Following the success of the 2018 event, the APIC/SHEA Joint Leadership Development Course will again be hosted this December in Arlington, VA. Leadership is a major domain within the APIC Competency Model for the Infection Preventionist, but opportunities to learn what competencies are required for executive leadership development and the associated skills are more difficult to find.
“Infection preventionists’ influence is increasing,” said Katrina Crist, CEO of APIC. “To continue to see it rise, it’s important that IPs not only understand how to lead infection prevention and control across a hospital or health system, but how to co-lead with physician epidemiologists and administrators.”
The APIC/SHEA Joint Leadership Development Course was created to address this need. The 3-day interactive learning experience provides participants with the skills they need for effective infection prevention and control (IPC) leadership in their facility, with a focus on key concepts of leadership, decision-making, team building, culture management, and influence. Registration for the course includes the AAPL CPI 260, a comprehensive personality assessment tool for leaders and executives.
Learn more about the 2018 program in the Prevention Strategist article, Bridging the leadership gap.