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AHEC Teams Up with Community Care of North Carolina for Leadership Development

NC AHEC is proud to collaborate with the Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) program to offer CCNC participants educational workshops to build and refine leadership skills. As health care continues to evolve, health care leaders have the formidable and immediate challenge of creating both short- and long-term strategies. It is important as health care leaders to strengthen leadership skills such as effective interpersonal communication, conflict management, operational analysis, and quality management.

Leadership and Self-Awareness, hosted by Greensboro AHEC and held at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, was the first of four workshops held in two sessions on September 22 and October 6, 2010.

MIchael L. HolcombeMichael L. Holcombe (photo right), director of healthcare leadership and management education at Mountain AHEC taught this opening session. “Forty-seven participants learned about the theory of psychological type of Carl Jung and its application for self awareness, a foundation of leadership development,” explained Holcombe. “They then took the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Personality Assessment and received a general interpretation of results indicated. Finally, various leadership behaviors were rated as examples of the eight mental functions/processes that Jung identified and each type's primary and secondary processes were explored.” Participant evaluations rated the workshops highly.

The remaining three workshops, Leader Communications: Giving and Receiving Feedback, Managing Conflict and Agreement, and Budgeting and Financial Management, will be held in January, April, and July of 2011.