2012 Leadership Summit

Kansas City, MO
09/25/12 07:00 AM
09/25/12 05:00 PM

Do Your Best and Link to the Rest

The NCHN Leadership Summit is designed to build health network leadership capacity by bringing network leaders together to discuss leadership challenges and share leadership best practice models. Through connections with their peers, network leaders will explore skills needed to support sound actions and outcomes within and outside the network. Participants of the 2012 Leadership Summit will have the opportunity to continue working together through the NCHN Leadership Learning Community.
Date: September 25-26, 2012
Location: Kansas City, MO

Registration Information

NCHN Member: $175
Registration includes includes Leadership Summit materials, breakfast, lunch and networking breaks on Tuesday; Special Workshop on Wednesday morning, and participating in 2012 Leadership Learning Community and/or continuation in 2011 Transformer Leadership Learning Community
HRSA/ORHP Network Development Grantee, but Not a NCHN Member: $250
Registration includes Leadership Summit materials, breakfast, lunch and networking breaks on Tuesday; and Special Workshop on Wednesday morning. Opportunity to participate in the 2012 Leadership Learning Community at a reduced rate, if interested.
Not a NCHN Member: $275
Registration includes Leadership Summit materials, breakfast, lunch and networking breaks on Tuesday; and Special Workshop on Wednesday morning. Opportunity to participate in the 2012 Leadership Learning Community at a reduced rate, if interested.
Wednesday Morning Special Workshop ONLY: $75
Fee includes registration only for Strategies for Network Leaders to Partner with Private Foundations on Wednesday morning (September 26). No food or beverage is included.

Kansas City, KSHotel Reservations

1 East Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108 

Rate: $125.00/night + tax (single/double)*
Reservation Deadline Extended: September 7, 2012
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Tentative Agenda

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

7:30 AM – 8:15 AM       Opening Breakfast

8:15 AM – 9:10 AM       Welcome & Introduction - Leadership Summit Committee                              

9:15 AM – 11:15 AM      What the Affordable Care Act means to Healthcare Providers

Presenter - Heman A. Marshall, III, Principal, Woods Rogers, PLC, Roanoke, Virginia

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM    Stretch Break

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM    Leadership Training for Health Network Boards Roundtable

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM      Network Luncheon – Location TBA      

1:15 PM – 3:45 PM     Facilitation for Innovation and Collaboration in Networks

Presenter: Mary Kay Chess, Ph.D., Faculty, Bainbridge Graduate Institute in the NW and at Saybrook University, Pacific Northwest

3:45- 4:00 PM                Networking Break

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM        Branding for Success

Presenters: Randy Jacobs, President & Kim Sojka, Account Director, TAG Healthcare Marketing, Davenport, Iowa

4:30 PM – 4:45 PM        NCHN Leadership Learning Communities Sessions

Next Steps - NCHN’s 2011 Transformer Leadership Learning Community
Heather Fuller, NCHN President 

Next Steps - NCHN’s 2012 Leadership Learning Community 
Mary Kay Chess, Ph.D., NCHN Leadership Learning Community Coordinator

4:45 PM – 5:00 PM        Looking Forward to Effective Leadership of Health Networks

6:30 PM                        Meet in the lobby for a group networking dinner.  Dutch treat at a local restaurant.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Special Interest Workshop for Network Leaders Seeking Private Foundation Funding

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM      Strategies for Network Leaders to Partner with Foundations

» Download the Expanded Agenda (doc)


Mary Kay Chess, Ph.D.

Heman Marshall

Mary Kay Chess is faculty at Bainbridge Graduate Institute, an MBA program in the NW and at Saybrook University. She teaches system thinking and complexity, adaptive change strategies and leadership and personal development in these vibrant learning communities. Dr. Chess also consults with foundations and organizations as well as their boards on building the leadership capacity necessary for thriving in our complex world. In addition, she serves as a leadership coach to executives and faculty teaching teams. Many of you know Mary Kay from the NCHN Coffee & Tea chats facilitated by Dr. Chess. She also designs and leads the Association's Leadership Development Program. Mary Kay held executive roles in rural and urban hospitals and healthcare systems including Gundersen Lutheran and Kaiser Permanente as well as in shared services networks of medical groups and hospitals. She delights in bringing perspectives from diverse stakeholders to the table to create innovative options and opportunities.

Mary Kay lives on an island in the Pacific Northwest and a ferry is part of her commute time. Dr. Chess also serves as the CEO and Board member of the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts, an accredited and "low impact" program offering an MFA, in classrooms with a water view for inspiration.


Randy Jacobs

For nearly 30 years, Randy (RJ) Jacobs  has been vital to the marketing success and business growth of many clients. RJ has a BA from Augustana College, MA from Claremont Graduate University, ongoing graduate studies at University of Iowa Tippie College of Business.  Randy is among the TAG Communications senior leadership team; President of  TAG Healthcare. His marketing strategy and creative management expertise has resulted in major contributions to clients such KONE Elevator-Global, Hill-Rom, GE Major Appliance, Kimball Office, Lee Enterprises, Iowa Health System, Monoxivent, Whiteco Industries, PCT Engineered Systems, Medicap Pharmacies, Genesis Health System and Trinity Regional Health System (Quad Cities).


Heman Marshall, III

Heman Marshall

Heman A. Marshall III practices primarily in the areas of health law, general corporate and antitrust. His areas of concentration include, but are not limited to, assisting his clients in the complex area of federal and state regulatory schemes such as Stark II, state and federal anti- kickback laws, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement issues, managed care negotiations, physician-hospital contracting, joint venture efforts, and antitrust issues.

He has served as the Coordinator of the firm's Health Law Practice Section since its inception in the early 1980's, and was the initial Chairman of the Virginia Bar Association Health Law Section upon its founding. He has also served as the Chairman of the Virginia State Bar Health Law Section and the Virginia State Bar Antitrust, Franchise and Trade Regulations Section, and is currently a member of the Governing Counsel of the Virginia Bar Association Health Law Section.

He is currently a member of the Virginia State Bar and Virginia Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the ABA Health Law Section serving on several of its special committees, and the American Health Lawyers Association. He is listed in the "Best Lawyers in America" under the categories of both Health Care Law and Antitrust, "Virginia's Legal Elite," "Virginia's Super Lawyers" and numerous Who's Who publications including Marquis' Who's Who in American Law. He was recently made a member of "Outstanding Lawyers of America" and is a fellow of both the Virginia Bar Foundation and the American Bar Foundation.


Dr. William Moore

Bill Moore 2012 NCHN Leadership Summit

Dr. William Moore serves as the Vice-President of Program, Policy and Evaluation at The REACH Healthcare Foundation where he leads the Foundation’s grant making and change-making strategies and investments. Bill has been a successful entrepreneur, executive and senior researcher in both for profit and not-for profit organizations and has a long history of working to influence policy and practice in the social service sector, especially in disease prevention, health promotion, and K-12 education. During the past decade he was a senior leader at a New Jersey think tank where he led multi-million dollar initiatives funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation to bring about system-level changes in K-12 education and create innovative approaches to measuring the progress and impact of education reform. Bill is the former first Director for the US Department of Education’s Character Education and Civic Engagement Technical Assistance Center and has served on the faculty at the University of Kansas Medical Center. His work has been published in Medical Care, Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, The Gerontologist, Health Education and Behavior, The Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, and the Journal of Cellular Biochemistry.

Steve Roling

Steve RolingSteve Roling was appointed President/CEO of the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City in December 2004. This foundation was created when Health MidWest sold its hospitals to HCA. As President/CEO of the $472 Million Health Care Foundation, Steve works with a dedicated Board of Directors, and seventeen staff who are committed to improving the quality of health care in the region for the
medically indigent and underserved.



Kim Sojka

Kim SojkaKim Sojka has B.S. Marketing/Communication from Baker University, and an MBA from University of Iowa Tippie College of Business. Before joining TAG Kim served Mercy Medical Center in Mason City, Iowa as Director of Strategic Planning, Marketing, Communications and PR. In her role with Mercy she also supervised marketing efforts with six CAH affiliates. Prior to that she was the Select Specialty Hospital Director of Business Development/Clinical Case Management. She also has experience in sales and brand management with Pfizer, Merck, Procter & Gamble and Sanofi-Aventis.

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