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May 16, 2014


Hello ASHHRA and IFD Members:

ASHHRA 50th Anniversary Annual Conference, Grants and Scholarships for the Annual Conference and Webinar
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.” 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

Grants and Scholarships for the ASHHRA Annual Conference Available to YOU!
Attend this year’s ASHHRA 50th Annual Conference September 27-30, 2014, in Chicago, Ill., for timely education critical to your role in health care. Attend learning sessions covering a range of topics including: diversity and inclusion, employee engagement, change management and workforce planning.

ASHHRA offers financial assistance to attend the annual conference through the ASHHRA MetLife Conference Scholarship and the HealthcareSource New-to-the-Profession Grant. Applications are now being accepted until May 30, 2014.

How a 'No Pass Zone' Increased Patient Experience Scores
featuring a Case Study from Community Medical Center
Date: Wednesday, May 28
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Price: Free for ASHHRA members
Register Now
60-minute webinar

This webinar is brought to you by AHA Solutions, Inc., and Avatar Solutions. To aid us in our mission to develop educational content that addresses your needs as an organization, please take a moment to fill out the brief pre-webinar registration survey here. Once completed, webinar connection information and registration confirmation will be emailed to you. AHA Solutions Signature Learning Series educational events are exclusively offered to hospital personnel and there is no cost to attend. If you have any questions, please contact us at 1.800.242.4677 or email

IFD Webinar, Summer Enrichment Program and National Leadership & Education Conference
SAVE THE DATE: LGBT Patients and Employees
Date: Thursday, June 27
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Presenter: Shane Snowdon, director, Health and Aging Program with the Human Rights Campaign
Chinwe Onyekere, director of ambulatory services and business development at Lankenau Medical Center/Main Line Health
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, marketing and education, to see if your organization is a member at 312-422-2691 or email

More information, including registration information will be available shortly.

This presentation will discuss LGBT health care, particularly for faith-based health care systems and best policies and practices for providing patients equitable, welcoming care. The webinar will also explore key workplace challenges for LGBT people, along with expert recommendations for addressing them.

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 receive $100 off each conference registration, as well as access to an exclusive, members-only interactive event.

To register for the 2014 National Conference, click here. For more information about the conference, please click here or contact Jetaun Mallett, manager of operations and business development, at 312-422-2692 or




The right way to measure executive diversity
Harvard Business Review Blog Network
In a majority of the world’s companies, the idea that diversity is important, especially at senior levels, has become widely accepted. Nearly every major company has taken on efforts to attract, retain, and advance women and diverse employees. Along with these efforts, a huge and growing array of award granters, raters, and scorecard vendors has emerged to help companies benchmark, track progress and measure success.
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The inclusion-curiosity connection
Diversity Executive
By its very nature, curiosity opens the door to different points of view, facilitates insights and understanding, invites involvement and inspires greater engagement. Intuitively, one might extrapolate its effects on other workplace dynamics and results, but there is research to confirm it.
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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.

Is your hospital a great workplace? To get the answer, look in the middle
Becker's Hospital Review
Definitions of a "great workplace" can vary depending on whom you ask. But according to Quint Studer, founder of Gulf Breeze, Florida-based Studer Group, most hospitals and health systems that pride themselves on excellent workplace cultures and performance do one simple thing well: they cultivate and nurture a strong middle management team.
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Plant the right seeds
Diversity Executive
If there is one thing diversity executives can do to leave a sustainable impact on their corporations, it’s to make sure there is a solid group of up-and-coming women and minority professionals. In many corporations, there is a perception that the demand for strong female and minority leaders exceeds the supply. The signs of this are everywhere. Search firms specializing in diverse candidates are flourishing, and organizations are trying to attract women and minority “stars” with large compensation practices. The truth is there are plenty of female and minority leaders within our organizations who are working hard to break down glass ceilings and subtle barriers due to unconscious bias.
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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.

Why inclusive workplaces drive more innovation and better performance
Good managers want to build high-performing teams but it isn’t always clear how to do so. According to Catalyst’s global report, "Inclusive Leadership: The View From Six Countries," the answer is simple: Help your employees feel more included at work. In all six countries studied, the more included that employees felt, the more innovative they reported being in their jobs. The report also identified four key leadership behaviors that predicted whether employees felt included.
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Most LGBT employees remain in the closet
Benefits Pro
With state laws leaving them vulnerable, more than half of LGBT employees are hiding who they are at work for fear of workplace discrimination, according to a survey by the Human Rights Campaign, an arm of the nation’s largest LBGT civil rights group. Corporate America has made “significant strides” in implementing inclusive employment policies and practices, but there are no state laws prohibiting workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in 29 states and gender identity in 33 states, the group said.
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'Hacking' engagement
Human Resource Executive Online
A new study finds millennials are the least-engaged demographic in the workforce, and part of the problem is that millennials tend to expect more from work and their supervisors than previous generations did. What can HR do to help meet or modify their expectations?
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