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Your Career Doesn't Take the Summer Off

Posted By Theresa Pesch, RN, Children's Minnesota, Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Remember when summer meant three months away from teachers and homework? As adults, our careers do not take the summer off. We need to continually nurture our careers through further education, which includes gaining experience, knowledge and skills. Summer is a great time to review your education strategy and identify any gaps you may have.

Here are a few ways the TRUST can assist with your ongoing education needs:

  • Professional and Personal Development – The TRUST offers many opportunities throughout the year for professional and personal development learning that will engage participants in the latest topics of importance to women leaders in health care. Make sure to review our Event Calendar regularly to map out upcoming programs of interest such as our Monthly Programs and Pinnacle Leader Dinners.
  • Accelerate! Mentoring – This annual mentoring program from the TRUST continues to grow and we’ll start accepting applications for the next calendar year in the fall, which makes summer an ideal time to consider this program. Mentor and mentee partner matches occur late in the fall, and the program begins in January.
  • TRUST Talks – Our TRUST Talks webinar series showcases the expertise of TRUST members and invited guests in fulfillment of the TRUST’s mission of promoting development of health care leaders. Recent TRUST Talks included Sarah Keenan, RN, RSN, Chief Clinical Officer and President at Bluestone Physician Services, sharing how to lead in a high-growth environment, and Laura Gandrud, MD, pediatric endocrinologist at Children's McNeely Pediatric Diabetes Center explaining the importance of core goals to help young patients and their families overcome barriers presented by diabetes. These are truly unique learning opportunities!
  • Annual Meeting – Save the date for the TRUST Annual Meeting on September 28. This is a wonderful time to network and receive wisdom from fellow women leaders in health care. In addition, we’ll take a look back at accomplishments of the past year and learn what is coming in the year ahead.
  • Social Media Sharing – We realize many of our members actively use social media to learn about new skills and stay on top of trends. As such, we routinely share relevant content from reputable news sites on the TRUST LinkedIn “company” page, LinkedIn group page, Facebook @TheWHLTrust and Twitter @WHLTrust accounts. Be sure to follow us and stay connected for additional opportunities to gain new knowledge and skills.

We believe strongly in our role to help members continue to learn through a variety of programs and initiatives. In fact, sharing insights, expertise and trusted knowledge is part of the TRUST Vision. This summer, remember to prepare for your ongoing education needs in addition to prepping for long weekends at the lake and campfires at the cabin.

Theresa currently serves as TRUST President, and President, Children’s Minnesota Foundation. Originally trained in nursing, Pesch has 25 years of health care administration experience and is a sought-after presenter for national philanthropy conferences. She was recognized as a Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Women in Business honoree in 2012.



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