Building Your Credibility and Team Skills: Effective Collaboration Skills in Healthcare


About the Course
Strong collaboration comes from the interdependent efforts of the team. Recent research across multiple industries emphasizes the importance of not just learning what behaviors are important to collaboration, but also in practicing how to demonstrate these behaviors. It is experiential learning that enables both leaders and employees to work well together, learn from one another, and overcome the psychological barriers that get in the way of doing both. In this podcast we will talk about not just the “what” about collaboration skills, but also the “how,” and encourage participants to practice these collaboration skills within their own team. Through learning, practicing, and applying these skills individually and within a team environment, participants will get more comfortable learning and teaming together.

Listen, Learn, and Earn CE Hours with this podcast course. Available on AppleSpotify, and other podcast apps. 

Learning Outcomes 
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Explain the essential skill of collaboration and how it applies to teamwork.  
  • Explain the essential skill of practicing empathy and how it applies to teamwork.
  • Explain the essential skill of feedback and how it applies to teamwork.  

About the Presenters
Kathy A. Scott, PhD, MPA, RN, FACHE, is a Partner and Co-founder of L3 Fusion LLC established in 2019 and President and Chief Executive Officer of Kathy Scott & Associates, established in 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona. Her name-sake firm specializes in healthcare - working with executives and teams to transform traditional leadership, and clinical and business models to alternatives that will thrive in a highly competitive environment. Dr. Scott holds a PhD in Healthcare Administration and Organizational Systems, a master’s degree in Public Healthcare Administration, and a bachelor’s degree in Nursing. She is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and her doctoral research served as the science behind the best-selling book she co-authored Stupid Gone Viral – When Science and Reality Collide. 

Bridget Sarikas, is a Partner and Co-Founder of L3 Fusion LLC established in 2019 and Executive Vice President of Right Advisory LLC, a firm established in 2008, based in Washington, DC. She is an author and seasoned operations and process improvement executive who has run support functions for billion-dollar enterprises. Ms. Sarikas provides financial and operational improvement services to organizations struggling with the challenges of a changing business environment – particularly United States (US) healthcare, US higher education, and global multinational organizations.

Leana D. McGuire, BS, RN, is an RN with 30 years in healthcare, including critical care, heart transplantation, and management. She has been teaching for 12 of those years with extensive experience in leadership development and executive coaching. Ms. McGuire also has a background in content development, visual performance, speaking (including on the TEDx stage), and podcast hosting - both personal podcasts and corporate productions for various organizations. A novelist in her spare time, she also dabbles in music and painting.

About the Content Reviewer
Deborah Martin, DNP, MBA, RN, NE-BC, FACHE, is a leader educated at the doctoral level, a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, and certified as a Nurse Executive with a proven track record in large system change that is evidence-based and patient-outcomes focused. She is an experienced facilitator that values teamwork, quality outcomes, and professional and leadership development. Dr. Martin has been involved in providing education in various modalities throughout her career as director of clinical education and faculty roles at universities.

How to Receive Credit  

  • Listen to the entire podcast, which requires a 1-hour commitment of time. 
  • At the end of the course, answer the Yes/No Affirmation question to indicate that you have completed the educational activity. 
  • Specific to Florida: A mandatory Final Examination with a passing score of 75% or higher is required. Exam questions link content to the course Learning Objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. 
  • Provide required personal and payment information. 
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