Event Schedule

7:30am

Registration and Breakfast

First Floor Registration Desk/First Floor Event Area

Check-in will be conducted at the desk on the First Floor, with breakfast immediately available in the Event Area.

8:00am

Exhibitor Visits

First Floor Exhibit Hall

Attendees will have the opportunity to visit with 40 to 50 exhibitors offering goods, equipment, and services important to all departments within your hospital.

8:45am

Wake Up with Rob Thompson

First Floor Event Area

Presenter:

Rob’s team-building exercise will set the tone for the day’s learning and activities. Rob’s interactive presentation reinforces collaboration, and shows us that it is okay seek help when in personal and professional settings.

Sponsored by:

O’Shea Builders

9:00am

Leadership Lessons from Lincoln

First Floor Event Area

Spend the morning with Abraham Lincoln’s best friend and law partner, who wrote one of the first biographies of Lincoln and without a doubt knew him better than anyone else except maybe Lincoln himself.

William Herndon will share an insider’s view on our favorite president with real insight into what made Lincoln tick and why he became such a universally beloved leader. Lincoln’s leadership skills were built on a foundation of deep listening and humorous storytelling. As was often said about him, he seemed to have the perfect story for every occasion and as Lincoln said, he loved stories that had 'a little stinger on the end,' a clear and well-articulated point.

With excerpts from Doris Kerns Goodwin's “Team of Rivals” and the best seller “Lincoln on Leadership” we will be immersed in the stories and ideas that not only inspired Lincoln’s colleagues, but can can help us within our various teams of caregivers.

Sponsored by:

TBA

10:15am

Break and Exhibitor Visits

First Floor Event Area/First Floor Exhibit Hall

Snacks will be served in the First Floor Event Area, followed by exhibitor visits

Sponsored by:

Blue and Co.

11:00am

What’s Happening on the Hill: State and Federal Updates

First Floor Event Area

Presenter:

Hear about all the latest legislation that affects rural healthcare during this session with the immediate past president of the National Rural Health Association

11:30am

Magic Show

First Floor Event Area

Presenter:

Enjoy an encore of magic and comedy from "the Funny Magic Guy," Rob Thompson.

Sponsored by:

O’Shea Builders

11:50am

Lunch and Exhibitor Visits

First Floor Event Area/First Floor Exhibit Hall

Lunch will be served in the First Floor Event Area, followed by Exhibitor Visits

1:00pm

Break Out Sessions

Various Locations

Breakout Locations by Topic:

• Diagnostic Imaging / Laboratory / Respiratory – First Floor Plaza Event Area (front)
• Rehabilitation – Plaza A
• Human Resources – First Floor Plaza Event Area (back)
• Materials Managers – Plaza D
• Plant Managers – Plaza C
• Nursing Departments – Plaza B

1:30pm

Limitless Opportunities: Creating a Better Tomorrow

First Floor Event Area

Presenter:

Now more than ever, managers are challenged to motivate employees to work toward helping to achieve organizational goals, and to encourage employees to work toward achieving their own personal goals. Given the complexity of healthcare organizations, this is often difficult. Add to that the exhausting effects of the pandemic, the disruptions it caused, and the uncertainties it created - and the task can seem insurmountable.

During this interactive session, Becky will provide practical leadership tips and tools for navigating leadership challenges in the ever-changing arena of healthcare. We will define motivation, develop an understanding of employee drives vs. needs, and provide proven practical applications to build resilience and maintain motivation in the face of those challenges. Whether working on the fine pieces, or the big picture in leadership, participants will come away with practical tools to build engagement and help their employees create a better tomorrow.

Sponsored by:

TBA

2:50pm

Final Drawing and Evaluations

First Floor Event Area

Prizes will be drawn and distributed, so stay until the very end to see if you're the big winner!