Crouse Launches Leadership Institute as Key Component of Workforce Development Initiative

With a goal of providing educational and career advancement resources and opportunities for its 3,500 employees, Crouse Health established the Workforce Development and Training Center earlier this year to support Crouse’s workforce development strategic focus for all Crouse employees – both union and non-union.

As part of the workforce development initiative, Crouse is establishing the Crouse Leadership Institute as a major focus moving forward. In line with Crouse’s mission, vision and values, this supportive framework will provide introductory, ongoing and as-needed training in leadership and personal and professional development for all members of the Crouse family.

Programs offered through the Institute include:

  • Future Leaders program;
  • Transformational Leadership Series;
  • Leadership Growth Series;
  • Leadership Coaching Program;
  • Community leadership and professional development training

Leading the Institute as Leadership and Professional Development Coordinator is Jeremy Freund. Jeremy has worked in educational services and as a bedside nurse for a total of 13 years at Crouse and is an experienced John Maxwell Team Certified Coach. In his new role he will help and guide Institute participants to accelerate learning, improve critical thinking skills, improve interaction within a team setting and increase self-awareness.

The format of the programs will include ongoing ‘lunch and learn’ sessions, classroom and online instruction and discussion, and one-on-one coaching based on individual needs. Additional content offerings will be developed based on staff input and feedback. The Institute will support and compliment the workforce development activities we are developing in collaboration with 1199.

“Our goal with the Institute is to invest in our current workforce and attract and retain employees who are passionate about the Crouse culture and want to develop or build on the skills and resources needed to become leaders within our organization,” says Crouse Health President and CEO Seth Kronenberg, MD, adding “We want our employees to stay at Crouse for their entire career. The Institute will give them the tools and support to do that.”