ACTS Leadership Workshop

March 15-16, 2018

Ponte Vedra Inn & Club

200 Ponte Vedra Blvd

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

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  • Strengthen your network of leaders in translational science

  • Gain insight on strategy development and implementation

  • Discuss best practices to improve your operations

  • Gain new tools and models for more agile and intentional leadership

This high-impact program for leaders in multi-center translational research will allow you to cultivate relationships among other leaders of research institutes and learn how to enable high levels of organizational performance. The program will be facilitated by Sally Ourieff, MD and Judy Ingalls, experts in organizational leadership development and executive coaches.

Program Goals

  • Enable leaders to think more deeply about their research strategy
  • Develop their strategic thinking and oversight of strategic implementation
  • Understand the drivers of influence and their own persuasive impact
  • Share experiences and best-practices to build an on-going engaged community


 Thursday, March 15

5:00 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.

 Welcome, Introductions, and Agenda Review

5:20 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

 MBTI Personality Inventory Review

 Learning Objectives

 1. Understand your own MBTI profile including communication, decision making, change   management, and conflict management preferences.

 2. Examine your own preferences in relation to those around you with a focus on reaching outcomes.

6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

 Networking Reception

7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

 MBTI Personality Inventory Review (cont.)

8:30 p.m.


 Friday, March 16

8:00 a.m. – 8:10 a.m. 

 Welcome and Review Agenda

8:10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

 Strategy Development

 Learning Objectives

 1. Understand what strategy is as applied to large-scale, multi-center translational research.

 2. Examine strategic thinking, decision-making, advocacy vs. inquiry, and the component skills that   drive high-level strategic leadership.

 3. Present a strategic planning model that facilitates initiating and overseeing multiple complex   initiatives.

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 Best Practice Sharing

 Create an interactive and engaged community with the opportunity to share experiences, best   practices, problem-solve, and provide support for leaders of large-scale translational research.

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 Networking Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 Communication and Influence

 1. Kotter’s model of change, communication, and influence

 2. Examine the levers of persuasion and the power of storytelling.

 3. Connect influencing approaches to MBTI styles to understand and broaden the approaches each   participant can leverage to expand impact.

3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. 

 Best Practice Sharing

 Create an interactive and engaged community with the opportunity to share experiences, best   practices, problem-solve, and provide support for leaders of large-scale translational research.

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

 Best Practice Reporting

 A rep from each of the Best Practice Groups will meet during transition for a quick shared review   and co-present.

4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Facilitator Biographies:

Sally Ourieff, MD

Sally Ourieff, MD brings over twenty-five years of experience as a physician, corporate leader, and nonprofit founder to her work as an executive advisor and coach. She works primarily in health care, pharma, and biotech, as well as academia, finance, retail, and non-profits. Her clients range from Fortune 25 companies to leading hospital systems. 

With her deep understanding of the science of management, team dynamics, and individual behavior, Sally’s work bridges “horizontal” growth, around individual leadership skills and competencies, with “vertical” growth in the psychology of leadership and adult development. It often involves helping leaders unravel complex issues, leverage communication and influence in implementing strategy, and improve self-awareness, relationships, and executive team performance. She guides leaders to achieve a level of high-performance that meets the demands of their organization and business environment. (1).jpg

Sally is on faculty at The Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University where she helped launch their Executive MBA for physicians; co-directs their leadership-coaching program; and teaches the capstone course on leading and implementing a major change management initiative. Sally is an executive coach for Harvard Business School’s Executive Education Program and works with leaders from around the world. She is a Founding Fellow and advisor of the Institute of Coaching at Harvard Medical School and leader of The Boston Executive Coaching Round Table, a group of Boston’s leading executive coaches. She has held senior positions in a variety of healthcare settings including Associate Medical Director of Merit Behavioral Healthcare, Medical Director of Addictions and of Child Psychiatry at Deaconess Waltham Hospital, and Medical Director of several community mental health agencies.

An important part of Sally’s work comes from her leadership involvement in the nonprofit world. She co-founded Hatun Runa, a NGO that works “where the road ends” bringing health care training and resources to villages deep in the Peruvian Andes. Collaborating with indigenous leaders in some of the most isolated areas of the world, and in extreme environments, offers a unique and valuable perspective on leadership. In addition, Sally is on the Board of Directors of two healthcare nonprofits: Care 2 Communities, providing primary care services in Haiti and The EDI Institute, using mobile photography as an innovative therapeutic tool in mental health, recovery from illness, and employee well-being.

Sally graduated with academic honors from Stanford University in Human Biology with a minor in Journalism and received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. Before college she was a professional dancer with the Los Angeles Ballet. 

Judy Ingalls

Judy Ingalls is an Organization and Leadership Development professional and executive coach who has worked for over 25 years to help executives, teams and organizations reach higher levels of clarity and effectiveness.

Most recently, Judy ran the OD, Executive and Leadership Development functions at the Staples Corporation. In her role, Judy was responsible for creating new Executive Assessment and Development programs, tools and approaches. She partnered on the development of a Staples competency model, all performance management, high potential programs and succession tools, talent selection and integration tools for acquisitions, and on multiple team and organizational consulting engagements across the firm, including the Change Management and Talent Integration strategy for major acquisitions.

Prior to her role at Staples, Judy worked with EMC as consultant/manager of their Global HR Capability Program. Judy partnered with Human Resources to develop HR capabilities and leadership and to consult with business leaders on change management, team and organizational effectiveness.


From 2005 to 2010, Judy was a Vice President in Fidelity Investments’ Asset Management division and their Institutional Business, as well as the internal OD, talent management and leadership consultant for Fidelity’s Bangalore, India office for 2 years. Before joining Fidelity in 2005, Judy worked at State Street Global Advisors as an internal consultant, coach and facilitator to multiple areas across the organization, including Wealth Management Services, Investor Services, IT, Securities Finance, and to corporate functions as well. Prior to joining State Street in 1997, Judy created a Learning and Organizational Development function at Molten Metal Technologies (MMT), a high-tech start-up, where she managed all corporate training, OD and Diversity efforts. As an independent OD consultant and executive coach, Judy has worked with companies in the US and abroad, including Clean Harbors, Steward Health Care, the Kuwait Investment Authority, GE, General Dynamics, Banker’s Trust, Goldman Sachs, MTV Networks, Ernst and Young, Ford Motor Company, Chase Manhattan Bank, Morgan Stanley, GTE and the White House Fellows Program. For the three years she taught in the Executive Coaching Graduate Certificate program at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, Judy was the highest ranked faculty member. Judy continues to hold long-term consulting positions with General Dynamics and Clean Harbors.

Judy is certified in a wide array of coaching, assessment and training tools and methodologies. Judy was also a facilitator in Harvard University’s Advanced Management Program for many years, and worked as a consultant for the University of Michigan’s Global Leadership Program between 1991 and 1997. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and Social Work from the University of Maine and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Development from American University.

Registration Rates:

First Attendee
Additional Attendees

The first registrant from any ACTS Member Institution receives complimentary registration. Additional member registrants can register for $250 and non-members can register for $500. Please note - registrants will be sent their payment invoice after their registration has been reviewed and approved. 

Non-members must create an account before registering. The account will be approved by ACTS staff within 2-3 business days.