Learning Sessions: Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011

1:15 – 2:45 p.m. 


3:00 – 4:30 p.m.  

 


Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011
1:15 – 2:45 p.m.


S1 - 7 Ways to Keep Your Best Nurses
PS/LT
Dick Finnegan, CEO, Retention Institute

Worried about high-performing nurses walking out the door?  The current and future nurse shortage is made even worse by two recent findings, that first-year nurse turnover is 27 percent and nurses across our country are the least satisfied among all hospital employees.  Participants will learn seven new tactics to retain high-performing nurses that relate to better hiring, onboarding, coaching, and reporting. This session will include a successful nurse retention case study, and participants will also share best practices with each other.

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S2 - Understanding the "New Normal" in Total Rewards Programs
HRD/LT
Mary Novak-Jandrey, National Managing Director, HRadvantage, a Division of Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc.
Elizabeth Savage-Tracy, Vice President, Human Resources, Valley Health System
John Tournet, Area President, Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc.

The economic environment remains turbulent.  Understanding the future with health care reform is difficult, with best projections suggesting less revenue and more regulations for hospitals.  Staffing shortages have virtually disappeared, except for certain specialized skills.  There is a sense that if we can just hold out for a year or two, things will return to “normal.”  But what if the “new normal” is a future of higher unemployment, lower wage growth, lower revenue base, volatile patient census, and more regulation?  Attend this session and prepare yourself!

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S3 - Breaking Down Silos: Exposing Wage & Hour Issues Created By Hospital Operations
HBK/MLP
Gail Blanchard-Saiger, Principal, Blanchard Saiger Law, PC
Muira K. Mishra, Principal, MKM Law Group, PC

This learning session is focused on hidden wage/hour issues that arise in general hospital operations including, bid shift programs, use of volunteers, aligning staff to industry benchmarks, online education programs, and labor contract provisions. The speakers will encourage dialogue among session participants, provide constructive recommendations, and highlight the importance of “breaking down silos” and multi-disciplinary collaboration.

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S4 - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Building a New Health Care Workforce
CC/MLP
Aime Bressette, Executive Director, The Stepping Up Project
Michael Paruta, Director of Workforce Development, Women & Infants Hospital

Hear the story of how a diverse group of organizations joined forces to tackle the impending shortage of health care professionals for an entire state and region. This session will describe how a complex workforce development strategy was formed and executed. The speakers will discuss how a multiple partner alliance made up of hospitals, unions, nursing homes, a health center, community based organizations, the community college system, and the Capital City all worked cooperatively  to create a unique pioneering program called the Stepping Up Project.

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S5 - Health Reform Engagement - Are You Ready?
HBK/ALL 
Laura Pazkiewicz, JD., Director Health and Productivity Practice and Sheryl Grey, Principal Health and Productivity, Buck Consultants

Health care reform is on everyone’s mind, from employers to health care providers to consumers. Yet, little systematic information exists on how organizations, in particular organizations in the health care industry, are planning for reform. The health care industry sits in a unique position being both providers of health care and offering health care benefits to employees -- both of which are likely to be affected by reform. Hear from Buck Consultants and how they convened a select group of health care workforce experts to address health reform engagement both challenges and solutions.  This session guide you through best practices on the challenges faced by health care HR professionals when implementing this law in their facilities. 

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S6- Leading Change: Implementing Improvements in Health Care Organizations
HBK/LT
James Veronesi, Senior Director, The Advisory Board Company

Whether charged with introducing a new technology or process improvement, or adapting to new regulatory requirements and shifts in the health care environment, health care HR leaders must constantly drive change.  How can you prepare yourself and your organization for success?

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S7 - Employer Brand vs. Social Media
NH/NH
Eric Holwell, Digital Strategy Director, Bayard Advertising Agency
Matthew Gilbert, National Creative Director, Bayard Advertising Agency

Listen to a national creative director and a social media expert battle it out on how one or the other may or may not work with or without each other. Confused? Don't be- come hear them argue with each other until they figure it out. So many employers still don't have the basics of a strong employer brand - that being the creative assets with design and positioning strategies that help health care employers attract top talent with transparent and compelling stories.

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S8 - Health Care HR Hot Topics Panel 
ALL/PL

Bruce Stickler, Partner, Drinker, Biddle & Reath

As health reform ramps up, Human Resources Executives will face greater demands on their time.  Adding to this challenge, in the labor and employment arena providers will be subject to an environment of unprecedented regulatory enforcement initiatives from federal agencies.  HR Executives must assume a strategic role in advising leadership on these new challenges while eliminating compliance risks.  Today’s most pressing topics include: the role of HR Executives in health care reform, wage and hour compliance, and the opportunities, challenges and legal pitfalls of social networking.

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Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

 

S9 - Understanding Your Organization’s Change Readiness
PS/MLP
Jeffrey Russell, Co-Director, Russell Consulting, Inc.

In this interactive session you’ll learn the four dimensions of change readiness, assess your organization’s readiness level, and develop a plan for strengthening change readiness.  The facilitator will lead a large group discussion of these success factors and then transition to the four components of organizational change readiness making the point that all of the change initiatives that fail do so because they have failed to truly understand the degree of receptivity or hostility to the change.

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S10 - From Building Competency to Delivering Optimal Business Results
HRD/LT
Kathy Oswald, Chief Human Resources Officer, Henry Ford Health System
Angelene C. McLaren, PhD, Senior Consultant, Executive Leadership Development, Henry Ford Health System

At Henry Ford Health System, the Business Partner (BP) role is centered on creating and developing business partnerships with front-line managers to drive system initiatives and business results. The presentation highlights the Business Partner pre-screening, interviewing, hiring, placement, competency, and continuous development model. This role is about ensuring that HR strategy responds nimbly to the needs of supporting the business of health care.

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S11 - An HR Executive Guide to Navigating Executive Compensation
HBK/LT
James Rohan, Vice President and Managing Director, Sullivan, Cotter and Associates
Michael D. Rosenbaum, Partner, Drinker Biddle and Reath

This session will help heatlh care HR executives successfully navigate executive compensation in the new era of health care reform.  Attendees will discuss how health care reform will change the health care delivery model (clinical integration, ACO, medical home models, etc.) and how these will impact the design and delivery of executive compensation.

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S12 - Understanding the Needs of Transgender Individuals
CC/MLP
Ryan Polly, Workforce Educator, Fletcher Allen Health Care

This interactive presentation provides an understanding of transgender and the problems often faced by transgender employees and patients.  Recommendations for transgender-inclusive procedures and policies in health care will be provided. Common terminology and the transition process will be discussed.  The need for trans-inclusive policies will be addressed and recommendations will be provided.  

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S13 - The Storm (Continually) Brewing Out West
HRD/MLP
Gail M. Blanchard-Saiger, VP Labor & Employment, California Hospital Association

This session will discuss pending California legislation including:  lift bill, staffing ratio penalties, paid sick leave, security plans, use of credit reports, leave expansion, workers comp presumption for direct patient care workers, use of payroll cards, wage reports/statements, as well as the following cases:  wage and hour cases, disability discrimination/accommodation (particularly important as the ADAAA more closely follows CA law).
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S14 - Spurring Innovation: Translating Transformative Ideas into Performance Gains
PL/LT
James Veronesi, Senior Director, The Advisory Board Company

Innovation helps organizations stay afloat in times of scarcity and remain competitive at the pinnacle of success. Fostering innovation and combating the pervasive “business as usual” mindset requires a culture that is creative and imaginative as well as agile and adaptable.

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S15 - The Need for Transparency: How it Impacts Your Role as a Fiduciary
NH/NH
Timothy G. Walsh, Managing Director of TIAA-CREF Product Development, TIAA-CREF
Steve Kronheim, Managing Director, Associate General Counsel, TIAA-CREF

This session will present an overview of fiduciary concerns, including issues arising from the DOL regulations, effective in 2011, about participant directed plans.

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S16 - Changes at the Top … New Faces in Health Care HR Leadership Panel
ALL/CC
Russ Jones, President, First Transitions, Inc.; Corey Heller, Corporate Vice President and CHRO, Baptist Hospital of Miami; Brandon Melton, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Lifespan; John Sindoni, Senior Vice President Human Resources, Meridian Health; and Doug Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer, B. E. Smith

Change is the byline of the health care industry, continually demanding greater production and better results from fewer resources. Leadership has been pushed to a higher standard of efficiency and effectiveness. We will explore the recent development  of the recruitment of health care HR executives from outside of health care and what is driving these decisions.

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S17 - Benchmarking your Retirement Plan—How do your plans stack up to those of your competitors?
HRD/MLP
Laura White, VP Diversified
In this session, you’ll learn findings from the just released AHA/Diversified Retirement Plan Trends in Today’s Healthcare Market—2011. In addition to a lively presentation of findings, you’ll receive a worksheet that allows you to easily compare your plan to a “best practices” plan. 

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Not sure which sessions to attend? Use the Learning Track Selection Guide to determine the level and competency that you want to enhance


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