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Health Learning Circle

Join Us for a WebEx event - Leadership Network Mapping: Exploring Results from the Health Leadership Circle Network Survey!

When: Friday, June 20th from 1:00-2:30 EST (10:00-11:30 PST).

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About the Circle: Building on history of work with Health Leadership programs and funders, LLC tested the idea and possible value of forming a Health Affinity Circle. There was enthusiastic support for the potential to connect resources, tools and learning among diverse programs, and to build stronger connections that might lead to joint action, collaboration and partnerships among programs and their graduates.

LLC gathered a small group at its national meeting, Creating Space, to talk about initiating a Health Affinity Circle and in the summer of 2006 LLC formally initiated a national Health Leadership Learning Circle. The goals and objectives of this circle will be refined as circle participants are convened to define their shared understanding of purpose. Several early ideas have been expressed about what a might be accomplished by a Health Affinity Circle:
• Increase social capital among diverse health leadership development programs
• Develop a framework that connects leaders across multiple issues and sub fields
• Identify learning and action priorities
• Introduce new tools to increase opportunities for virtual learning
• Introduce innovative curricula and evaluation tools

Visit the wiki of the Health Circle for more information on the design of the retreat and the circle's work.

Blog Entries

  • Claire Reinelt

    We invite you to join LLC for an upcoming webinar to discuss the leadership development approach and evaluation of the Disparities Leadership Program (DLP). DLP is designed to equip a cadre of leaders in healthcare with:

    • in-depth knowledge of the field of disparities,

    • cutting-edge quality improvement strategies for identifying and addressing disparities, and

    • the leadership skills to implement these strategies and facilitate organizational transformation towards greater equity.


    The DLP is a one year executive leadership program that begins with a formal skills curriculum delivered during a two-day face-to-face intensive training session.  Teams from hospitals, community health centers, and health plans apply to the program. They bring with them a well-thought out plan or proposal for advancing disparities work in their organization, and the support of senior leadership from their organizations to participate in the DLP program.

    07/16/2013 - 14:02
  • Claire Reinelt

    This is one of the questions the Boston Learning Circle will be exploring in an upcoming Conversation on Leadership and Networks.  I started to reflect about my own participation in leadership networks, about what attracted my participation and why I remain committed. In 2000, when I joined Deborah to establish learning circles among practitioners of leadership development, I invited evaluation practitioners to form a network to co-evolve our practice together, and collectively influence the field of philanthrophy.  We formed an unlikely alliance since we often competed with each other for work. These were the days when evaluation contracts were more substantial than they are today!  I was attracted to form an evaluation learning circle by the unparelled opportunity to learn with colleagues I respected.  I knew we all had gifts to share with each other, that would push our collective capacity forward.  We became a community voice in the fields of evaluation, leadership development, and philanthropy. 

    03/16/2010 - 07:02
  • Claire Reinelt

    The Health Leadership Circle held a WebEx learning session on Leadership Networks and Social Network Mapping. Claire Reinelt (Leadership Learning Community) and Bruce Hoppe (Connective Associates) facilitated the call. Claire reviewed key findings from the Health Leadership Circle network survey about what health issues Circle members focus most on in their work and what Circle members most want to learn. The top Circle member focus areas are reducing/eliminating disparities, community health and public health. The Circle member learning priorities are "Impacting Systems Change" and "Network Development and Sustainability." Bruce provided an overview of some key social network analysis concepts and shared the network maps of the Health Leadership Circle for the issues that people address in their work and what people want to learn more about. A handout of the powerpoint presentation is attached to this blog post. We asked Circle members to share their questions for deeper learning regarding impacting health systems change; and network development and sustainability. Also attached is a summary of all the questions we received.

    09/02/2008 - 17:20
  • Claire Reinelt

    Three LLC circles (Sustaining Networks/Alumni, Social Media and Leadership, and Health Leadership) convened for a conference call and web-based meeting using the WebEx platform to discuss creating and sustaining leadership networks. Twenty people explored the following questions:

    • What forms of collaboration and network creation are we seeing in the leadership development arena?
    • What tools or processes do we find strengthen leadership networks?
    • What are the biggest challenges to sustaining network participation?
    02/04/2008 - 14:31
  • Claire Reinelt

    The Leadership Learning Community Health Leadership Circle and the Center for Creative Leadership, hosted a peer consultation session using an on-line conference tool, WebEx. During the hour and half call, over 30 people provided insights, inquiries and tested advice to a team from the Center Creative Leadership who are partnering with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to develop "Ladder to Leadership: Developing the Next Generation of Community Health Leaders."

    11/20/2007 - 07:35

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