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Making Strategic Choices When Everything Seems Important

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Leaders often experience the paradox of success: the more successful they are, the more options they have. When everything seems important and urgent, leaders need to make difficult and timely choices.

In Making Strategic Choices when Everything Seems Important, participants learn to distinguish between what are musts, what are choices, and what are the choices embedded within a required task. Experience the power and impact of choosing what really matters.

This retreat is designed for clinical, non-clinical and administrative healthcare leaders who want to distinguish the important from what seems important to gain more time, energy, and resources for making a greater impact.

Join other health care leaders for this program on RUSH University’s Illinois Medical District campus.

The presenters kept me very engaged throughout the course. The course was also interactive with opportunities to practice the skills being presented. I found everything I learned to be useful in both my professional life, as well as my personal life.

Kristen Gast, MBA, MSN, RN



  • $289
  • RUSH employees can use Educational Enhancement Funds (formerly called LEAP Funds) to be reimbursed for the program.

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Program Structure

Participants will complete 30 minutes of online pre-work on their own, then join their colleagues in person on RUSH University Medical Center’s Illinois Medical District campus for an in-depth, active working 2.5-hour session. 


Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the impact of demand overload on individuals and teams.
  • Identify the essential mindsets and skills for prioritizing and making strategic choices.
  • Employ “essentialism” fundamentals to strategically leverage available resources.

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Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, RUSH University Medical Center is jointly accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

RUSH University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

RUSH University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 nursing contact hour(s).

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologist are provided through co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs. This activity is approved for 3 APA credits.

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Rush University Medical Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 3.0 general education credits.