Harvard Macy Institute Podcast

Silver linings – Leading innovations in healthcare and education

June 2, 2020

Podcast #4 explores ‘Silver Linings’ – opportunities for innovation in healthcare and education in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode Vic speaks with Professor Liz Armstrong, Director of the Harvard Macy Institute, about the challenging times for health professionals and educators during COVID-19, and how the principles of leading change can be applied in this novel context.

Liz describes the plans for running the June Leaders program online, and how interactivity and small group work are being supported. She tells us about a preliminary exercise the scholars have completed – focused on their own ‘silver linings’ – and how (paradoxically) ‘staying at home’ seems to have fostered more community, collaboration and patient focused care. And finally – Liz and Vic ponder on broader issues of change and innovation in healthcare, and take lessons from Elon Musk and SpaceX !

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