GLC Leadership Fellows
The GLC Leadership Fellowship Program brings top health care practitioners from both policy and management settings across the U.S. to the University of Michigan for several days and/or weeks to teach a short course, give seminars and interact with the campus community. The program provides a unique opportunity to bridge the gap between research, practice and teaching in the Health field by facilitating interaction between faculty, students and expert practitioners. The fellows primarily interact with HMP (Health Management and Policy) students, faculty and staff but they also have in-depth conversations and explore research questions across disciplines in the Schools of Public Health, Business, Medical, Policy and Engineering Schools of Michigan.
The Faculty-in-Practice Program stimulates interaction between HMP Faculty conducting research in the health management and policy field and those who are in practice, whether that is a public health, private provider or policy setting. Alumni and other friends of the GLC open their organizations to further the research interests, general knowledge, and teaching goals of the HMP faculty. Faculty completes either a short (1-3 days) or extended (2 or more weeks) visit at the host organization. The Faculty-in-Practice Program also provide more opportunities for faculty to ensure the HMP curriculum meets changing core competencies that are required in the work setting. At the end of the experience, faculty report back on the accomplishment or learning from their engagement through written reports, presentations, and/or post visit evaluations.
The faculty of HMP is developing teaching case studies with leaders in the field for publication to advance the learning experience of graduate students with a focus on health issues. Each case is framed as an empirical inquiry that investigates a real-life event (the case) and tests specific hypotheses. It aspires to provide students and other learning organizations with a comprehensive understanding of the case and promote an analytic analysis of the event. The GLC steering committee and staff facilitate and supervise case selection and development.
GLC Leadership Speaker Series
The GLC Leadership Speaker Series brings experts from health care management, policy and research to give presentations to the University of Michigan Community. The expertise of these speakers is broad in nature and would appeal to not only the department of the Health Management and Policy but also departments in the Schools of Engineering, Public Health, Public Policy, Social Work, Nursing, Medical and Business. The high level of speakers is such that it provides faculty, students and staff across the University information on "hot" topics in health care policy and management as well as those needed for future transformation of our health system. Funding is needed as these speakers come from across the county and from other countries to share their expertise and to learn from our community.
Experiential Learning Projects
The GLC partners with provider organizations to develop and implement Experiential Learning experiences for HMP Masters students lead by HMP faculty. Currently, the Experiential Learning pilot is focused on operations management and quantitative analysis. The pilot covers all costs of faculty time and student travel. The field learning provide invaluable experiences to HMP students; promote conversations for research projects between faculty and provider locations, and offer valuable expertise to partnering organizations that they can then spread throughout their organizations.
Student Networking Events
Networking events are designed as opportunities for informal conversations between students and senior executives. These critical events have resulted in internships, fellowships, and jobs but most of all some lasting relationships. These events have been so successful in building relationships for students that these have become sought after events by students from other schools within Michigan. Networking events are also becoming a recruiting advantage, as students want access to leaders in their field for mentorship. Students receive career guidance and tips on best strategies to navigate the robust Michigan network as well as other connections. The sessions are frequently held in conjunction with other meetings or events. Groupings are small enough to encourage informal dialogue and allow each person at the table ample time to converse with senior executives.
The Development of webinars on select topics to advance evidence based management practices, or to facilitate knowledge of specific research or policy topics are being explored.
The GLC hosts large national Symposia that link teaching, research, and practice. Our most recent 2010 "Reaching Excellence in Health Management and Policy" Symposium drew over 600 health care industry leaders, researchers, and students to Michigan for a three-day event. Focusing on how to cultivate high-performance in health care organization, the Symposium featured internationally renowned thought leaders in health care including Dr. Donald Berwick, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The upcoming GLC Symposium, "Applying Research to Improve Our Health System: 50 years of Michigan Excellence," was held on May 11, 2012. It celebrated excellence in health services research at the University of Michigan and demonstrated how health services research can be translated to drive improvements throughout the health system.