Faculty Development Current/Best Practices Abstract UME - Preclinical

Strategic Agility: Leading in an Environment of Uncertainty

Virtual Presentation
K04 - Strategic Agility
Faculty Development
Intended Audience Track
Undergraduate Medical Education - Pre-clinical Education Faculty
Presentation Type
Current/Best Practices Abstract
Kathy Pearson, PhD, OTHER (if not listed fill in next field)

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In a normal business environment, academic institutions, particularly in the health care arena, face many uncertainties around technological changes, emerging business models, regulations, and students’ and patients’ needs and demands. And we are now in March 2020, with “unusual uncertainty” in the words of the former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. Leaders must recognize that with these uncertainties, they can no longer accurately predict the future when building organizational plans, but rather must be willing to make decisions and then adapt as they implement. The ability to be agile is critical to the long-term success of institutions and leaders must build these skills. This session explores the business case for agility, provides leadership behaviors to encourage agility, and provides conditions for building a culture of agility.