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Leadership 101: Personal Leadership Development: The Catalyst for Leading Within
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11/11/2017 to 11/12/2017
When: Saturday & Sunday, November 11 & 12, 2017
Sat: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM; Sun: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: American Physical Therapy Association of New Jersey
1100 US Highway 130
Suite 3
Robbinsville, New Jersey  08691
United States
Presenter: Amy Lafko, PT, MS and Emily Becker, PT
Contact: (609) 208-0200

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The Leadership, Administration, Management, and Professionalism (LAMP) certificate program was developed by the Section on Health Policy and Administration to address member needs in leadership, administration, management, and professionalism skills. LAMP is focused on leadership development through self-assessments, identification of tools needed to lead successfully, empowerment, and mentoring through practical applications. LAMP is valuable for all PTs and PTAs regardless of their position, managers, practice owners, clinicians, educators, researchers, and students who want to develop their leadership effectiveness.

LAMP Leadership 101 will focus on the development of leadership behaviors for facilitating autonomous practice, accountability, and professional values. Attendees will learn how to influence others to create effective relationships and achieve shared goals. Content areas include creating a personal mission statement and self-assessment; foundations of leadership; 5 practices of exemplary leadership; identifying personal styles; creating a leadership style to align and influence others; energy and time management; mentoring and coaching; communication for improved results; empowering leadership for ethical practice; and implementing personal leadership plans. Attendees will complete a leadership self-assessment and other pre-work.

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify and discuss the personal characteristics of an effective leader

2. Recognize the importance of accountability, values and ethics and their impact on personal leadership;

3. Describe and model leader behaviors and communication styles that influence, align, and empower others; and

4. Formulate effective responses to conflict in a variety of situations.

15.5 CEs


Click here for more information on the LAMP Leadership Development Certificate Program.

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About the Instructors


Amy Lafko, PT, MS has been a practicing physical therapist for over 15 years. Her clinical background includes a wide variety of settings with the primary focus in acute care but inclusive of inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing care and outpatient. Her first formal leadership position was as the Director of Rehabilitation Services at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center. Amy has a passion for traveling and capitalized on this as a contract therapist in several states, as well as volunteering in Da Nang, Vietnam. The desire to remain engaged in her career carried on as a contract therapist with many informal leadership opportunities.
Today, Amy continues formal leadership by serving as Director of Rehabilitation Services at York Hospital. Amy completed the LAMP program in 2012 and knows there is a lifetime of learning ahead. She is thrilled to help others find their own leadership path as a faculty member.


Emily Becker, PT is the Coordinator of Clinical Development for Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, now part of Northwestern Medicine. She has the shared responsibility for planning, implementation, and evaluation of educational projects and strategies for Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital. Emily holds a graduate degree in Physical Therapy from Washington University and has 15 years of experience in the physical therapist field in rehabilitation service roles including direct care provider, quality assurance manager, facility manager, academic clinical coordinator for a physical therapy assistant program, Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy exam item writer, Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy exam task force member, and consultant as an expert witness. She currently serves the physical therapy profession as a Reviewer of Continued Competence for Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, Faculty for LAMP Leadership, Member of the LAMP Administration and Management Curriculum Development Committee, Education Programming Co-Chair for the Health Policy and Administration Section of the APTA, and Director of Leadership on Executive Board of Directors for the Health Policy and Administration Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.



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