Fielding Graduate University News

Fourth Fielding Monograph Published: Leadership Studies in Healthcare

Posted by Hilary Edwards on Thu, May 14, 2015

New research on leadership in healthcare is the focus of the latest edition of the ongoing monograph research series. 

Fielding monograph number 4 resized 600Titled “Leadership Studies in Healthcare,” this monograph is edited by Fielding Professor Marie Farrell, EdD, former visiting Professor at Harvard School of Public Health, who also served as program manager for nursing, midwifery, and social work for the World Health Organization (WHO).

This publication includes seven recent researches from outstanding Fielding’s School of Human Organizational Development (HOD) graduates. Paula Rowland, PhD, addresses hospital safety, a perennial concern, in her analysis of patient safety discourses in a Canadian hospital. Cheryl Nance, PhD, examines the impact of a year-long intervention program among hospital leadership, using Action Learning. Ellen Raboin, PhD, investigates phenomena of collaborative practice within a hospital’s healthcare team. Beth Houskamp examines certain transformational leadership practices of Clinical Nurse Leaders, based on her research in five inpatient units. 

Additionally, Maureen Gormley, PhD, chief operating officer of the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, addresses the ways in which attitudes towards individuals with intellectual disability (ID) were changed through an innovative program, Project Search. Cheryl Mitchell, PhD, studies the dynamics of blame in the highly charged environment of the healthcare workplace—a subject about which a clear lacuna exists in the literature. Stephen Redmon, PhD, concludes this monograph with an incisive inquiry into the experiences and effects on service-disabled veterans and their family members.

This Fielding monograph is now available worldwide on all of Amazon’s distribution channels here. An electronic version of the book, to be distributed by Apple iBooks, is in preparation. 

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Introduction to Leadership Studies in Healthcare:

Effective leadership is a vital component of any organization, and nowhere more so than in the healthcare sector. Increasingly, researchers and practitioners have begun to treat healthcare
organizations as uniquely complex systems, made up of diverse human constituencies and resources that rely on innovative leadership to not only function properly but also produce the best possible clinical care for patients and their families. This monograph explores some of the challenges of healthcare leadership in a time of ongoing reorganization and consolidation in the healthcare industry and the transformative changes in the wake of government-mandated health insurance.

Dr. Paula Rowland addresses hospital safety, a perennial concern, in her analysis of patient safety discourses in a Canadian hospital. She argues that, whereas traditionally patient safety has been seen at the intersection between complicated systems and fallible human agents, it might be reframed as a multi-dimensional issue drawing from sociological and organizational studies.

Dr. Cheryl Nance presents an approach to changing an organized delivery system’s culture. She examines the impact of a year-long intervention program among hospital leadership, using Action Learning, to manage the cultural transformation involved with opening of a new facility while remaining financially viable. Her research identifies significant differences among leaders across all departments in current and preferred culture types, and relates them to the factors deemed essential to the success of the system’s change.

Dr. Ellen Raboin’s research focuses on the phenomena of collaborative practice within a hospital’s healthcare team. She examines the factors considered as legitimate and important enablers of a successful working relationship within an interprofessional team, and shows the ways in which the team’s collaborative practices change over time in light of the presence of the patient and his or her family. Dr. Raboin uses methods from a communications perspective as well as from relational social constructionism.

Beth Houskamp turns our attention to the transformational leadership practices of Clinical Nurse Leaders, based on her research in five inpatient units. Her research indicates that, as a group, licensed personnel and those with advanced educational preparation perceived the transformational leadership practices of Clinical Nurse Leaders to be higher than did a group of unlicensed personnel and those with less education.

Dr. Maureen Gormley, the Chief Operating Officer of the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, addresses the ways in which attitudes towards individuals with intellectual disability (ID) were changed through an innovative program, Project Search, and how workplace stigma was experienced from the perspective of co-workers. Her findings suggest that participants who initially held negative perceptions related to the youths’ anticipated capabilities and behaviors overcame those perceptions by identifying the positive contributions that youth with ID made to the workplace.

Dr. Cheryl Mitchell studied the dynamics of blame in a highly charged environment of the healthcare workplace—a subject about which a clear lacuna exists in the literature. Her study of 17 senior healthcare leaders exposes the often corrosive effects of the “blame game” when “things go bad,” and how a positive, reinforcing, feedback loop can help counteract the damage of trying to allocate blame.

Dr. Stephen Redmon concludes this monograph with an incisive inquiry into the experiences and effects on service-disabled veterans and their family members of a unique Entrepreneurship Boot Camp for Veterans Family Program (EBV-F). This program was designed to support veterans experiencing discontinuous life transitions while strengthening their entrepreneurial skills. The data suggested that participants experienced the program as being truly transformative, by strengthening their self-perceptions and their situations, and by engaging them in new roles and relationships.

We would like to thank each of the authors for their important contributions to this monograph, while also expressing great appreciation to the members of our editorial board, who thoughtfully joined us in the peer review of this edition, including Drs. David Willis, Miguel Guilarte, Barbara Mink, and Stephen Murphy- Shigematsu. Great appreciation also goes to our wonderfully diligent editorial coordinator, Gwen DuBois-Wing, and our copy editor, Margaret Bonanno.
Our hope is that this edition of the Fielding monograph series will support a growing recognition of the preeminent role of leadership in healthcare systems, not only in American and international academia, but also as an extension of our pursuit of human wellbeing and the key role that the public and private sectors play therein.

MARIE FARRELL, HEALTHCARE LEADERSHIP EDITOR
JEAN-PIERRE ISBOUTS, MONOGRAPH SERIES EDITOR

 

 

 

 

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Fielding alumna honored by Girl Scouts of America

Posted by Sylvia Williams on Tue, May 01, 2012
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Fielding graduate Thelma Jackson, EdD (ELC ’02), is being honored as a Thurston County Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of America. The honor is given to women who have turned their Girl Scout experiences into successful life accomplishments.

Jackson is a highly regarded and sought-after educational consultant and a leading educational transformation theorist. She will receive the honor on May 2, 2012, in Olympia, WA. Also receiving the honor that day will be the Honorable Christine Gregoire, Governor of the State of Washington, and Kaleen Cottingham, Director of the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office.

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Alumnus is recipient of Excellence in Teaching Award

Posted by Sylvia Williams on Mon, Apr 30, 2012
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At its recent annual conference, the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) recognized the 2012 recipients of its awards of excellence.

Fielding alumnus Ted Takamura, PhD (HOD ’97), assistant professor at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, Oregon, was selected as the 2012 recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award.

The Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes outstanding faculty members from the IACBE community who are accomplished educators and have made meaningful and significant contributions to student learning in a way that advances academic quality in business education.

 Takamura’s work in enhancing student retention by integrating the accounting curricula of community colleges and a four-year university has resulted in an increase in the accounting student bases for both entities of over 80%. He initiated and implemented campus-wide curricular overhaul and assessment for all disciplines, including the development of an Accounting Certificate program that qualifies accounting candidates to sit for the standard exams of CPA, CMA, CFE, and CIA, within an 18 month period. Takamura shares his auditing and accounting expertise with transnational nonprofit, private, corporate, and educational organizations and institutions.

The IACBE’s mission is to promote and recognize excellence in business education in institutions of higher education worldwide, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, through specialized accreditation of business programs.

 

Tags: educational leadership, Transformational learning, Organizational development, Advising and Student Development, community college, leadership, adult learning, higher education

Richard Leider to present "The Power of Purpose"

Posted by Sylvia Williams on Mon, Dec 19, 2011

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

7-9 pm

Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort – San Rafael Conference Room

633 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA

Free and open to the public

Richard Leider is a respected life/work planning specialist and author of The Power of Purpose: Creating Meaning in Your Life and Work. The book serves as a jumping-off point for those who’d truly like to combine their “own unique gifts” with “the needs of the world” to carve out a vocational niche that’s both individualized and highly rewarding. According to Fielding founding president, Frederic M. Hudson, “The Power of Purpose teaches you to embrace the complex questions life is asking you. Find your ‘why’ and your ‘how’ will become clear.”

Leider is founder and chairman of The Inventure Group, a coaching and consulting firm in Minneapolis, MN. He works with national organizations such as Ameriprise, Ericsson, Habitat for Humanity, MetLife, and PricewaterhouseCoopers and is ranked by Forbes as one of the top five most respected executive coaches in the country. He teaches executive education at Duke Corporate Education and is a guest lecturer in the Harvard Business School’s general management program.

Two of Leider’s books, Repacking Your Bags and The Power of Purpose are considered classics in the personal development field. Two other books have been referred to as breakthrough books on positive aging.

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Fielding Alumni Among Winners of HASTAC MacArthur Stage One Competition

Posted by Sylvia Williams on Wed, Dec 14, 2011

Diana Graber and Cynthia Lieberman, 2010 graduates of Fielding Graduate University’s Media Psychology and Social Change master’s program, recently received the Stage One HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation grant for their proposal in the Badges of Lifelong Learning Competition.  Their proposal, “CyberWise - Digital Literacy for Grownups,” was one of the 60 winners posted at www.dmlcompetition.net.

Adapted from the Digital Media Learning Competition website:

The competition is held in collaboration with the Mozilla Foundation and is part of the 4th Digital Media and Learning Competition funded by the MacArthur Foundation and administered by HASTAC (the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory). The Badges for Lifelong Learning Competition is designed to encourage the creation of digital badges and badge systems that support, identify, recognize, measure, and account for new skills, competencies, knowledge, and achievements for 21st century learners wherever and whenever learning takes place.

Stage One applicants were asked to submit ideas for compelling learning content, activities, or programs for which a badge or set of badges would be useful for recognizing learning that takes place in a particular area or topic. Winning applications represent a wide array of public and private institutions and organizations from around the world, including museums, nonprofits, after-school programs, research institutions, and for-profit companies.

Stage Two opens on December 12 and seeks badge system design and tech proposals that respond to Stage One winning content or content from one of the Competition’s official Collaborators—including the Department of Education, the Department of Veteran Affairs, Microsoft, Intel, NASA, the American Library Association and more. Full information can be found at www.dmlcompetition.net.

The entire Fielding community extends our congratulations and admiration for this significant accomplishment to our alumni colleagues Diana and Cynthia.

 

Tags: Media psychology, creativity, educational leadership, Transformational learning, MacArthur Foundation, Advising and Student Development, digital learning, adult learning

Bateson Receives Fielding Award in Social Change & Positive Aging

Posted by Sylvia Williams on Thu, Dec 01, 2011

 

Bateson resized 600Writer and cultural anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson is slated to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award in Social Change and Positive Aging from Fielding Graduate University. The award will be presented during the Fifth Annual International Conference on Positive Aging. Co-sponsored by Fielding, the conference is being held December 6-9, 2011, at the California Endowment Center, 1000 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles. Bateson will deliver the keynote address, a dialogue about her latest book, Composing a Further Life: The Age of Active Wisdom. The conference schedule is available at www.positiveaging.fielding.edu

Bateson has taught at Harvard, Northeastern, and George Mason Universities, and since 2006 has been a Visiting Scholar at the Center on Aging & Work/Workplace Flexibility at Boston College. She travels extensively to lecture on her model of Active Wisdom, which covers community dialogue, the contributions and improvisations of engaged older adults, and the consciousness of the life cycle through which she explores intergenerational communication and ways of experiencing time. In her memoir With a Daughter’s Eye, Bateson discusses life with famous parents, Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson.

The conference theme, “Innovation in Positive Aging,” invites an exploration of the ways in which people are creating new and more effective answers to the question What does it mean to age well? During dynamic, interactive sessions, presenters and participants will consider issues of community, wellness, creativity, and life transitions as they relate to the aging population – both those in the midst of the experience and professionals working in the field.

Tags: creativity, social justice, Transformational learning, conference, leadership, development, adult learning, healthcare, graduate education, aging

Isbouts to write new book for National Geographic

Posted by Sylvia Williams on Fri, Sep 23, 2011
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National Geographic Books, a unit of National Geographic Society, has retained Dr. Jean-Pierre Isbouts, author of National Geographic’s bestseller The Biblical World, for a new book titled In the Footsteps of Jesus. The new book will place the life of Jesus within the geography, history, and culture of first century Roman Palestine using the latest insights from modern archaeology, literary research, and forensic studies.

The Biblical World, written by Isbouts and published by National Geographic in 2007, explored the geographical, cultural, and literary context of the Judeo-Christian Bible, including narratives from both the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament. As was the case with The Biblical World, the new book will deploy a strictly non-denominational approach. A television series based on the book is under consideration.

 “We hope that In the Footsteps of Jesus will help modern audiences to better understand Jesus in the context of his time, both as a historical figure and as the founder of Christianity,” said Lisa Thomas, senior editor at National Geographic Books.

A humanities scholar, Isbouts is a faculty member in the doctoral media psychology program at Fielding Graduate University. His most recent books include Young Jesus (2008) and From Moses to Muhammad (2010). For more information, visit www.jpisbouts.org.

National Geographic Society, founded in 1888 and based in Washington, D.C., is one of the largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations in the world. For more information, visit www.nationalgeographic.com/books.

 

Tags: globalization, social justice, diversity, psychology, Transformational learning, religion, human rights

Fielding announces return to Alexandria, VA, in summer 2012

Posted by Sylvia Williams on Mon, Sep 12, 2011
Fielding is pleased to announce that in 2012 the university will return to Alexandria, VA, for its second “All Schools Summer Session.” This confirms there was a consensus that the first such session, held in July 2011, was a tremendous success. Participants’ evaluations revealed the session exceeded their expectations for a week-long, face-to-face community academic experience that enhanced the interactions and learning that goes on at a distance throughout the year. The university will return to The Mark Center Hilton, with easy access to Washington, D.C., during the week of July 16, 2012. Details about the session schedule and registration information is forthcoming

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Our Sisters' Place celebrates 20th anniversary

Posted by Sylvia Williams on Thu, Jul 28, 2011

 

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The oldest student organization in Fielding's history, Our Sisters' Place honored its founder, Cathy Royal (pictured) in July. In 1991 then-HOD student Royal embodied the university's spirit of social justice and diversity by bringing together white women and women of color to discuss race and privilege and to provoke transformative learning experiences for participants.

Tags: diversity, Transformational learning, adult learning