Jennifer Sirek, director of Nutritional Services for Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center, was among the graduates of this year's Nebraska Hospital Association Leadership Institute.
The Leadership Institute is an intensive leadership development program designed specifically for hospital managers. Class VII participants of the NHA Leadership Institute completed the program in October.
The graduation was a culmination of 40 hours of instruction and training, individualized reading, personality assessments, 360 degree feedback exercises and management coaching. The theme for Class VII was "Illuminate Your leadership Potential."
Participants visited a variety of leadership-oriented topics including personality, contemporary issues in human motivation, conflict, group dynamics, negotiation, strategic vision, time and stress management, ethical decision-making, advanced customer service and engaging customers. This year's participants also participated in a job shadowing experience where they met with managers from other hospitals throughout the state.