Sunday, September 29, 2013

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Learning Sessions: Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

S1 - Thought Leader Forum: Envisioning Tomorrow’s Health Care Workplace
S2 - What HR Needs to Know About the Affordable Care Act
S3 - The Storm (Continually) Brewing Out West
S4
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Labor Forecasting: Building the Business Case for Workforce Investment
S5 - Birds of a Feather: Forging a Successful Partnership Between HR and Training
S6 - Transforming Health Care: The Story Behind 99th Percentile Engagement
S7 - Managing Disruptive Behavior
S8 - Dealing With Today's Culture: Eminem Becomes a CNA
S9 - Breaking Down the Silos: Leveraging Employee Performance Management
S10 - Driving a Workplace Safety Culture at Kaiser Permanente


2:45 – 4:15 p.m.

S11 - Employee Benefits Hot Topics
S12 - Do Titles Matter? Strategic Human Capital Case Study
S13 - The Missing Ingredient - Effective Internal Communications
S14 - Applying Behavioral Economics to Strategic Health Plan Redesign
S15 - Managing Change in the Right Direction: People vs. Project Management
S16 - Health Care’s New Landscape: Leading a Generationally Diverse Workforce
S17 - Effective Decision Making for Meeting Long-Term Objectives
S18 - From Nothing to Amazing: Centralizing Recruiting
S19 - Improving the Candidate Experience for Continuing Care Job Seekers
S20 - Culture of Health Think Tank Panel: Delivering ROI on Health



Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.



S1 -
Thought Leader Forum: Envisioning Tomorrow’s Health Care Workplace

LT / HRD

Irma Babiak Pye, SPHR, Senior Vice President & CHRO, Valley Baptist Health System
Kevin Nazworth, President, TIAA-CREF

A select group of Thought Leaders that include CEOs and other health care experts participated in a discussion around envisioning tomorrow’s health care workplace. The future workforce will see a blurring between a variety of components - including diversity, inclusion, HR, work-life balance – that will become one in an institution's ability to address talent needs and requirements as the workforce evolves. To succeed in the future, institutions will need to have a “visionary” mindset to translate how global, economic, and demographic changes will impact their organizations and how to implement changes to meet future needs. Hear from experts best practices and strategies that have been successful in a variety of health care settings.

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S2 -
What HR Needs to Know About the Affordable Care Act
LT / CC

F. Curt Kirschner, Jr, Partner, Jones Day
Cathy Livingston, Partner, Jones Day
Elena Kaplan, Partner, Jones Day

This session will provide a real-time update on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the impact on labor, employee benefits, and health law issues which will affect health care HR. As health care HR leaders and large employers within the community, be ahead of the game and prepare for the impending changes in 2014. This presentation will provide a high-level overview of the requirements that large employers face as well as looking ahead to 2014 requirements and provisions which still need regulations before advice can be provided. The changes from health care reform are looming and it is HR's responsibility to institute many of these critical provisions within the workplace.

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S3 - The Storm (Continually) Brewing Out West
MLP / PS

Gail Blanchard-Saiger, VP Labor & Employment, California Hospital Association

Attend this presentation to discuss pending California legislation pertaining to the following issues: workplace violent prevention plans; expansion of prevailing wage obligations; changes to community benefit laws as well as updates on California’s safe patient handling regulations, revisions to California’s disability discrimination regulations and labor union ballot initiatives.

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S4 -
Labor Forecasting: Building the Business Case for Workforce Investment
LT / HBK

Brandon Melton, SVP, Human Resources, Lifespan

This highly interactive session will focus on an increasingly critical imperative for health care human resources leaders - namely the need to forecast our health care organization's labor needs from now through the end of the employment life of our baby boomer employees.  Attend and receive a template for forecasting your organization's labor needs and building the business case for workforce investment.

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S5 -
Birds of a Feather: Forging a Successful Partnership Between HR and Training
MLP / PS

Michelle Gross, Manager of Staff Training & Development, University of Minnesota Physicians
Michelle Leavitt, Director, Product Strategy, NetLearning | A HealthcareSource Company

Learn how HR and training team members partner at a large physician practice to improve care quality, increase employee satisfaction, decrease turnover, and reduce costs.

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S6 - 
Transforming Health Care: The Story Behind 99th Percentile Engagement
NP / HRD

Jami Herzberg, FACHE, SPHR, AVP, Human Resources, Carolinas Health Care System
W. Spencer Lilly, MHA, Division President, Central Group Carolinas Health Care System and President, Carolinas Medical Center
Rod Wilkes, Vice President, Employee and Physician Engagement, Press Ganey

Carolinas Health Care System embraced employee and physician engagement as a top-level metric in their strategy to “transform health care delivery” and become a role model for the industry. The speakers discuss how using accountability for employee (teammate) and physician engagement to drive strategic initiatives and organizational goals to transform health care delivery.

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S7
Managing Disruptive Behavior
LT / ABC NH

James Veronesi, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CHE, Senior Director, The Advisory Board Company

This session equips health care HR leaders with the tools to analyze disruptive incidents, confront disruptive individuals, navigate organizational barriers, and ultimately create a self-correcting workforce culture.

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S8 - 
Dealing With Today's Culture: Eminem Becomes a CNA
MLP / HBK

W. Jonathan Martin II, Managing Partner, Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP

Today's "culture" is invading your hospital.  What one employee finds funny causes another to file suit.  How do you balance morale and litigation avoidance?  Attend this session to gain practical solutions and take home tools to implement immediately.

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S9Breaking Down the Silos: Leveraging Employee Performance Management
ALL

Chris Cowan, Corporate Director of HR Service Delivery, Christiana Care Health System

Hear how Christiana Care successfully leveraged its employee performance management processes to break down organizational silos and improve knowledge-sharing and collaboration across the organization.

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S10 -
Workforce Safety Panel: Driving a Workplace Safety Culture at Kaiser Permanente
ALL / PS

Deborah Konitsney, Ph.D., Director, Organizational Research, Kaiser Permanente
Leslie Pole, Statistical Consultant, Kaiser Permanente
Katie Welch, Senior Consultant, Organizational Insights and Surveys, Towers Watson

This presentation will focus specifically on the link between workplace culture and safety at Kaiser Permanente. It will examine the three organizational factors that predict injury rates and can be used to identify vulnerable departments, and to determine changes in processes and programs to driver a stronger culture of safety and reduce injury rates.

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Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013
2:45 – 4:15 p.m.



S11 -
Wellness Programs:  Navigating the Legal Minefield to Successful Implementation
LT HBK

Mark D. Nelson, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Sarah Bassler Millar, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Melissa R. Junge, Associate, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

This session will provide an in-depth look at wellness, health promotion and disease management programs from a legal compliance perspective as well as providing on-the-ground insights to successful program implementation.  As the relevant rules change frequently, this session will focus on the latest legislative, regulatory and litigation developments and practical tips to help you make sure your programs are legally compliant with the current rules. 

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S12 - Do Titles Matter?  Strategic Human Capital Case Study
LT PS

Karen Garvey, Director Benefits and Compensation, ThedaCare
Rena Somersan, Principal, Compensation Consulting Group, Verisight

ThedaCare’s journey to clean up titling and span of control issues that didn't match relative contribution to the organization and was disengaging top performers. The presenters will illustrate how this study showcases a human capital model that neatly packages up titling, executive compensation, and performance management issues.

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S13 - The Missing Ingredient - Effective Internal Communications
NP HRD

Lynne Cunningham, National Speaker and Coach, Studer Group

Through an interactive presentation, learn how effective internal communications can accelerate organizational results for Value-Based Purchasing, Core Measures, and HCAHPS. What is measured can be improved. What leaders are held accountable for WILL improve. Health Care HR Leaders need to apply solid communications principles to keeping metrics in front of their team, rewarding improvements, and coaching those who are not seeing the desired outcomes.

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S14 - Applying Behavioral Economics to Strategic Health Plan Redesign
LT / PS

J. Michael Vittoria, Vice President, Corporate Benefits Services, MaineHealth System
Judith M. West,  Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer for the MaineHealth System
Christopher Goldsmith, SPHR, CCP, CEBS, Vice President, Sibson Consulting

Understand how your employees’ behavioral biases influence their judgment in lifestyle, health care, and health benefit decisions - and where their lack of engagement in workplace wellness programs is costing your organization money.

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S15 - Managing Change in the Right Direction: People vs. Project Management
MLP / HBK

Amber Rabo, Director, OD and Training, The Methodist Hospital System
Kimberley DuBose, MBA, CCP, Project Manager to the CNO, The Methodist Hospital

The number one obstacle to success for major change projects within an organization is the ineffective management of the people side of change. As organizations tend to associate technical success with project success, the need to manage the people side of change is often overlooked.  Change management, in partnership with project management, can serve to maximize the overall return on investment and exceed business objectives for a given project.

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S16 - Health Care’s New Landscape: Leading a Generationally Diverse Workforce
MLP PS

Gene Meyer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Lawrence Memorial Hospital
Mike Supple, Senior Vice President, B. E. Smith

Navigating the ever-changing health care landscape requires not just great vision and management at the top, but a diverse workforce which incorporates and engages the four generations currently working in the industry. To be successful, health care HR professionals need to understand and adapt to the differences among generations of professionals.

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S17 - Effective Decision Making for Meeting Long-Term Objectives
LT ABC

James Veronesi, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CHE, Senior Director, The Advisory Board Company

Attend this session which will teach leaders what constitutes “vision,” explains the benefits of vision-based decisions, and describes how to implement an organization-based vision.

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S18 - From Nothing to Amazing: Centralizing Recruiting
MLP / PS NH

Michele Miron, Recruiting Director, BAYADA Home Health Care

Join this session to hear how the presenter created a centralized full cycle recruiting function in a decentralized organization. By examining all recruiting data and transparency, find out how much was uncovered. Align the internal recruitment plan with the organizational recruitment plan.

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S19 - Improving the Candidate Experience for Continuing Care Job Seekers
ALL

Myra Johnson, Vice President, Human Resources, Heritage Community of Kalamazoo
Rebecca McNeil, Educational Content Manager, HealthcareSource

Attendees will learn how health care organizations can use assessment technology and behavioral interviewing to enhance the candidate experience, with a special focus on continuing care job seekers.

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S20 - Culture of Health Think Tank Panel: Delivering ROI on Health
ALL / CC

Facilitatled by Nicole Morin-Scribner, SPHR, Chair ASHHRA Culture of Health Task Team
Panel Presenters:
Eric Bacigal, Director of Employee Health, Safety, and Wellness, Henry Ford Health System
Alison Thurau, System Director Human Resources, Lee Memorial Health System-Florida
Doug Bryan, Director of Health and Well-Being Integration

Be part of our pilot approach to learning!
Brief overview from three experts of initiatives resulting in reduced health care costs:

A facilitated discussion will then explore how to implement these best practices in your organizations as well as explore what can be done at the national level to support your individual challenges. Learnings will be captured in a whitepaper to promote strategies/resources resulting in positive ROI for health initiatives in your workforce with implications for population health in your community.

You need to demonstrate how health initiatives/plan changes will result in reduced costs. This unique exchange will help you learn from industry experts…and we can learn from you.

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