Our immersive, intensive, and highly-interactive program focuses on key attributes and competencies such as vision, integrity, resilience, emotional intelligence, psychological safety, implicit bias, and stakeholder alignment. The emphasis is on practical knowledge and experiences that enable participants to immediately apply the lessons they learn.


The Format

Participants start the program by attending a three-and-a-half-day immersive week, in-person. Leaders will then return home for five weeks, where they will engage in weekly two-hour virtual sessions. In November, participants return for a second three-day immersive week to conclude the program. Sessions are designed to allow participants to learn in exciting and innovative ways, including collective and individual work, an individual assessment, case studies, simulation, and coaching. In addition to these sessions, participants will join small group discussions throughout the program.


The Learning Experience


Leadership assessments help participants understand and utilize their areas of strength and where they might improve.

Interactive Instruction

Relevant and practical case studies, large-and small-group discussions, simulation exercises, and learning activities are designed to deepen understanding and facilitate application. 


Participants spend time in the Leadership Simulation Center, an advanced learning environment where leaders immediately demonstrate new competencies and receive constructive peer feedback.

Coaching and Mentoring

Leaders of the Institute are available for consultation and coaching during the cohort and by individual arrangement after the program concludes.


The inspiring Intermountain Kem C. Gardner Transformation Center is a state-of-the-art building with commanding views of the stunning Wasatch Mountains. It was carefully designed to foster an environment of collaborative learning, simulation, reflection, and imagination.


Session Topics:

  • What Matters Most: From Purpose to Legacy
    Understanding the importance of behavior awareness. Exploring espoused vs. enacted values.
  • Developing a Trusted Personal Leadership Brand
    Applying classic branding principles to define an authentic and trusted personal leadership brand to expand one’s positive influence.
  • The Neuroscience of Optimal Leadership
    What good sleep, moderate stress, and positive emotion can teach us about leading and living well.
  • Emotional and Social Intelligence
    Understanding and acting upon individual participant results from the Emotional and Social Competency Inventory. 
  • Emotional Agility
    The gift and power of emotional courage.  
  • How Will You Measure Your Life?
    Exploration of motivation, making optimal career choices, and insights to maintaining integrity.
  • Mind and Heart: Tools for Effective Communication
    A simulation of applied communication techniques to build a reputation as a trusted ethical leader.
  • Ethical Decision Making in Healthcare Leadership
    Exploring a framework for engaging with the ethical dimensions of difficult decisions in healthcare.
  • Invisible Influences: Exploring the Effects of Implicit Bias on Healthcare Organizations
    Examining the science and impact of bias on organization.
  • Courageous Conversations
    The latest in concepts, skills, and job aids to improve the experience of and outcomes from our most challenging conversations.
  • Leading Amidst Uncertainty
    Interactive case study discussing courage in leadership.
  • Psychological Safety in Teams: Leadership Challenges
    Exploring the power of psychological safety and joint problem solving, emphasizing tactics for overcoming hierarchy in interdisciplinary, fluid teams.
  • The Use of Power In Leadership
    Exploring a leader's sources of power.