Hello ASHHRA and IFD Members:
Get your staff together and take advantage of these informative sessions.
Topic: Shifting to a Performance-Based Culture: A Successful Journey to Improved Performance and Accountability
Date: Tuesday, June 5
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Duration: 75 minutes
Presenter: Holly Winn, Vice President of Ancillary Services and Human Resources, Black River Memorial Hospital, Black River Falls, Wis.
Price: Free for ASHHRA members (Become a member of ASHHRA and you can register for FREE!)
Non Members: $39.99
Hear how Black River Memorial Hospital uses talent management practices and tools to transform culture and improve performance. Through effective goal management and employee accountability, the hospital moved from an environment of vague goals and missed deadlines, to a culture based on driving performance and success.
What You Will Learn:
ASHHRA 48th Annual Conference & Exposition, Sept. 22-25 — for details and to register, click here.
Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient-and Family-Centered Care for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community
Date: Tuesday, June 26
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Duration: 60 minutes
Presenter: Brette Tschurtz, Associate Project Director, Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation at the Joint Commission
Price: Complimentary for IFD members | $99.99 for non-IFD members
This presentation will discuss cultural competence as it relates to the LGBT Community and how the Joint Commissions Field Guide can be used to better meet the needs of this community.
Please click here to register.
Institute for Diversity National Conference, June 5-6 — for details and to register, click here.
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