• We welcome applicants to the 2015 Interprofessional Fellowship in Innovative Health Leadership. The program begins February 9, 2015 and ends November 19, 2015.
    Applications are due December 12, 2014 or until the cohort is full.

    The Fellowship is a year-long, cohort-based experience in health innovation leadership offered by Arizona State University and the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) in partnership with Mayo Clinic’s Center for Innovation. This unique program helps health professionals with executive leadership responsibilities drive innovation in their organization. Graduates of the program improve outcomes by building innovation as a process and strengthen their organization’s capability to innovate. The program focuses on driving organizational return on investment as well as personal growth.

    The Fellowship includes four immersions, monthly webinars and ongoing mentorship from leading experts including Dr. Tim Porter O’Grady, Dr. Kathy Malloch, Dr. Barbara Balik, Dr. Barry Silbaugh, Chris McCarthy, Dr. Marilyn Chow and Maureen Bisognano. We have an excellent line-up of webinar guest speakers including, but not limited to, Dr. Richard Carmona, 17th Surgeon General of the United States; Dr. Lee Hartwell, Nobel Laureate, Arizona State University; Dr. Michelle Janney, senior vice president and chief nurse executive at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and immediate past president, AONE; and Dr. Scott Parazynski, professor and former astronaut, University of Texas Medical Branch. Participants will apply learning to a project of their choosing aimed at adding value to their organization as well as take a pre- and post-leadership survey to assess their organization’s readiness for innovation. Personal leadership development will begin with the Corporate Athlete course offered by the Human Performance Institute, part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies.

    The four 2015 immersion dates and locations are as follows:

    • February 9-13 - Launch at ASU, Tempe, AZ
    • May 12-14 - Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Boston, MA
    • August 11-13 - Location to be decided
    • November 17-19 - Kaiser-Permanent Innovation Consultancy, Oakland, CA

    The Fellowship is a $20,000 investment plus travel and out-of-pocket costs. There is a reduced cost of $16,000 available to members of partner organizations including AONE and Mayo Clinic. Please inquire further by contacting Jack Gilbert, Fellowship Director, Arizona State University, at: jack.gilbert@asu.edu or (480) 748.7360.


    "The Fellowship was absolutely worth your investment of time and money. (Our Fellow) was able to bring back lots of information and to share resources with the rest of the leadership team… and has grown professionally from this experience."

    "It was worth the investment. (Our Fellow’s) learning and application of these learnings on a practical level has helped shape them as a leader of innovation."

    "Initially I thought I had the full concept of innovation. Today, I have a wider scope and understanding of innovation concepts, tools, methodologies and strategies for implementing and leading innovative and sustaining initiatives and programs/projects."

    "The best part of the fellowship (beyond the great people) was the ability to have access to some of the most influential and brilliant leaders in healthcare today. Having one on one time and access to these leaders was a once in a lifetime experience for which I will always be grateful."