Workshop session 3

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Session Date: 
Wednesday, November 08,
8:30 am to 10:00 am

A 1 Achieving a Positive Bottom Line: How Budget Management Can Influence Results

Day/Time:
Wednesday, November 08, 8:30 am to 10:00 am - Filled
Presenters: 
Competency alignment: 
This workshop complements the following competencies as described in the HBA Leadership Competency Framework.
3. Exhibits business and industry acumen
Objectives: 

After participating in this session, you will be able to:

  • describe best practices in budget preparation, management and reporting.
  • identify protocols for expenditure management.
  • discuss how to effectively report results to senior management/executives.
Audience: 

Those with 11-20 years of business/industry experience; individuals who manage and report on budgets.

Description: 

This workshop will focus on leading practices in budget management and reporting with an emphasis on tracking, forecasting and reporting costs relative to an approved budget. Examples will be drawn from the management of capital projects budgets–including variance analysis, executive reporting and the impact of scope and schedule changes–however, the topics discussed in this session will apply to managers of operating budgets as well. To be reviewed: best practices in establishing an initial budget, re-baselining a budget, linking a budget to scope and schedule, and performing budget look-backs. Learn internal protocols for expenditure management that will help meet expectations, minimize surprises and provide for a healthy bottom line while discussing options for executive reporting.

A 5 Where Do You Want to Be in Global Healthcare Access?

Day/Time:
Wednesday, November 08, 8:30 am to 10:00 am - One-time only
Presenters: 
global head external and patient relations
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Competency alignment: 
This workshop complements the following competencies as described in the HBA Leadership Competency Framework.
3. Exhibits business and industry acumen
Objectives: 

After participating in this session, you will be able to:

  • describe key considerations–opportunities and obstacles–in developing a global (vs. US) health initiative.
  • identify the diverse skill sets and functional area expertise needed for global health programs.
  • state the value of such programs and respond to critics.
Audience: 

Those with more than 20 years of industry/business experience who work across geographies and manage cross-functional teams.

Description: 
Global health initiatives offer exciting opportunities. From the ability to enhance access to medicines to building your company’s reputation and distinguishing yourself, both within your organization and before the broader healthcare community, these programs hold unique potential. They also, however, pose significant challenges, requiring people who can juggle a variety of issues ranging from organizational confusion to issues with budget, capabilities, human resources, reporting, stakeholder relationships and overall program value. There is no specific template for these positions; you learn quickly that you must set the direction.
 
This workshop will challenge participants with the complexity of a global access program, offering the opportunity to learn and share. Much of this is operational (e.g., geographical determination, scope of cross-organizational functions needed, communications/advocacy programs, partnerships and responsibilities, approval and compliance needs and ensuring ongoing leadership support) and much concerns stakeholder relationships (e.g., government and ministries to civic groups, patient groups and activist groups). This workshop will present the strategy and operational elements associated with global health initiatives so participants recognize both the challenges and potential inherent in these programs. Checklists and guidelines from multiple organizations will be provided.

A 6 Leveraging Analytics for Decision-Making: Strategies for Non-IT Experts

Day/Time:
Wednesday, November 08, 8:30 am to 10:00 am - Filled
Presenters: 
Competency alignment: 
This workshop complements the following competencies as described in the HBA Leadership Competency Framework.
3. Exhibits business and industry acumen
6. Makes decisions and takes risks
Objectives: 

After participating in this session, you will be able to:

  • access resources for improving data analytics competency.
  • ask smart questions about data sources, assumptions and methodologies.
  • synthesize information to better inform data-based decisions.
Audience: 

Those with 11-20 years of business/industry experience; those interested in improving their confidence and competency in using data analytics for decision-making.

Description: 
How many decisions today require an understanding of data? As data sets become bigger and analytical methodologies more complex, how is the non-IT executive able to translate the most relevant components of what data will mean to make a decision? The answer lies in the creation of "actionable" data; that is, data that brings confidence to its users to take present action or to predict likely future events. It has been estimated that the shortage of health IT experts already numbers in the hundreds of thousands, and knowledge brokers in data use and comprehension will soon be in short supply.
 
This workshop won’t teach analytical methods; rather, it will help participants understand how to interpret methodologies that must be combined to reach the best decisions. Having the ability to understand how to effectively use data in decision-making will set you apart from many of your peers. This workshop will provide an opportunity to increase your skills and improve your competency in data literacy without having to rely on or become a statistical and information technology expert. Participants will take home a workbook that will include a self-assessment, online analytics resources, fallacies check list, case study and suggested reading.

C 2 You Don't Have To Command the Room: Professional Presence Strategies for Introverts

Day/Time:
Wednesday, November 08, 8:30 am to 10:00 am
Presenters: 
Competency alignment: 
This workshop complements the following competencies as described in the HBA Leadership Competency Framework.
4. Displays professional presence
Objectives: 

After participating in this session, you will be able to:

  • identify key attributes of presence that will work for you.
  • leverage your unique strengths as an introvert to increase your power and influence.
  • begin to stretch the boundaries of your comfort zone to ensure you have a voice in the room.
Audience: 

Those with 5-10 years of business/industry experience; individuals who seek to enhance their professional presence by leveraging the unique and different strengths associated with a more reserved style.

Description: 
Current advice about professional presence may not work as well for introverts as it does for extroverts. For reserved leaders, the idea of commanding the spotlight may be a nightmare. Even finding a way into large group conversations can be challenging. At the same time, displaying presence and achieving earned authority are keys to career growth; there is peril in being too quiet as that may lead to being misunderstood, undervalued or overlooked.
 
This interactive workshop is designed for anyone on the quieter side of the introvert-extrovert continuum. Presenters will share the latest research on the neuroscience of introversion and extroversion, conduct a quick in-workshop assessment and provide tools to leverage your unique strengths as a quiet leader, enabling you to work even more effectively with your outgoing colleagues. These skills will increase your ability to speak up, influence others, contribute to important decisions and add to the success of your organization. Participants will view video clips of senior leaders who describe themselves as quiet leaders and hear their secrets for success. A copy of “The Playbook for Professional Presence for Introverts” will be provided so these new strategies can be applied immediately and authentically as you return to your workplace.

C 3 Articulating Your Vision: Dare to Dream Big

Day/Time:
Wednesday, November 08, 8:30 am to 10:00 am
Presenters: 
chief improvement officer
Karen Friedman Enterprises, Inc.
Competency alignment: 
This workshop complements the following competencies as described in the HBA Leadership Competency Framework.
2. Communicates effectively
7. Influences and persuades
Objectives: 

After participating in this session, you will be able to:

  • create a clear, crisp, concise personal vision statement.
  • leverage the power of personal values and goals to provide future direction.
  • communicate your vision passionately, purposefully and persuasively.
Audience: 

Those with 11-20 years of business/industry experience; individuals to understand the value of creating a personal or corporate vision for the future.

Description: 
You’re at the top of your game–experienced, respected and influential among your peers. Where do you go from here? Dare to dream big as you learn five simple steps to shape a personal vision statement that paints a picture of your future. Unlike a mission statement that focuses on the present, your vision statement helps you identify what you stand for, what’s important to you and why others should follow your lead. Far more than a sales pitch or product slogan, a carefully crafted vision statement that stretches the imagination can also inspire employees and provide thoughtful direction to your organization.
 
Whether you are looking to make a change or create a statement that helps others see your vision more clearly, this hands-on program will help you prioritize goals, communicate with impact and walk out of the room with a personal action plan in your hands. In this interactive workshop, participants will craft their personal vision statements and share them with others. Step-by-step worksheets, as well as a vision statement instruction sheet will be provided.

C 4 Presence: What It Is, Why It Matters and How the “Rules” are Wrong

Day/Time:
Wednesday, November 08, 8:30 am to 10:00 am - Filled
Presenters: 
Competency alignment: 
This workshop complements the following competencies as described in the HBA Leadership Competency Framework.
2. Communicates effectively
4. Displays professional presence
Objectives: 

After participating in this session, you will be able to:

  • project more confidence in what you’re communicating, regardless of how you’re feeling.
  • use kinesthetic learning tools to dynamically alter negative communication patterns.
  • prime your voice and body to communicate powerfully.
Audience: 

All levels. This workshop is for you if you struggle to insert your opinion or voice into conversations or meetings; if you lack strategies to project confidence in public speaking situations; if you undermine your presence with negative habits like rambling, vocal filler, vocal fry and more; if you want to go from competent to commanding as a communicator in any situation, regardless of how you feel on that given day; or if you want to excel at communicating, but lack tools to empower your team and direct reports to do the same.

Description: 
The physical art of spoken communication affects the thousands of daily interactions we all have that determine the trajectory of our careers. Ever find yourself in a situation where you couldn’t think of what to say? Being at a loss for words or repeatedly saying ‘um’ often has more to do with what your breath and body are doing than what your mind is (or is not) thinking.
 
Join this session to find out how to change negative communication habits with simple, actionable and repeatable techniques that will help you come across better in any situation. Participants take a proprietary assessment focusing on specific competencies that contribute to one’s presence. Using a variety of tools and kinesthetic activities, you will learn how to project confidence, authority and credibility even when you don’t feel that way. This lively and interactive session provides opportunities to practice new skills in pairs, trios or in front of the full group.
 
Participants will leave with the results of their assessment and a passcode to a URL with an individual kinesthetic drill that addresses their particular developmental area.

L 3 Go With It: Embrace the Unexpected to Drive Change

Day/Time:
Wednesday, November 08, 8:30 am to 10:00 am - Filled
Presenters: 
Competency alignment: 
This workshop complements the following competencies as described in the HBA Leadership Competency Framework.
10. Facilitates changes
11. Fosters innovation
Objectives: 

After participating in this session, you will be able to:

  • practice techniques for effective management of self and teams during the stress of change.
  • apply the four-phase improvisational cycle of change to team and organizational change.
  • practice constraint and inclusive skills to improve engagement and brainstorming.
Audience: 

Those with 11-20 years of business/industry experience; individuals and team leaders who want to better manage change and embrace more innovative behaviors, both personally and professionally.

Description: 
Change is difficult. It demands flexible and innovative behavior and can feel overwhelming. Where to start? In this session, improvisation will be your guide. Why? Improv is an interactive and proven model for behavioral innovation and change management. Improvisers play, think upside down and brainstorm more efficiently. Leveraging these behaviors in organizations propels both people and ideas forward.
 
This lively, interactive session will provide clear techniques for creating more collaborative, innovative interactions; use case studies and exercises to demonstrate how to change behavior; and offer a new way to manage change while being creative and innovative. All are invited to participate in group exercises and volunteers will be sought for selected scenes. Participants explore four key improv behaviors–prepare, play, think upside down and manage change–that can be leveraged for behavioral innovation and effective change management. Each is critical to a good improv show and each is critical to driving better organizational performance.
 
A four-phase improvisational change cycle and improvisational exercises will be provided as take-home resources.

L 6 The Team-Building Toolkit: Using Interactive Activities and Exercises

Day/Time:
Wednesday, November 08, 8:30 am to 10:00 am - Filled
Presenters: 
Competency alignment: 
This workshop complements the following competencies as described in the HBA Leadership Competency Framework.
8. Builds relationships and teams
Objectives: 

After participating in this session, you will be able to:

  • recognize opportunities where interactive activities can be leveraged to support/develop teams.
  • conduct activities that foster greater collaboration within teams.
  • facilitate a discussion associated with a team-building activity.
Audience: 

All levels. This workshop is for you if you want to support, develop or enhance a team’s effectiveness using interactive activities.

Description: 
Companies and organizations are becoming more and more complex, even as they consolidate and streamline their work. In this matrix of return-on-investment pressure, it’s crucial that teams work together effectively to achieve their goals and advance the business.
 
Whether you’re launching a new team and want to get it off to a strong start, or you’re helping an existing team to work through challenges, there are times when an interactive activity can help to break the ice, increase awareness or open up lines of communication.
 
In this workshop, participants will experience, first hand, four to five interactive exercises then learn to lead and debrief these exercises for themselves. Activities related to leadership, strategy, teamwork and collaboration will be emphasized. Finally, participants will leave with ideas for how to leverage these experiences to influence the team and enhance its impact.
 
Participants will receive The Ice Breaker, two team-building activities and a toolkit with additional resources.

L 9 New Math of Employee Accountability

Day/Time:
Wednesday, November 08, 8:30 am to 10:00 am - Filled
Presenters: 
Competency alignment: 
This workshop complements the following competencies as described in the HBA Leadership Competency Framework.
1. Demonstrates integrity
3. Exhibits business and industry acumen
Objectives: 

After participating in this session, you will be able to:

  • define the concept of accountability in the workplace.
  • identify factors, actions and conversations that drive accountability.
  • use a simple process to hold yourself and others accountable.
Audience: 

Those with 5-10 years of business/industry experience; leaders who want to strengthen their ability to hold others accountable for results in a way that contributes to the success of an individual, team or organization.

Description: 
Have you struggled with the concept of accountability and what that looks like in today’s workplace? This interactive workshop will take a deep look at the real meaning of accountability–what it is and what it isn’t–and provides an opportunity to practice being accountable for a workplace issue with a fellow participant.
 
This session will identify factors that produce results and actions that work…or don’t. The tenets and context for accountability will be reviewed, and the presenters will offer a simple process that participants can follow to hold themselves and others accountable. A second partner pairing will provide a platform for participants to share what they’ve learned using the framework and process provided. Participants leave with increased skill and confidence in their ability to hold themselves and others accountable in a way that contributes to individual, team and organizational success.

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Pre-conference seminars session 2-Monday, November 06,
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Workshop session 1-Tuesday, November 07,
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Workshop session 2-Tuesday, November 07,
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Workshop session 3-Wednesday, November 08,
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