Lightning Talk

Developing an IPE Leadership Lens: Mapping IPE Competencies and the Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership

Thursday, August 20, 2020, 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm EDT
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Lightning Talk Presentation

A standard model of leadership for interprofessional engagement, whether educational or practice based, has not been well defined. Various models of leadership have been suggested as the prototype for interprofessional engagement including transformational, collaborative, shared, collective, and team-based leadership. Servant leadership has been suggested as an appropriate model for interprofessional engagement by some; however, this model has been less widely explored as a viable model. This lightening talk will focus on the mapping of IPE competencies to the Seven Pillars of Servant leadership; this construct was used to provide a leadership lens which was woven into the second year of an interprofessional education experience for learners from five colleges within an Academic Health Sciences Center. Faculty with multidisciplinary backgrounds worked collaboratively to identify an interprofessional leadership lens. The developers of this program mapped the IPE competencies of Teams and Teamwork/Roles and Responsibilities, Advocacy and health disparities/values and ethics, and communication to the seven pillars of servant leadership. Presenters will discuss the mapping of the IPE competencies, with the leadership theme for each servant leadership pillar, the pillar competencies, and the leader qualities and skills which are aligned with these competencies. The mapping of these concepts to key leadership competencies and behaviors provides a solid framework for course development, reflective activities, and focused assessment. Further, this mapping framework can serve as a benchmark of leadership traits and behaviors for students, faculty, or IPE practitioners to gauge their leadership qualities and skills aiding in reflective practice and personal/professional development. Brief examples will be provided. These will include the development of community engagement experiences, debriefing activities for simulated learning experiences, and reflective components in experiential leadership development activities.


This activity has been planned and implemented by the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. In support of improving patient care, the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians: The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Nurses: Participants will be awarded up to 0.75 contact hours of credit for attendance at this workshop.

Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.

Pharmacists: This activity is approved for 0.75 contact hours (.075 CEU) UAN: JA4008105-0000-20-073-H04-P; JA4008105-0000-20-073-H04-T

IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.75 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change


In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, adopted by the Joint Accreditors for Interprofessional Continuing Education, the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education has a conflict of interest policy that requires that all individuals involved in the development of activity content disclose their relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. All potential conflicts of interest that arise based upon these financial relationships are resolved prior to the educational activity.

Sheryl Buckner, Alicia Williams, Traci Butler Carroll, D. Lynn Jackson, Janet Lieto, Brandy Schwarz, Jennifer Watson

declare no vested interest in or affiliation with any commercial interest offering financial support for this interprofessional continuing education activity, or any affiliation with a commercial interest whose philosophy could potentially bias their presentation.