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Gina Quinn-Skillings, MD
Sr. Medical Director &
Program Director
P: 207-661-7581
gquinnskil@mainehealth.org

Robyn Ostrander, MD
Medical Director &
Program Director
rostrander@mmc.org

Heather Vickerson, MBA, PMP, CSSBB
Program Manager
HVickerson@mainehealth.org
P: 207-662-6881

Leah Schneckloth
Program Coordinator
P: 207-661-7558
lschnecklo@mainehealth.org

The Leadership Project

The MaineHealth Provider Leadership Development Fellowship seeks to provide opportunities for applied learning of leadership concepts and skills. To that end, each PLDF participant is expected to identify and conduct a longitudinal leadership project over the course of the program. Projects are designed to address the interests and needs of each participant in a way that enhances their leadership growth.

Criteria

Leadership projects should: 

  • Develop each participant's leadership knowledge and skills
  • Offer an opportunity for practical application of the concepts and skills advanced through the PLDF program.
  • Focus on an area of personal and/or professional interest to the participant
  • Lead to exploration of an issue that is important to the participant's sponsoring organization, MaineHealth, and/or has implications for advancing other state or national initiatives

Project Expectations

PLDF participants identify a topic for their leadership project during the first learning session. They finalize their topic selection by the second learning session and begin to develop a project plan that will allow them to complete the project by or before the final session.

They may select projects that can be undertaken individually or use a team approach with other participants. Participants review their proposed project topic with the appropriate provider or administrative leader from their sponsoring organization to ensure that the project is relevant to the participant and the organization.

At the first learning session, participants are assigned a project learning group of five to six participants that serves as a peer group and support mechanism for their project. There is time dedicated at each learning session for the learning groups to meet and for participants to discuss their progress on their projects. Each learning group is facilitated by a project group leader.

PLDF faculty and staff are available to assist participants with planning and conducting their projects. Participants complete their project by providing a poster presentation of the project including lessons learned, outcomes and experience. Participants are awarded a certificate of program completion after their final project presentation during the final learning session.

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