The Ascension Leader Institute was established in 2015 to:
- Accelerate the formation and development of associates across Ascension
- Foster a common leadership culture
- Cultivate a robust leadership pipeline
- Serve as an engine for accelerating change
It is designed to champion both individual and collective growth for promising associates at various stages of their careers, from high potential new graduates through seasoned executives. The Ascension Leader Institute serves as the center for integrating programs and resources that combine individual formative experiences with practical and experiential learning.
One such program is the Ascension Leadership Academy, which provides the space for senior leaders to grow competencies that strengthen strategic capabilities, test new concepts and launch innovative initiatives. Leadership Academy members are nominated and selected to participate in integrated residential and field experiences led by distinguished thought leaders and experts from both inside and outside of healthcare.