Leading for the Long Term

Leading for the Long Term is the Virginia Health Care Foundation’s leadership development program for leaders from Virginia health care safety net organizations.

A seven-month program, Leading for the Long Term offers participants a variety of self-assessments, high level presentations, participatory sessions and opportunities for peer-to-peer exchange.

About the Program

Leading for the Long Term is a leadership development program, not a management training course. The program is designed to transform good managers into great leaders.

Learning occurs through a variety of self-assessments, engaging presentations, participatory sessions, and peer-to-peer exchange. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from experts in the various curriculum topics and develop a range of skills critical to success as a leader. Individual leadership coaches will also be available for those who want to engage with them for help with a specific challenge or issue.

Program Schedule

The Program will begin with a 1½ day session in April. All remaining sessions will take a full day each month. As currently planned, all sessions will be held in Richmond.

Please review your calendar carefully before applying. Participation in all sessions is required. If you are unable to commit to these dates, we encourage you to apply at a later time.

  • April 20-21, 2017
  • May 18, 2017
  • June 21, 2017
  • July 20, 2017
  • August 22, 2017
  • September 18, 2017
  • October 19, 2017

Tuition, Fees and Expenses

The Virginia Health Care Foundation will pay all tuition costs and most related expenses associated with participation in the program, including lodging, meals, materials, and tools. Participants are expected to pay a $300 program fee, their travel costs, and their own incidental costs.

When necessary, hotel accommodations will be provided for participants living beyond a reasonable commuting distance.

Who Should Apply?

Leading for the Long Term is designed for current executive directors of Virginia’s free and charitable clinics, community health centers, and other health safety net organizations. Senior management staff from hospitals who are responsible for working with local health safety net organizations are also encouraged to apply.

All applicants must have the support of their Boards of Directors, as expressed through adoption of a special Resolution (this is included in the application packet).

Click here for more details regarding program eligibility and expectations.

Applications must be received by 5:00PM, March 1, 2017. Early applications are encouraged. Program participants will be selected by March 14, 2017.

To apply for Leading for the Long Term, complete the application and email it to info@vhcf.org.  The signed Applicant Certification may be scanned and emailed to the address listed above.

If you have any questions about the application, please contact Cat Hulburt at (804) 828-5804, or via e-mail at cat@vhcf.org.

Virginia Health Care Foundation Leading for the Long Term Inaugural Class

Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources, Marilyn Tavenner (now principal deputy administrator for the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) joined VHCF in welcoming the inaugural class of 20 leaders from around Virginia.  Participants were selected via a competitive application process and included executive directors from free clinics and community health centers and senior leadership from three Virginia hospitals and a local medical society.

Back row, left to right:  John Baumann, Fan Free Clinic; Debra Shelor, Tri Area Health Clinic; Stewart Nelson, Halifax Regional Hospital; Jean Nelson, Northern Neck Free Clinic; Rob Bradley, Lackey Free Clinic

Middle row: Suzanne Sheridan, Rockbridge Area Free Clinic; Sally Graham, Goochland Free Clinic and Family Services; Pam Murphy, Shenandoah County Free Clinic; Vickie McClelland, Free Medical Clinic of the Northern Shenandoah Valley; Barbara Jackman, Martinsville/Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness; Charlotte Dillow; Hampton Ecumenical Lodging and Provisions;

Front Row: Michelle Brauns, Free Clinic of the New River Valley; Deborah Love, Richmond Academy of Medicine; Karen Dulaney, Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic; Sharon Darby, Children’s Hospital; Secretary Marilyn Tavenner; Debbie Oswalt, VHCF; Marie Webb, Carilion Clinic; Peter Prizzio, Daily Planet; Kay Bradley, Gloucester Mathews Free Clinic; Judith Cash, VHCF.

Not pictured: Kristen Langlykke, Alexandria Neighborhood Health Services; Erica Vicciello, Charlottesville Free Clinic.