NVRH’s VP of Medical Practices graduates from Vermont Leadership Institute
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (June 20, 2019) – Laura Newell, the VP of Medical Practices at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (NVRH), graduated from the Snelling Center for Government’s Vermont Leadership Institute (VLI) this month. VLI aims to promote engagement with public service by providing the tools and information necessary for individuals to contribute more substantially to their communities.
VLI’s goal is to create a positive impact by helping people become more civically minded. The program, which was held at locations throughout the state, ran from September 2018 until June 2019 and included eight overnights and 19 seminars. Newell, along with twenty-three other cohort members, focused on a variety of topics, from diversity and inclusion to leadership skills and a high-level view into statewide systems.
“The program started out with a lot of introspective work,” said Newell. “It provided us a platform to investigate what kind of leader we want to be. It helped us realize that there is not one optimum leadership style. That each situation calls for something a little bit different. You have to be flexible.”
Newell is the first participant from NVRH to attend VLI.