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News from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Henneman, McHugo, Schindler complete leadership training

Three UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences faculty recently completed programs that will enhance their leadership at the School.

Jeanie McHugo, Ph.D., PA-C, chair of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies, recently completed the process to become a Certified Master of The Leadership Challenge (TLC) via iLead Consulting. Per the information on the TLC website, this accomplishment demands the highest level of expertise in all applications of The Leadership Challenge model, including “The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership and the LPI: Leadership Practices Inventory.” A Certified Master receives their designation by demonstrating mastery in a wide range of leadership development experiences, including consulting, speaking, and content publishing. To become a Certified Master, an applicant demonstrates commitment and mastery to workshop facilitation, coaching competence, and the implementation of The Leadership Challenge programs for a variety of audiences. They must establish client credibility, a global mindset, and a collaborative, curious spirit that leads to the ongoing support of our community’s commitment to instilling exemplary leadership within everyone.

Likewise, Gary Schindler, P.T., D.P.T., Ph.D., professor in the SMHS Department of Physical Therapy, graduated from the APTA Fellowship in Higher Education Leadership Program. This fellowship program provides developing and aspiring program directors in physical therapy and physical therapy assistant education programs with the skills and resources they need to be innovative, influential, and visionary leaders. Thanks in part to the innovative learning approach it uses, the program was awarded a 2018 “Power of A” Silver Award from the American Society of Association Executives for its leadership in “advancing society and improving the economy.” The program has graduated some 165 fellows to date.

Finally, Emily Henneman, P.T., D.P.T., assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, recently completed the requirements for the credential of Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults. All PTs with the CEEAA credential will demonstrate expert clinical decision-making skills in designing and applying an effective examination and exercise prescription; and measuring the effectiveness and reflecting the current evidence of exercise for all aging adults.

Congratulations, everyone!