Join us for our next Community Conversations which will be held at English Lutheran Church on Wednesday, January 17. The upcoming Conversation is with Jeffrey E. Thompson, M.D. We will meet from noon until 1:00 p.m. and a box lunch is served (with a free will offering for the lunch).
If possible, please pre-register with the “Register Here” button on this page so we know how many lunches to prepare. These monthly conversations are sponsored by the Interfaith Leaders’ Coalition and hosted by English Lutheran Church.
The theme for this conversation is “Values vs. Conventional Wisdom”. The conversation will be about what it takes to live your values in the face of stiff competition and often ego or financial based leadership. Jeffrey Thompson will use stories from the book “Lead True” about our region as well as from across the US to help outline a path forward that will help you be successful and live with yourself.
Jeffrey E. Thompson, M.D., is executive advisor and chief executive officer emeritus at Gundersen Health System. Dr. Thompson is a trained pediatric intensivist and neonatologist, and served as Gundersen’s chief executive officer from 2001 to 2016. After completing his professional training in 1984, Dr. Thompson came to Gundersen with a desire to care for patients and to teach. He was asked to serve on Gundersen’s boards beginning in 1992 and was chairman of the board from 2001 to 2014. Dr. Thompson also served as executive vice president from 1995 to 2001, CEO from 2001 to 2014, and played a key role in the organization’s governance design, culture development and community focus.
Dr. Thompson attained certifications in Pediatric Critical Care, Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine, and Pediatrics. He received his medical training at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School, University of California-Davis and Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, N.Y.
Dr. Thompson’s is the author of the values-based leadership book Lead True, and he has authored and been featured in many articles, book chapters and abstracts on healthcare, leadership and sustainability topics.
We welcome all who want to make a difference.
Lunch is provided. Free-will offering is appreciated.
Registration is not required, but encouraged.
In an effort to strengthen our community, Community Conversations looks to engage citizens in thoughtful, theological, non-partisan and non-political discussion about local economic and social issues. We invite anyone who is interested in making a difference.”