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SYNC – Transforming Healthcare Leadership through Team-Based Learning

SYNC – Transforming Healthcare Leadership through Team-Based Learning
SYNC – Transforming Healthcare Leadership through Team-Based Learning 2017-05-04T17:01:27+00:00

Today’s healthcare teams face a growing need for interprofessional collaboration, creative problem solving, and impactful leadership training to drive organizational performance. SYNC is an innovative, team-based learning experience that teaches collaboration and leadership through hands-on problem solving.

While we were a relatively close group, we bonded even more, which lets us more easily move issues forward and gives us a cohesive voice.”  (CMO Participant)

“I loved SYNC and how it was a catalyst in having us examine our processes and find ways to improve leadership that directly impacted patient care.” (Hospital Participant)

Tuition Assistance for the program is available.  Click the Registration button to learn more.



  • The core of SYNC’s program is built around four hands-on workshops where teams learn about interprofessional collaboration and leadership from our nationally recognized faculty of field practitioners and our knowledgeable support staff.
  • SYNC participants also have access to virtual learning supports, including  topical webinars plus virtual coaching and technical assistance for Capstone Projects.


  • SYNC is an immersive learning experience for healthcare teams of 2-5 participants, ranging from practice managers and CMOs to pharmacists and LPNs.
  • Organizations are allowed to send more than one team, but each team must include a physician and registered nurse in addition to other clinical and administrative staff you choose to send.


  • Teams get the chance to put the latest developments in interprofessional collaboration, leadership fundamentals, and creative problem solving to use during the SYNC Capstone Project.
  • Capstone projects let each team identify a current challenge in their organization or community and implement a real-world solution.
  • During the final workshop, teams have a chance to present their solution to faculty and SYNC participants.
  • Previous Capstone Projects have included:
    • Promoting community hypertension management
    • Building an interprofessional care consultation team for complex cases
    • Creating a community campaign to reduce AMI / coronary death
    • Improving patient flow for ED-admitted patients
    • Increasing community breast cancer screenings
    • Streamlining a prescription refill process


SYNC participants will strengthen their knowledge and competencies in:

  • 21st-Century Healthcare
  • Leadership Fundamentals
  • Interprofessional Collaboration
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Individual and Team Wellness


All SYNC sessions are held in Richmond from 8 am to 6 pm.

  • Kickoff Reception – Evening of June 8
  • Session 1 – June 9
  • Session 2 – September 8
  • Session 3 – October 6
  • Session 4 – November 10


Accreditation and Designation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, the Medical Society of Virginia Foundation, the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association, and the Virginia Nurses Association Foundation. The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this live activity for a maximum of 44.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing, Pharmacy, and Dental credits for each live session will be posted if/when approved.


To learn more about SYNC,  contact Amy Swierczewski at or 804-377-1053. Use the button above or click this link to register for the SYNC Program 2017.

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