Sunday, Sept. 20 - Learning Sessions

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Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015
1:15 – 2:45 p.m.


S1 - Creating a Wellness Program that Produces Results
People Strategies  Mid-Level Professional Track  Non-Hospital

Stephen Doyle, Director, Health Promotion, UPMC WorkPartners
Michael D. Parkinson, MD, MPH, FACPM, Sr. Medical Director for Health and Productivity, UPMC Health Plan and WorkPartners

We will present the findings of our five year observational study on the effectiveness of incentive-based health and wellness programs in the health care workplace.

We completed a five-year observational study to evaluate the impact of a wellness program instituted by UPMC (an integrated health care delivery and financing system headquartered in Pittsburgh) on the health and health care costs of UPMC health care work.

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S2 - Addressing the Impact of Depression: Resources for HR Professionals
Community Citizenship  New-to-the-Profession Track  Non-Hospital

Marcas Miles, M.A., Senior Director of Marketing and Communications, Employer’s Health

Discuss the impact of depression in the workplace and introduce Right Direction, a helpful resource to guide employers in addressing this costly issue.

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S3 - The 90-Day Transformation: HR Strategies for Accelerating a Culture of High Performance
People Strategies  Leader Track  Non-Hospital

Chip Madera, MS, CSP, President/CEO, Chip Madera Productions, Inc.
Greg Maras, Vice President of Human Resources, Meadville Medical Center

According to Gallup, employee engagement is lower than ever. Human Resources can play a critical role in helping to establish high employee performance standards for excellence that create consistent outcomes. During this session, Chip Madera, MS, CSP, The Leadership Lion, and Greg Maras, VP of Human Resources at Meadville Medical Center will dynamically demonstrate how an update in performance standards are necessary to accelerate a culture of high employee engagement and patient satisfaction.

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S4 - The Journey from Market Rates to Living Wages
Community Citizenship  Mid-Level Professional Track  Non-Hospital

Barbara O’Shea, MBA, CCP, CBP, SPHR, Practice Leader, PROXUS HR
Jeff Green, Principle, PROXUS HR
Marcia Telthorster, VP Human Resources,  Princeton Healthcare System

Interact with an HR Leader and Compensation Consultant to discuss the factors and influences prompting one healthcare system to change their compensation benchmarks for their lowest paid staff.

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S5 - Employee Resource Groups: A Partner for Innovation and Development in Health Care and Business
People Strategies  Leader Track  Non-Hospital

Skip Spriggs, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, TIAA-CREF
Pamela Abner, Chief Administrative Officer, Office for Diversity and Inclusion, Mount Sinai Health System

Learn how Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) can become a resource for generating innovative ideas, developing talent, introducing and expanding business opportunities while engaging employees.

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S6 - Turning a Talent Management Strategy into Reality
Transformation of Health Care Track  Leader Track

Christine Jensema, PhD., MS, SPHR, Chief People Officer, Hospital Sisters Health System
Alicia Hannah, Senior Technical Analyst, HRIS/ Learning & Organizational Development, Hospital Sisters Health System

Learn how Hospital Sisters Health System turned its strategic vision for talent management into an everyday reality. This case study will examine how Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) turned its strategic vision for talent management into reality to support the organization’s mission and commitment to compassionate care.

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S7 - Data Driven Prescription for Leader Engagement
The Advisory Board Track  Leader Track  Non-Hospital

Kate Vonderhaar, Senior Consultant, The Advisory Board Company

To succeed in a competitive market, you need leaders who are more engaged than ever before. Get best practices to reinvigorate your leaders, from frontline managers to executives.

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S8 - PANEL: Recent Developments of the NLRB - Issues of Importance for Health Care Providers
Healthcare Business Knowledge  NTTP, MLP, LT  Non-Hospital

Harry Johnson, National Labor Relations Board member
G. Roger King, Senior Labor and Employment Counsel with the Human Resources Policy Association

Attend this session to learn about current developments involving the National Labor Relations Board, including the Boards New Election Rule, its regulation of employer email systems and its continuing scrutiny of employer handbooks and other policies. NLRB member Harry Johnson will share his thoughts on these and other important topics involving the NLRB.

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Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.


S9 - Health Care Workplace Violence Prevention: The California Experience
HR Delivery  Mid-Level Professional Track

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

Learn how California's health care workplace prevention plan law and regulations impact organizations both in and out of the state.

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S10 - The EN-Abled Veteran Program at Rush University Medical Center
Community Citizenship  Mid-Level Professional Track

Jaime Parent, Vice President of Information Technology Operations and Associate CIO, Rush University Medical Center

The EN-Abled Vet Program at Rush University Medical Center helps transitioning military veterans and their families build health care IT careers in their communities.

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S11 - Three Models for Having Difficult Conversations – Successfully
People Strategies  New-to-the-Profession Track  Non-Hospital

Lynne Cunningham, Coach, Studer Group

Lynne introduces leaders to three different models for having successful difficult conversations and then gives participants an opportunity to create and practice difficult conversations. Leaders leave with a variety of tools in their toolkit to have successful difficult conversations with those who are low performers, those who are habitual offenders but not necessarily low performers, and a solid performer who has “stubbed his/her toe.”

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S12 - Vanderbilt Health's Innovative Talent Acquisition Strategy in Today's Candidate-driven Market
HR Delivery  Leader Track

Brian Brazda, Partner, Lean Human Capital
David Szary, Founder/Partner, Lean Human Capital
Candy Lindsay, Senior Director, Talent Management & Operations, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Candy Lindsay will discuss Vanderbilt’s strategy to fill 7,000 positions annually. She will provide insights into their multi-year strategy and case study results of their accomplishments to date.

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S13 - The Bully and the Bottom Line
People Strategies  Mid-Level Professional Track  Non-Hospital

Allison West, Esq., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Employment Practices Specialists

This information-packed session provides strategies for effectively dealing with bullies in the workplace. The school bully has grown up and is wreaking havoc in the workplace. Consider the supervisor or physician who yells and engages in name-calling, putdowns, and other humiliating conduct. Or, the vindictive manager who excludes an employee from important meetings or sabotages their work. Often, if the bully is a good performer, management looks the other way. Bullying affects the bottom-line and creates potential legal claims. Participants will gain practical tips on how to effectively stop bullying in the workplace.

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S14 - Looking Ahead: 10 Trends in the Applicant Screening Industry
Transformation of Health Care Track  New-to-the-Profession Track  Non-Hospital

N. Alexander Erlam, Esq., General Counsel/Employment Law Specialist, Certiphi Screening, Inc.
Sadeq Khan, Certiphi Screening, Inc.

In this session, we will explore the top 10 trends in the applicant screening industry and how they impact your hiring process. Background checks are a common - and often required - element of any health care organization's hiring process. However, a tidal wave of new laws and regulations in the industry, and an onslaught of FCRA violations have created uncertainty for many employers on how they are allowed to use the information found in a background check to make a hiring decision. This session will explore the top 10 trends in the applicant screening industry and how they impact your hiring process.

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S15 - Start with Your Leaders to Build a Culture of Engagement*
The Advisory Board Track  Leader Track  Non-Hospital

Kate Vonderhaar, Senior Consultant, The Advisory Board Company

You can’t build a culture of engagement without leaders who are fully invested in the organization. Get best practices for supporting and recognizing leaders.

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*Open to HR Advancement Center Members only.

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S16 – Thought Leader Forum: Redefining Leadership and Engagement as Consumerism Impacts Health Care
Healthcare Business Knowledge  All Career Levels  Non-Hospital

Facilitator:
Jim Finkelstein, President & CEO, FutureSense, Inc.

Panelists:
Mohamed Alkady, President, Hart
Steven Berkow, JD, Principal & Executive Director, The Advisory Board Company
Ann Hintzman, Strategist & Associate Partner, gravitytank
Patricia Noga, PhD, RN, Vice President, Clinical Affairs, Massachusetts Hospital Association
Jason A. Wolf, PhD, President, The Beryl Institute and Editor/Founder, Patient Experience Journal

Please join us at the Thought Leader Forum! Our panel of leading experts, representing both health care and consumer markets, will kick off this thought-provoking conversation. Attendees will be invited to participate in the discussion around:

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