Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Sign In
2018 Education Agenda

The Governance Institute’s education programs and resources are designed to support Intentional Governance, a high performance board development framework we created that helps boards become more effective, efficient, and agile.

The Governance Institute’s 2018 Education Agenda focuses on key issues affecting all of our members, and drives our conference programming, publications, online learning, and Webinars throughout the year.


Building progressive boards that can fuel an innovative culture, setting the stage for cutting-edge quality/safety and care delivery


Patient Experience

Taking an integrated approach to achieve the Triple Aim


Digital & Mobile Health

Blending strategy and value to build sustainable and secure technology-based, data-driven business models


Community Health

Living our missions through elevating community health efforts and furthering population health gains



Addressing a growing force demanding greater value, transparency, access, and convenience


Payment Models & Financial Health

Continuing the transition to value and preparing for implications of policy change, Medicaid/ charity care, and access to care issues

In addition to the key areas of focus listed above, the following education topics will be addressed in 2018 programs and publications through our new Governance Learning Cohorts:

Independent Hospitals:

Cross-continuum partnerships for population health and value-based care; infrastructure for primary care and post-acute integration; ability to take on risk

Matching board talent and skills to strategic direction

Considerations for remaining independent


Academic Health Centers:

Leading healthcare transformation: integrating clinical, education, and research goals with patient-centered care and population health strategies

Strategic growth through mergers and partnerships

Academics vs. clinical care: structuring and aligning leadership, governance, and culture to meet future demands



Moving from holding to operating company

Systematization of governance, services, and management

Key competencies of board members at various levels of the organization


Children's Hospitals:

Millennials as parents: expanding and accelerating digital health and consumer strategies

The role of pediatric hospitals in population health

Investing in the health of our future: addressing social determinants of health affecting children



Advancing community and population health strategies

Furthering “systemness” at the local level

Clarifying advisory vs. fiduciary roles


Public Hospitals:

Developing board members when competency-based recruitment is not an option

Cross-continuum partnerships for population health and value-based care

Board culture and how it translates into organizational culture: unique challenges in creating a culture of innovation


Rural Hospitals:

Meeting physician recruitment, clinical integration, and access challenges through mobile health

Merger/partnership considerations for independent rural hospitals

Ability to adapt and innovate