National Cooperative of Health Networks: Serving Health Networks since 1995

2011 Conference Schedule

Sunday, April 17

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Executive Coaching Team Training - Facilitating Excellence Dr. Mary Kay Chess
3:00 - 6:00 PM Diversified Resource Development Strategies for Health Networks Amy Forsyth-Stephens, Forsyth-Stephens Consulting, LLC Toniann
1:00 - 5:00 PM Rural Health Works: A Model for Health Networks Dr. Gerard Doeksen, The Center for Rural Health Works Toniann
7:00 - 8:30 PM Welcome Reception (Sky Line Rooftop)  

Monday, April 18

7:30 AM Registration Debbie Comeau, NCHN
8:00 - 9:00 AM Networking Breakfast
“Life is easier when you plow around the stump!”
Learn how your peers plow around their stumps & share your stump strategies!
(Main Place Courtyard)
Facilitator:  Holly Crump
9:15 - 11:30 AM Opening Session
Arizona State Office of Rural Health - Invited
Terry Holland, Keynote Speaker Terry Holland
Facilitator: Carolyn Witherspoon, Chair, 2011 Conference Committee
11:45 - 1:00 PM Awards Luncheon (Main Place Courtyard)  
1:15 - 2:30 PM 8 Secrets of World Class Member Satisfaction – 8 Strategies for Network Endurance beyond the 8 Second Ride! Brian Lee
2:30 - 3:00 PM Exhibits and Networking Break  
3:00 - 4:30 PM Concurrent Sessions  
  Accountable Care Organizations and Networks Heman A. Marshal, III, Principal
Woods Rogers, PLC heman
  Combined Session:
Collaborative Leadership: Building Trust

Arizona Border Communities Health Network: Methodologies for Strategic Planning and Network Building for Collaboration

Holly Crump, Arizona Rural Women’s Health Network
Hannah Hafter, MPH, Arizona Border Communities Health Network
Facilitator: Debbie Comeau
3:30 - 4:15 PM Orientation with Business Partners  
7:00 - 9:00 PM Dinner and Bull Riding Competition: Saddle Ranch Chop House

Tuesday, April 19

7:45 - 9:00 AM Breakfast  
8:00 - 8:50 AM NCHN Annual Membership Breakfast Meeting Greg Dent, NCHN President
9:00 - 10:15 AM Health Networks Panel – the Next Generation!   Facilitator: Heather Fuller
10:15 - 10:45 AM Exhibits/Networking Break  
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Peer Learning Experience: 3 Sessions
Roundtable Discussions for Network Leaders - “Only cows know why they stampede!”
  Leadership &  Governance Facilitators: Chris Hopkins & Martha McLeod
  Effective Communication Systems Facilitators: TBA
  Engaging Your Members Facilitators: Esther Hammerschlag & Holly Crump
12:00 - 1:00 PM Networking Box Lunches (Main Place Courtyard)  
1:15 - 2:45 PM Concurrent Sessions  
  You’ll never break a horse if you stay sitting on the fence – Sustainability through calculated risk
Four Directions Capacity Building
Toniann Richard, Health Care Coalition of Lafayette County Toniann
Beverly Santicola, U.S. Government Grants Toniann
Faciltator: Holly Crump
  Roadmap for Creating a Successful HIT Network Terry Hill, National Rural Health Resource Center Toniann
Sally Trnka, National Rural Health Resource Center Toniann
Facilitator: Chris Hopkins
2:45 - 3:15 PM Break/Exhibits
(Closing of Exhibits at end of break)
3:15 - 4:45 PM Concurrent Sessions  
  Assisting your members without getting “Bucked Off!” Chris Hopkins, Montana Health Network Toniann
Dave Johnson, Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative Toniann
Facilitator: Heather Fuller
  A New Player in the Rural Health Network: Home Care Cooperative Elizabeth Bailey, Cooperative Development Foundation bio
Leonila Vega, Esq., Direct Care Alliance bio
Facilitator: Esther Hammerschlag
5:00 PM NCHN Board of Directors Meeting  
  Dinner on your own
Check out local attractions...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

8:00 - 9:00 AM Presdent's Breakfast: Introduction of 2011 NCHN President Greg Dent, NCHN President
9:00 - 10:00 AM Federal Update: Health Networks HRSA Staff (TBA)
Facilitator: Martha McLeod
10:00 - 10:15 AM Beverage Break  
10:15 - 11:30 AM Strategies for Riding Through Change Sharon Felts, Leadership
Strategies bio
Facilitator: Chris Hopkins
11:45 - 1:15 PM Closing Luncheon
The National Rural Health Perspective
Alan Morgan, CEO, NRHA Alan Morgan
Facilitator: Carolyn Witherspoon
1:30 - 5:00 PM NCHN 2011 Board Retreat  


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