The leadership series is about "Stories of Leaders: How They Do or Did It." The series presents highly successful professional leaders from all fields, not just medicine, from our KUMC campus, the Kansas City area and nationally. Our goal with the series is to teach people, through the stories of other's experiences, how to be leaders. The series ran from 2002 - 2012, and will return on January 15th.
All employees, VIPs, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend (this includes KUMC, University of Kansas Health System, KUMC RI and all others employed on the KUMC and Westwood campuses.
Click on an event title below to sign up. The series is offered at no cost to the participants. Lunch is provided to the first 125 participants who show up at each event.
All 2016 events are from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., in G013 School of Nursing Auditorium
Whether you are a baseball fan or not, living in Kansas City you have no choice but to be awestruck and beam with pride over our baseball team. Ms. Danner will parallel for us some takeaway lessons about life and business from the winning dynamic, energy and success journey of the KC ROYALS. As she says, "the Royals defied odd after odd, destroyed one statistic after another and kept doing what they do best to bring home the 2015 World Series Commissioner's Trophy. As a TEAM, they worked together and relied on each other's unique talents to create an unstoppable force." Time will be saved for Q&A with the audience.
CEO, NextPage & PrintBig
BIO: Ms. Gina Danner serves as Special Advisor of Member Assist, LLC. Ms. Danner is the Owner of Mail Print, Inc. and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. She has helped grow Mail Print from a small offset print shop with one press in 1988 to an industry leading solution provider with over $9 million in capital equipment and technology, She is local consultant, mentor and awarded entrepreneurial leader and has served as the president for the National Association of Women Business Owners, the Kansas City Direct Marketing Association, a board member for Operation Breakthrough, and the Entrepreneurial Exchange. She has also served as a past entrepreneurial coach for the Kauffman Foundation's FastTrack program and for the Pipeline Program for entrepreneurs. She is active in local and national entrepreneurial, networking and charitable organizations. Ms. Danner is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Without musicians and conductors "playing well with others" the symphony would not be successful. The same theory applies to any group or "team" of people who work together. Mr. Demirjian has many messages from his career, and will make time for Q&A with the audience about his message. Key points are based upon quotes below from Mr. Demirjian's bio and include, but are not limited to:
"... building relationships with audiences of all ages and backgrounds, conducting an astounding volume of diverse programs and supporting the work of Music Director Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony musicians." Our campus healthcare workers must essentially "build relationships with patients of all ages and backgrounds, work with diverse programs and support the work of their colleagues in health care and in research.
"...helped lead the expansion of the Symphony's concert offerings; principal architects of the Symphony's Education Series." KU Medical Center is an award winning academic healthcare provider in Kansas City and if we are to remain at the cutting edge ofBest Practices of medicine, as well as the teaching and research aspects of it, than being able to lead expansions of our programs is critical to our success.
"... believes passionately that music and the arts are essential parts of education for all young people, and that music, in particular, supports and nurtures the skills for growth and success in all disciplines." Mr. Demirjian will share his insight into how this applies to the discipline of healthcare and research education.
Associate Conductor, Kansas City Symphony
BIO: Mr. Aram Demirjian is flourishing as associate conductor of the Kansas City Symphony. Now in his fourth season, Demirjian has distinguished himself as a devoted and integral member of the Kansas City arts community, building relationships with audiences of all ages and backgrounds, conducting an astounding volume of diverse programs and supporting the work of Music Director and the musicians. Read more.
Have you ever considered changing the direction of your career, or even moving into a different one? Dr. Norman will share the "why" behind his decisions during his career to change the trajectory plus some of his experiences related to those decisions. He will also explain what he is doing with the military today, a little about his role as our new State Surgeon of Kansas and what the word "surgeon" in the title means plus why preparedness is so important for the state. Lastly he will discuss the three most important things he wants to accomplish and why the concept of "citizen soldiers" is so important. Time will be saved for Q&A with the audience.
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, KU Hospital; U.S. Army officer serving in the Kansas Army National Guard, advisor to homeland security and regional disaster preparedness agencies. Dr. Norman was recently named State Surgeon of Kansas.
BIO: Dr. Norman received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota and did his residency in family medicine in Texas. After serving in the USAF as a family physician, flight surgeon, and combat medicine instructor, he practiced medicine in Seattle, Washington for 20 years. During that time, he served as a clinical associate professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine and was vice president for medical affairs / chief medical officer at the Swedish Health System, a 1400 bed regional referral center. Additionally, he served on the Board and as Chairman of the Puget Sound Blood and Tissue Transplant Center in Seattle. In 1998, Dr. Norman joined the Carondelet Health System, a nationwide Catholic Health System, as the senior physician executive, until successful completion of a $100M turnaround and eventual merger with Ascension Health. From 2002-2007, Dr. Norman was an independent consultant working with hospitals and health systems in performance improvement, patient safety, medical staff development and quality initiatives. He is now senior vice president and chief medical officer of the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas, and clinical assistant professor at the KU School of Medicine. He currently serves as an intelligence officer and in disaster medicine planning in the United States Army National Guard, stationed at Joint Forces Headquarters in Topeka, Kansas, reporting to the Army Adjutant General and Director of Homeland Security. Dr. Norman was recently named as the State Surgeon of Kansas. Read More
Dr. Norman has a masters degree in health planning and systems analysis from the University of California, Davis School of Medicine, and an executive MBA degree from the University of Washington Graduate School of Business.
Ms. Greenberg will share her insight from believing the greatest challenge is one's roadblock from self-doubt and how to overcome or manage it.
CEO, Ronald McDonald House, former National MS Society Mid America Chapter President & voted one of the KC Business Journal's 2015 NextGen Leaders and one of THIS IS KC's 2015 Influential Women of KC Business.
BIO: Greenberg was named as CEO of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City in early July, which provides a place to stay, meals and support to families of sick children. The organization runs three houses and a family room in Children's Mercy. As CEO, she oversees 30 employees and 14,000 volunteers. She said her role is connecting the community to the work her team is doing. In addition, she has served as the president at the National MS Society, Mid America Chapter since August, 2014. The chapter is based in Kansas City, MO. Prior to MS Society President, she was the senior vice president, strategy development and human capital at the United Way of Greater Kansas City, where she was the lead staff person responsible for strategy development, measurement, execution and alignment. In this role, she also had corporate campaign responsibility, in addition to overseeing all aspects of staff development. Ms. Greenberg has a bachelor's in psychology from Wheaton College, and a master's in social work from the University of Kansas. She has received numerous awards and recognition for her work, including completion of the Centurions Leadership Development program through the greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and Kansas City Tomorrow through the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City, and serving as the committee chair on the Kansas City Missouri Mayor's Challenge Cabinet. Most recently, she was voted one of the KC Business Journal's 2015 NextGen Leaders and one of THIS IS KC's 2015 Influential Women of KC Business.
Two sports legends will share stories about their personal journey to fame, their mentors and others who have influenced them, and how they work together on numerous projects. Each will also share lessons they learned from winning the NCAA Championship in 2014 and the World Series in 1993.
KU's Men's Basketball Head Coach
BIO: Billy Eugene "Bill" Self, Jr. is an American college men's basketball coach at the University of Kansas, where he has led Kansas to eleven straight Big 12 Conference regular season championships, (2004-05 through 2014-15 seasons), 2008 NCAA national championship, where they won and the 2012 NCAA national championship, where they finished the season as the national runner-up. Coach Self is highly recognized as an award winning Coach of the Year. His career stats can be found on the web. What you may not know:
Baseball Legend (Carter hit the three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning of game six of the 1993 World Series that won the Toronto Blue Jays their second consecutive championship.)
BIO: Joe Carter is an American former professional baseball player. During his storied career, Joe Carter was considered one of the most productive hitters in baseball. He was a member of the Toronto Blue Jays from 1989 to 1997, winning four straight American League East titles and two World Series titles. His 1993 World Series home run will forever be etched in Torontonian, Canadian, and general baseball lore-another legendary moment that ranks among the most memorable in the game's long history. Although his time with the Blue Jays are perhaps his most renowned, Carter's major league career spanned 15 years with 6 different teams. What you may not find includes:
The KUMC Campus Wide Leadership Series grew in popularity every year beginning in 2002 reaching full house audiences of 230 per session by its last year in 2012. According to Robert M. Klein, PhD, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Graduate Studies, "The leadership series was one of our most consistently well attended programs. The new 2016 Spring Series will live up to its reputation, and hopefully exceed it."
We look for three basic components in a Campus-Wide Leadership Series presentation.
The series is organized by the Office of Academic Affairs & Graduate Studies (OAA) and co-sponsored by the University of Kansas Hospital, KUMC-Human Resources, University of Kansas Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions plus the Office of Academic Affairs and Graduate Studies. All events are offered at no cost to the participants, and lunch is provided to the first 125 participants who show up. Questions, please contact Marty McLaughlin