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Nov. 16, 2012

Hello ASHHRA and IFD Members:

This ASHHRA webinar is your chance to review the most critical policy issues affecting health care HR in the post-election era. Also, see below for your opportunity to possibly be a speaker at the ASHHRA annual conference in Washington, D.C., Sept. 28-Oct. 1. On the IFD webinar you will hear from the IFD president and CEO on this year's achievements and their 2013 plans.

ASHHRA Webinar
Topic: ASHHRA Post-Election Update: What's Next?
Date: Thursday, Dec. 6
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Duration: 90 minutes
Presenters: Carla Luggiero, Sr. Associate Director of Federal Relations, American Hospital Association
Steve Hodges, VP of HR, Regional West Health Services
Price: FREE for ASHHRA members | Non Members $39.99

The future of health care reform specifics will no doubt be affected by the outcome of the November elections. Join members of the ASHHRA Advocacy Committee and AHA Senior Associate Director of Federal Relations Carla Luggiero for a review of the consequences of the election during this timely webinar. Invite your colleagues to attend this webinar to receive the most critical policy issues affecting health care HR. Determine how the issues are likely to play out in the post-election landscape and prepare for the next four years.

Learning Objectives:
  • Explore the consequences of the sudden and dramatic budget cuts set to occur in January 2013 for health care providers (specifically, hospitals and health systems) and the future of the Medicare program
  • Determine what Congress will do after the election, with just a few weeks to come up with an alternative to the sequester
  • Gain insights about what to expect from organized labor and the NLRB following the elections
Register Now

ASHHRA Annual Conference Call for Presentations
The Call for Presentations for the ASHHRA 49th Annual Conference & Exposition in Washington, D.C. is now open. Submit your proposal to become ASHHRA faculty and share your best practices, innovative solutions, and expertise with the health care HR professionals which will enable them to lead the way to achieve excellence in their organizations. Learn More

Premier Registration: Save up to $75 before Dec. 31!

IFD Webinar
Topic: Annual Message from the President: The Institute in 2012 and in 2013
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 11
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Duration: 60 minutes
Presenter:Frederick Hobby, President and CEO, Institute for Diversity Health Management
Price: Complimentary

This 60-minute webinar will discuss the highlights of the past year and provide a sneak peak of the Institute's plans for 2013, including some upcoming challenges facing health care.

Register Now



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The issue of gender balance in corporations often seems unnecessarily complicated. A lot of the trouble has been caused by the legacy of a couple of decades of well-meaning but ineffective solutions. These solutions are still too often presented as 'best practices'. Yet they don't work, and their repeated application makes many managers incredibly gender fatigued and frustrated. More

Awareness of biases helps leaders adapt to diversity
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If you are going to be strategic, you must be forward-looking. Obviously, forward-looking people stay aware of current trends. Benchmarking and learning about what is happening today is certainly valuable. However, identifying well-established best practices forces recruiting leaders into a game of catch-up. A clearly superior approach is a forward-looking one that identifies upcoming "next practices." Identifying them early on gives you time to implement them long before your competitor may even find out about them. More

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10 secrets to creating a culture of individual accountability and execution
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In a recent webinar hosted by Becker's Hospital Review, Scott Regan, founder and CEO of Atlanta-based execution management and strategic planning software company AchieveIt, shared tips for creating a culture of individual accountability and execution. More

Health care leaders stress need for diversity among CCOs
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To snag top talent, companies come out for gay rights
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How employee engagement hits the bottom line
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New doctors trained to overcome LGBT health care gap
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Social media takes workplace harassment to new levels    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
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Diversity and inclusion articles needed related to health care HR best practices
ASHHRA    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
ASHHRA is looking for articles on your best practices/case examples on diversity and inclusion. With your permission, your article could be published in any ASHHRA publication. Simply check out the Publication Submission Guidelines and Topics and then complete the online Call for Articles. HR Pulse magazine articles are due Dec. 3. More

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