Brave New Medicine

Transformational Tools for the Modern Clinician

October 9th, 2020 live online or in-person

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

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Need more joy in your work?

Brave New Workshop and HealthPartners joined forces to bring you this unique day of learning because we know that improved communication, resiliency and empathy in clinicians leads not only to improved patient experience and outcomes, but also in increased job satisfaction and happiness in clinicians themselves. These soft skills are fundamental and easy to understand, but not necessarily easy to live on a daily basis. We have found that the practice of improvisation-based activities is an effective AND fun way to strengthen clinicians ability to thrive in the midst of uncertainty, recognize and address emotion, and communicate with patients in a caring and productive manner.

You will be guided by a team of practicing physicians from HealthPartners and behavior & innovation experts from the Brave New Workshop. This all-star team teaches, facilitates and inspires thousands of professionals and clinicians each year and are committed to creating a safe, appropriate and productive environment of learning, camaraderie and laughter.


of past attendees say as a result of this program they will be able to apply strategies to improve patient and clinician communication skills


of past attendees rate the program as 'Excellent: Addressed gaps in knowledge and offered strategies I will apply'

Caregivers want…

…to find meaning and joy in their work, however emotional exhaustion and the impact of burnout pose a real threat to their practice. They struggle with clinical uncertainty and often feel that the demands of modern medicine block them from connecting with their patients in the way they want to.

This full day training features the latest relevant knowledge in neuroscience and adult learning paired with the mindset and behavioral principles of improvisation to equip you with the tools to:

  • Cope more effectively with the uncertainty inherent in the practice of medicine.
  • Strengthen your communication skills to enhance patient experience and your own.
  • Boost resilience, connection and joy in your work.

Ready to transform your practice?

Bonus: Sustain and Enhance Your Learning After the Workshop!

Brave New Medicine includes a six-month membership to Benovate, a patented platform helping you continue your development through personalized, real-time content including, nutrition physical activities, relationships, personal growth, and financial well-being. The platform is built to get to know you and support your individual, unique journey while keeping your personal data completely private and confidential. 

Users share that using the platform is easy, intuitive and as if you are interacting with a friend, only available any time! 


“My favorite part of the training was learning how to give team members validation in a meaningful way and shift the paradigm from feedback and correction to observation and growth.”

“I felt overall that this covered above and beyond what I perceived to be difficult clinical situations.  I really appreciated the tangible tools that will be easy to reach for”

“With over 35 yrs. in medicine, this remains a very important factor in improving health, but has become more difficult to manage.”

“As a provider who has worked in the same job for years, this info is so valuable in helping get to next level of quality of patient care and maintaining positive practice.”


Ankit Mehta, MD


Ankit loves medicine as its vastness remains a constant source of intellectual stimulation and excitement because it provides him with the opportunity for meaningful encounters with people. Physician-patient communication remains his area of interest. He co-directs Empathy and communication course for healthcare providers. He is a faculty of the University of Minnesota as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine.

Brett Hendel-Peterson, MD

Brett enjoys providing all facets of care to inpatients at Regions Hospital, both as a general internist and as a member of the inpatient palliative care team, assisting with difficult conversations and helping to manage troublesome symptoms. In addition to clinical care, he teaches our next generation of physicians, working with medical students and resident physicians. His passion for global health shines in his work of co-directing the University of Minnesota/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Global Health Course. 

Mary Fredrickson, MD

Mary chose hospital medicine because she enjoys the pace of the hospital setting. She loves getting to know patients and their families and helping them to navigate complex medical decisions. She understands that every individual and family is different. There is no “one size fits all” in medicine. Mary’s other passion is helping other physicians mitigate and reverse the impacts of burnout.

Elena Imaretska, MBA

Elena excels at engaging global audiences and uses her experience working and studying on three continents to illuminate the power of mindset and the behaviors that stem from it to drive successful communication and collaboration among people with differing views. Elena works with corporate, healthcare, government and business school audiences addressing innovation, communication, leadership and inclusion.

Jenni Lilledahl, Owner

Jenni draws on her expertise in non-profit leadership, entrepreneurship and the social and emotional side of healthcare to influence and inspire audiences. Jenni is a pioneer in utilizing improvisational techniques in personal development, healing and life transitions and brings powerful lessons and practices to education, healthcare, and HR professionals. She is the founder of Gilda’s Club Twin Cities and leads weekly sessions for patients and family members touched by cancer.

John Sweeney, Owner

John Sweeney doesn’t just understand human behavior; he has been changing human behavior within the biggest businesses in the world for 20 years. In addition to being trusted by the likes of Hilton Worldwide and Microsoft to spark tangible shifts in the performance of their leaders, and has had the honor to work with thousands of providers from numerous healthcare systems across the US. He has a passion for helping deliver healthcare to children across the globe and actively supports the Smile Network International with his philanthropic efforts.


8 AM Introductions, Framework and Warm Up

9:45 AM Break and Refreshments

10 AM ULEED Deep Dive Part 1

(Uncertainty, Listening, Emotion, Empathy, Delivery of Information) 

12 PM Lunch

12:45 PM ULEED Deep Dive Part 2

2 PM Burnout and Resilience

3 PM Action Planning

4 PM Wrap up and Happy Hour


Brave New Workshop

824 Hennepin

Minneapolis MN 55403

Cost & CME Credits

$849 for the full day and 6 month follow up digital well-being platform membership

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit


Friday October 9th – 8:30am – 5:30pm CDT


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Our Brave Guarantee:

If you’re not 100% satisfied with the program, the strategies, or the laughter after the session we will offer you a full refund, scouts honor. Make your payment today, and you don’t even have to decide if you’re in for good! Take the full session to explore the materials and experience the vibe of and THEN… make a decision using the information YOU HAVE, rather than the information you don’t.