Thursday, October 8, 2020

*Agenda is Subject to Change

8:55 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. CST

Publisher’s Opening Address

Fawn Lopez, Publisher and Vice President, Modern Healthcare

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. CST

Opening Keynote

Connecting Employees to your Organization’s Mission, Values and Philosophy

Mark Clement, President and Chief Executive Officer, TriHealth

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. CST

Investing in the Mental Health of Employees

Jobs in healthcare are very rewarding, yet demanding. Dedicating a lot of time and energy, the workforce has realized the importance of self care and personal mental health as they continue to work hard and rise through the ranks. The question is, has your HR department become aware of this increasingly important aspect of a healthy work-life balance? Have you discussed topics such as the loneliness of remote workers, preventing burnout and creating flexible work schedules? In this session, learn how to invest in the mental health of your employees and create a program that will retain your employees and foster an environment of positivity and value.


Betsy Schwartz, Vice President of Public Education and Special Initiatives, National Council for Behavioral Health



Dr. David Lubarsky, Vice Chancellor, Human Health Sciences and Chief Executive Officer, UC Davis Health

Dr. Eric Wei, Vice President and Chief Quality Officer, NYC Health + Hospitals

Dr. Arpan Waghray, Chairman, Behavioral Medicine Clinical Performance Group, Providence

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. CST

Taking A Stand on Social Issues

Now, more than ever, employees are demanding that employers take a stand to societal and social issues. In addition to growth and financial success, organizations have become accountable for their impact on society and the environment. Younger workers, especially, want to work for companies that are making a positive difference in the world. Companies that take a stand on social issues may be unpopular with some people, but if they want to attract the right talent, they have almost no choice. In this session, learn how to effectively take positions that will resonate with future employees and to avoid receiving negative feedback.


Amelie Karam, Millennial and Generational Speaker, Consultant and Expert



Dennis Franks, Chief Executive Officer, Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center

Inez Stewart, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Johns Hopkins Medicine

12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m. CST

Non-Traditional Recruiting Strategies and Upskilling the Workforce

More and more organizations are piloting "skills based" hiring, or the practice of setting specific skills and competency requirements for a job rather than only looking at a candidate's credentials. As the job market becomes increasingly competitive, HR departments realize they need to tap into new power skills of the future, including a combination of soft skills, thinking skills, and digital skills. Taken together, these skills are the new expectation for employ-ability in 2020 and beyond.The talent pool is getting wider and wider and companies are less focused on age, gender and other factors and more concerned with whether the person can do the job and work well with others. In addition to sourcing non-traditional candidates outside of four year colleges, companies are expanding their recruiting channels to include boot camps, company sponsored apprenticeships and partnerships with community based organizations. In this session, learn what it means to recruit talent for their soft skills and how it can make a difference in the quality of your employees.


Sherrie Barch, President, FurstGroup and NuBrick Partners



David Crawford, Vice President, Talent Acquisition, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Maxine Carrington, Deputy Chief Human Resources Officer, Northwell Health

1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. CST

The Future of Work: How Humans and Machines Will Join Forces

Automation is one of the biggest health care workforce trends of 2020. While the human element will never go away, increasingly, health care workers will need to learn how to partner with robots and various forms of automation, including AI, to carry out their daily work. To help develop this skill set and prepare employees for a blended workforce in the future, HR and IT must come together in news ways. In this session, you will learn how Stanford Health Care is preparing for automation—from a technical and workforce perspective—to enhance operations, patient experience, and empower teams to perform at their best. 


Aurora Aguilar, Editor, Modern Healthcare



David Jones, Chief Human Resources Officer, Stanford Health Care
Eric Yablonka, Chief Information Officer,Stanford Health Care

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CST

Closing Keynote

The Importance of Human Resources During Chaos and Crisis

This session offers insights and experiences on the role of HR during times of crisis, such as the Coronavirus pandemic. Human Resources plays a key role in proactively managing and mitigating operational and organizational risk in challenging times. This session will feature panelists who led through crisis and managed the Human Resources function with employees, customers and communities.

3:00 p.m. - 3:05 p.m. CST

Publisher's Adjournment

Fawn Lopez, Publisher and Vice President, Modern Healthcare

5:30 p.m. CST

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