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Registration for Fall SEATTLE LEAD Academy now open!

We are currently assessing interest in a fall session in eastern Washington. If you would like to be added to the list, please e=mail

LEAD Academy is an intensive six-day, 12-module training experience using innovative tools and experiential learning to empower recently hired, newly appointed or previously untrained health care leaders to better understand and use their strengths. Designed for health care supervisors and managers, LEAD is built on the underlying principle that effective leadership requires productive relationships to support excellence in patient care, sustainable business objectives and a safe patient environment.

LEAD Academy sessions provide a safe environment to practice newly learned skills and align work goals and actions to support the broader vision of the organization. Engaging activities guide participants through the process of understanding differing leadership styles and overcoming the distinct challenges of being a leader. Specific program focus areas include:

  • Self-development
  • Supporting the development of others
  • Managing and developing a successful organization
There are currently two sessions of LEAD Academy running in Washington State. The first began in March and runs through August in Moses Lake. If you would like to join for the remainder of the sessions, please contact Beth Zborowski, A new session will begin in Seattle on June 9. To register for the Seattle session, please add the Full Seattle Session to your cart.
Session 1, September 12, 2017:
                    Module 1:  From Peer, to Manager, to Leader
                    Module 2:  Leading People Differently
Session  2, October 3, 2017: 
                    Module 3:Leadership Communication Best Practices
                    Module 4: Coaching  Employees to Higher Performance
Session 3, November 2, 2017: 
                    Module 5: Leading Others Through Change
                    Module 6: Managing Performance 
Session 4, December 5, 2017: 
                    Module 7: Planning and Running Effective Meetings
                    Module 8: Building and Leading Effective Teams
Session 5. January 9, 2018: 
                    Module 9: Resolving Interpersonal Conflict
                    Module 10: Organizing Your Time, Work and Priorities
Session 6, February 6, 2018, 
                   Module 11: Why and How of Organizational Policies
                   Module 12: Business and Finance for Today’s Health Care Leaders
At WSHA offices in Seattle at 999 Third Ave, Suite 1400, Seattle WA 98104. If you are interested in a future session in eastern Washington, please e-mail We are currently evaluating demand for a fall session and will be holding a spring session in Moses Lake beginning in March 2018. 
At the conclusion of the LEAD Academy, participating health care managers will be able to:
  • Improve the performance of the people and groups that report to them
  • Enhance their contribution to the achievement of facility and System objectives
  • Increase their own self management skills during everyday and stressful situations
Pamela Cunningham is a Six Sigma Black Belt skilled at blending the technical with the human side of high performance. A highly regarded trainer, Pam conducted leadership training for clinical and non-clinical managers for private- and public-sector health care organizations including Marquette General Health System, BCBS Michigan, Metro Healthcare and CIGNA. She also has advised hospital executives on how to quickly and effectively resolve various organizational issues in such organizations as Lutheran, St. Vincent and Baptist Hospitals.

The total cost for the 6-day, 12-module program is $1,910. This includes breakfast and lunch each day, course materials, and a DISC assessment, as well as follow-up tools and a certificate of completion for each module. You also have the option of registering individually for each 2- module, day-long session.  Session one is $365, while each of the following sessions are $315 per day. Preference is given to those who register for the full 12-module session.
QUESTIONS If you have questions about this program, please call Beth Zborowski at (206) 577-1807 or e-mail           
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