WiCTS Webinar Series: The changing face of leadership

EACTS WOMEN IN CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY COMMITTEE (WiCTS) WEBINAR SERIES: “The changing face of leadership: moving from diversity to inclusion” Programme Director & EACTS WiCTS Chair:      Jolanda Kluin Jolanda Kluin is a congenital cardiac surgeon at the Academic Medical Center Amsterdam and professor in Translational cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Amsterdam. Her main interests are grown up congenital heart (GUCH) cardiac surgery, mitral valve surgery, reconstructive surgery of the aortic valve and the thoracic aorta. Next to her clinical tasks she started a new line of research in translational cardiothoracic surgery, including tissue-engineering of heart valves, valve pathophysiology and the development of a hybrid soft robotic total artificial heart. She has been Chair of the EACTS Women in Cardiothoracic Surgery Committee since 2019. “Our main objective is to make the Association an inclusive one where talent can flourish. We want to empower the female surgeons to work with … Continue reading "WiCTS Webinar Series: The changing face of leadership"

EACTS WOMEN IN CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY COMMITTEE (WiCTS)
WEBINAR SERIES:
“The changing face of leadership: moving from diversity to inclusion”

Programme Director & EACTS WiCTS Chair: 

 

Jolanda Kluin

 

Jolanda Kluin

Jolanda Kluin is a congenital cardiac surgeon at the Academic Medical Center Amsterdam and professor in Translational cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Amsterdam. Her main interests are grown up congenital heart (GUCH) cardiac surgery, mitral valve surgery, reconstructive surgery of the aortic valve and the thoracic aorta. Next to her clinical tasks she started a new line of research in translational cardiothoracic surgery, including tissue-engineering of heart valves, valve pathophysiology and the development of a hybrid soft robotic total artificial heart. She has been Chair of the EACTS Women in Cardiothoracic Surgery Committee since 2019.

“Our main objective is to make the Association an inclusive one where talent can flourish. We want to empower the female surgeons to work with the Association itself so that it is really inclusive. What for me is important is that we approach the topic with a very positive attitude. We are proud to be women and to be a role model for the next generation.”

Webinar Coach & Moderator: 

 

 

Maleene de Ridder
As a certified coach and sparring partner Maleene de Ridder (1961) works with and for doctors (in training) and leaders in healthcare at the interface of personal and professional development and brings more than 25 years of experience to the table.In her work, Maleene has always focused on ‘the human factor’ in organizations and has special interest in leadership development and women & leadership. As faculty member and facilitator, she participates in women physician leadership programmes at Erasmus Medical Centrum and Amsterdam UMC. As member of the professional committee of ICF-NL (Dutch Chapter of International Coaching Federation) over the past two years, Maleene hosted several webinars.

Webinar Series Programme

COURSE INFORMATION

Dates
15 September 2022 – 11 May 2023 | x8 monthly webinars | 20:00-21:30 CET (Central European Time)

Location
Virtual Meeting

Course Director
Jolanda Kluin, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Course Overview
The EACTS Women in Cardiothoracic Surgery Committee has launched a new webinar series to discuss the changing face of leadership, explore the topic of gender in medicine and enhance management and leadership skills for cardiothoracic surgeons. Blending theory with practical information from experts and guest speakers, this series of eight 90-minute webinars will offer a space to explore and enhance understanding of women’s challenges and roles in the current landscape and offer ‘tools’ to help all surgeons gain and maintain influence and leadership in their roles.

Course Format
Interactive Lectures, presentations, group discussions.

Course Fee
Members: Free
Non-members: €275 (one fee to access all webinars)

Target Audience
Open to all who support the advancement of inclusion and diversity in cardiothoracic surgery (regardless of gender). For all Skills Levels.

Medicine is not gender-neutral – She is male

Introduction to webinar series from EACTS President, Professor Friedhelm Beyersdorf, followed by keynote from Professor Kiki Lombarts.

• Physicianhood and gender: the uncomfortable truth

• Gender construct of physicianhood and patient care

• Benefits of a gender-diverse construct of physicianhood

• Discussion

Keynote Speaker

Professor Kiki Lombarts

Kiki Lombarts is professor (2013) in physicians’ professional performance at Amsterdam University Medical Centers (University of Amsterdam) and chair of the multi-disciplinary Professional Performance & Compassionate Care research group. She has been working with medical specialists for over 30 years focussing on the development and evaluation of physicians’ performance in patient care, and postgraduate medical education. Specific topics of interest include performance assessment, professionalism, physicians’ wellbeing, compassionate care and gendered medicine. She is member of the programme committee on Gender & Health of the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development, and recently joined the board of the Dutch Network of Women Professors. She was the 2020-21 Presence-CASBS fellow at Stanford University, USA, and still is a fellow at the Presence Center at Stanford Medicine. During her Californian fellowship she investigated the impact of female physicians on patient care quality. She will present some of the results of this work.

Faculty

Professor Friedhelm Beyersdorf Professor Jolanda Kluin Maleene de Ridder MSc
Jolanda Kluin

Disrupting Everyday Bias

Unconscious bias can have an impact in various ways on decision-making involving hiring, promotion, performance, communication and leadership. In the second webinar of this new series on leadership and diversity, keynote speaker Esther Mollema will discuss this important topic and provide useful strategies to disrupt everyday bias, create situations to enable more conscious and informed decision making and communication, and foster diversity and inclusion for a better team.

• What is bias?

• The impact of bias on interactions, behaviours and decision-making

• Exploration of own biases and of the medical system

• Practical tools and strategies to disrupt everyday bias to provide for a more inclusive workplace

Keynote Speaker

Esther Mollema

Diversity makes you better. More perspectives help teams make better decisions and be more innovative. And yet your brain prefers homogeneous and predictable teams. Your brain finds that easy, you have more self-confidence in those teams, and you also think you are more effective. This is one of the mechanisms we will cover in this webinar to explore what makes diversity and inclusion so difficult at times. Esther Mollema shows you how unconscious biases creep into your decisions and actions and how you can do something about this together in your team.

With her practically applicable knowledge, humour and experience, Esther Mollema is a much sought-after advisor and speaker. She travels the world to collect and share her insights on successful business, High Performance Organizations (HPO), Inclusion & Diversity and Unconscious Bias.

Esther believes that the strength of organizations lies in the individual differences between employees. She teaches you how to use diversity and inclusion for better financial and strategic results.

Four books have been published by Esther on High Performance, Implicit Bias and Inclusion. TheNextWomen has recognized Esther as one of the hundred most successful and influential female entrepreneurs in the Netherlands.

Faculty

Professor Jolanda Kluin Maleene de Ridder MSc
   
Jolanda Kluin

Enhancing your Leadership Strengths
Dr Penny Newman

• Your instrument is you: know thyself. Understanding motivations and passions, strengths, skills, experience, values – as well as concerns and fears.

• ‘Instruments’ to navigate your journey

• Selfcare and resilience as key factors

Keynote Speaker

Dr Penny Newman

Penny is a former GP, Medical, Public Health and Organisational Development (OD) Director and NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) Fellow, intent on transforming patient and staff experience at individual, organisational and system level.  In her last role as OD Director, Penny led new programmes for culture change, education and occupational health and wellbeing for 17,000 staff and three merging hospitals during the Covid pandemic, and her work on new models of primary care catalysed the Five Year forward View.  She has designed and run leadership development programmes for doctors at the Kings Fund, NHS Leadership Academy and FMLM, holds a Masters and Diploma in coaching, coaches Executive and senior clinical leaders and introduced health coaching for behaviour change across the NHS.  Her initiative and reports on gender equality, working with UN Women, led to 50:50 representation on hospital Boards.  She founded healancoaching in 2021 to offer holistic coaching and consulting to individuals, organisations and systems whose aim is to promote social good.

Faculty

Professor Jolanda Kluin Maleene de Ridder MSc Dr Maroua Eid
     
Jolanda Kluin

Communication with Impact
Keynote Speaker: Dorothy Grandia

Communication as a key-factor in diverse working environments.

• Impact = LEAD (Live in the now, Expressive, Attention and Disclose)

• Differences (M/F) in communication styles (status versus connect)

• Use of voice – The importance of consistency

Keynote Speaker

Dorothy Grandia

Dorothy Grandia (1966, New York) is the Associate Director of Programming at the Erasmus Centre for Women and Organisations/Rotterdam School of Management, where she has contributed to the development and delivery of gender-balanced leadership and inclusion programming since its inception in 2014. As a specialist in leadership and influence communication in progression from management to leadership, she facilitates powerful dialogues that coalesce individual perspectives into shared meaning that drives change. An expert in the embodiment of confidence and engagement techniques, since 2016 she is also an executive coach in leadership communication at INSEAD and as communication faculty at IEDC Bled. She has encapsulated her experience in gender communication dynamics in a 2015 TedX talk ‘’Authenticity is a Dangerous Word’’. Grandia holds an MM in Vocal Performance from Mannes College/The New School for Social Research and a BA in Asian Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.

Faculty

Professor Jolanda Kluin Maleene de Ridder MSc Dr Julie Cleuziou
     
Jolanda Kluin

Mastering Everyday Negotiations
Dr Deborah Kolb

Find out more about how to negotiate for yourself in the workplace, how to overcome stumbling blocks, and how to build collaboration with others, in ways that work for you and your organization.  

Keynote from Dr Deborah Kolb on:

• The concept of shadow negotiation

• Common stumbling blocks and how to overcome them

• Preparation and communication critical for success

Keynote Speaker

Deborah Kolb

Deborah has worked with today’s top executives on the challenging issues of negotiation, leadership, and gender, in ways that secure wins for individuals and their organizations. Foremost authority in the fields of negotiation, leadership, and gender, she is the Deloitte Ellen Gabriel Professor for Women in Leadership (Emerita) and co-founder of the Ford Foundation funded Center for Gender in Organizations at Simmons College School of Management. Deborah was Former Executive Director and Co-Director of the Negotiations in the Workplace Project at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. She is a strategic advisor and mentor to many of today’s most successful executive women and also served as Faculty Research Fellow at Stanford’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research in 2008-2009 and was Adjunct Faculty at INSEAD.

Faculty

Professor Jolanda Kluin Maleene de Ridder MSc Dr Miia Lehtinen
     
Jolanda Kluin Miia L Lehtinen

Building and Leveraging your Network
Keynote Speaker: Mirella Visser

The meaning, value and importance of social networks: instrumental vs. support networks (we need both). Support others in their aim to achieve individual and organizational goals.

• Network is a need (not nice) to have

• Professional versus social support network

• Network design

• Networking as path to inclusiveness (with men as allies)

Faculty

Professor Jolanda Kluin Maleene de Ridder MSc
   
Jolanda Kluin

Political Savvy as a Critical Leadership Skill

Understanding of organizational politics from a positive perspective.

• The two sides of political savvy

• Understanding of organizational politics from a positive perspective

• How to develop political skills

Becoming an Inclusive Leader: from Hero to Host

Moderator Maleene de Ridder will kick off this webinar with an overview of the theme’s and conclusions from earlier webinars. If we want to transform complex systems, we need to abandon the exclusive reliance on the masculine leader as-hero perspective and invite in the leader-as host perspective.

In this closing webinar, Kiki Lombarts will guide us in exploring this perspective as a way to move to a more inclusive workplace and will provide participants with what it takes to be a good host. Closing remarks by Jolanda and Friedhelm.

EACTS is grateful to the following companies for their support of the WiCTS webinar programme: