Participants interact with thought leaders and master teachers from Harvard University, University of Notre Dame, University of Michigan, Stanford University, University of Maryland, and other respected institutions who bring diverse and inspiring perspectives to class instruction, discussions, and small group exercises. Some of our faculty are published authors, many are well-known internationally, several have won numerous national awards, others have led highly complex organizations, all are recognized experts in their specialties, and each one is committed to the values that drive this Institute.

Charles Sorenson, MD

Charles Sorenson, MD is the President and CEO Emeritus of Intermountain Health and the Founding Director of the Intermountain Leadership Institute. Prior to his 8-year tenure as President and CEO of Intermountain, he was the COO for 11 years. Recognized by Modern Healthcare as both a top executive and physician, Charles is a graduate of the Cornell University Medical College and is a board-certified Urologic Surgeon. He is also an adjunct professor of surgery at the University of Utah.

Robyn Betts, BS, TRS, ACC

Robyn S. Betts, BS, TRS, ACC is a leadership champion with an ability to empower leaders to elevate to their highest potential. She is the Intermountain Health Director of Leadership Development and an ICF certified executive coach.  With 28 years of leadership development experience and as a licensed Recreation Therapist, she previously facilitated and managed leadership development events such as Executive Development Program, Women in Leadership, Discover Leadership, Psychological Safety, Executive Presence, Leadership Brand, Empowering Conversations, Disrupting Everyday Bias, and more. Robyn is certified in useful tools such as Crucial Conversations, ESCI, DiSC, MBTI, Tilt, etc. With time spent as an executive recruiter Robyn can successfully guide you through self-discovery of your leadership legacy and obtain your dream job.

Thomas J. DeLong, PhD

Thomas J. DeLong, PhD is a Baker Foundation Professor of Management Practice in the Organizational Behavior Department at the Harvard Business School where he teaches MBA and executive courses focused on leadership, organizational behavior, managing human capital, and career management. He is internationally recognized for his teaching and course development. Before joining the Harvard Business School Faculty, DeLong was Chief Development Officer and Managing Director of Morgan Stanley Group, Inc, where he was responsible for the firm’s human capital and focused on issues of organizational strategy and organizational change. Professor DeLong received his PhD in Industrial Supervision from Purdue University. He received a post-doctoral fellowship from MIT.

Karen Dillon, MS

Karen Dillon, MS is the former editor of Harvard Business Review magazine and co-author of three books with Clayton Christensen, including the New York Times best-seller, How Will You Measure Your Life? She is also the co-author of The Microstress Effect: How Little Things Pile Up and Create Big Problems – and What to Do about It. Karen was on the inaugural list of Changemakers by the Ashoka organization*, and she was named as one of the world’s most influential and inspiring women. She is a graduate of Cornell University and Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.*The Ashoka organization is a global network of social entrepreneurs striving for positive social change.

Emily Gregory, MD, MBA

Emily Gregory, MD, MBA is the co-author of the New York Times bestseller Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High and travels the world speaking and presenting on the crucial skills for improving results and relationships. Her work centers on identifying and teaching behaviors crucial to effective living and leading. Emily’s gift is to create for her audience a moment of self discovery that leads to change. She received a medical degree from the University of Utah and a Master of Business Administration from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University.

Joseph Grenny

Joseph Grenny is a New York Times bestselling author of eight books, including the communication classic, Crucial Conversations. His work has been used by nearly half of the Forbes Global 2000 and has helped millions of people achieve better relationships and results. He cofounded Crucial Learning (formerly VitalSmarts), one of the world’s most respected learning and organization development firms, offering courses in communication, performance, and leadership.

Joseph (Joe) Horton, MHA

Joseph (Joe) Horton, MHA, spent 7 years as the Chief Operating Officer and 14 years as CEO of Primary Children’s Hospital. In 2007, he was appointed Senior Vice President of Intermountain Health. He is also the former Chairman of the National Association of Children’s Hospitals. After retirement in 2012, Joe became a visiting professor at the University of Michigan where he teaches leadership, and professor at the University of Utah Eccles School of Business where he teaches leadership and ethics. Joe earned his master’s degree in hospital administration at the University of Minnesota.

Bruce Jensen, MS

Bruce Jensen, MS is the former Vice President of Communications and Marketing at Intermountain Health where he served for 13 years before retiring in January 2018. He was previously a partner in a brand consulting firm and partner/creative director for a regional ad agency. He has extensive branding and marketing experience and has won several hundred awards for creativity. Bruce holds a Master in Science degree in Communications from the University of Utah, where, as an adjunct professor, he taught classes in branding, creativity, and advertising.

Greg Matis, JD

Greg Matis, JD has been a healthcare lawyer for 30 years. He is the Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for Intermountain Health, and member of the Executive Leadership Team. Greg clerked for the Honorable Stephen H. Anderson of the Tenth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. He graduated from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was on the managing board of the University of Chicago Law Review. He’s an adjunct professor at the J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU, where he teaches classes on health law and leadership.

Russell McClain, JD

Russell McClain, JD is a professor and Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. His research focuses on the effects of implicit bias and stereotype threat. He is regarded nationally as an expert on these topics, having presented and conducted workshops across the country for a variety of industries. He recently was named Founders Week Educator of the Year at The University of Maryland Baltimore.

Jessica Payne, PhD

Jessica Payne, PhD, holds appointments at the University of Notre Dame, where she is currently a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Sleep, Stress, and Memory Lab. Payne’s research focuses on how sleep and stress independently and interactively influence human memory, emotion, creativity, and performance. Payne is also dedicated to applying her research findings to business organizations, striving to help leaders understand how to work with, rather than against, the natural abilities of the human brain. She’s a professional speaker, consultant, and executive coach at Jessica D. Payne LLC Dr Payne holds a Ph.D. in Psychology/Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Arizona, a Master’s Degree in Experimental Psychology from Mount Holyoke College, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of San Diego.

William (Wing) Province, MD

William (Wing) Province, MD, MBA is an emergency physician and the Chief Medical Officer of Park City Hospital. He is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins Emergency Medicine Residency, and is a practicing, board-certified emergency physician. Wing graduated with an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Sara Singer, PhD

Sara Singer, PhD, is Professor of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, and of Organizational Behavior at Stanford Graduate School of Business. After completing her undergraduate education at Princeton, she moved to Palo Alto and received her MBA from Stanford. That was followed by a PhD in Health Policy Management from Harvard University. Before joining the faculty at Stanford Medical School and Business School, Sara was a tenured Associate Professor of Healthcare Management and Policy at Harvard’s TH Chan School of Public Health and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Professor Singer’s academic focus is to better understand how leaders and policymakers improve the safety and quality of healthcare delivery through changes in institutional culture, leadership, organization design, and team dynamics.

Liz Wiseman, MBA

Liz Wiseman, is a researcher and CEO of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm. She is the author of New York Times bestseller Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools, and Wall Street Journal bestseller Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work. Liz has been listed on the Thinkers50 ranking and named one of the top 10 leadership thinkers in the world. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a Master’s of Organizational Behavior from Brigham Young University.

Ken Verdoia

Ken Verdoia is a multiple Emmy Award winning producer, writer, and reporter. He has twice been honored by the National Society of Professional Journalists for producing the nation’s best television news documentary. With professional experience ranging from newspaper and magazine to wire service, radio, and local and network television, he has also served as a communications consultant to federal agencies, Fortune 500 corporations, and professional sports franchises. He has been honored for lifetime achievement by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

It exceeded my expectations on every level... I see my role and responsibility in the various leadership situations here much more clearly, which has made me more effective. And outside of work, the value of living my [personal] brand is apparent as well.
-Michael Wang, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Clinical Director - Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center
Program Leader - Hematology Section
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Children's Hospital Colorado

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