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Tuesday, September 26

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Registration & Executive Networking Breakfast In The Institute Exhibit Hall

8:00 am - 9:30 am

Leadership Challenges In An Uncertain Landscape: Implications & Opportunities

  • Martha R. Temple, Senior Vice President, Behavioral Health Services, Optum
9:45 am - 12:45 pm

Positioning For Success - General John Buford & The High Ground: The Beginning Of The Battle Of Gettysburg

  • Robert Prosperi, Licensed Battlefield Guide, Gettysburg
  • Ken Carr, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS
9:45 am - 11:00 am

Thoughtleader Forum With Martha R. Temple, Senior Vice President, Behavioral Health Services, Optum

  • Martha R. Temple, Senior Vice President, Behavioral Health Services, Optum


Best Practice Meta-Leadership: A Framework For Leadership Effectiveness

  • A. Robert Dunbar, MPA, M.Ed., Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS
11:15 am - 12:30 pm

From Strategy To Action: A Guide To Building & Implementing A Strategic Plan That Works

  • Joseph P. Naughton-Travers, Ed.M., Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS


Political Advocacy In A Split Government: Best Practice Government Relations

  • Paul Neitman, LMSW, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Day 1 - Lunch Break



Invitation-Only Lunch

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Positioning For Success - General John Buford & The High Ground: The Beginning Of The Battle Of Gettysburg (Repeat)

  • Ken Carr, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS
  • Robert Prosperi, Licensed Battlefield Guide, Gettysburg
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm


You Were Right & I Was Wrong: How Abraham Lincoln Owned His Mistakes, & Accepted Responsibility, As An Ideal Leader

  • Harold Holzer, ,
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The Outer Proof Of Virtue: Wendy Allen, Sarah Fisher Ames, & President Lincoln Talk About The "Gettysburg Portrait"

  • Wendy Allen, Artist, Lincoln Into Art
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Night At The Museum & Networking Reception

Wednesday, September 27

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Executive Networking Breakfast In The Institute Exhibit Hall

8:30 am - 9:30 am

The Future Of Long-Term Services & Supports: A New Business Model For A Medicaid Managed Care Market

  • Nancy Thaler, Deputy Secretary for the Office of Developmental Programs, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
9:45 am - 12:45 pm

Strategic Decisionmaking In Times Of Change - Colonel Joshua Chamberlain & Little Round Top: Defending The Union Line

  • Terry G Fox, Licensed Battlefield Guide, Gettysburg
  • Matthew Chamberlain, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS
9:45 am - 11:00 am

Thought Leader Forum With Nancy Thaler, Deputy Secretary of Developmental Programs, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Human Services

  • Nancy Thaler, Deputy Secretary for the Office of Developmental Programs, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services


Meta-Leadership In Action: Making Prover Organization Collaborations Work

  • Joseph P. Naughton-Travers, Ed.M., Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS
11:15 am - 12:30 pm

Preparing Specialty Provider Organizations For Value-Based Reimbursement: An Overview Of Competencies Required For Success

  • Ken Carr, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS


Executive Compensation: How To Negotiate & Manage The Compensation Process

  • Sharon Hicks, MBA, MSW, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch On Your Own

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Strategic Decisionmaking In Times Of Change - Colonel Joshua Chamberlain & Little Round Top: Defending The Union Line (Repeat)

  • Terry G Fox, Licensed Battlefield Guide, Gettysburg
  • Matthew Chamberlain, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

The Clinical Perspective On Managing Capitated Contracts

  • Sharon Hicks, MBA, MSW, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS


Are You Ready For Risk-Based Reimbursement? How To Assess Readiness & Negotiate Contracts

  • Ken Carr, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Breathing Through Stress & Using the Principles of Yoga To Manage People

  • Sharon Hicks, MBA, MSW, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS

Diversifying Your Revenue Streams: How To Successfully Launch A New Service Line

  • Joseph P. Naughton-Travers, Ed.M., Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Reception At The Hotel

Thursday, September 28

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Executive Networking Breakfast In The Institute Exhibit Hall

8:30 am - 9:30 am

The Shifting Health & Human Service Landscape: Implications & Opportunities

  • Monica E. Oss, Chief Executive Officer, OPEN MINDS
9:45 am - 12:45 pm

Leading In Times Of Uncertainty - Generals Lee & Longstreet At Pickett’s Charge: The High-Water Mark Of The Confederacy

  • Robert Prosperi, Licensed Battlefield Guide, Gettysburg
  • Joseph P. Naughton-Travers, Ed.M., Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS
9:45 am - 11:00 am

Thoughtleader Discussion Session With Monica E. Oss, Chief Executive Officer, OPEN MINDS

  • Monica E. Oss, Chief Executive Officer, OPEN MINDS


Meta-Leadership In Action: Partnerships With Managed Care

  • Ken Carr, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS
11:15 am - 12:30 pm

Managing Personal Technology & Building Your Online Presence

  • Matthew Chamberlain, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS


Planning & Budgeting For Technology: How Much Is Enough?

  • Sharon Hicks, MBA, MSW, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch On Your Own

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Leading In Times Of Uncertainty - Generals Lee & Longstreet At Pickett’s Charge: The High-Water Mark Of The Confederacy

  • Robert Prosperi, Licensed Battlefield Guide, Gettysburg
  • Joseph P. Naughton-Travers, Ed.M., Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Creating An Ethical Environment: Best Practices In Building A Culture Of Ethics

  • A. Robert Dunbar, MPA, M.Ed., Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS


Is Your Culture Performance-Driven? How To Build An Organization Focused On Performance Management

  • Monica E. Oss, Chief Executive Officer, OPEN MINDS
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Allocating Your Charitable Resources: Governance Issues For Non-Profits

  • Paul Neitman, LMSW, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS


Development How To Retain & Grow Employees: Turning The Millennial Generation Into The Leaders Of Tomorrow

  • Annie Medina, MBA, ACNP-BC, Executive Vice President, Consulting, OPEN MINDS