Radical Dialogue for Medical Professionals

September 1, 2020 - September 30, 2020 | 9:45 am - 5:00 pm

The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development

Program Introduction

Date TBA – Fall 2020

Radical dialogue occurs when people are willing to become deeply honest with themselves, share stories that are meaningful, and champion each other’s ideas. Those who practice radical dialogue give and receive feedback in a way that is constructive, encouraging and honest. The result of radical dialogue is radical creativity. By leveraging the viewpoints and needs of diverse stakeholders, radical creativity generates original ideas which address complex problems.

Healthcare is an industry where conversations can range from radically creative to profoundly stuck. On a daily basis, healthcare leaders engage in conversation that may address daily operations, staff behavior, and patient care. Often these critical conversations can be difficult to embark upon. Radical Dialogue for Medical Professionals is a program designed by the Broad College of Business to empower healthcare providers as they overcome barriers, take action, and embrace creative risk. Utilizing vignettes collected from across Michigan’s healthcare industry, speakers will share their own experiences moving from incremental to radical creativity in their medical organizations. Participants will expand their perspectives by analyzing a range of case studies that depict common challenges in healthcare. Then, during a creative “jam session,” delegates discuss, prioritize, and refine ideas they wish to promote in their own organizations with key stakeholders. At the end of the jam session, participants will have a better understanding of the colleagues whom they work alongside, the patients they care for, the families they support, and the communities they heal.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Healthcare professionals who complete this program will be better able to:
  • Work with stakeholders with different backgrounds, viewpoints, and priorities
  • View problems through the eyes of their senior leaders, colleagues, community, and patients
  • Engage in honest and meaningful dialogue with colleagues
  • Embrace change and bold thinking
  • Inspire followership
  • Partner with other professionals on shared challenges to help promote wellness across Michigan and beyond

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for emerging and active leaders with responsibility for
managing people, processes, and systems within healthcare organizations. Those who
will benefit from attending this program include:

  • Physician leaders
  • Healthcare professional leaders
  • Administrative task force leaders
  • Human resources and talent management professionals who wish to grow radical dialogue and creativity in their hospital systems
  • Healthcare board members


Barbara Singer is the founder, president, and CEO of Executive Core and leads a group of 150+ global professionals whose mission is to more quickly innovate professional development globally for corporations and business schools alike.

Content Consultant and Program Advisor

Gary L. Roth, DO, is the chief medical officer for the Michigan Health and Hospital Association and is board certified in cardiothoracic surgery, peripheral vascular surgery, and surgical critical care.




$1295 – full tuition which includes continental breakfast, lunch, and program materials. CEU’s available upon request.