Sunday, Sept. 28 - Learning Sessions

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2:45 – 4:15 p.m. 



Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.


S1 - Thought Leader Forum Results: Meet Your Future Leader - Engaging and Empowering Women to Achieve Success in Health Care
LT / CC / NH

ASHHRA, AONE, and TIAA-CREF Thought Leaders converge with hospital CEOs to address the critical shortage of women in health care leadership. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women make up nearly 80 percent of the health care workforce, but there is still the lack of a strong presence when it comes to women in the C-suite. Results will be shared with participants to begin empowering your female workforce.

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S2 - Leaving NO Rock Unturned, the Importance of Human Resource Management During Cost Reduction
NTTP / HRD / NH

Terry Olinger, MBA, ACHE Fellow, President, Benefis Medical Group and System Services, Benefis Health System

Health care organizations have a mandate to improve value while reducing costs. Learn how Benefis Health System achieved both, without culture damaging layoffs or benefit reductions.

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S3 - People Count! Never Underestimate the Value of Your Employees
MLP / PL / NH

Nancy Riesz, President, Success Catalyst

Organizations where people love to work make significantly larger profits. This session will provide insight on the top money wasters in business.

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S4 - Improving the Financial Health of Caregivers: Strategies to Improve Nurses' Retirement Readiness
LT / PS

Tim Ruggles, VP, Managing Director, Healthcare Practice Leader, Fidelity Investments

Understand nurses' savings behaviors and financial/retirement planning preferences, and learn best practices to effectively engage nurses to improve their overall financial health.

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S5 - State of the Art Evolution of Leadership Selection and Development
MLP / PS

K Bruce Stickler, Of Counsel, Drinker, Biddle & Reath
James C Velghe, Founder, President and CEO of Work Dynamics, Inc.
Mark Thomas, Vice President, Employee Relations, Phoenix Children's Hospital

Participants will learn from one system’s journey in examining and assessing every present and potential leader throughout their organization. Leaders were individually assessed, received personal coaching and one-on-one consultation to facilitate the highest level of performance. These lessons are invaluable as senior HR leaders are called upon to take a more active and accountable leadership role in their own organizations.

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S6 - Wellness Requires a Long-Term Strategy: How to Create Your Plan
NTTP / TC / NH

Jerry Guinane, Vice President of Human Resources, SwedishAmerican Health System

Hear how SwedishAmerican Health System developed a three-year strategic wellness plan to maximize participation and lower medical costs. The speakers will also provide best practices for a successful outcomes-based wellness program that fosters member accountability resulting in improved employee health year over year.

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S7 - Coaching to Full Potential
LT / AB

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

This session focuses on how to integrate a coaching approach into regular interaction with staff, so they are actively involved in improving their own performance.

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S8 - NLRB Panel: Recent Developments of the NLRB - Issues of Importance for Health Care Providers
All / HBK

Roger King, Consultant, IRI Consultants

Attend this panel to hear about current labor issues affecting hospitals. This panel will include a new member of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Phillip Miscimarra, who will share his insight on a number of labor hot topics.

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Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014
2:45 – 4:15 p.m.


S9 - Framing the Message to Engage Retirement Plan Participants
MLP / HRD

Wendy Daniels, Senior VP, Marketing, Transamerica

In today’s world, a lot has been written about how we need to engage participants. For instance, we often hear that we need to “make it simpler.” A worthy goal for sure, but simplicity is not necessarily simple -- especially when there are legal requirements and disclosures to communicate. Framing the message is extremely important if we are to help participants achieve retirement readiness.

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S10 - Bridge to College: A Collaborative Model for the Development of Frontline Workers
LT / PS

Kira Khazatsky, Vice President, Jewish Vocational Service
Loh-Sze Leung, Executive Director, SkillWorks: Partners for a Productive Workforce
Becky Smith, Senior Workforce Development Specialist, Boston Children’s Hospital
Inez Stewart, Vice President of Human Resources, Boston Children’s Hospital

In this session, the presenters will share the Bridge to College Program, a tuition assistance and career ladder program designed to assist low-wage, low-skill workers in gaining further education and becoming part of the skilled and educated workforce.

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S11 - Leader Succession Planning
MLP / PL / NH

Jan Chase, Corporate Director, Performance and Organizational Development, Martin Health System
Angie Metcalf, Vice President/Chief Human Resource Officer, Martin Health System

With the changing landscape of healthcare, leadership succession planning has never been more important. Human Resources in a midsize system put in place an assessment and ranking methodology based on the nine box succession planning model. This session presents information on the methodology and tools human resources and other leaders can use to assess current leadership. Upon implementation, the organization can develop a targeted development plan for leadership and is better prepared to meet future challenges.

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S12 - Aligning the Strategic Planning Process with Organizational Results
MLP
/ HBK / NH

Lynne Cunningham, Coach, Studer Group

Effective strategic planning requires alignment, accountability and results. Using an interactive process and real-world examples, the speaker will ensure participants understand the importance of their role in the strategic planning process.

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S13 - Building Engagement: Leveraging What Matters Most to Physicians
MLP / PS

Dr. Mitchell Kusy, Consultant, Physician Wellness Services
David Cornett, Senior Executive Vice President of Business Development, Cejka search

What does “engagement” mean to physicians? How does it impact job choices? This session reviews key survey findings and provides ways that health care organizations can improve engagement initiatives to support recruitment and retention. Review a national study on engagement and ways to improve it.

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S14 - The Perils of Using Off-Duty Conduct Information in Your Screening Processes
NTTP / TC / NH

N. Alexander Erlam, Esq., General Counsel, Certiphi Screening, Inc.

At an ever-increasing rate, personal information on applicants and employees is becoming readily available and easier to find online through social media and other sources. The problem has become the access to too much information, and understanding when and if to use it in your screening processes.

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S15 - Leading Amidst Uncertainty
LT / AB

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

This session focuses on elevating the confidence of leaders contending with uncertainty in their day-to-day work, by helping them to embrace it as natural.

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S16 - HR Compliance Panel: Don't Be Another Headline - Human Resource Compliance Lessons Learned
All / HRD

Deborah Muller, CEO & President, HR Acuity
Beth Strapp, Health Care Segment Manager & VP, Chubb Specialty Insurance
Paul Siegal, Shareholder, Jackson Lewis
Lori Deem, Partner, Outten & Golden, LLP

In today's environment of dynamic organizational change and uncertain economic conditions, no organization is immune from allegations of misconduct, harassment, discrimination or wrongful termination. Join an interactive panel discussion to learn what to do differently to mitigate the growing risks associated with adverse employee events specifically within health care systems.

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