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)
“This program took committed individuals and made a a committed interdisciplinary team who also became friends.” (Nurse Participant)
SYNC Scholarships Available through the Virginia Department of Health
A limited number of scholarships to cover full SYNC program tuition are available to qualifying teams from the Virginia Department of Health through a grant from the Center for Disease Control. Note: the tuition cost of SYNC is valued at $5,500 per team.
In exchange, Scholarship teams agree to focus their SYNC Capstone Project in one of the following areas: 1) Diabetes / Pre-diabetes, or 2) Hypertension/High Blood Cholesterol/Heart Disease/Stroke.
Each project will be subject to a set of required data reporting for tracking, trending, and analysis purposes.
The core of SYNC’s program is built around workshops where teams learn, share, and practice skills aimed at enhancing leadership, collaboration, and problem solving from our nationally recognized faculty of field practitioners and our knowledgeable support staff.
Throughout the program, participants have access to SYNC faculty and the SYNC learning portal, which provides resources including curated literature, presentations, and additional training materials.
Participants sharpen their individual skills while building a stronger interdisciplinary team.
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, apply concepts from SYNC, and implement a real-world solution. During the final workshop, teams present their project and share their learnings with the cohort.
Examples of previous Capstone Projects include:
Promoting community hypertension management
Building an interprofessional care consultation team for complex cases
Creating a community campaign to reduce AMI / coronary death