areas of system thinking, conflict resolution, negotiation, change agency, team functioning, and managing one’s time
  • Identify strengths and how they may be applied to challenges
  • Identify “tools” which will enhance the impact of their leadership
  • Engage in one challenge in the workplace where they can apply enhanced competencies


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