Introduction to securing leadership support

Tuesday, Apr. 16, 1:00 p.m. ET

Introduction to securing leadership support

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Sustainability programs that align with organizational priorities will gain senior leadership’s support and lead to long-term success. The vast majority of top-performing health organizations have an executive-level champion at the top of their sustainability reporting structure. This brings credibility and authority to a sustainability program, setting a tone from the top that this work is important, and so is resourcing it. Acquiring leadership support can sometimes be a tall order. Join this session to learn how to prepare a pitch to executive leadership and which channels of appeal and communication skills can help advance sustainability beyond awareness to action with this critical audience.

Key takeaways:

  • Consider two over-arching channels of appeal for acquiring executive leadership support: mission alignment and operational benefits.
  • Apply new mission alignment strategies to secure leadership’s support through health and equity, peer competition and industry landscape, and/or innovation.
  • Learn strategies for gaining leadership support through operational benefits such as cost savings and resource efficiencies, regulatory compliance and risk management, staffing, and resilience.
  • Replicate tactics for moving leadership through the process of awareness, desire for change, and action, including tips for when you get stuck.


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This event is part of the Accelerating Health Care Sustainability series. To get the most out of this series, we strongly suggest that if you attend an introductory session held early in the week, you also attend the corresponding discussion forum held later the same week. Attending the introductory session is not a prerequisite for participation in the discussion forum.

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Julie Moyle

Julie Moyle

Job Title
Sustainability Strategy Manager

Organization
Practice Greenhealth

Bio

As an OR nurse, environmental sustainability for Julie is simply patient care on a bigger scale, beyond the four walls of the hospital. Caring for the environment is caring for people, and advocacy is a fulfillment of her professional oath. She specializes in clinician engagement, Greening the OR, and transportation best practices.

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Gwyneth Jones

Gwyneth Jones

Job Title
Associate Director, Sustainability Solutions

Organization
Practice Greenhealth

Bio

Gwyneth is a seasoned management professional with over 20 years of experience in public health, hospital administration, and higher education. She recently joined Practice Greenhealth after nine years as a director of professional operations at Boston Medical Center. She also worked in the Center for Clinical Effectiveness at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Department of Health Policy and Management at Harvard School of Public Health, and for the procurement departments of Yale University and Harvard University. She has extensive experience with change management, communications, metrics development and reporting, collaborating with strategic sourcing teams, and implementing new policies and procedures across complex organizational structures.
 

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