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IEHSS Presentations from The Microsystem Festival: Rekindling 2021

The International Clinical Microsystem Festival hosted by Region Jönköping, Sweden, provides a shared space for colleagues improving health & social care based on applied clinical microsystem theory. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival took place virtually over four days.

In the main festival days, Margie Godfrey, PhD, MS, BSN, FAAN, IEHSS Executive Director, and Randy Messier MT, MSA, PCMH CCE, IEHSS Director of Team Coaching, presented “Rekindle Leadership through self-reflection and activation of teams” with the aim to increase leadership self-awareness to promote relationship-centered teams at the micro-, meso- and macrosystems levels to achieve improvement goals. Randy presented a case example about leadership, including the impact of team coaching on leadership development.  Click here to access the session slides.

Margie and Randy also led a workshop called “Relational Coordination to Rekindle, Reconnect, and Strengthen Relationships” designed to share their “in the field experience” of applied relational coordination in a Cystic Fibrosis Lung Transplant Transition Learning and Leadership Collaborative. Click here to access the session slides.

The Improvement Science Day was held on the final day showcasing PhD student research and keynotes from Margie on Professional Development and Improvement Science and Julie Johnson, MSPH, PhD, one of IEHSS Team Coaches and faculty members from Northwestern University, presenting "Rekindling Method in Improvement Research."

Save the dates to join the next Microsystem Festival in person, February 28 - March 4, 2022.

To learn more about the festival, visit