Session Details

Ignite Stage Monday

Monday, March 20

10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Ignite Stage sessions are not eligible for ACHE Face-to-Face credit. Pre-registration is not required. Seating is limited; we recommend arriving early to secure a seat.

10–10:20 a.m.

A Strategic-Structured Approach for Navigating a Successful Mentor-Mentee Journey During Turbulent Times

Ellen Dupont, Product Advisor, Vizient
Pradeep Podila, PhD, FACHE, Health Scientist; Senior Service Fellow, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Activities such as mentoring, coaching and networking encourage and enable professional and personal development. It is crucial that leaders are well mentored to advance professionally and effectively navigate through challenging tasks and turbulent times. This session highlights how the mentor and mentee from diverse geographic regions across the U.S. can blend the traditional one-on-one and distance mentoring approaches to forge a successful relationship.

10:40–11 a.m.

HAP Featured Author—Tom Atchison: The Do’s and Taboos of Employee Engagement

Tom Atchison, EdD, President, Atchison Consulting, LLC

This session will present the sequential process that leaders use to ensure sustainable employee engagement. Each step of the process will include the best thing to do and the taboos that result in failure.

11:20 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Advancement Information Session

Julianna Kazragys, FACHE, CAE, Credentialing Manager, ACHE

This session will provide an overview of the FACHE advancement application process, including a review of eligibility requirements and how to know which ones you’ve met, the application process and what materials you need, and the Board of Governors Exam and tips to prepare.

12:20–1 p.m.

Process Improvement Innovations From the Field

Sheena Butts, FACHE, AVP/Surgical & Procedural Services, Lakeland Regional Health;
Rex Hoffman, MD, FACHE, CMO, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center ;
Robin Womeodu, MD, FACHE, Chief Academic Officer, Methodist Hospital

Join healthcare executives from across the country as they share best practices and lessons learned from real-word process improvement innovations they have implemented within their organizations.

1:20–1:40 p.m.

HAP Featured Author—Laurie Baedke: Mentor, Coach, Lead to Peak Professional Performance

Laurie Baedke, FACHE, Director, Healthcare Leadership Programs, Creighton University

This dynamic session delivers tactics to build bench strength by creating cultures that support and sustain mentorship, sponsorship and coaching, exploring their connection to workplace performance, engagement, retention, well-being, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

2–2:20 p.m.

Sponsorship: The Overlooked Leadership Tool

Annette Macias-Hoag, DNP, RN, SVP & Health Network CNO, University of Vermont Health Network, Inc.;
Richard Foy, FACHE, Director, Ayer Neuroscience Institute-Central Region, Hartford Healthcare

It is well established that mentoring is vital to career success; however, having a career sponsor is even more critical to advance your career at a faster pace. This program will identify key differences between mentorship and sponsorship, provide guidance on ways for early and mid-careerists to seek a sponsor, discuss how sponsors can be the most effective in their role, and highlight the role sponsorship plays in developing a pipeline of diverse leaders, thus ensuring the advancement of women and minorities in the workplace.

2:40–3 p.m.

Future Proofing Your Career in the Digital Health Era

Keith Southerland, President & CEO, Focus Search Partners;
Laura Kreofsky, Senior Vice President, Strategy, Pivot Point Consulting

Healthcare’s rapid evolution into a digitally driven care ecosystem is providing new career vistas. In this session, the speakers will highlight emerging technologies shaping the future of health, care, services and related innovative careers. The speakers will provide strategies for marketing yourself on a new career path—leveraging your traditional healthcare delivery background—and where/how to invest in skills development and training for a competitive advantage in the hot job market.