Huron Studer Group Conferences

Leadership and Improvement Conference

Toronto • May 1 - 2, 2019


7:00 - 7:45 am
8:00 - 8:15 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Craig Deao, MHA
8:15 - 9:15 am
The Transformation Journey - The Immovable Object Meets the Unstoppable Force
Craig Deao, MHA
9:15 - 9:30 am
9:30 - 10:30 am
Set Up to Step In: Closing the Gap in Leader Development
Mark Noon, USAF (RET.)
10:30 - 11:30 am
Panel Discussion: Emerging Leaders, What Do They Need to Maximize Success?
Facilitated by Bonnie Cochrane, RN, MSc, CHE
  • Emerging Leader: Melody Blessing Ng MBA, MSc, MDCM Candidate, Class of 2019, McGill University
  • Emerging Leader: Michael Jeffreys, RN, BScN, Manager, Strategy, Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre
  • Seasoned Leader: Dr. Vanessa Burkoski, RN, BScN, MScN, DHA, Chief Nursing Executive & Chief, People Strategy, Humber River Hospital
  • Seasoned Leader: Dr. Gillian Kernaghan, President and CEO, St. Joseph's Health Care London
11:30 - 11:45 pm
11:45 - 12:30 pm
Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence that Caring Makes a Difference
Stephen Trzeciak, MD, MPH, Chief of Medicine, Cooper University Health Care (Camden, NJ)
12:30 - 1:30 pm
Concurrent Evidence-Based LeadershipSM Breakout Sessions 1:30 - 2:30 pm
  • Rounding for Outcomes
    Lisa Shiozaki, MPA, HBScN
  • Difficult to Doable
    Alida Zamboni, RN, MS
  • C-Suite: Round Table: Accelerating Results Now
    Sandy Rader, VP at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
Concurrent Evidence-Based LeadershipSM Breakout Sessions 2:45 - 3:45 pm
  • AIDET Plus the PromiseSM
    Maureen M. McCafferty
  • Selection and Retention
    Carol Manson McLeod
  • The Physician / Hospital Relationship
    Lynne Mahony
4:00 - 5:00 pm
An Unlikely Champion: How to Harness Your Inner Fire to Find Purpose and Achieve Goals
Lisa Bentley, Speaker, Author, 11-Time Ironman Champion
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Day 1

May 1, 2019

7 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Day 2

May 2, 2019

7 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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