Monday, Sept. 21 - Learning Sessions

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10:15 – 11:45 a.m.

2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

4:15 – 5:45 p.m.

 


Monday, Sept. 21, 2015
10:15 – 11:45 a.m.


M1 - Real Retirement Readiness: Leaving No One Behind!
People Strategies  Leader Track  Non-Hospital

Greg Hyland, Vice President-Group Retirement, VALIC
Jeanene Martin, MPH, SPHR, SVP & Chief HR Officer, Human Resources at WakeMed Health & Hospitals
Craig Cheyne, Sr. Vice President, Marketing Strategy for VALIC
Steve Maschino, President and CEO of Financial Soundings, LLC

Despite the generous retirement benefits provided by hospitals today, some employees can't afford to retire. Engaging all employees through data-driven personalization provides a practical way to manage plans for results.

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M2 - Physician Disability Benefits - Best Practices in Health System Integration
Healthcare Business Knowledge  Leader Track  Non-Hospital

Michael Rosenbaum, Partner, Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP
William Buchholz, President and CEO, The Buchholz Planning Corporation

This session will address the disability benefit challenges in bringing a physician group into a health system. Attendees will learn more about integrating hospital systems and physician practices with respect to disability plans, and how cultural differences and goals have an impact on the integration.

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M3 - Developing the Next Generation of Health Care Professionals
Community Citizenship  Mid-Level Professional Track  Non-Hospital

Brandon Melton, Consultant, IRI Consultants
Mary Anne Kelly, Consultant, IRI Consultants

Over the next 20 years, health care will experience the most significant demographic shifts in our history. Baby boomers will leave the workforce in unprecedented numbers and return as significant consumers of health care services. In addition, by 2043, demographers predict that minority populations will be in a majority in the U.S. This session presents four successful workforce development initiatives – two directed at high school and college age youth and two focused on adult learners. These community-based programs, spearheaded by HR leaders, each serve minority populations, with a goal of building a robust health care workforce that reflects our communities.

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M4 - Creating Consequential Conversations
People Strategies  New-to-the-Profession Track  Non-Hospital

Nancy Riesz, MBA, ACC, MT(ASCP), President, Success Catalyst

This experiential program explains why disciplinary conversations are challenging, how to develop dialogues that provide clarity and cooperation and strategies that lead to desired outcomes.

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M5 - HR–Tolerated Cost or Trusted Strategic Partner?
Personal Leadership  Leader Track

Jathan Janove, Director, Employee Engagement Solutions, Ogletree Deakins

This session addresses two questions: What distinguishes HR professionals who enjoy management’s trust, respect and confidence? What do they do to maximize their leadership potential?

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M6 - New Employee Orientation: Meaningful vs. Mundane
Transformation of Health Care Track  New-to-the-Profession Track  Non-Hospital

Amy Smith, MS, Staff Development Specialist, Organizational Development and Learning, East Tennessee Children's Hospital
Will Ploskonka, BA, ODCP, Manager, Organizational Development and Learning, East Tennessee Children's Hospital

Come learn how to use employee experiences, adult education principles, and fun to help your new employees engage in the culture of your organization.

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M7 - Build a Best-in-Class Leadership Enterprise
The Advisory Board Track  Leader Track

Brendan McGinty, Managing Director, The Advisory Board Company

Top tier organizations have comprehensive but targeted strategic plans for their leadership ranks. What’s your talent development strategy? Get the right tools for getting ahead of tomorrow’s top talent needs.

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M8 - HR and Disaster Planning: Are You Prepared for the Unexpected?
HR Delivery  All Career Levels

Bob Walters, MS, SPHR, CHHR, SHRM-SCP, AVP, Talent System Operations and Rewards, Lakeland Regional Health
Scott Cormier, CHEP, NRP, Senior Director, Emergency Preparedness & Management, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA)
Mark Crafton, MPA, MT (ASCP), Executive Director of State and External Relations, The Joint Commission

Are you prepared? This session will examine the most common and most recent events healthcare and hospital HR professionals have experienced. We have learned to prepare for natural disasters, those common to our geographical regions, for the fires and weather related events like flooding or extreme heat. Are you ready for a severe act of workplace violence or terrorism, active shooter or murder/suicide in your facility, or any sudden increase in patient population due to any of the aforementioned incidents? What happens when your employees cannot make it from their home to work due to a disaster of any kind? What if they are victims too? This panel will explore disaster preparedness, some of the latest trends in events, and offer ideas for preparation for the unexpected.

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Monday, Sept. 21, 2015
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.


M9 - Selecting for Patient-Centric Culture: Results are In!
People Strategies  Leader Track

Lauren Lloyd, SPHR, Senior Director, Recruitment Service Delivery, UPMC
Ted Kinney, Ph.D., Director of Research & Development, Select International

The purpose of this session will focus on the practical issues and outcomes of deploying a patient-focused selection-based cultural intervention.

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M10 - Affordable Care Act Update for Hospital Employers
Healthcare Business Knowledge  Leader Track

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

With the Supreme Court's decision upholding federal subsidies in states with exchanges operated by the federal government, the structure of the Affordable Care Act appears here to stay, at least through the remainder of President Obama's term. Developments and substantial questions related to the ACA continue, however, with new guidance and regulations from the various agencies that administer the ACA, questions regarding the application of the ACA to staffing agency personnel (such as traveler nurses), partial guidance regarding the looming Cadillac Tax, and the rising specter of retaliation claims. Learn the latest regarding employer compliance with the ACA, focusing on issues of special concern for health care employers.

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M11 - The Business of Health: How a Culture of Health for Employees Can Improve Population Health
Community Citizenship  Mid-Level Professional Track  Non-Hospital

Lindsey B. Bickers Bock, MPH, Strategic Alliances Manager, Prevention Partners

Hospitals are positioned as champions of population health. Yet hospital employees are more likely to be unhealthy. How can health care heal thyself and bring change to the community?

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M12 - Building a Learning Organization that Links with Organizational Strategy
Healthcare Business Knowledge  Leader Track  Non-Hospital

Alan Cooper, Ph.D., MBA, Chief People and Performance Officer, White Plains Hospital

This session will present two case studies; one from a large integrated health system and one from a small regional hospital, that show how linking learning to overall organizational strategy can help drive success.

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M13 - Using Analytics to Turn Employee Surveys into Real Drivers of Business Outcomes
People Strategies  Leader Track  Non-Hospital

Scott Mondore, Ph.D., Managing Partner, SMD, LLC
Todd Horton, Director of Workforce Intelligence, Dignity Health

This case study discusses how one health care system used their employee survey to understand key drivers of HCAHPS/Patient Satisfaction/Turnover and create a system-wide action plan.

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M14 - New and Shifting Health Care Roles of the Future
Transformation of Health Care Track  New-to-the-Profession Track  Non-Hospital

Amy Goble, Vice President, HealthCareerCenter.com, American Hospital Association
Chris Stone, Sales Manager, HealthCareerCenter.com, American Hospital Association

Health care is undergoing sweeping change – and with that comes the evolution of existing roles and creation of new roles for the healthcare workforce. From the C-suite to the staff level, roles are being developed and skill sets are shifting to provide greater operational efficiencies, reduce cost and improve delivery of care. This session explores these roles and what they mean for the future of your organization.

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M15 - The $64,000 Question: What’s the ROI on Leadership Development?
The Advisory Board Track  Mid-Level Professional Track

Jim Veronesi, Special Director, The Advisory Board Company

Struggling to make a compelling case for investing in leadership development? Join the club. Learn language and strategies for capturing non-financial ROI in the financial terms you need to convince leadership skeptics.

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M16 - PANEL: The Critical HR Role in Mergers, Acquisitions and Other Combinations
Healthcare Business Knowledge  All Career Levels

Mark Nelson, Shareholder, Polsinelli PC
William Sweeney, Shareholder, Polsinelli PC
Katie Bata, Vice President of Human Resources, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center (Advocate Health Care)
Edward Rathman, Benefits Director, Catholic Health Initiatives

A panel of four speakers – the VP of HR for Advocate Health Care, the HR leader for mergers and acquisitions with Catholic Health Initiatives, and two attorneys who provide labor/employment and employee benefit guidance will share their personal and professional experiences and learnings from transactions in which they have played important roles.

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Monday, Sept. 21, 2015
4:15 – 5:45 p.m.


M17 - HR Business Hero – Reduce Your Clearance to Work Time
Healthcare Business Knowledge  Mid-Level Professional Track

Todd Wauters, Vice President of Sales, Oxford Immunotec
Chris Bos, Director of Human Resources & Employee Health, Mercy Health Springfield Communities

Become an HR Business Hero by dramatically reducing clearance to work time for your new hires, resulting in significant costs savings and happier hiring managers.

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M18 - GOT BIAS? How Unconscious Bias is Compromising Your Commitment to Talent
HR Delivery  New-to-the-Profession Track  Non-Hospital

Joe Gerstandt, Speaker/Co-Founder, Talent Anarchy

While we continue taking a good person / bad person approach to issues related to diversity, insights from the fields of behavioral economics, social psychology, and neuroscience have provided us with a much more accurate understanding of human decision-making and specifically, bias.

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M19 - The Language of Leadership – Enhancing Your Leadership Potential
Personal Leadership  Leader Track  Non-Hospital

Paul Figueroa, Founder, Peace Enforcement, LLC

The words we use have impact – positive and negative. Learn how to frame and speak in a way that motivates and inspires others. Participants will discover the importance of positive communication, the impact it has on leadership and your organization.

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M20 - A Plethora of HR Data - Where to begin? Start with the HR Metrics Tool!
HR Delivery  New-to-the-Profession Track

Shebani Patel, Principal, PwC People Analytics, PwC Saratoga

Shebani Patel will share highlights from the results of this year's HR Metrics Tool, tips on how to utilize metrics in your organization, and details on becoming more predictive with workforce information - how to get into "Big Data" for HR no matter your organization's size

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M21 - Accommodation Academy: Lessons in the ADA
Healthcare Business Knowledge  Mid-Level Professional Track

Heather Owen, Partner, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

Increase your Accommodations Intelligence Quotient in this interactive session where we will learn from the latest and craziest cases under the ADA.

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M22 - Personalization: the “Secret Sauce” in Wellness Program Success
Transformation of Health Care Track  Leader Track

Janet Lara-Vital, Director, Total Rewards and Wellness, Miami Children’s Hospital
Stacey Nevara, Vice President of Client Relations, Interactive Health

Learn best practices that Miami Children’s Hospital utilized to personalize their program at every stage while fostering employee accountability and improved health year over year.

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M23 - The Five-Star HR Experience
The Advisory Board Track  Mid-Level Professional Track  Non-Hospital

Jim Veronesi, Special Director, The Advisory Board Company

Access and convenience are essential features of the new health care market. Has your HR team embraced the new consumer-centric approach? Learn how to design a five-star service experience for every candidate, customer and constituent that your team encounters.

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M24 - PANEL: Innovative HR/Talent Strategy Includes Leader Assimilation: Best Practice Panel
Personal Leadership  All Career Levels  Non-Hospital

Diane Egbers, M.S., Executive Human Resources Development, Leadership Excelleration, Inc.
Lee Ann Easter, RN, MA--Organizational Management, Director of Organizational Development and Learning, East Tennessee Children's Hospital
Jennifer Skinner, MSN, RN, Director of Organizational Effectiveness, TriHealth
Elisabeth Baldock, PhD., Chief Human Resources Officer, Nationwide Children's Hospital

A dynamic panel of health care human resources leaders will share leader assimilation experiences and best practices. They will describe how it fits into a comprehensive HR and talent strategy. This session offers an innovative approach to the seven strategies needed to conquer the Seven Enemies of Success. 

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