An ILA Leadership Perspectives Webinar

Followership in Healthcare: How We Got Here, Where We Are Now, Where We Can Go Next

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with presenter Erin Barry and moderator Sharna Fabiano

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Effective interprofessional healthcare team (IHT) collaboration can reduce medical errors, which leads to improved patient outcomes and more effective resource utilization. While research has traditionally looked at the role of the leader in such collaborations, there has recently been a shift in the landscape to focus on both followers and leaders.

This webinar will

  • Provide an overview of past research trends and historical conceptualizations of followership in IHTs.
  • Share current ideas and discuss the direction followership research in IHTs is headed.
  • Take a deep dive into real-world cases of military IHTs to examine the qualities of leadership and followership that contribute to their success.
Erin Barry

Erin S. Barry is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Military & Emergency Medicine, and the Center for Health Professions Education at the Uniformed Services University (USU). She is a health professions education researcher who develops and delivers curriculum and education assessments, and conducts research and scholarship related to leadership, followership, and healthcare teams.

She contributes to leadership education, development, assessment, and scholarship. Additionally, she is a Leadership Coach with certification from the Kansas Leadership Institute and the Innovative Leadership Institute. She is currently working on her PhD in Health Professions Education focusing on leadership and followership within healthcare teams.

Sharna Fabiano

Sharna Fabiano (Moderator) is a certified coach, author of Lead & Follow: The Dance of Inspired Teamwork, and host of the Lead & Follow podcast. An original voice in organizational development, she draws on her performing arts background to design interactive learning programs that develop leadership and followership capacities together.

Sharna completed her MFA in Dance at the University of California Los Angeles and is Co-Founder of Esbe, a consulting company offering human-centered diagnostics and training programs. She is 2023 Chair of the ILA Followership Member Community.

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