Authentic Engagement in Healthcare​ - May 1-3, 2015   St Paul, MN


This conference is designed for healthcare providers, administrators, managers, patients, students and community organizers, interested in improving the health of individuals and communities. CME Available


Several stubborn, complex issues exist in healthcare today. Leadership in healthcare genuinely seeks involvement from healthcare providers while those same healthcare providers feel they are not listened to. Silos exist in medicine and patients have difficulty navigating those silos; wandering the cornfields instead. Leaders struggle with how to engage communities in health when often they don’t begin to understand a culture very different from their own. This complex world requires methods of engagement different from what we have been using.


This three day conference is experiential training in participative processes and a chance to learn how to implement, and leverage these tools to build collaborative, integrative healthcare communities. Change management, systems thinking, and the power of questions are among the concepts explored. Participants will demonstrate competency with practices through participation as well as opportunities to lead several proven methods designed to integrate and utilize diversity, discover the collective wisdom, encourage constructive conflict, and lead to sustainable solutions.


By involving a diversity of stakeholders in health in this conference we hope to expose you to new ways of operating that will align your efforts towards better health. Help make this possible by sending a team from your organization or communnity.


At the conclusion of this conference participants will be able to:

Engage groups in inclusive conversations leading to wiser action.

Listen with Attention, without judgement and Speak with Intention

Leverage diversity for wiser action.

Collaborate to solve the complex, stubborn issues in Healthcare.


Your hosts for this conference include:







Beautiful Location, with connected history. The Minnesota Humanties Center 


AEH has applied for funding to support full or partial, needs-based scholarships. Email Dawn for inquiries.

Phil Cass-CEO at Columbus Medical Association  


Ken Olson-AACH Facilitator and Retired FMP 

Jamie Harvie-Director of Ecological Health and     Community Engagement for AIHM

Dawn Ellison-Influencing Healthcare, LLC                                                                                     


Accreditation Statement

This activity was planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Credit Designation

The Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  IPMA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 6971, for 28.8 contact hours.  RNs outside of California must verify with their licensing agency for approval of this course.


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