Developing the future language access leaders in health care.
"Leadership is the capacity and will to rally men and women to a common purpose."
- Bernard Montgomery
Leadership is hard to define, but you know when you see it. The IMIA Leadership Academy's goal is to develop interpreters' leadership skills so they have the confidence and authority to make a real difference in their organizations and communities at large. You may feel the desire to take on more of a leadership role than previously or you just know you want to make a difference and have been told you have natural leadership qualities.
The Leadership Academy might be the answer for you.
This program handpicked speakers and topics tailored for interpreters with limited leadership exposure who want to excel in leadership. Our goal is to push each participant to gain a rigorous personal and professional growth, and then, with that understanding of themselves, to stretch their ‘comfort zones’ into new and challenging territory. True leadership is not just having vision but actually making things happen. Once you develop your ‘seeing’ skills, you will develop the skills that make things happen, get things unstuck, move things forward. You can look at creating a vision, motivating and inspiring others, setting clear agendas and supporting those who need to help make your vision become a reality.
This program is NOT limited to medical interpreters. The program is open to all individuals interested in 1) advocating for language access in healthcare and 2) leading change in their organizations or related organizations.
This program is not for the novice interpreter but for those who entered into leadership positions, and now want hone the knowledge and skills to back it up. Leadership Academy Fellows will be selected based on their resumes, letter of intent, and a letter of recommendation.
Class is limited so please send your application as soon as possible.
Leadership Academy candidates will be selected based on their registration form, and the following documentation:
1) resume or CV
2) letter of intent
3) two letters of recommendation
All documents to be sent to LeadershipAcademy@imiaweb.org
May 1 - August 15
Cost for entire program:
$1,099 for IMIA members
$1,399 for non-members
Program runs from September 9, 2013 - May 2, 2014
All meetings are 1.5 hours and will occur at 4pm - 5:30pm EST
(Via conference calls, webinars, and online discussions)
- 16 workshops
- 1.5 Hour sessions with interactive activities
- 'personal' > 'leadership' mentoring
- 7 webinars and 8 conference calls
- All sessions are 1.5 hrs with a lot of interactive activities
- Online chat group discussions
- 8 month personal mentoring from Academy faculty
- At conclusion join: IMIA Leadership Academy Fellows Alumni Club
- 2.4 IMIA CEUs provided; ATA and RID CEUs pending
Sept 9 - Decision Making and Leadership
Sept 23 - Assertiveness for Leaders: Stand Your Ground Without Building Barriers
October 8 - Patient Safety: What’s Language Got to Do With It?
October 22 - CLAS Standards: Leading Beyond the Basics
November 5 - Professional Standards and Ethics for Medical Interpreters: Leading by Example
November 19 - Title VI : A Tool for Leading the Way to Language Access
December 3 - Improving Presentation Materials
December 17 - Medical Interpreter Certification: Power to the Profession and Patient Safety
January 1 - NO WEBINAR SCHEDULED
January 7 - Interpreter Associations - Non Profit Formation and Management for Longevity and Impact
January 21 - Parliamentary Procedure & Robert’s Rules: The Importance of Order in Leadership
February 4 - Budgets and Finances – Essential Leadership Responsibility
February 18 - Frontiers and Pioneers: Rural Language Access Opportunities and Challenges
March 4 - Language Technology - Opportunities and Challenges
March 18 - Managing Conflict
April 1 - Team-Building, Mentoring and Coaching Skills
April 15 - Program Evaluation Forms emailed out to group*
May 2 - Face to Face Graduation Ceremony with Sharing in conjunction with National Certification Forum Event
Become a Leadership Academy Fellow. Register Today!
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