Leadership Summit

Agenda

Saturday, August 7

Saturday, August 7

7:45 am - 8:00 am

Coffee & Networking


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Saturday, August 7

8:00 am - 8:50 am

Breakfast Symposium

Enjoy a seated breakfast with special speakers and networking opportunities.


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Saturday, August 7

9:00 am - 10:00 am

True Leadership

What is true leadership? Is it servant leadership, authentic leadership, or transformational leadership? Does leadership require you to take the lead or lead from behind? More importantly, what does true leadership make you, and others, feel like? The COVID-19 pandemic has shown a bright light on true leaders as they were called upon in the most difficult of times. This session will explore the characteristics of what a true leader “looks like and how they make other people feel about their work and achieving their passion!


Speakers

Pamela S. Hunt

MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Saturday, August 7

10:15 am - 11:15 am

Focusing on Our Future through Utilization of Intelligent Automation

Learn about the utilization of intelligent automation and the digital tools that are becoming a part of patient care, improving operational efficiencies and financial performance across health care. Utilization of robotic process automation, natural language processing, cognitive analytics, biometric identification, and machine learning will be shared.


Speakers

Jane A. Kusler-Jensen

MBA, BSN, RN, CNOR

Patrick E. Voight

MSA, BSN, RN, CNOR

Kylie Cherco

Saturday, August 7

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Building Resilience in an Uncertain World

Do you understand the importance of working to build your resilience in the face of uncertain times? At this session, we will reflect on 2020 and learn to convert stressful events into post-traumatic growth opportunities. Some practical approaches to building your resilience step by step will be shared.


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Saturday, August 7

12:15 pm - 1:05 pm

Lunch

Enjoy a seated luncheon with special speakers and networking opportunities.


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Saturday, August 7

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Rethink Your Energy

Human energy is one of our most valuable resources, yet many fail to manage it effectively. There is continuing change in the healthcare environment along with organizations who are asking more of their employees. Without the right training, the demands on energy exceed capacity, resulting in poor performance, disengagement, health issues, and poor work-life balance. This session will introduce a science-based energy management training solution that has worked for high performing leaders, world class surgeons, athletes, and military operations. This system enables individuals to manage and expand their energy, meet demands at work and at home while not sacrificing health and happiness.


Speakers

Natalie A. Johnson

CPT CWC

Saturday, August 7

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Opening Ceremony


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Saturday, August 7

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

OPENING GENERAL SESSION-Transforming How We Tackle Challenges

Successful hospitals and hospital systems are very similar to successful sports teams. Like sports, healthcare operates by a few basic fundamentals. Do you know what they are? Do you know what’s required of you to get to the next level? Being fundamentally sound means you pay attention to every detail in your business and industry. You take criticism and use it to your advantage. You know your competition and you don’t stop, no matter what. Competition in today’s health care is fierce, as it is in any business. As registered nurses, you have the advantage of being identified by the public as a member of the most trusted profession. Walter will teach you strategies to boost confidence, create buy in and engagement, and ultimately accountability. Bottom line is… You have to MASTER the Fundamentals.


Speakers

Walter Bond

Sunday, August 8

Sunday, August 8

7:45 am - 8:50 am

Coffee & Networking Breakfast 

Enjoy a seated breakfast with special speakers and networking opportunities. 


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Sunday, August 8

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Using Financial Incentives to Promote Teamwork and Productivity in the OR

The OR must run efficiently to remain profitable and of value to its multiple stakeholders. This OR struggled with teamwork and efficiency (first-case on-time starts, turnover time, and last-case out times) resulting in a negative impact on the bottom line. A performance-based incentive bonus program was introduced to improve OR efficiency. Gittells relational coordination theory helped the OR establish goals, provide feedback and tools, and meet benchmarks. Productivity performance data revealed incentives are successful in improving productivity. Turnover times dropped an average of 20 minutes, on-time start percentage increased by 25%, and last-case out times fell 2 hours/day. Improved productivity reduced daily hours worked, yet surgical minutes increased by 50,000/yr. Limitations: absence of qualitative comparative data, unreliable retrospective data, and the lack of a true quality improvement framework. OR leaders will gain knowledge to improve operational efficiency in the OR.


Speakers

Christopher G. Bejil

MSN, RN, CNOR, CSSM, CENP, NE-BC

Sunday, August 8

10:00 am - 10:15 am

Break

Take a break in our interactive lounge where you can make connections with other attendees and sponsors and enjoy light refreshments.

Sunday, August 8

10:15 am - 11:15 am

Quality: And the Winner is... Process vs. Outcome Measurements

You hear the terms process measurement and outcome measurement often in the
OR a health care setting. These are important quality metrics. Magnet hospitals choose to identify outcome measures, do you know why? In this session you will learn about process measurements and outcome measurements and the role of these quality metrics. You will leave this session knowing how to identify and apply outcome measurement and the role of these quality metrics in your OR.


Speakers 

Mary C. Barkhymer

MSN, MHA, RN, NEA-BC, CNOR

Sunday, August 8

11:15 am - 11:30 am

Break


Sunday, August 8

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Perioperative Nursing Leadership 2021: Rebooting after a Life-Quake

Strategies will be presented on how leaders can help themselves and rebuild their perioperative teams after COVID-19.


Speakers

Rose O. Sherman

EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Sunday, August 8

12:30 am - 1:30 pm

LUNCH SYMPOSIUM-Preventing Complications Across the Perioperative Pathway: Evidence-Based Practices to Minimize Surgical Site Complications (SSC) and Optimize Clinical Outcomes

Amy Law, Global Health Economics, Outcomes Research and Market Access, 3M Medical Solutions Division Amy Law currently leads 3M’s Medical Solutions Division (MSD) Global Health Economics, Outcomes Research, and Market Access function. Her team is focused on real world evidence development and health economics modeling to secure market access and reimbursement for 3M’s MSD portfolio. She also actively supports governmental efforts to secure policies that foster innovation and quality patient outcomes in wound care. Prior to joining 3M, she was a management consultant focused on the healthcare sector. Amy holds a degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


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Sunday, August 8

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

Awards Ceremony 


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Sunday, August 8

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Jerry G. Peers Lectureship

The presentation provides an overview of large and persistent socioeconomic and racial/ethnic inequities in health. It will describe scientific evidence that reveals that there are distinctive social exposures linked to racial status that contribute to inequity in health. It also shows that tackling social determinants of health can lead to improvement in health and reduction in health inequities. Interventions within the health care systems as well as interventions in upstream factors (such as housing, neighborhood condition, economic well-being) can markedly improve health and reduce social inequities in health.


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David R. Williams

Sunday, August 8

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Expo Hall Opening Reception

Celebrate the opening of the Expo Hall featuring giveaways, snacks, and opportunities to mingle with vendors and peers.


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Monday, August 9

Monday, August 9

7:45 am - 8:00 am

Breakfast Symposium

Enjoy a seated breakfast with special speakers and networking opportunities. 


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Monday, August 9

10:15 am - 11:30 am

Beyond the Image of Diversity: How to Create a Culture of Inclusion

Many organizations view diversity as a statistical goal, achieved by strategic hires and exemplified by a picture-perfect workplace. However, a diverse team without ties of inclusion and a sense of belonging fails to fully harness the true advantages of diversity. In this keynote, Dima Ghawi shares information she has gleaned from hundreds of interviews and workplace surveys to teach leaders and business professionals how to create a welcoming and inclusive workforce. Through humorous stories and engaging group activities, Dima highlights the insight of a bottom-up approach, the influence of courageous office culture, and the power of affinity groups. Audiences leave with actionable takeaways which can be employed to create a more productive, engaging, and inclusive workplace for all.


Speakers

Dima Ghawi

MBA, Certified Professional Coach

Monday, August 9

11:30 am - 12:30 am

Give Me My Surgical Teams! Using Predictive Analytics to Manage OR Staffing, Service Proficiency, and Get Ahead of the Succession Curve

At a large research organization, our perioperative team struggled with the challenges of maintaining service proficiency, and often had to settle for surgical service competency instead. With surgeons favoring service specialized teams, we lamented the daunting task of trying to keep proficiency, manage staff "favorites," and to get a line of sight into the impending retirements for succession; until we got the data! We used an automated, daily data collection process to obtain intel of where our staff was spending their time, what was actually needed for service staffing, and what the data says about our readiness to service our surgeons. The results were surprising but empowered conversations, identified opportunities, and gave a clear picture of what we needed to do and how. Our managers instantly had actionable data that they instinctively could use in their decision making. It was transformative.


Speakers

Jason Goodwin

MSN, MPH, RN, CNOR

Monday, August 9

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Critical Elements for Managing Supplies During a Crisis

Strengthen your facility's ability to implement an effective supply management during a crisis. Participants will learn strategies to effectively manage supply disruptions. The session will provide an overview of a supply chains incident command center team structure, roles, responsibilities, and processes to support the healthcare organization during an unstable time. Members of the command center provided integrated resources and knowledge to increase multi-disciplinary communication and problem solving at an enterprise level. Participants will be introduced to analytical tools created to increase visibility of supplies across multiple campuses, which supported focused purchasing and an improved internal distribution model. The session will review knowledge gaps, current state, and lessons learned during Mayo Clinics effort to prepare for new care protocols and testing needs, while ramping-up hospital ICU capacity and returning the surgical departments to pre-crisis volumes.


Speakers

Kathy Mulhern

MSN, RN

Linda Akiens-Castiglioni

BSN, RN, MBA

Theodore Pletta

BS

Monday, August 9

12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Expo Hall Open


Tuesday, August 10

Tuesday, August 10

8:00 am - 8:50 am

Coffee & Networking Breakfast

Enjoy a seated breakfast with special speakers and networking opportunities. 


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Tuesday, August 10

8:00 am - 9:00 am

AORN FOUNDATION GENERAL SESSION: Find Your Spark: Inspiring Disruption, Growth, and Action

A spark. A flash of creative brilliance. A new beginning. The energy to forge ahead when things get tough. What if you could cultivate and deploy this white-hot, mighty force? What if you injected sparks of innovation, competitive advantage, and sustainable growth into your cohorts? Whether it’s mustering the courage to take that first step or harnessing the creative soul of your team to ignite wide-sweeping transformation, it’s time to create sparks so powerful they can’t be ignored. The long-awaited breakthrough idea. The inspiration to drive change. The unexpected solution to a burdensome problem. The beginning of unstoppable momentum. In this inspiring and actionable keynote, a famed tech entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author provides a memorable performance to help you cultivate those powerful, combustible forces. Through real-world examples, hysterically funny stories, and practical takeaways, Josh will help you and you will help your organization.


Speakers

Josh Linkner

Tuesday, August 10

9:00 am - 11:30 am

Critical Elements of Business Plan Development - Part 1 & 2

OR Directors and Business Managers will gain tools and process to develop and present an effective Business Plan for new services, facilities, equipment, technology, supplies, and staff. Surgery programs are expensive. As programs grow and change over time, investments are often required. However, in order to obtain the investment, a justification, or business case, must be developed. A business case is a formalized statement that delineates the costs, revenues, benefits, and risks of any investment, such as new/renovated facilities, services or programs, equipment, technology, supplies, and staffing. This program will identify and examine in detail all of the required elements of a well-designed business case and how to obtain/develop them. In addition, case studies of successful business cases will be presented with opportunities for participation by the attendees.


Speakers

Randy Heiser

MA

Tuesday, August 10

11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Expo Hall Open


Tuesday, August 10

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

AORN Congress: Second House of Delegates & Closing Ceremony

Join us as we share and vote on the official business of the Association and close Expo 2021. Parliamentary procedure is followed. All members should plan to attend. Only delegates are eligible to vote on Bylaws changes.


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