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 … 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 Overview

1) Medicine is not gender-neutral – She is male 15 September 2022
2) Disrupting Everyday Bias 3 November 2022
3) Enhancing your Leadership Strengths 1 December 2022
4) Communication with Impact 12 January 2023
5) Mastering Everyday Negotiations 2 February 2023
6) Building and Leveraging your Network 2 March 2023
7) Political Savvy as a Critical Leadership Skill 6 April 2023
8) Becoming an inclusive leader: from hero to host 11 May 2023

Webinar Sessions Outline

Registration for the Webinar Series is open! Once registered, participants will receive each individual session link prior to the scheduled date.

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

About the various ways unconscious bias may have an impact on decision-making involving hiring, promotion, performance, communication and leadership. Tools and strategies to disrupt everyday bias and create situations to make decisions and communicate in a more conscious manner and foster diversity and inclusion by doing so.

• 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

Enhancing your Leadership Strengths
Dr Penny Newman

Understanding yourself: passions and strengths – personal assets: skills and experience, values – Motivations and concerns – Fears; Self-care and resilience (Healthy mind platter. Self-care as a win-win). Keynote from Dr Penny Newman.

• Your instrument is you: know thyself

• ‘Instruments’ to navigate your journey

• It all starts with selfcare (Eva Noorda)

Communication with Impact

Communication as 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

Mastering Everyday Negotiations
Dr Deborah Kolb

Keynote from Dr Deborah Kolb.

• The concept of shadow negotiation

• Common stumbling blocks and how to overcome them

• Preparation and communication critical for success

Building and Leveraging your Network

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)

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: