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Freel Facilitates Session For Iowa Hospital Group

Freel Facilitates Session For Iowa Hospital Group

By Dan Silvia, Communications Manager

Dr. Mike Freel (Associate Professor and Program Director in the College of Arts and Sciences) facilitated a session for the Executive Academy of the Iowa Hospital Association in Pella, Iowa for the College of Continuing and Professional Education (CPE). The full-day workshop covered practical leadership skills such as moving from transactional to transformational leadership, analyzing performance, executing results-oriented leadership, and leveraging incentives and consequences to align individual behaviors with the overall strategic objectives of an organization.

The 19 participants and four administrators were joined over lunch by Pella Regional Health Center CEO, Bob Kroese. For 45 minutes, he spoke and took questions, covering a range of topics from learning culture to recruitment and hiring. With over 20 years tenure, Mr. Kroese far exceeds the staying power of the average CEO. His dedication to investing in the professional development of his personnel was the perfect testament to the value of the program at hand.

CPE delivers the entirety of Nebraska Hospital Association’s Leadership Institute, an initiative going on its 14th year beginning this January. The potential to expand this success to our neighboring states is great, and this first session with the Iowa Hospital Association is a step in the right direction!








Pictured from left to right are Dr. Freel, Joah Hogan (Senior Director of Education Services at IHA), Representative Joel Fry (Iowa Legislator, and Assistant Majority Leader), and Jon Titus (Continuing Education Director at Bellevue University).