General Sessions

Friday, March 11, 2016

Empowerment, Vision, and Positive Leadership
Alan Mulally, Former President and CEO, Ford Motor Company and Boeing Co., Member of Google Board of Directors
To kick off the 2016 Annual Conference, we will hear leadership lessons from Alan Mulally who has led two industry icons to success during dire financial times. Mulally had recently orchestrated a turnaround at Boeing Co. as President of its commercial aircraft division when the struggling Ford Motor Company hired him in 2006. Weathering the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, Ford was on the brink of bankruptcy. Under Mulally’s leadership, Ford restructured its global operations, remade its entire product lineup, reconnected with consumers, and become one of the most profitable and respected automakers in the world. And unlike its competitors General Motors and Chrysler, Ford did it all without a government bailout. In this session, Mulally will share the management model that saved Ford and Boeing and how he fostered collaboration, empowered management teams, and created a positive culture where innovation could flourish.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

The Power of Body Language
Amy Cuddy, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Hellman Faculty Fellow, Harvard Business School
Health care has changed drastically from the time when physicians were able to focus more time on their patients and develop close bonding relationships. New models of healthcare delivery offer less time for patient-physician interaction and electronic healthcare records and other technologies compound the problem. In addition, patients now have the unprecedented ability to influence a physician’s reputation simply by rating their interactions (often anonymously) on any number of websites. Making the most of every encounter and fostering relationships with patients have never been more important. In this presentation, one of TED Talks’ most viewed speakers, Amy Cuddy, will demonstrate the importance of interpersonal, nonverbal communication and how the wrong body language can actively impair trust and connection. She will also explain how to balance warmth and strength, focusing on techniques that help project confidence and comfort to build rapport-an often overlooked but fundamental skill necessary for healthcare teams increasingly at risk for low patient satisfaction.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Election 2016: Analysis, Predictions, and the Impact on America’s Healthcare System
James Carville, Former Lead Strategist for Bill Clinton’s Presidential Campaign, Political Commentator and Fox News Contributor
Karl Rove, Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush, Author of Courage and Consequence, Fox News Contributor
The 2016 election is shaping up to be a contentious race, with healthcare reform a central issue. During this closing general session, legendary insiders Karl Rove and James Carville will react to the results of “Super Tuesday” and provide up-to-date information on each political party’s platform on healthcare reform. This interactive session will also provide you with the opportunity to have your questions and concerns answered by two of the nation’s premier political analysts.

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