Thursday, July 16, 2009

HDI Fellows Program

We're working on an exciting new project to develop an intensive training experience for health care leaders from developing and transitional countries. The HDI Fellows Program will bring together high-potential health care leaders to the U.S. to visit some of the top hospitals, interact with leading thinkers in the field, and discover the personal and professional qualities required for sustainable leadership. The program will begin with leaders from rural Chinese hospitals with publicity assistance from the Loving Heart Hospital Project led by Chinese businessman, John Cao. We'll also be seeking grant support for the multi-year project, in the hope that we can measure the impact of the program over time. We hope the initial program will begin in 2010.

The Fellows Program will go far beyond the basic management skills workshop for which HDI has become known. Our goal is to draw out the best in selected leaders so they can draw out the best in those they lead. High-impact leaders serve as models for managers and staff to emulate, mobilizing ordinary organizations to accomplish extraordinary results.