Pre-Conference Learning Sessions 

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Pre-Conference registration is required to attend these learning sessions


4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

P1 - Hiring For Attitude Workshop
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Mark Murphy, Founder and CEO, Leadership IQ

Health care HR professionals must attend this pre-conference workshop to ensure that you are asking the right questions during interviews. There is no bigger waste of time than hiring an individual that doesn’t fit within the organization’s culture. This session will assist you in finding the right candidate by dissecting the most common interview questions and strategies. 

What should you be asking in interviews? Leadership IQ's research discovered that attitude, not skills, causes 89% of mishires. Issues like coachability, emotional intelligence, and temperament determine whether new hires will succeed or fail. So you need interview questions that will reveal those characteristics (and differentiate high and low performers).

Learning Objectives

About the presenter

Mark Murphy is the founder and CEO of Leadership IQ, a global management consultancy. He leads one of the world’s largest studies on leadership and employee engagement, and his groundbreaking research has been featured in Fortune, Forbes, Businessweek, U.S. News & World Report, the Washington Post, and hundreds more periodicals. Mark has appeared on CBS News Sunday Morning, ABC’s 20/20, Fox Business News, and other top broadcasts.
Previously, Mark was President of a joint venture with Mercer Human Resources Consulting.  Prior to that he was a partner in the management consulting subsidiary of VHA, Inc., the world’s largest healthcare consortium.  He holds degrees from the University of Buffalo, executive coursework at The Wharton School and an MBA from the University of Rochester.  He lives in Atlanta and Washington, DC.

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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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P3 - Strategic Health Care Reform Workshop
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Mark D. Nelson, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Michael Rosenbaum, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Douglas B. Swill, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Jodie Curtis, Senior Government Relations Director, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Health reform is here to stay - - or is it? While many pieces are relatively certain, other aspects of this comprehensive change are fluid and uncertain. What is known is that health care reform will affect virtually every aspect of hospital operations. HR leaders who understand these changes and can develop strategies to leverage health reform to the advantage of their hospitals will be critically important. This workshop will provide a real-time update on health reform’s impact following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions regarding health care reform (cite case) on labor, employee benefits, health law issues as they affect health care HR matters, as well as what is happening on Capitol Hill on health reform.

Learning Objectives

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P4 - Legislative & Labor Panel
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Michael J. Paruta, Director of Workforce Development, Care New England Health System
Roger King, Partner, Jones Day
Jim Trivisonno, President, IRI Consultants

HR professionals are challenged to keep current with legislative and labor developments affecting their organizations. Join this panel of experts as they outline legislative, legal, and labor trends affecting health care and discuss external and internal responses to these trends. They will address the legislative environment and will highlight successful health care organizations.

Learning Objectives

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Special Recognition Reception - by invitation only
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Register for Pre-conference Learning Sessions and receive an exclusive invitation to the Special Recognition Reception on Saturday, September 22nd with special acknowledgement to first time attendees, those who are new to the profession, new ASHHRA members, and ASHHRA Mentoring Program participants.  This promises to be a great networking opportunity!

Sponsored by:
AHA Solutions, Inc.





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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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