Webinars are excellent learning opportunities led by ASHHRA members and partners with specific expertise in the health care HR profession. Visit the ASHHRA Learning Portal for archived webinars.

Current ASHHRA webinars

Understanding How Safetyism Impacts the Health Care Workforce

Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. CT
Credits Available: CHHR 1, SHRM 1, HRCI 1
Cost: $39 (ASHHRA members), $79 (Nonmembers
Description: Does every complaint in your HR department get investigated? Is not getting along with co-workers described as bullying in your organization? Are you challenged to put rules in place to prevent anyone from being offended? Is this even possible? In the name of emotional well-being, people are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like, and seeking punishment of those who give even accidental offense.

This webinar will reference the work of Haidt and Lukianoff, authors of The Coddling of the American Mind, who provide narratives on the concepts of safetyism, fragility, emotional reasoning and the belief of us v. them mentality. Safetyism is the idea that people are weak and should be protected, rather than exposed, to challenges. This webinar addresses the trend of safetyism and its impact in the workplace. As emotional reasoning becomes accepted as evidence, HR leaders must learn to increase workforce resiliency and overcome the expanding concepts of harm.

1. Understand safetyism and the shift from physical safety to psychological safety.
2. Measure the impact of emotional reasoning being accepted as evidence of harm in the workplace.
3. Identify strategies to increase the resiliency of your workforce.


Cindy Ruffing Cindy Ruffing
Cindy Ruffing is currently the Director of Human Resources for both Siloam Springs Regional Hospital and Physicians' Specialty Hospital in Northwest Arkansas. With over 20 years of leadership experience across a variety of industries, along with years of experience as an entrepreneur, Cindy provides human resources strategies with business growth and performance.

Cindy has a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership, has been certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources by the HR Certification Institute and a Senior Certified Professional by the Society of Human Resources Management. Cindy also serves on the Executive Board of the Northwest Arkansas SHRM Chapter (NOARK). Cindy received the honor of NOARK Member of the Year in 2016 and was recognized with the 2017 New-to-the-Profession Grant from ASHHRA.


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Partner webinars
ASHHRA works in collaboration with the American Hospital Association (AHA) to offer consistent education aimed at providing solutions and leading innovation in the health care field.

The Physician Well-Being Playbook
AHA Physician Alliance

Thursday, May 30, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. CT
This webinar will present successful strategies to prioritize and foster clinician well-being. From creating an infrastructure for well-being to designing interventions, join this conversation to learn about specific steps to advance well-being and resilience in your organization.
Learn more and register.

Virtual Workshop: High-value Care Performance Improvement
The Value Initiative and AHA Physician Alliance

Tuesday, June 4, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET
Multi-specialty collaboration and team resourcing are essential to driving effective, efficient care delivery across the continuum. In this virtual workshops, presenters from the AHA’s Physician Alliance and Johns Hopkins Medicine will share how physician leaders are working with their teams to ignite a culture of value.
Learn more and register.

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Archived Webinars

Access all archived ASHHRA webinars on the ASHHRA Learning Portal.

On the portal, you will find archived webinars including:

Grow Your Own: Tackling the Medical Assistant Shortage FREE for ASHHRA Members

Developing a Culturally Competent Workforce

Root Cause of Pay Inequity and How to Address Them

Minority Representation in Leadership and Governance: Why It’s Important 

Do They Love You or Will They Leave You? Addressing Employee Turnover

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Get Involved
Submit a Webinar
We value our members' expertise and encourage you to share your knowledge with your peers. Please submit this form if you have an interesting topic and would like to be considered to present a video based webinar.
Sponsor a Webinar
Interested in hosting a webinar? Download the Webinar Sponsorship Form PDF

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Last Updated: Fri May 17 2019
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