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This track is a continuation of an ongoing collaboration between the Advisory Board Company and ASHHRA, to educate heath care human resources (HR) executives and advance the health care HR field at-large. Two divisions of the Advisory Board Company are represented at the conference.  The HR Investment Center serves HR executives through best practice research and implementation support and has directly embedded a portion of their national member meeting into this year’s conference to help executives optimize their time and travel. The Talent Development division provides comprehensive leader development services and is presenting content from some of their most popular workshops.  This track will help to support the health care HR field with more substantive knowledge, expertise, and best practices for health care organizations.

For more information about the HR Investment Center, Talent Development partnerships, or any other Advisory Board Company offering, please visit www.advisory.com or contact Jordan English at englishj@advisory.com



The Advisory Board Company Learning Track Sessions

Pre-Conference - Saturday, Sept. 10
P2 - Fundamentals of Finance: A Foundation for Financial Leadership
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
James Veronesi MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CHE, Director of Leadership, The Advisory Board

As health systems across the nation strive to increase operating margins to fund future growth, they must increasingly rely on decisions made by frontline and mid-level managers. In order to make informed, productive decisions, a solid understanding of finance is required. Yet, these managers express unease with their competence in financial matters.

This pre-conference learning track teaches managers core concepts about the financial management of their areas. This is designed to be relevant to a broad base of managers as it is targeted to those who have had some experience with basic financial concepts but have not yet become experts in the day-to-day management of financial issues in their areas.

Learning Objectives

This pre-conference learning track incorporates classroom presentation, multimedia presentation, interactive exercises, and group discussion. The following topics are among those included in this course:

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S6 - Leading Change: Implementing Improvements in Health Care Organizations
HBK/LT/ABC
Sunday, Sept. 11  |  1:15 – 2:45 p.m.
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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S14 - Spurring Innovation: Translating Transformative Ideas into Performance Gains
PL/LT/ABC
Sunday, Sept. 11  |  3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
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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M6 - Workforce Planning in Accountable Care: Early Staffing Strategies for Emerging Payment Models - Part I
Special offering for HR Investment Center members and other chief HR officers
Monday, Sept. 12  |  10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Jessica Sweeney-Platt, Managing Director, The Advisory Board Company

The path to accountable care requires hospitals and health systems to undergo meaningful financial and clinical transformation.  Nonetheless, current strategic planning efforts far outpace associated workforce planning at most organizations.  This presentation will help participants bridge this alarming gap by distilling key staffing lessons learned by early adopters of varied accountable care strategies.

Learning Objectives

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M14 - Workforce Planning in Accountable Care: Early Staffing Strategies for Emerging Payment Models - Part 2 (Pre-requisite: M6)
Special offering for HR Investment Center members and other chief HR officers
Monday, Sept. 12, 2011  |  2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Jessica Sweeney-Platt, Managing Director, The Advisory Board Company 

The path to accountable care requires hospitals and health systems to undergo meaningful financial and clinical transformation.  Nonetheless, current strategic planning efforts far outpace associated workforce planning at most organizations.  This presentation will help participants bridge this alarming gap by distilling key staffing lessons learned by early adopters of varied accountable care strategies.

Learning Objectives

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M22 - Elevating Manager Performance: Equipping Leaders to Execute on New Strategic Imperatives
Special offering for HR Investment Center members and other chief HR officers
Monday, Sept. 12  |  3:45 – 5:15 p.m.
Jessica Sweeney-Platt, Managing Director, The Advisory Board Company 

Coordinate patient care across the care continuum. Partner with physicians in advancing organizational goals and manage risk-based contracts.  Executing on these and an entire host of new industry imperatives will fall squarely on managers from across the organization. In a resource-constrained environment, how can we ensure that organizational training and development efforts benefit the managers who need it most?
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T6 - Best-in-Class Action Planning: Translate Your Staff Survey Results Into Sustained Employee Engagement
HRD/LT/ABC
Tuesday, Sept. 13  |  8:15 – 9:45 a.m.
Jessica Sweeney-Platt, Managing Director, The Advisory Board Company 

Even with access to unparalleled survey analytics, efforts to improve employee engagement fall short without appropriate results follow-through and dedication to ongoing action planning.  Too often, health care managers abandon the action planning process because tools are overly cumbersome and lack automated mechanisms for driving accountability. 

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