Feagin Leadership Program
Published on July 3, 2014
www.feaginleadership.or Dean C. Taylor, MD Chairman, Feagin Leadership Program Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Director, Duke Sports Medicine Fellowship Program Chairman’s Corner H ello again from Duke! We are quickly recovering from our unexpectedly harsh winter (not supposed to happen in the South!). Final planning stages are on-going for this year’s Feagin Leadership Forum to be held May 16 -17, 2014 here at Duke. The theme for the forum is Balanced Leadership – Professional, Social, Emotional, Spiritual, and Physical ; and we have assembled some first class speakers and panel members to facilitate the participants’ learning. The program for the forum can be found on our new website www.feaginleadership.org , and I want to thank Cindy Crabtree and Stacey Herrera for the superb job they did on getting the website up and running. Our scholars continue to impress and inspire all who come in contact with them. Watching their team projects, a vital part of the program’s curriculum, transform from idea to reality has been fascinating. In early March, Team #1 executed a well-planned and successful Leadership Summit hosted by the Duke Institute for Health Innovation (DIHI). The summit brought together many of the leadership development programs from across the Duke Health Care footprint – to include our friends from Singapore and Duke/NUS. The goal of the summit was to serve as a catalyst for these independent programs to learn best practices from each other and to kindle continuous collaboration. We just returned from West Point where Team #3 hosted a ‘think tank’ of experts in leader development. The team’s project brought together a diverse group of scholars, physicians and practitioners to share their experiences and knowledge on developing leaders for the health care profession. We also used the time at West Point as one of our Feagin Program Educational settings - Session 4. We were honored to have Dr. John Feagin and Mrs. Marty Head join us at West Point - their stories are priceless! Finally, Team 3’s project is on-going as they complete a fascinating and in-depth research project to propose a leadership development model for health care professionals, based on specific leadership competencies. We have discovered there is not a plethora of scholarly research as it pertains to leadership development for physician leaders – so the timing of this project is ideal. I hope you can see the relationship between all these projects. Our Feagin Scholars (past and present) are providing tangible input into how to develop future leaders in health care. That is enough from here as I could go on and on about all the exciting happenings in and around the Feagin Leadership Program! Again, thank you for your interest and continued support of this important endeavor. Happy Spring time and we’ll see you in May!