Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education



Course Info

Registering Online

Coaching in Medicine and Leadership

September 25–26, 2009 • Friday–Saturday
Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, Boston, MA

The new Institute of Coaching based at Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital is offering the second Harvard Medical School coaching conference on September 25 and 26 in Boston, Massachusetts at the new and beautiful Boston Renaissance hotel. In 2008 this conference sold out and was wildly successful - here’s the press release.

The conference serves physicians, healthcare providers, executive coaches, and coaches in healthcare by exploring the theory, research, and practice of coaching. This energizing and groundbreaking event features lectures by world leaders in coaching and coaching research, combined with coaching exercises and demonstrations. Special offerings include separate tracks for coaching skills practice in healthcare and leadership, a three hour experiential workshop on personal change, and an inspirational coaching experience, featuring a live coaching of a string quartet. More on the high profile speakers below.

Further details about the conference as well as registration information can be found at: www.cme.hms.harvard.edu/courses/coaching

We hope to see you in September.

Kind Regards,

Carol Kauffman, PhD, PCC
Margaret Moore, MBA
Christopher Palmer, MD
McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School Institute of Coaching

P.S. Please feel free to forward this message to a friend or colleague who might like to learn more about this course.


Coaching in Medicine & Leadership – don’t miss these outstanding speakers:

David Cooperrider, PhD, Professor of Social Entrepreneurship, Weatherhead School of Management, is best known for his development of the theory and practice of appreciative inquiry (AI) as it relates to corporate strategy, change leadership, and positive organizational scholarship. He is also a founder and chairman of the Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit, which proposes that many global issues today are a chance for organizations to embrace social entrepreneurship and eco-innovation, and find new sources of value.

Robert Kegan, PhD, is a psychologist who teaches, researches, writes, and consults about adult development, adult learning, and professional development. In addition to his faculty appointment at Harvard Graduate School of Education, Kegan is educational chair of the Institute for Management and Leadership in Education; co-director of a joint program with the Harvard Medical School to bring principles of adult learning to the reform of medical education; and as co-director of the Change Leadership Group, a program for the training of change leadership coaches for school and district leaders. His latest book Immunity to Change was recently featured in the Oprah magazine and presents a breakthrough cognitive model to outgrow the forces which stop us from changing.

Benjamin Zander is one of the most sought after international speakers on the subject of leadership and creativity, and recently was the closing keynote speaker at the World Economic Forum. He has been profiled on CNN, 60 Minutes, the BBC, New York Times, London Times and the Wall Street Journal, and was the 2002 recipient of the United Nations "Caring Citizen of the Humanities Award." Ben and his partner Rosamund Zander collaborated on a best-selling book, The Art of Possibility. Ben has been the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra for thirty years, on the faculty of the New England Conservatory since 1965, and is the Artistic Director of the Walnut Hill School, a high school for the performing arts.

Dr. Ellen Langer, PhD, is a professor in the Psychology Department at Harvard University. Her books written for general and academic readers include Mindfulness, The Power of Mindful Learning, On Becoming An Artist, and her new book Counterclockwise. Dr. Langer has described her work on the illusion of control, aging, decision-making, and mindfulness theory in over 200 research articles and six academic books. Her work has led to numerous academic honors including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest of the American Psychological Association, the Distinguished Contributions of Basic Science to Applied Psychology award from the American Association of Applied & Preventive Psychology, the James McKeen Cattel Award, and the Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize.

Nick Craig is the President of the Authentic Leadership Institute (ALI), a leadership consulting firm committed to helping good managers become great leaders. With an integrated offering of leadership workshops, executive coaching and organizational consulting, ALI is a catalyst in helping executives, leadership teams and organizations achieve their highest levels of authenticity, performance and potential. Nick is co-author of "Finding Your True North" with Bill George of Harvard Business School.

Diane Coutu, MBA, MA, is a senior editor at Harvard Business Review. She was an affiliate scholar and Julius Silberger Fellow at the Boston Psychoanalytical Society and Institute and is currently a 2008-2009 Fellow at the American Psychoanalytic Association.

Roderick Kramer, PhD, is the William R. Kimball Professor of Organizational Behavior at Stanford University. Kramer received his BA in experimental psychology and philosophy from California State University Los Angeles in 1977. He received his Master’s in Experimental Psychology from California State University in 1980. He earned his PhD in social psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1985, with minors in cognitive psychology and artificial intelligence. He was a visiting associate professor at Kellogg Graduate School of Management (Northwestern University) in 1991. He was a visiting professor at Oxford University and London Business School in 2001. In 2002 and 2004, he was a visiting professor at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. In 2004-2005, he was a Visiting Senior Scholar at the Hoover Institution. Kramer has been at Stanford since 1985.

Mark Rittenberg, EdD, holds a Doctorate in International and Multicultural Education from the University of San Francisco, an M.A. in Education from San Francisco State University and a B.A in Education and Social Work from the University of California-Berkeley. For more than 20 years, Dr. Rittenberg has helped organizations create communities of excellence and empowered individuals to become true leaders through the power of communication. Dr. Rittenberg believes that corporate problems can be addressed through the Active Communicating methodology he developed, which draws upon the actor’s discipline of engaging, creative and effective communication

John Ratey, MD, is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and has a private practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Ratey and Dr. Hallowell began studying ADHD in the 1980s and co-authored Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through Adulthood (1994), the first in a series of books that demystify the disorder. Dr. Ratey also co-authored Shadow Syndromes (1997) with Catherine Johnson, PhD, in which he describes the phenomenon of milder forms of clinical disorders. He most recently authored the bestselling books, Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain and A User’s Guide to the Brain: Perception, Attention and the Four Theaters of the Brain (2000) which translates how neuroscience affects emotions, behavior and overall psychology.



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