16th Annual Women Leaders in Healthcare Conference

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Thursday, September 28, 2017
9:00am - 2:30pm
Sheraton Framingham Hotel
Framingham, MA
$199 MHA Member Rate
$329 Non-Member Rate

Program Overview

Working in hospitals and healthcare in today is challenging- but also exciting. As a leader (or emerging leader) in your organization, how will you use your skills and talents to help drive change and get noticed? How will you step up and make your mark in your department, your division or your organization? At this year’s program, we will hear from seasoned experts and leaders who have blazed trails in healthcare and other industries. Our speakers will share lessons learned and advice about how to forge effective leadership paths. We’ll also take a look at important career communications strategies and share tips on keeping yourself healthier while on the job. Join us at this always-informative program where the networking can’t be beat! In addition to the terrific program, we’ll have a photographer onsite to take head shots that may be useful for your career and networking.  All attendees will have a chance to win a weekend at the Chatham Bars Inn.

9:15am:       Unconventional Leadership
                     Nancy Schlicting, Retired CEO, Henry Ford Health
                     System & Author of Unconventional Leadership:
                     What  Henry Ford and Detriot Taught me About
                     Reinvention and Diversity


11:00am:    The 7 Deadliest Workplace Communication Sins
                     Skip Weisman, Workplace Communication Expert
                     & Professional Speaker

12:15pm:     LUNCHEON

1:00pm        "Sit" Happens, So What Are You Going to Do About It?
                     Jessica Diaz, Stroke survivor, writer, and wellness speaker

1:30pm         Blazing Trails for Others: Innovative Women
                      Pushing Boundaries

                      Moderator: Shari Robbins, Vice President, 
                      Applied Management Systems, Inc.                   
                      Elizabeth G.  Nabel, MD, President, Brigham & Women's Hospital
                      Lynn Nicholas, President & CEO, Mass. Health & Hospital 
                      Carmen M. Ortiz, JD, BBA, U.S. Attorney (ret),
                      U.S. Department of Justice  
                      Ellen M. Zane, MA, CEO Emeritus & Vice Chair, Board of
                      Trustees, Tufts Medical Center         

2:30pm:       Program Adjourns


Unconventional Leadership

Nancy Schlicting, Retired CEO, Henry Ford Health System &  Author of Unconventional Leadership: What Henry Ford and Detroit Taught me About Reinvention and Diversity

Though not a medical practitioner, Nancy is a healer. In 2001, Detroit’s Henry Ford Health System lost $90 million. The organization was in free fall – depressive employee morale and hospital patients dwindling – in a city that was in the midst of its own economic and political crisis. With Nancy at its helm, losses shrank to $12 million the very next year, and the health system was profitable again by 2003. That year, Nancy’s successes were rewarded with her appointment as president and CEO – the first woman to lead the system. Since then, the organization has experienced positive revenue growth every year. In 2011, the culmination of Nancy’s leadership contributed to the system being awarded the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award – America’s highest honor for innovation and performance excellence.

In her just-published book, Unconventional Leadership, Nancy reveals what it takes to succeed and how courage played a big role in both her personal and professional life. When she speaks about “bucking tradition” as a lens for more clearly seeing the solutions to tough challenges, she does it with the authority of someone telling her own story.

Audiences leave inspired to:
-Confront challenges with bravery and confidence
-Consider their biggest obstacles as their greatest opportunities
-Not be afraid to think differently and be the one to create the change needed to succeed.

The 7 Deadliest Workplace Communication Sins

Skip Weisman, Workplace Communication Expert & Professional Speaker

In this program participants will easily be able to recognize and resonate with all seven communication sins, be able to identify specific ways they manifest, and discover simple ways to turn around these negative and limiting communication habits.

This talk will:
-Explore the 7 most common and damaging interpersonal communication mistakes;
-Examine the key reasons these communication mistakes occur; and
-Show the only 3 outcomes that can result from any communication and why two of them are to be avoided at all costs.

Attendees will leave with some simple strategies for overcoming these damaging communication mistakes and building new habits of communicating.

About Skip Weisman
At the age of seven, Skip walked hand-in-hand with his dad on Father’s Day across the Shea Stadium (former home of the New York Mets) parking lot into his first major league baseball game, and he was hooked. From that day it became Skip’s dream to be a major league ballplayer. That dream was cut short by a lack of athletic talent, but his focus and determination led to a 20-year professional baseball career leading teams from the front office. Fifteen years after his first New York Mets game Skip walked into his first job in professional baseball, and four years later, at the age of just 26 Skip was promoted to CEO of his first franchise. As a young professional baseball executive Skip made every leadership and workplace communication mistake in the book. Those hard learned on-the-job small business leadership and workplace communication lessons have become the foundation of Skip’s signature talk topics, and the strategies he works with today’s small business leaders to create championship caliber company performance. Having achieved all desired in his professional baseball ambition Skip decided, after 20 seasons it was time to fulfill another dream, professional speaking. He has since devoted his second career to fulfilling his new professional dream of applying a sports metaphor to helping business professionals create championship caliber performance in themselves, their teams, and their companies.
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Four (4.0) hours of pre-approved CategoryII (non-ACHE) continuing education credis will be granted for this program toward advancement or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives.