Saturday, September 28, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
P1 - Reality-Based Leadership
P2 - Fundamentals of Finance: A Foundation for Financial Leadership
P3 - Labor and Employment Update for Health Care Employers
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
P4 - What HR Leaders Must Know about Health Care Mergers, Acquisitions, Affiliations, and Other Combinations
4:00 - 5:15 p.m.
Cynthia Wakeman, President, Cy Wakeman, Inc.
Attend this pre-conference workshop designed to enhance leadership skills as an HR professional. Examine innovative and revolutionary new ways to bring peace, sanity, and results back to your workplace. Health care HR leaders have experienced challenging times in the past and are continuously faced with obstacles like health care reform, new regulatory requirements, and integrating physicians into the workforce - just to name a few. Sometimes, you just have to admit that the ways in which leaders were trained and coached over the years is simply not working. Here’s the reality check - the fact that times are challenging is not the source of our pain. The source of our pain is the absence of great leadership based in reality. Wakeman teaches the key principles of her new wave of Reality-Based Leadership that you can apply to your work place and in your coaching opportunities. You will be able to re-evaluate the work leaders have done to date in your company so that you can transform your tools, programs, and philosophies into ones that actually work and that leaders will actually use. You will leave this workshop feeling refreshed, invigorated, and equipped with practical leadership strategies to implement when you get back home. Come hear this award winning presenter as she shares the principles of her new wave of leadership - Reality-Based Leadership.
- Learn to identify the reasons the current leadership model is failing and be provided with an innovative and revolutionary new look at their roles in the organization
- Understand the principles of Reality-Based Leadership and learn how to apply the principles to your work place and in your coaching opportunities
- Re-evaluate the work leaders have done to date in their companies so that they can transform their tools, programs, and philosophies into ones that actually work and that leaders will actually use.
James Veronesi, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CHE, Senior Director, The Advisory Board Company
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 incorporates classroom presentation, multimedia presentation, interactive exercises, and group discussion. The following topics are among those included in this course:
- The Revenue Element of Margin
- The Cost Element of Margin
- Understanding Performance
- Funding Growth and Investments
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.
- Understand hospital finances as a whole and how their unit’s finances align themselves with their larger department as well as the entire institution
- Differentiate between the three financial statements—balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows
- Expose participants to financial health system economics and the ways in which their decisions impact performance—how cash flows and why
Mike Paruta, Director of Workforce Development Human Resources, Care New England Health System and Chair, ASHHRA Advocacy Committee
Curt Kirschner, Partner, Jones Day San Francisco
G. Roger King, Of Counsel, Jones Day Columbus
Jim Trivisionno, President, IRI Consultants
Gail Blanchard-Saiger, Attorney, Blanchard Saiger Law
Human Resource professionals are challenged on a constant basis to keep current with labor and employment developments affecting their organizations. Join these experts as they outline the most significant labor and employment trends affecting health care employers, including external and internal responses to these trends. Panelists will address such issues as the newly-constituted National Labor Relations Board, controversial decisions issued by the Board, proposed regulations from the U.S. Department of Labor, including initiatives from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) targeting health care employers, and the growing threat from wage and hour and EEO claims brought against health care employers.
This popular pre-conference program has been expanded to include a special emphasis on how health care employers should conduct a wage and hour audit. Gail Blanchard-Saiger will share her thoughts on how she has worked with employers, particularly in California, to improve their wage and hour compliance and to avoid, to the extent possible, expensive litigation in this area. This pre-conference workshop also will include video vignettes from various union organizing campaigns and other training material that will be helpful to employers.
- Review current legislative and regulatory issues on national and state levels, litigation trends, and the ASHHRA Labor report
- Examine the latest updates regarding the NLRB, the EEOC, the OFCCP, and other regulatory agencies
- Learn the latest tools for conducting wage and hour audits
- Participate in interactive conversations with nationally recognized labor experts
- Hear about union organizing trends and tactics and how to prepare for and respond to an organizing drive
Mark D. Nelson, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Christine M. Kong, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Attendees will learn from real-world merger and acquisition experience about the labor/employment and employee benefits considerations and issues which are a critical and central part of a strategic transaction and for which plays a key role throughout the due diligence process. In addition, understand the importance of post-deal integration challenges and opportunities and their impact on the successful outcome of the strategic transaction. Leave this session with a clear understanding of what the HR role will be in a merger, acquisition, or other transaction and how to execute its responsibilities properly.
- The characteristics and structural differences between and among strategic transactions and the relevance to HR
- The landscape for strategic transactions (mergers, acquisitions, affiliations, joint ventures, etc.)
- A thorough analysis of the strategic transaction process from opportunity identification through closing the deal and post-deal integration
- A detailed exploration of the due diligence process, including non-disclosure agreements, letters of intent, definitive agreements, regulatory approval and deal closing, and what HR’s responsibilities are at each stage
|Register for Pre-Conference Learning Sessions and receive an exclusive invitation to the Special Recognition Reception on Saturday, September 28th 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!||
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