The KHA Leadership Institute graduated its 18th class of 30 students on Sept. 5 at the KHA Annual Convention and Trade Show in Wichita, Kansas. Students were nominated by their hospital’s CEO to be part of this select group. They represent the future leaders of Kansas hospitals.
“It was the best conference/learning opportunity that I’ve been a part of during my nursing career. I would encourage everyone to attend the KHA Convention if possible,” Muir commented.
Helping to build future health care leaders is important to the Kansas Hospital Association. “We are committed to strengthening and promoting the leadership capacity of hospital employees in Kansas,” said Tom Bell, president and CEO, Kansas Hospital Association. The KHA Leadership Institute was established to help hospitals provide professional development opportunities that accentuate the personal skills and abilities needed to facilitate positive change and innovation in Kansas hospitals.
The 2019 Leadership Institute class was diverse. They represented a wide geographic distribution of hospitals from Goodland to Leavenworth and Independence to Lakin – there was representation from all parts of the state.
It is important to note that the students nominated to participate in this program were not selected because they needed to learn “management skills”. They were nominated because their CEO recognized their potential to be future leaders and wanted to help cultivate that development.