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ASHHRA Webinars, Health Care HR Week and 50th Anniversary Annual Conference
Webinar: ASHHRA HR Metrics Tool
Date: March 12
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
60 minute webinar

Shebani Patel, director, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Saratoga
Kristina Dunphy, senior associate, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Saratoga

Price: Free
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In this presentation, PwC Saratoga will review the ASHHRA HR Metrics tool, including trends in key areas for health care over the past 3 years. PwC will also overview the benefits of measuring and reporting HR metrics within organizations, including best practices around definitions, formulas, and calculations. Case studies will be provided around how organizations have used HR metric results to plan interventions within their organization and drive change. A system demonstration will also be provided, to give participants an overview of the tool. Join speakers, Shebani Patel, director-PwC Saratoga and Kristina Dunphy, senior associate-PwC Saratoga, for this virtual educational event.

For more information, click here

Webinar: Hospitals Building Healthier Communities: Investing Outside Institutional Walls
Date: March 19
Time: 12 p.m. PT, 1 p.m. MT, 2 p.m. CT, 3 p.m. ET
60 minute webinar

David Zuckerman, research associate, The Democracy Collaborative
Edward Gerardo, director, community commitment and social investments, Bon Secours Health System, Inc.
Heidi Gartland, vice president, government relations, University Hospitals
Cathy Rowan, director, socially responsible investments, CHE/Trinity Health

A growing number of hospitals are engaged in community economic development, recognizing the importance of poverty, unemployment, environmental hazards and other social factors in determining health outcomes. This webinar, in collaboration with the Association for Community Health Improvement, brings together practitioners from three health systems leading the way in implementing inclusive economic development and investment strategies to create healthier communities. The discussion will use the findings of the Democracy Collaborative's "The Anchor Dashboard: Aligning Institutional Practice to Meet Low-Income Community Needs," as a starting point to show how hospitals can expand their positive community impact with existing resources.

Learning Objectives:
  • Introduce the concepts of anchor institutions and community wealth building
  • Explore how inclusive economic development strategies can create healthier communities
  • Promote innovative strategies for leveraging health system resources to benefit surrounding communities
  • Provide best practice examples to assist participants to develop efforts at home institutions.
This webinar is available free of charge but advanced registration is required.
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Plan now for Health Care HR Week
The week of March 16 – 22, 2014, has been designated to recognize human resources professionals in hospitals and non-hospital organizations across the nation for the daily issues they face in workforce, compensation and benefits, employee relations, health care reform and wellness – just to name a few. For more details, click here.

Register Today – The ASHHRA 50th Annual Conference & Exposition
Registration is open for the annual conference to be held this year in Chicago, Ill., from September 27 - 30. As this year is the 50th anniversary of the ASHHRA annual conference, the theme will be Honoring our Past / Preparing for our Future. Debbi Fields, founder, baker, chief cookie lover and former chairman of Mrs. Fields Cookies, and Bill Rancic, winner of “The Apprentice,” are among the keynote speakers. Hurry – the Early Bird Special will end March 31, 2014. All health care HR practitioners, consultants, students and retirees are encouraged to attend. As a reminder, non-member registration INCLUDES one year of ASHHRA membership, and ASHHRA members can renew their membership with registration.

Register for the ASHHRA 50th Annual Conference & Exposition here. For information about sponsorship opportunities, please click here. For information about exhibiting at the conference, click here or contact Doreen Bonnema at 312-541-0567, X653 or at

IFD Webinar, Summer Enrichment Program and National Leadership & Education Conference
Webinar: Diversity Dialogue - Building Cultural Competence
Date: April 2
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
90 minute webinar

*Price: Free for Institute members | $99 for non-Institute for Diversity members
*Note: Many ASHHRA members are also IFD members. Feel free to contact Pamela Janniere, manager of membership and education, to see if your organization is a member at 312-422-2691 or email:

Presenter: Neal Goodman, president of Global Dynamics, Inc.

Registration is open for the Institute’s next Diversity Dialogue, “Strategies for Building Cultural Competence.” This webinar will discuss the major factors that push the need for hospitals and health care providers to attain a high level of cultural competence proficiency. The goal of this interactive webinar is to present practical, proven strategies for developing action plans that will help organizations evaluate their existing cultural competence programs. Click here to register for this Diversity Dialogue.

Summer Enrichment Program Enrollment Open Now
Intern matching has begun for the 2014 Summer Enrichment Program (SEP), the Institute’s 10-week summer immersive internship program for academically-strong, minority graduate students. This program provides hospitals the opportunity to increase diversity in health care management by offering minority graduate students full-time work experience in some of the nation’s top health care facilities. More than 700 students have successfully completed the SEP program since the Institute’s inception in 1994. For more information about the SEP, including opportunities for discounted administration fees, click here or contact Chris O. Biddle, membership and education specialist, at (312) 422-2658 or at

Register Today – 2014 National Leadership & Education Conference
Registration is open for the Institute for Diversity in Health Management’s (Institute) 2014 National Leadership and Education Conference, June 12 - 13, 2014, in Chicago, Ill. The Institute’s biennial conference is the premier health services conference on managing diversity. Senior health care executives, human resource directors, diversity specialists, consultants, trustees and others examine leadership opportunities for ethnic and racial minorities in health management and explore recruitment and retention strategies. Over the course of two days, the Institute's conference provides leadership development in diversity management, insight on designing and effectively managing diversity programs, valuable resources and tools for health care organizations, succession planning and more. As a reminder, Institute members can receive up to $200* off each conference registration, as well as access to an exclusive, members-only interactive event.

For more information about the conference, including opportunities for sponsorship, please click here or contact Jetaun Mallett, manager of operations and business development, at (312) 422-2692 or

*(Based on priority member registration vs. late non-member registration.)



Engagement: One key to make inclusion work
Diversity Executive
Most executives recognize the importance of nurturing a diverse and inclusive culture in their organization; its impact on employee engagement, for instance, can be great. But there is often a disconnect between an organization’s need for engagement and what it is willing to do to achieve it.
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How to implement diversity in a small group
Diversity Inc.
Values are independent of size and really definable down to the individual. However, the difference between individual values and group values is extremely important. If you have clarity on the group values, you can define who does not behave in a way that is in keeping with the group. Therefore, clarity on values is scalable from a handful of people to hundreds of millions.
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  Rely on AHIP for Health Insurance Education

Whether you’re just entering the field or brushing up on your skills, AHIP’s online courses and professional designations will help improve job skills and performance. Benefit from innovative courses focused on current health care trends and policies, including training on: exchanges, Medicare, health care IT and ACA compliance.

5 ways to encourage workplace diversity
Business 2 Community
Lately, workplace diversity has been generating a lot of buzz. Countless studies have been done over the last couple of years. Every week, the blogosphere generates a ton of thought-provoking discussion about this topic. And it is all happening for good reason: Diversity could be the key to business success. Today, businesses have greater access to global talent. To attract and retain the best of what the world has to offer, leadership teams need to become more understanding and sensitive on what it means for an employee to feel not only valued and appreciated, but also respected. And when leaders earn their respect, employees will do all that they can to encourage organizational growth.
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  Fast, Efficient Staffing for Special Projects

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Downsizing's impact on diversity
Human Resource Executive Online
How you downsize may have more impact on your managerial diversity than you think. When you go about your reduction determinations, deciding between employees' tenure and individual performance could mean the difference between reducing that diversity and not. Such is the finding of a new study out of Tel Aviv University titled “How You Downsize is Who You Downsize: Biased Formalization, Accountability and Managerial Diversity.”
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  One Day, One Thousand Tests

"We were able to screen 1,011 people—that’s 1/3 of our employees—in just one day through the SPOTLIGHT™ Event…which means we gain the time to pay attention to other programs that make a difference in the health and wellness of employees.” Visit to learn more.

Are you discriminating against women employees without even knowing it?
Small Business Trends
The collaboration between Getty Images and Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In organization to make stock photos less sexist is getting a lot of publicity. It’s also a great example of how stereotypes find their way into our minds. When we see businesswomen portrayed in photos as weak, ineffective or overtly sexualized, it has a cumulative effect on how we think about women in the workplace. A Pew study about men and women at work reveals how stereotypes about working fathers and mothers are having a negative effect on women in the workplace.
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