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Complexity Leadership - New Leadership Theory Describes Depth of Project Management in Healthcare
March 19, 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
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Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
7025 Northland Dr N
Brooklyn Park , MN 55428
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Program Description: 

Traditional leadership theories do not appear to take into account the myriad of interconnected issues faced by large modern healthcare organizations. Complexity Leadership Theory appears a promising model to describe how complex teams analyze and address complex healthcare change issues. My research investigated which complexity leadership functions and practices influence complex team success at a local healthcare program. 

The findings indicate that regardless of management approach (Lean, Process Improvement, PI and/or project management, PM), the complexity leadership practices are used by successful teams. I will share how my Complexity Leadership Framework can contribute to success in managing complex projects in healthcare organizations.

Speaker(s) Bios: 

JP Hagerty has been a strategic project manager for Allina Health for four years. Some of the systemwide initiatives JP led during this time include the implementation of a new department, policies and procedures to accompany new remote observation equipment for patient privacy and safety; managing the program that merged administration of two hospitals; implementation of the evidence based clinical guidelines for standardized IV Heparin; and development of program governance structures and procedures for several centralized functions. JP is currently the program manager for Allina Health | Aetna, the first new insurance company to MN in over 20 years.

JP is a transplant to Minnesota who had a diverse upbringing (army brat) and wide-ranging professional and educational experiences. Prior to joining Allina Health, JP held various leadership roles at the University of Minnesota. JP’s credentials include a project management certificate from the U of M, Master degree in Organizational Leadership from St Catherine University, Health Care Compliance Graduate Certificate from Mitchell Hamline’s Health Law Institute, and a Bachelor of Art degree from the Univ. of N. Carolina at Charlotte. JP has served on the City of Minneapolis Ethical Practices Board since 2012. J.P. can be reached at