Healthcare Leadership Conference:

Developing Next Generation of Leaders

February 10-12, 2020

Minneapolis, MN

Event Overview

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn best practices, be mentored and network while getting healthcare accredited training, detailed, leadership training, specifically tailored to those in the medical industry

Developing leadership skills is critical to a successful path for upward mobility in Healthcare. We have the ideal platform to help you develop those leadership skills. Join us in February for the Healthcare Leadership Conference in Minneapolis, MN. Walk away with a plan on how to become an emerging leader in the dynamic Healthcare field. This event is designed to provide leadership training for healthcare professionals looking to elevate their skill sets and position.

"Growth in healthcare leadership is mandatory, not optional. If we fail to grow it’s not a matter of just staying where we are—we become stagnant and fall further and further behind. Constantly looking for to enhance yourskills and be a student of healthcare leadership is the surest way to keep your medical career on track for unlimited growth.”

Dr. Charlie Mayo - Co founder of the Mayo Clinic

Hyatt Regency by Mall of America


3200 East 81st Street
Bloomington, MN 55425
(952) 922-1234

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Top 5 Reasons to Attend

  1. Gain rare insights on what top healthcare executives and decision makers value in healthcare professionals.
  2. Hear strategies  on how to customize and plan your career
  3. Learn how to develop your personal brand to stand out in your healthcare sector
  4. Explore the different healthcare standards and expectations of: Gen-Z, Millennials, Gen-X, and Baby Boomers
  5. Meet a mentor or mentee at our one of a kind mixer called the "World Café.

Attendee Profile

  • Healthcare related associations, foundations, solutions providers, educational organizations
  • Representatives of Hospital Supplier / Manufacturer / Distributor Companies
  • Healthcare Professionals with the reponsipilites in the following areas
  • Healthcare Communications and Public Affairs Officers
  • Healtcare Sales and/or Marketing
  • Medical Policy Personnel
  • Medical Financial Managers
  • Medical Purchasing Officers
  • Hospital Management
  • Healthcare Managers
  • Healthcare Attorneys
  • Life Sciences
  • Managed Care

February 10th, 2020 | Day 1

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration & Breakfast

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks – My Personal Journey to CEO

Chris Garabedian - Chairman and CEO 

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Keynote Address

Now What? An Emerging Leader’s Framework for Impact

Congratulations! You got promoted….now what?! As an emerging leader, you’re likely looking at your new responsibilities with a mix of excitement and nervousness. You may have more questions than answers. Where can you start your role right, win over your team and lead them to their first big wins, paving the way for a growth-oriented career?

  • How to transform from an individual contributor to a leader who’s respected by direct reports, peers and senior leadership
  • The surprise connection between your humanity and your power to create a tightly-knit team that executes on your vision
  • Explore strategies to developing a solid course of action

Colleen Hauk - Speaker, Trainer, Best Selling Author

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Networking Break

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Networking and Mentorship: Who You Know Defines Where You Go

You’ve been told how important it is to network and to have mentors, but are you doing it effectively? Discover how you can get the most out of networking and mentorship, no matter your personality and your goals. With the right techniques, you can leverage your network and mentors to guide you up the ladder and into your dream career.

  • Learn the 3 keys to networking intentionally
  • Step outside your comfort zone
  • How to network between the generations
  • Find the right mentors to help you with your career goals


Richelle A. Ladwig, JD, CCEP - Deputy General Counsel - Director of Legal Services
Quartz Health Solutions


Roberta Monte - Director Of Operations, vRad (Virtual Radiologic)
Jill Nokleby Kaiser - Director of Housing Development, Ebenezer Society Fairview
Christina Ott - AVP, Business Development, Quartz Health Solutions

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Energy is Everything, Part 1

A fun, lively, interactive event that demonstrates how important it is to have bring positive energy to your team. Topics Covered

  • Become ‘raving fans’ for your team and co-workers.
  • ENERGY x EXECUTION = RESULTS: A simple formula that delivers BIG results. Personal Research and Develop. It’s a lifestyle, not an event.

James W. Anderson - Professional Development and Success Speaker

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Networking Lunch

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Recipes for Success

A dynamic look at traits that successful individuals use to drive results for themselves and others.

  • How to fit in while Maintaining your values
  • How to stand out while playing by the rules
  • Building good alliances with coo-workers

James W. Anderson - Professional Development and Success Speaker

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Successfully Navigating Your Company Culture

Every company has their own culture, a certain way of doing things. To move up the ladder, it’s important to clearly understand your company’s culture -- both spoken and unspoken. In this session, we’ll reveal how, so that you can fit in while standing out!

  • How to fit in while maintaining your values
  • How to stand out, while playing by the rules
  • Building good alliances with co-workers and bosses

Crystal Moore - Director of Business and Quality Operations
Matrix Medical Network

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Networking Break

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Preview of the World Café Method

Marshall Cook - World Café Facilitator
Dynamic Global Events

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Lessons from the Corner Office: How to Land that Executive Promotion (Featured Panel)

Are you a Director that has set their sights on advancing to the next level? A Vice President, CEO, CIO or CMO -- which seat are your aiming for? Join our panel of Chief Executive Officers as they discuss what it takes to be considered for one of the top seats. Some of the discussion topics include:

  • What they are looking for when they’re ready to promote someone 
  • How to create value within your network and workplace environment 
  • Hear examples of what does and doesn’t work, and how to avoid potential career pitfalls 
  • Learn the small tips that could help put your career on the fast track toward becoming an executive.


Steve Nilsen - Partner
Boyden Executive Search

Featured Panelists: 

  • Brett Edelson - CEO, United Health Care of MN, ND & SD
  • Chris Garabedian - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Xontogeny
  • Wessam Sonbol - Chief Executive Officer, Delve Health
  • Angie Zavoral - Conley, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, AbiliTech Medical

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Chairperson’s Recap of Day One and Additional Thoughts

February 11th, 2020 | Day 2

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Networking Break

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Chairperson’s Recap of Day One and what to expect Today

Chris Garabedian - Chairman and CEO

9:15 AM - 10:45 AM

The World Café: Shaping Our Futures Through Conversations That Matter

The World Café method is designed to create a safe, welcoming environment to intentionally connect multiple ideas and perspectives on a topic. It has a simple, effective, and flexible format for hosting group dialogue with a creative process for leading collaborative conversations. Each table conversation will be led by Team Leaders which are top Medical Recruiters and attendees will move from table to table for each round. With several discussion-rounds, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss topics in small groups, enabling them to bring together their individual ideas into one comprehensive message. 

Topics Include:

  • Transforming the Way We Lead
  • Navigating Complex Challenges
  • Moving Beyond Business as Usual
  • Facilitating Creative Conversation
  • Transforming Group Dynamics
  • Dynamic Leadership Principals 

World Café Host: Steve Nilsen - Partner, Boyden Executive Search
World Café Facilitator: Marshall Cook - Dynamic Global Events

Team Leaders:

  • Brittany Dmohoski O'Fallon - SHRM-SCP HR Generalist, vRad (Virtual Radiologic)
  • Corinne Wilcox-Schowalter - Medical Education Manager, Children's Minnesota 
  • Mark Brandenhoff - General Manager Healthcare, Ergoton
  • Jason Tank - Director of Service Line Development, Interim HealthCare of the Twin Cities
  • Ticia Selmon, RHIA, CCS - Ambulatory Coding Manager, Children's Minnesota
  • Megan LePlavy - Training Manager, Minnesota Bridges
  • Demi Radeva - Director of Strategy and Business Development, UnitedHealthcare
  • Matt Anderson, Sr. - Practice Director, Healthcare, Versique Search & Consulting

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Teambuilding: The Link between Team Performance and Emotional Intelligence in Healthcare

Every member of a professional team brings various moods and feelings into the workday, in addition to habits for dealing with challenges. Both an individual’s emotional intelligence (EQ) and the team’s emotional intelligence, can make or break performance at work. Discover the difference between individual and team EQ, learn what the latest research tells us about each, and recognize how developing both personal and team EQ skills will positively impact cohesiveness, work satisfaction, and performance. 

Sheri Duchock - Ph.D, Speaker
TalentSmart Inc.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Communication to Your Team in Healthcare

Each generation has their own likes and dislikes, their own standards and expectations. We’ll discuss the differences and how it affects Healthcare. You’ll gain tangible insights on how to strategically reach and resonate with these 4 generations:

  • Gen-Z
  • Millennials
  • Gen-X
  • Baby-Boomers

Crystal Moore - Director of Business and Quality Operations
Matrix Medical Network

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

How to Develop Your Personal Brand

When discussing branding, most people think of products and companies. However, creating your own personal brand can skyrocket your career. A well-defined personal brand can put you in the room with the right people, sooner than you’d expect. In this session, we will address how to create and properly communicate your personal brand, on and off-line, at work and at conferences.

  • Focus on clearly defining your personal values
  • What topics most interest you and why
  • How to use social media to become a healthcare influencer

Wessam Sonbol - CEO/Chief Officer
Delve Health

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Networking Break

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Avoid the Burnout: How to Self-Care as a Healthcare Professional

A high number of individuals are leaving their positions due to the challenges of balancing career and personal life. After suffering a breaking point, Colleen Hauk transformed her circumstances and developed successful methods for balancing her life.

Attendees will be able to immediately implement proven strategies to:

  • Access their current lifestyle and discover where immediate transformation is needed
  • Design their own life to truly ‘have it all’ without losing it all
  • Reclaim their power to create a healthy and balanced life

Colleen Hauk - Speaker - Trainer, Bestselling Author

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Chairperson’s Closing Remarks Everything a Future Executive Needs to Know

To become a successful, industry disrupting executive you must know the relevant trends, topics, and innovations that are vital to your industry. This session explores key areas of healthcare:

Chris Garabedian - Chairman and CEO

February 12th, 2020 | Post-Conference Workshop

Leadership Strategies for Sustaining High Performance and Building your Road Map

Join Colleen Hauk, best-selling co-author of the book, Women Who Ignite as she conducts this action-packed and interactive workshop session to explore strategies to unlock barriers, develop skills for negotiation, establish leadership methodologies for navigating change and understand how to work with top executives and influencers to execute on the vision. Be prepared to be inspired and empowered to continue taking your career to the next level.

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Opening Interactive Exercises

  • Define your objectives and review outcomes of the day
  • Break down the most common leadership types
  • Review the unique challenges faced by leaders

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Part 1 Developing Your Leadership | Today

  • Explore two of the four emotional intelligence skills to increase top performer success
  • Learn strategies for navigating through perpetual change

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Morning Break

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Part 2 Developing Your Leadership | Future

  • Examine mentoring versus sponsoring and how to leverage it all to advance
  • Uncover the secrets of negotiation to elevate yourself with executive presence

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Part 3 Leadership & Your Organization | The People

  • Establish processes to conduct effective one-on-one meetings with greater outcomes
  • Build cultures that create stronger team cohesion

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Part 4 Leadership & Your Organization | The Results

  • Explore the remaining two emotional intelligence skills to enhance communication skills and make decisions that achieve positive results
  • Discover the art of leading with questions to foster creative thinking and shared responsibility

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM





Featured Speakers

Chris Garabedian

Chris Garabedian

Chairman and CEO

Brett Edelson

Brett Edelson

UnitedHealthcare of MN, ND & SD

James Anderson

James Anderson

Performance Coach

Colleen Hauk

Colleen Hauk

Speaker, Trainer, Best Selling Co-Author
Women Who Ignite

Crystal Moore

Crystal Moore

Director of Business and Quality Operations.
Matrix Medical Network

Wessam Sonbol

Wessam Sonbol

CEO/Chief Officer
Delve Health

Angie Zavoral-Conley

Angie Zavoral-Conley

Founder and CEO
AbiliTech Medical

Steve Nilsen

Steve Nilsen

Boyden Executive Search

Richelle Ladwig

Richelle Ladwig

Deputy General Counsel – Director of Legal Services
Quartz Health Solutions

Roberta Monte

Roberta Monte

Director Of Operations
vRad (Virtual Radiologic)

Matt Anderson

Matt Anderson

Sr. Director, Healthcare Leadership
Versique Search & Consulting

Jill Nokleby Kaiser

Jill Nokleby Kaiser

Director of Housing Development
Ebenezer Society

Christina Ott

Christina Ott

Assistant Vice President of Business Development
Quartz Health Solutions

Sheri Duchock

Sheri Duchock

TalentSmart Inc.

Marshall Cook

Marshall Cook

World Cafe Facilitator

Brittany O'Fallon

Brittany Dmohoski O'Fallon

SHRM-SCP HR Generalist
vRad (Virtual Radiologic)

Demi Radeva

Demi Radeva

Director of Strategy and Business Development

Corinne Wilcox-Schowalter

Corinne Wilcox-Schowalter

Medical Education Manager
Children’s Minnesota

Mark Brandenhoff

Mark Brandenhoff

General Manager Healthcare

Jason Tank

Jason Tank

Director of Service Line Development
Interim HealthCare of the Twin Cities

Megan LePlavy

Megan LePlavy

Training Manager
Bridges MN

Leticia Selmon

Ticia Selmon

Ambulatory Coding Manager
Children’s Minnesota





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