National Leadership Conference for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

About the ACOG National Leadership Institute

ACOG National Leadership Institute
2018 Curriculum

Leading Transformation in the 21st Century
 for Women’s Healthcare
April 4-8, 2018

The UNC- Rizzo Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina


Day 1


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

6:00 pm — Registration & Reception—optional!
Rizzo Conference Center

Day 2

Thursday, April 5, 2018

6:30–8:00 am

Breakfast Buffet Available

7:00 am


8:00 am

Opening Session, Welcome & Orientation, Introductions
AnnaMarie Connolly, MD, FACOG

Claudia Fernandez, DrPH

9:00 am

Leading and Managing Others and Creating Productive Organizational Culture: Using Insights from the MBTI

Claudia Fernandez, DrPH

11:30 am–12:30 pm

Mike McMahon Motivational Lecture & Luncheon
Motivating Women vs. Men

Coach Anson Dorrance, UNC Women's Soccer

1:00–2:30 pm

Leading and Managing Others (continued)

Claudia Fernandez, DrPH

2:30–2:50 pm


2:50–4:10 pm

Creating and Leading Transformation: The Change Style Indicator
Claudia Fernandez, DrPH

4:10 pm

360 Feedback Results
Claudia Fernandez, DrPH

5:45 pm

Reception Opens                                                                    

6:00 pm

ACOG Presidential Address: Leading in Divisive Times                            
Lisa Hollier, MD, MPH, ACOG President-Elect

6:45 pm

Welcome Dinner

Day 3

Friday, April 6, 2018

6:30–7:15 am

Yoga (optional)

6:30–8:00 am

Breakfast Buffet Availabe

8:00–10:15 am

Mini Workshop in Advocacy and Policy                                
Barbara Levy, MD, FACOG,
Lisa Hollier, MD, MPH, ACOG President-Elect,

Jim Martin, MD, FACOG, ACOG Past President

10:15 am


10:30–12:30 pm

Media Training for Physician Leaders

Norm Hartman, National Public Health Information Coalition

12:30 pm


1:15 pm

Transport to Ropes Course

2:00–6:00 pm

Team Building Adventure: Just What the Heck is this Trust Thing?

Triangle Training Center Low Ropes Course           

6:00 pm

Welcome to North Carolina Dinner

North Carolina Cultural Fusion Dinner on site   

Day 4

Saturday, April 7, 2018

6:00–7:15 am

Yoga (optional)

6:30–8:00 am

Breakfast Buffet Availabe

8:00–9:15 am

Leadership Success and Derailment                                        
Claudia Fernandez, DrPH

9:15–9:30 am


9:30–10:50 am

FIRO-B: How your Behaviors are Seen and Read in Organizations,
FIRO-B in 3-Dimensions

Claudia Fernandez

10:50–11:00 am


11:00–12:50 pm

Lunch with Executive Coaches

*Please sit at the mythical city table that matches your nametag*

12:50 pm

Group Photo Session

1:00–5:20 pm

Rotating Sessions:

Session 1: 1:00 pm - 2:20 pm

Session 2: 2:30 pm - 3:50 pm

Session 3: 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm


Fellows will rotate through each of these three sessions in the afternoon:

  • Personal Executive Coaching for Personal Leadership Development Planning (You will be escorted by your Coach to your Mythical City Room)  
  • Practice of Adaptive Leadership                                                                 AnnaMarie Connolly, Ruben Fernandez, JD,
    Fast Track Leadership or Claudia Fernandez
    *Please also make sure you get your individual photo taken
    before you engage in this session*
  • Peer Coaching                                                                                         Ruben Fernandez or Claudia Fernandez, Jim Martin

6:45–7:30 pm

Awards Session/Dinner                                                             

Super Surprise Risk-Taking/Creativity Activity!

Day 5

Sunday, April 8, 2018

6:30–7:15 am

Yoga (optional)

6:30–8:00 am

Breakfast Buffet Availabe

8:00 am–10:00 am

Negotiation Skills     
Dave Roberts, UNC Kenan Flagler Business School

10:00–10:20 pm

Break (and time to check out if needed)

10:30 am–11:30 am

Negotiation Skills (continued)

11:30 am–1:00pm

Lunch (and time to check out if needed)

1:00 pm

Communication in Crisis
Claudia Fernandez, AnnaMarie Connolly

2:00 pm


AnnaMarie Connolly, Claudia Fernandez

2:15 pm

Program Closing/Adjourn

2:30 pm

Board the bus — Transport to airport