Leaders from 27 Universities Meet to Advance Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice

Business Wire (02/27/19)

The Interprofessional Leadership Development Program (ILDP), hosted by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) and enabled by the Academy for Advancing Leadership (AAL), recently convened at the Association of American Medical Colleges Learning Center in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the event was to engage deans, campus-wide leaders of interprofessional education (IPE), and faculty to devise leadership skills and plan projects to cultivate and support IPE at their institutions. "The ILDP supports IPEC's goal to prepare leaders to advance interprofessional education and interprofessional practice efforts within their institutions," said IPEC President Lucinda Maine. Topics discussed during the ILDP included leadership competencies affiliated with IPE, strategic thinking and acting, project planning, leadership during institutional and cultural change, effective conflict management, peer coaching, outcomes evaluation, and forming coalitions and teams. Fifty-five participants were enrolled in the ILDP, representing 27 U.S. universities and 13 professions. "To strengthen the impact of the program, the ILDP included significant time to develop IPE projects for implementation at participants' institutions," noted AAL President N. Karl Haden.

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