Karen J. Saewert, PhD, RN, CPHQ, ANEF
Clinical Professor (CONHI), Senior Director, Academic Innovation (CONHI), Evaluation Lead (ASU CAIPER), Arizona State University (ASU) College of Nursing and Health Innovation (CONHI), ASU Center for Advancing IPE and Research (CAIPER)

Dr. Karen Saewert is Co-PI of the Interprofessional by Design™: Meeting at the Crossroads to Accelerate Leadership Competency and Readiness forTransition to Interprofessional Practice grant and leads its Interprofessional Leadership Development Partnerships component. Her work focuses onmodeling and advancing best practices in assessment and evaluation; teaching/learning excellence; program evaluation; quality assessment; designand delivery of curricular innovations; and, interprofessional health professions education and practice emphasizing teamwork, quality and safety,and patient-centered care. She guides evaluation efforts within the Arizona Nexus and liaisons with the NCIPE Nexus Innovations Network.


Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Interprofessional leadership models based on hierarchy and personality are no longer relevant in today’s complex healthcare environment.  Contemporary leadership preparation requires experiential learning deeply embedded in IPEC® and leadership competencies.  In this workshop, participants crosswalk IPEC® and leadership competencies and practice ways to operationalize them in fast-paced clinical settings.