Thursday, July 26

10 -10:30 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions
Ollie Jo Bozeman, senior director of governance and executive administration, Texas Hospital Association, Austin

10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
Why Hospitals Are Involved in Advocacy
Jennifer Banda, vice president of advocacy, Texas Hospital Association, Austin

Hospitals heal the sick and save lives, but hospital leaders also should be engaged in advocacy on behalf of the hospital. Hear how the decisions made at the capitol buildings in Austin and Washington, D.C. affect the operations and financial viability of your hospital - and why it's so important to be involved in those decisions.

11:15 a.m.- Noon
Board Fiduciary Responsibilities
Nicole Streeter, vice president and chief governance officer, Harris Health System, Houston

This session will review the different types of boards, board structures, and how your responsibilities as administrative or governance support are impacted. The speaker will use the three pillars of governance to delve deeper into the board's fiduciary responsibilities. Whether you are new to your role with the board, or a seasoned professional, all attendance will leave as governance experts!

12 - 1 p.m.
Networking Lunch

1 - 1:45 p.m.
Tools Every Admin Needs to Succeed in the Changing Health Care Enviornment
Ollie Jo Bozeman, senior director, governance and executive administration, Texas Hospital Association, Austin

When did you last update your toolbox of skill sets? As an admin, your toolbox contains many different skill sets: soft skills such as decision making and hard skills such as software competencies. Learn the latest tools you need to be aware of to keep your toolbox up to date in today's changing workplace environment.

1:45 - 2 p.m.

2 - 3 p.m.
The In's and Out's of Board Elections: The Admin's Role

3 - 4 p.m.
Closing Session

4 p.m.

4 - 5 p.m.
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