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2017 INAPTA Spring Meeting
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2017 INAPTA Spring Meeting


Engaged leadership is needed at all levels in healthcare to drive improvements in quality (Institute for Healthcare Improvement).  Engagement means that individuals are emotionally invested in making positive contributions to their patients/clients, to their organization, or to their teams. High-impact leadership behaviors are essential to achieve the shift from volume to value, improve patient experiences and outcomes, and reduce healthcare costs for populations served (Institute for Healthcare Improvement).  Yet, quite often, many healthcare professionals are not engaged, or may even be actively disengaged in practice and frequently, we don’t recognize the value of developing our own leadership skills within physical therapy.

Imagine the impact we could have for our patients/clients and on our communities if we could increase our leadership capacity and the level of engagement as individuals and collectively within diverse healthcare organizations, collaborative interprofessional teams, and within the physical therapy profession.

The purpose of this session is to continue to build upon the dynamic conversation we started in April 2016 with regards to how we can ‘dial up’ our level of active engagement and ultimately, our level of engaged leadership – intentionally – within our organizations, teams, communities, and various professional healthcare associations.  In this program, emphasis will be on identifying the compelling need for leadership development at all levels in healthcare, enhancing your self-awareness as a personal leader, while exploring how you can lead as a collaborative member of any group. You will start to discover how you tend to lead and will be provided with some ideas how to build your own leadership capacity. Through our continued and progressive dialogue, we hope to strengthen our collective level of leadership, empowerment, and engagement in our service to our patients/clients, our communities and to each other as we pursue our transformational future and healthcare reform.  This session will be interactive and participants will be encouraged to contribute throughout the program.


By the end of this presentation, participants will:

  1. Review contemporary evidence to identify the link between leadership, engagement, and empowerment.
  2. Discuss levels of engagement within diverse healthcare organizations, collaborative interprofessional teams, and communities.
  3. Define personal leadership.
  4. Examine how different leadership styles impact team performance through unleashing or stifling engagement and empowerment.
  5. Develop individual and collective action plans to increase levels of engagement and your leadership capacity as a personal leader.


Jennifer E. Green-Wilson, PT, EdD, MBA is a principal of the Institute for Business Literacy and Leadership and formerly the Director of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) LAMP Institute for Leadership in Physical Therapy.  Recently serving as a Director on the Board of Directors of the APTA, she speaks nationally and internationally on topics related to leadership, business literacy, and management in health care and was awarded HPA the Catalyst’s LAMPLighter Leadership Award in February 2014.  She serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of Rochester Hearing and Speech Center in Rochester, New York.  Dr. Green-Wilson holds an EdD degree in Executive Leadership from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY, a MBA degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and a BS degree in physical therapy from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.


9:00 – 9:30 am
Updates from APTA with Kip Schick, PT, DPT, MBA (APTA Board Liaison to INAPTA)

9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Engagement: Fueling our Powers and Our Potential with Jennifer Green-Wilson, PT, EdD, MBA

12:30 – 1:30 pm
Lunch for Those Attending the Board Meeting

1:30 – 3:30 pm
INAPTA Board Meeting

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