Summit 2019 Weekend is Here


The date and location have been set for Primary Care Progress’ annual Gregg Stracks Leadership Summit. Mark your calendars to join us August 16-18 at the Babson Executive Conference Center in Babson Park, MA!


The Summit is our signature annual training event for PCP’s Cohort of interprofessional healthcare students, residents, and their faculty advisors. At PCP, we use Relational Leadership™ to help them develop the skills, team strength, and community capacity to navigate the unprecedented transformation and change happening in healthcare today. The weekend exposes Team Leaders and Faculty Advisors to PCP's interactive Relational Leadership™ training and provides PCP Cohort teams with the opportunity to build authentic connections and community with others in the PCP Network.


Each spring, dozens of student-led, interprofessional teams apply to be part of the PCP Cohort and the opportunity to attend the Summit. Students and faculty members on the campuses of academic medical institutions band together to form a PCP Team, with each team committing to at least one action-oriented, longitudinal project to execute throughout an academic year. Supported by PCP National’s dynamic Relational Leadership™ curriculum, every PCP Team sets out to make a positive impact in their community — by promoting primary care locally, advancing innovations in care delivery, or advocating for health equity and better access to care — whatever their mission may be. After applying and being accepted as an active team in the Action Network, each active team receives an invitation to attend the Gregg Stracks Leadership Summit in August and engage with PCP National and its programming throughout the year.

Summit 2019 Schedule*

Friday, August 16

6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Opening Reception, Dogwood Courtyard, Babson College

Saturday, August 17

6:15 - 7:15 a.m. Optional Morning Walk

7:15 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast, Arrival, and Registration

8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Day 1 Kick-off: Welcome, Introductions, and Intentions

8:30 - 9:20 a.m. Why Are You Here Today? Introduction to PCP & Why We Do What We Do

9:20 - 9:50 a.m. Getting to Know Who's in the Room


10:05 - 10:45 a.m. Becoming Change Makers: Introduction to Relational Leadership™

10:45 - 11:20 a.m. Manage Self Domain

11:20 - 11:30 a.m. Welcome from Dr. Andrew Morris-Singer, Founder and Chair, Primary Care Progress


12:30 - 2:40 p.m. Breakout Workshops - Your Choice of:

  • Narrative Leadership: Story of Self
  • 5Dynamics: Understanding Approaches to Learning, Work, & Collaboration
  • The "I" in Team: How Identity Impacts Team Effectiveness

2:40 - 3:00 p.m. Our Connections


3:15 - 4:15 p.m. Facilitation Breakout: Welcome & Team Building

4:15 - 4:45 p.m. Wrap-up for Day 1

Sunday, August 18

7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast

8:00 - 8:10 a.m. Day 2 Kick-off and Welcome

8:10 - 8:30 a.m. Passions

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Foster Teamwork

9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Cohort 2019: A Look at the Year Ahead

10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Team Launch Introduction


10:30 - 12:30 p.m. Team Launch Planning Session


1:30 - 2:00 p.m. Gallery Walk and Networking

2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Story of Us

2:30 - 3:00 p.m. Closing Thoughts

*schedule subject to change

PCP's Leadership Pathway

Our Leadership Pathway program is designed to transform healthcare students at the heart of care. The program provides students with opportunities to develop essential Relational Leadership™ skills through mentoring and supporting their own growth and the growth of others. From Trainers to Project Coaches and Facilitators, individuals who have served as Team Leaders in our Action Network can choose to continue to develop their Relational Leadership™ skills by completing one of our certification processes and taking on a role in our Leadership Pathway.


Visit Our Team page to see the 2019-2020 group of Trainers, Coaches, and Facilitators in PCP's Leadership Pathway.




Sponsorship Opportunities

Become a sponsor and support the next generation of healthcare providers! There are a variety of opportunities available, each offering a wide range of promotional opportunities. This is an opportunity to reach a critical group of primary care change makers from different professions and academic settings. Download our 2019 brochure and contact to learn more.

About Gregg Stracks

The summit honors the late Gregg Stracks. A born teacher, visionary, and optimist, Gregg's commitment to cultivating leadership and building community was the foundation for PCP's leadership development efforts. Gregg was a gifted psychologist with the ability to see the best in others, working closely with them to draw out skills and strengths in interpersonal connection, effective communication, and problem solving.

In addition to co-founding PCP, he worked with the Clinton Foundation and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. His passion, humility, and humor touched the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing him.