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ICAHN Physician Leadership Development Program


February 22, 2022
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Series Dates

Virtual Dates:

March 1 from noon – 1:30 p.m.

March 8 from noon – 1:30 p.m.

March 22 from noon – 1:30 p.m.

April 5 from noon – 1:30 p.m.

Through the ICAHN Physician Leadership Development Program, physicians practicing in rural Illinois hospitals will be empowered to be more effective leaders and collaborators at work and in the community.

This highly interactive leadership program features peer-led discussions and focuses on leadership skills that will help physicians be more effective when leading teams, addressing challenges, influencing change, collaborating on projects, and managing relationships.

Dates and Topics: 

Session 1: February 22 from 9:30 - 3:00, O’Shea Builders, 3401 Constitution Drive, Springfield, IL
Making the case for physician leadership
What is leadership? What is your leadership style
Perception of others related to physician leadership

Session 2: March 1 from 12:00 - 1:30, virtual
Personality traits and the relationship to professional accountability and responsibility
Verbal and non-verbal communication styles and the impact on leadership

Session 3: March 8 from 12:00 - 1:30, virtual
How the physician can and should lead
Developing positive relationships with senior leadership and the c-suite

Session 4: March 22 from 12:00 - 1:30, virtual
Physician’s role in the financial health of a hospital
Physician involvement in strategic planning

Session 5: April 5 from 12:00 - 1:30, virtual
Physician's role in building trust with teams and peers to improve performance
Setting clear expectations and effective feedback tools

CME: 10.5 hours available.

Continuing medical education hours (CMEs) are provided by the Continuing Education Institute of Illinois as an Illinois Licensed Continuing Medical Education Sponsor, License #204000006.

Cost: $550 per physician


Don Harkey is the Owner and Chief Executive Officer of People Centric Consulting Group based in Springfield, Missouri. Don has worked with a variety of organizations and critical access hospitals successfully implementing systems that improve employee engagement and profitability. He is a much sought after professional speaker based on his practical advice delivered with high energy and humor.

Dr. Lauren Fore is a family medicine physician at Horizon Health.  Dr. Fore completed her medical residency through the Southern Illinois University residency program at Decatur Memorial Hospital. She earned her medical degree at Ross University School of Medicine. Prior to medical school, she obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois where she majored in molecular and cellular biology, with a minor in chemistry.

This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $824,375 with 0% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.