Monday, Sept. 29 - Learning Sessions

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10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

3:45 – 5:15 p.m.



Monday, Sept. 29, 2014
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


M1 - Executive Compensation: How to Create a Competitive Rewards Program to Recruit, Retain and Award Key Talent
MLP / HRD / NH

Nancy Taylor, Director of Executive Compensation, TIAA-CREF
Elisabeth Baldock, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Learning
Thomas Cantwell, Vice President, Total Rewards and HR Systems

The health care segment outpaces any other sector when it comes to executive turnover. Join this discussion around designing and delivering executive compensation arrangements to retain key health care leaders and meet an organization’s overall goals.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand which types of executive compensation arrangements are best suited for your organization and its overall goals
  • Design and implement an executive compensation program that will attract and retain key talent to enhance your workforce forecasting to support the strategic plan
  • Identify the sound governance practices which can help you to manage and comply with the latest regulations around executive compensation

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M2 - Physicians as Employees: HR/Workplace Law Pitfalls and Best Practices
LT / HBK

Roger Gilson, Shareholder, Jackson Lewis, P.C.
A. Robert Fischer, Shareholder, Jackson Lewis P.C.

Hospitals have significantly increased the use of employed physicians and now face many workplace law pitfalls dealing with this new breed of “employee.” Increased use of hospital-employed physicians has resulted in new management challenges. This session identifies the legal and HR issues and best practices to increase physician engagement.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify workplace law and HR issues involving employed physicians
  • Learn how these issues expose providers to legal risks and costs, and can strain relationships with physicians which may impact your organization's forecast of physician workforce needs
  • Review workplace law and HR best practices to avoid pitfalls and maintain positive relationships with physicians
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M3 - An Overview on Developing Military Recruiting Programs
NTTP / CC / NH

Lisa Rosser, CEO and Founder, The Value Of a Veteran

This session reviews the basic building blocks of effective veteran recruitment and retention programs and provide attendees with actionable tasks they can begin doing now to improve their ability to recruit and retain veterans.

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M4 - Affordable Care Act Update for Hospital Employers
MLP / HBK

F. Curt Kirschner, Jr., Partner, Jones Day
Cathy Livingston, Partner, Jones Day
Brent Knight, Partner, Jones Day

Developments related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continue at a rapid pace, with the compliance deadline changes, new guidance and regulations from the various agencies that administer the ACA, conflicting court decisions raising questions about the individual mandate, threatened litigation by the House of Representatives against the President, and the rising specter of retaliation claims as the employer mandate finally kicks in. Learn the latest news regarding employer compliance with the ACA, focusing on issues of concern for health care providers.

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M5 - The Ascending Leader, Conquer the Seven Enemies of Success
NTTP / PL / NH

Diane Egbers, M.S., President, Leadership Excelleration, Inc.

The session is a strategic, innovative approach that supports HR Leaders as they coach health care leaders in new and promoted roles - helping them to fully contribute. Review a comprehensive inventory for success followed by sequential, practical tools that have helped many.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the seven enemies of success and why they put new and promoted leaders at risk for failure
  • Obtain new insights about the strategies to overcome the seven enemies and create the potential for success
  • Integrate success inventory tools when creating succession plans to assist in workforce planning efforts

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M6 - Improving HCAHPS Through a Better Employee Experience
MLP / TC

Becky Rozell, Chief Human Resources Officer, Madison County Hospital

In this session, learn how Madison County Hospital increased its HCAHPS scores by focusing on employee engagement. With the Affordable Care Act and an industry shift toward value-based purchasing, patient satisfaction scores have become a key differentiator for health care institutions.

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M7 - What New Health Care Growth Strategies Mean for HR+
LT / AB

Carol Boston-Fleischhauer, JD, MS, BSN, Managing Director, The Advisory Board Company

Learn the strategic growth decisions facing health system executives and what this means for your HR team.

Learning Objectives

+Closed to non-HR Advancement Center members

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M8 - Past Presidents Panel: Enduring Leadership Lessons in an Uncertain Future: Leadership Constants that Drive Success
All / PL / NH

Mary Anne Kelly, Interim Executive Director, ASHHRA
Brandon Melton, Consultant, IRI Consultants
Irma L. Pye, SPHR, CHHR, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer, Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen
Robert Riney, President and Chief Operating Officer, Henry Ford Health System
Dan Zuhlke, Vice President, Human Resources, Intermountain Healthcare

In recognition of the ASHHRA 50th Anniversary, this interactive panel discussion will focus on a lifetime of lessons learned from the successful careers of four Past Presidents of ASHHRA. Special emphasis will be placed on leadership lessons learned, profoundly powerful people experiences and an answer to the question, “What do I know for sure?”

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Monday, Sept. 29, 2014
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.


M9 - The I-9 and E-Verify Tightrope: Balancing Employee Rights against Strict Compliance Needs
MLP / CC

John Fay, Vice President and General Counsel, LawLogix

This session will reveal best practices in managing I-9 and E-Verify obligations and provide tips for standardizing your policies and procedures.

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M10 - ASHHRA HR Metrics
NTTP / HRD

Chris Dustin, Director of Research and Development, PwC Saratoga

Attend this learning session to understand why your organizational metrics must be captured to ensure proper allocation of resources for future growth. The role of HR in quality care is vital, and measuring your metrics will have a significant impact in driving organizational success.

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M11 - An Effective Organization-Wide Behavioral Competency Model
LT
/ HBK / NH

Ted Kinney, Ph.D., Director of Research & Development, Select International
Heather Grier, Director of Talent Management, McLeod Health

Understand behavioral competencies in human resources, patient, and organizational outcomes, and an innovative approach to building an effective, organization-wide behavioral competency model.

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M12 - Measuring and Managing Organizational Health to Drive Financial and Operational Performance
MLP / PL

Carla Arellano, Global Head of Client Services, Organizational Health Index, McKinsey & Company
Alex Camp, Client Facilitation Lead, Organizational Health Index, McKinsey & Company

Learn how healthy organizations “click” and what leaders are doing to “run the place” in ways that are functional, integrated, and consistent.

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M13 - Be Proactive or Fall Behind - Recruiting Strategies for Today
NTTP
/ PS / NH

Michele Miron, Recruiting Director, Bayada Home Health Care

Do you want to better understand how to navigate recruiting in today’s digital world? Leave this session with facts supporting how traditional recruiting strategies are vital, but see how a deep dive into a multi-prong approach is needed for today's ever-changing employment landscape.

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M14 - Southwest EDGE Program: Employee Leadership Skills
MLP / TC

Joni Edwards, Employment Manager, Southwest General Health Center

Do you have top talent your organization wants to grow, develop and retain? Learn about the case study on top performing employees at Southwest General who have completed a behavioral assessment, which provides individual feedback on nine health care competencies.

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M15 - Must-Do Steps to Build Trustworthy Performance Evaluation
MLP / AB

Carol Boston-Fleischhauer, JD, MS, BSN, Managing Director, The Advisory Board Company

Get concrete guidance on how to build the right evaluation form for every staff member and teach managers to use such a tool while integrating the form into your performance management system.

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M16 - LEAN Transformation Panel: Case Studies from Leading Health Care Organizations
All / HRD / NH

David Szary, Founder/Partner, LEAN Human Capital – The Recruiter Academy
Janice Buehler, HR Director, Cedars-Sinai Health System
Andrea Holm, Manager, Atlantic Health System
Carmel Gaughan, Associate VP of Talent Acquisition, Rush University Medical Center
Carla Kennedy, Human Resources Manager, Rush University Medical Center

This interactive panel discussion features leaders from Atlantic Health System, Cedars-Sinai Health System, Ochsner Health System and Rush University Medical Center, who share “real life” case studies and insight into their recruitment organization’s LEAN transformation performance improvement journey. Hear how the performance improvement methodology can be applied to all dimensions of HR.

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Monday, Sept. 29, 2014
3:45 – 5:15 p.m.


M17 - Retirement Plan Update: Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future
MLP / HBK

Charles Burger, Assistant General Counsel, VALIC

This interactive session will examine the increasingly complex legal and regulatory landscape for pension and other retirement benefits available to health care workers. Learn how to enhance your organization's own offerings by looking back at recent developments and considering what changes are on the horizon for the retirement benefit programs.

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M18 - The Patchwork Quilt - Employment Law for Employers of LGBT Employees
NTTP / CC / NH

Jonathan Yarbrough, Managing Partner, Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP

According to a recent landmark ruling by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), intentional discrimination against transgender employees is sex discrimination. Participants will learn legal issues affecting employers regarding LGBT employees and will take away practical advice to prevent such issues.

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M19 - BEWARE THE FLSA: Wage & Hour Class/Collective Actions in Health Care
MLP
/ HBK / NH

Thomas Shorter, JD, FACHE, Attorney, Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.

The explosion of wage and hour class/collective actions, which has targeted many employers, is now focused on health care industry employers. Attendees of this session will walk away with an understanding of wage and hour class/collective actions and what to look out for in your organization.

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M20 - Preparing for Changes in the C-Suite
LT / PS

Emily Endert, CHHR, Director of Human Resources, Covenant Woods

This interactive session will assist HR and senior leaders to plan and implement successful C-level transitions from recruitment through onboarding, with take-away resources that can be implemented immediately.

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M21 - The Storm Continually Brewing Out West - 2014 Update
MLP / PL

Gail Blanchard Saiger, VP, Labor and Employment, California Hospital Association

Attend this presentation to learn about labor-sponsored legislation, regulatory activity and initiative efforts. Topics include workplace violence, charity care and community benefits, safe patient handling and executive compensation. Learn about the recent agreement between SEIU-UHW and California Hospital Association that encompasses a Code of Conduct and joint advocacy.

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M22 - Best Practices for Building a High Potential Pool
LT / TC

Debra Walker, Vice President, DDI
Todd A. VanNest, Ph.D., Executive Director of Leadership Formation, OSF Healthcare

Learn how to uncover hidden potential in your organization and build up your leaders. The presenter will weave real examples from health care organizations to illustrate how to broaden the definition of potential by looking less at performance and how to increase emphasis on less “traditional” capabilities, while fueling your pipeline with more diverse capabilities.

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M23 - Best Practices for Ensuring Individual Performance Goals Motivate Staff Year-Round+
LT / AB

Kate Vonderhaar, Consultant, The Advisory Board Company

Learn best practices for making performance management a year-round process, with compelling incentives and frequent check-ins on performance to contribute to the your organization's strategic goals

Learning Objectives

+Closed to non-HR Advancement Center members

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M24 - Health Care HR Hot Topic Panel: Legislative and Regulatory Challenges in Labor, Employment and Executive and Physician Compensation
ALL / HRD

Mark Nelson, Shareholder, Polsinelli PC
K. Bruce Stickler, Of Counsel, Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP
Bruce Johnson, Shareholder, Polsinelli PC

HR leaders play an essential role with senior leadership in developing strategies consistent with the organizations’ mission, vision, and values to address a multitude of regulatory challenges.  Topics will include the HR impact of health reform, developments under The Americans with Disabilities Act, recent pro-union decisions by the National Labor Relations Board, the Department of Labor’s new reporting requirements for engaging consultants and attorneys for employee relations assistance and recent developments and strategies for appropriately compensating executives and physicians.

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