HFMA launches new leadership courses based on member feedback
You asked. We answered. Seventy-seven percent of HFMA members said they want more leadership and professional development, and now you can access these new courses in HFMA’s Online Learning Library:
- Anatomy of Analytics: Three Critical Components Leadership Need To Know
- Three Key Components For Effective Leadership Storytelling
- Seven Qualities of an Emotional Intelligent Leader
Courses are free for HFMA members and available for purchase by non-members. Designed with busy professionals in mind, each self-paced, one-hour course includes one Continuing Professional Education credit.
Who should take the courses? Finance managers and directors, their staff, or anyone looking to polish their management and leadership skills.
“We’ve heard that our members need more soft skills or power skills to move themselves or their staff into that next level of management and leadership,” said Katie Gilfillan, director of healthcare finance policy and education at HFMA. “There isn’t really anything available that focuses on developing these skills specifically for the healthcare finance executive, which is why we took the lead. We wanted to be able to tailor the content to our membership.”
The Anatomy of Analytics course, for example, focuses on data governance and leveraging data to drive operational improvements in healthcare finance. Similarly, the Leadership Storytelling course helps hospital finance leaders apply storytelling to illustrate budgets, explain complex financial topics, motivate and lead teams, and more.
Learners will quickly notice these aren’t the typical leadership courses they may have taken elsewhere. The course instructors are seasoned industry experts, with extensive experience in finance and leadership development, who ensure video content, case studies, and other written content is specific to the healthcare finance industry. In addition, HFMA’s leadership courses offer an unparalleled user experience that includes bookmarking options, interactive elements, knowledge checks, and note tabs to record ideas.
A bonus is access to an online community of other students to interact with and share best practices.
“HFMA’s leadership courses are nothing short of excellent,” said Dana Smolder, senior analyst at AdventHealth. “Not only did they allow me to understand how data, AI, and analytics intersect, but I also learned how the art of storytelling is an important and effective way to convey a message. The skills I have acquired through these courses have positioned me for success and have allowed me to demonstrate my commitment to professional development. I highly recommend these courses to aspiring leaders and anyone looking for improve their leadership competencies.”
When it comes to education, HFMA has the pulse on what members want and need and is well-positioned to respond.
“We will use our two current courses to better understand our members’ educational needs and then enhance our offerings to create more in-depth courses on leadership development,” said Gilfillan. She added that the association closely monitors feedback from its advisory councils as well as monthly member surveys, live events, and all current course evaluations. Based on previous member feedback, in the coming months, HFMA will launch additional leadership courses on these topics: disruption and innovation, building your own personal brand, and emotional intelligence.
Have an idea for a leadership course from which you or your staff can benefit? Contact Katie Gilfillan at [email protected].