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New Employee Orientation One-Day Format

The Academy of Leadership and Professional Development launched a redesigned New Employee Orientation (NEO) on August 27th. The team has been working with its Midlands Affiliate counterparts to align programs and processes to prepare for further development of the SC Health Company. As a part of this alignment, NEO transitioned from a two-day to one-day event. The one-day format will focus on service, organizational culture, patient experience, equity, and inclusion.
The new format includes these benefits:

  •  Focused learning on our culture and the patient experience.
  • Allows new hires to report to their departments earlier.
  • Creates substantial efficiencies for the organization.
  • Enables the Upstate Affiliate to better align the orientation program and processes with the Midlands Affiliate.


From online classes to two-day sessions, good leaders never stop learning

Upstate Business Journal
November 17, 2016

SharonWilsonAs millennials and other professionals seek new opportunities and leadership roles, they might question which type of leadership training to take and, perhaps as just as important, who will pay for it.

“We’re recognizing that millennials will make up the majority of employee populations in the next five to 10 years, and their experience tends to be one in which they want to be developed,” says Sharon Wilson, director of Conscious Leadership Development at the Greenville Health System (GHS).

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Changing a culture by inviting self-awareness

Upstate Business Journal
September 2, 2016

At Greenville Health System, we recognize there is a strong business case for developing emotional and social intelligence in the workplace. We have an opportunity to build stronger, more nimble teams by inviting our employees to develop and flex their self-awareness muscles. When we become more aware of how we “show up” in the workplace, we can bring our best to our patients, customers and coworkers. > Read More

Conscious Leadership: Skills to Add to the EAP Toolkit

Effective leadership is closely aligned with enhanced business results, improved employee engagement, and increased employee satisfaction. Many companies and other organizations already have a strategy in place for developing effective leaders. But with so many theories about leadership styles and materials on the subject, how should an organization decide what training is best? Perhaps more importantly, how can an organization determine if its training is effective?

DNA forum helps nonprofits move forward

636040180410654980-web-DNA-ARP-5657More than 100 Upstate nonprofit leaders gathered in Greenville for ideas and insight on how to move their organization forward.

The gathering was hosted by DNA Creative Communications (DNA), in partnership with Community Foundation of Greenville, United Way of Greenville County and Hollingsworth Funds.

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Upstate Behavioral Health Alliance

Sharon Wilson Presentation UBHA MeetingSharon Wilson presented the concept of “Conscious Leadership” at the Upstate Behavioral Health Alliance Conference, where a brief history was offered regarding how GHS culture began to embrace Conscious Leadership as well as how it’s being developed within the organization.

The Mindful Business Conference

Tod TappertTod Tappert recently presented “15,000 Deep Breaths: Building Conscious Leadership at Greenville Health System” at The Mindful Business Conference in New York City. His talk highlighted the health system’s journey to developing and fostering a culture of conscious professionalism and leadership among all of its 15,000 employees.

Integrating Conscious Leadership into a Large Organization

Foundation for Global Scholars
December 15,2015

Foundation for Global Scholars recently spoke with Tod Tappert about the process that Greenville Health System is implementing to integrate conscious leadership into the 15,000 employee organization.

>Read the interview

A Journey to Conscious Leadership

Executive View magazine, November/December 2015
November 1, 2015

GHS Academy of Leadership and Professional Development team members discuss how conscious leadership can help cultivate an organizational culture that encourages leaders to embrace the challenges of accelerated change in the ever-evolving healthcare climate.

>Read the interview