Helen Mason is the Chief Executive of Bay of Plenty District Health Board. In 2014-15 she was the New Zealand Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice and an Institute for Healthcare Improvement Fellow. Helen has been with BOPDHB since 1998, including as General Manager Planning and Funding, and Chief Operating Officer. Her professional interests include advance care planning, vulnerable populations and quality improvement. Helen was on Faculty at Harvard Medical School in 2014-15. She earned an M.B.A. from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, and a nursing degree from the College of Nursing and Midwifery, Addington Hospital, Durban.
The Fox In The Hen House, And Other Tales
Successful career transitioning depends on having a long term vision for where you see yourself, together with a realistic view of your current skills, strengths and areas for development.
The American Geriatrics Society position statement defines transitional care as a set of actions designed to ensure the coordination and continuity of health care as patients transfer between different locations or different levels of care within the same location. Transitioning one’s career similarly requires a set of actions to ensure that professional and personal development is coordinated, and to ensure continuity of a satisfying, fulfilling professional life during one’s transition to future roles.
This session will explore experiences with career transitions across industries, across countries and within large organisations. It will highlight the impact of taking time out for academic study and personal development. It will cover practical lessons and reflections on strategies to achieve successful career transitions.
Themes which will be considered include:
Identify habits which support successful career transitions.
Reflect on how the lessons learnt from the example career transitions may apply.
Consider actionable steps to support career progression.