Agenda for 2020 Memphis Conference - Home Edition

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Preliminary Program – Subject to Change – Check Back for Additional Information and Updates
2020 Fall Virtual Conference
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DATIS Afternoon Break Sponsor
Genoa Healthcare Keynote Sponsor
Martyn Family Foundation   Education Sponsor
Streamline Healthcare Solutions Morning Break Sponsor
The Meyers Group   Lunch Sponsor
 Live Conference Experience - Zero Travel Hassle!    Members, bring your entire leadership team for FREE!
Wednesday, October 14  -  10:00 AM to 7:00 PM ET

 10:00 - 10:15 am

 Conference Platform Tour and Welcome Message

 10:15 - 11:00 am

 Opening Keynote
 Sponsored by:  Genoa Healthcare


Presented by: Duncan Wardle

Formerly Disney’s Head of Innovation and Creativity, Duncan works with brands like Coca-Cola, Ford, and Johnson & Johnson on developing a culture of creativity across everything they touch. The man who pioneered the Disney Innovation Process will delve into creative problem solving to help us identify new marketplace opportunities and drive strategic growth. He will offer strategies on how to improve customer experience, embrace calculated risk and help teams work collaboratively. In his quest to unleash the magic within each individual and organization, Duncan helps people overcome their expertise and get out of their own way, enabling them to think differently and creatively about solutions to challenges big and small.

  11:00 - 11:15 am

 Q&A with Duncan Wardle

  11:15 - 11:45 am

 Small Group Discussions in Breakout Rooms

  11:45 am - 12:00 pm

 Morning Break
Sponsored by:  Streamline Healthcare Solutions

  12:00 - 1:00 pm

 Innovation Expo
Sponsorship Available!


Presented by: Monarch President & CEO Peggy Terhune, AllHealth Network President & CEO Bill Henricks and Chief Clinical Officer Cynthia Grant, Volunteer Behavioral Health Care System Executive VP & COO Phyllis Persinger

Hear mhca members share their innovative ideas in brief presentations followed by audience Q&A. Learn how occupational therapy can add revenue and enhance service delivery, how to develop a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Council, and how one member implemented No Wrong Door during the pandemic! Evaluate the innovative ideas presented to help us determine who will be recognized as mhca’s Most Innovative Members for 2020!

 1:00 - 1:30 pm

 Lunch Break
Sponsored by:  The Meyers Group

 1:30 - 2:30 pm

  Afternoon Presentation


Presented by: Theresa Gallion, JD

Welcome back Theresa Gallion, a senior lawyer who both litigates and provides support to management via thoughtful leadership on workplace regulatory issues, equal employment opportunity policy, compliance, and strategic initiatives. She has over 35 years of experience representing diverse employers from colleges and universities to businesses in the healthcare, hospitality, and telecommunications industries. She is a noted national speaker and her interactive breakout session during mhca’s 2019 Summer Conference in Salt Lake City was a huge hit!

 2:30 - 3:00 pm

 Small Group Discussions in Breakout Rooms

 3:00 - 3:15 pm

 Afternoon Break
 Sponsored by:  DATIS

 3:15 - 4:15 pm 

 Leadership Incubator
Sponsorship Available!


Presented by: Spectrum HealthCare Group CEO April Rhodes, Meridian Behavioral Healthcare President & CEO Don Savoie, Terros Health President & CEO Peggy Chase

Whether you’re a leader who aspires to become CEO, or a CEO looking for insights on succession planning, this session is for you! Learn what it took for 3 mhca member CEOs to advance into the CEO role and what they are doing now as CEO in terms of the critical duty of succession planning.

 4:15 - 4:30 pm   Final Break
Sponsorship Available!
 4:30 - 5:15 pm  Closing Keynote
Sponsorship Available!


Presented by: Brett Culp

Brett is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and founder of the not-for-profit, The Rising Heroes Project. He is known for the films Legends of the Knight and Look to the Sky, both of which explore the power of heroic stories and heroic individuals to inspire us to believe in a better tomorrow. Brett has pioneered the art of creating “mini-movements” that inspire the super-human spirit in us all. His unique approach to community-building and relationship-driven engagement invite people to connect with a noble vision and make a difference together. Brett encourages audiences to find the superhero within and their own path to “everyday leadership.” His insights on connecting individuals to an organization’s mission and goals resonate, help us realize our greatest personal and business potential, and renew our collective sense of hope for the future and belief that our efforts can make an impact.

 5:15 - 5:30 pm

 Q&A with Brett Culp

 5:30 - 6:00 pm

 Small Group Discussions in Breakout Rooms

 6:00 - 6:15 pm

 Closing Remarks & Live Event Evaluation

 6:15 - 7:00 pm

 "Virtually Memphis" Closing Reception
Sponsorship Available!

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 7:00 pm



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