Critical & Perilous Journey from Clinician to Manager

Duration: 90 Minutes
Webinar Id: 800043


One Attendee


This webinar focuses on understanding and dealing with the challenges of being promoted from a clinical or technical staff position into a management position. We address the challenges of a newly promoted manager, the skills required to succeed in the position, the need to conduct an environmental assessment to better understand the challenges you will face in the position, and what is required on an ongoing basis to succeed and grow in the position.

Why you should attend:If you are a healthcare professional, you may face (or you may actively seek) a promotional opportunity. This promotion into a management position requires learning and mastering a new set of management skills. Some skills are intuitive, some skills have been learned from watching others (both what they did well and what they did poorly), but most skills are learned Just like your professional skills, you did not walk out of school with experience. You graduated with a degree and knowledge, but it took time and practice to develop that knowledge into skill. It's the same with management. It is a learned skill. Understanding how to transition from a support position to a management position and understanding what is required to make this transition effectively is the difference between a successful promotion or an unsuccessful one - for you, your staff, and your organization.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Learn the essential components of a successful transition into management
  • Understand the situation you are being promoted into
  • Understand what you need to do in the first 90 days to enhance your success as a manager
  • Understand the differences and similarities between your professional career and your management career
  • Using the power of influence and reputation
  • Knowing what to let go of
Who Will Benefit:
  • Newly promoted managers and supervisors
  • Clinical or Technical Professionals interested in a management career
  • Human Resource professionals

Speaker Profile
Sara LaForest is a consultant, coach, trainer, writer and speaker. Prior to co-founding Kubica LaForest Consulting, she ran her own independent consulting company in Alaska. She was also an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Alaska, Statewide Corporate Programs and served as a Master Trainer for a large, educationally focused, national non-profit organization. Previous to her consultancy businesses, she worked for non-profit organizations, government agencies, American Indian/Alaska Native organizations, and post-secondary education in management and workforce development roles for over two decades. She started her career in counseling and behavioral health. Having completed her master's and bachelor's degrees in psychology, Sara has continued with graduate studies and professional development in adult education, organizational leadership and entrepreneurial growth.

Sara holds professional affiliations with the International Coach Federation (ICF), the American Management Association (AMA), the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC), Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). She also holds certification with Hogan Assessment Systems, an internationally utilized, premier personality and job performance profiling system, used to help organizations hire high-potential talent and develop current and emerging business leaders.

Personally, she is impassioned by her accretive work and is committed to making meaningful differences with the individuals she works with, while helping them to build and grow remarkable companies and organizations.

She thoroughly enjoys outdoor activities and time in nature, fitness training like cycling and Zumba, shopping, cooking and sharing great meals with others. She has a soft spot for under-privileged, at-risk children and animals and has worked to assist through professional roles, volunteerism, mentoring, donations and personal rescue/adoption of her family pets.

Tony Kubica is a consultant, author, coach, and speaker. He specializes in accelerating business growth, strategy, leadership development, and performance improvement. Initially trained as a pharmacist, Tony has been a departmental director, hospital executive, executive in charge of a management consulting practice for a mid-size national consulting company, entrepreneur, and business owner.

While at the University of Connecticut Health Center he held a number of key positions, including: Director of Pharmacy, hospital executive, hospital planner and co-chair of the Health Center’s Strategic Planning Committee. In addition, he served as Assistant Professor of Community Medicine and Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy at the Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy, respectively.

As a hospital executive at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, he was responsible for all clinical and non-clinical hospital services and, working with key physicians, was instrumental in introducing new technology and care concepts such as minimally invasive surgery, Gamma Knife® and lithotripsy.

Tony joined Superior Consultant Company (specializing in healthcare information technology and management consulting services) as a senior management consultant and grew to Senior Vice President of the Chi Group – Superior’s management consulting company - prior to leaving in 2005 to start his own company. Along the way he was Director of the IDN Practice, Vice President of Implementation for select health care IT software systems, and Vice President for company wide resource management and sales.

He is a member of the ACHE and serves on the RI-Education Committee. He is also a member of the International Coach Federation. He holds a certification with Hogan Assessments, an internationally utilized, premier personality and job performance profiling system, used to help organizations hire high-potential talent and develop current and emerging leaders. When not working with clients, writing or speaking, he pursues his two passions: music and martial arts. He plays the guitar and is a 4th degree black belt in Kenpo Karate. As a martial artist he continues to grow in the art and enjoys working with children and adults to help them improve, learn self-discipline, and build self-confidence.

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