Retreat Seminars

Join us the day before or the day after the retreat for one of our executive workshops. Workshops will be held at the Historic Gettysburg Hotel.

Addressing The Challenges Of The Complex Consumer Market: A Market Intelligence Update

Monday, September 25, 2017 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm

MonicaOss_blue-200There is certainly a lot of uncertainty in the health and human service world these days. The new Trump Administration, the future of Medicaid expansion, what happens to parity, and the possibility of more state control of Medicaid and human service funding are all factors shaping the market. Fortunately, in this changing market, there are a lot of opportunities for provider organizations to consider. Unfortunately, there is no right answer to this strategic puzzle – organizational competencies, the payer landscape in the service area, competitive program offerings, and organizational assets (both human and financial) are part of this complex equation. The place to start is by understanding your environment, your payers, and your consumers. This can’t-miss session is designed to do just that – OPEN MINDS CEO Monica E. Oss will discuss the national and local trends that are shaping the market for organizations serving complex consumers, her predictions for the years ahead, and most importantly, how you can position your organization for success in our shifting market.

Speaker: Monica E. Oss, Chief Executive Officer, OPEN MINDS


Reinventing Your Organization In A Complex Market: How To Build A Sustainable Strategy

Friday, September 29, 2017 | 9:00am – 12:00pm

joent_blue_180Even before the 2016 presidential election, executives in the health and human service field had to face their fair share of uncertainty. This led many executive teams I know to either avoid or reluctantly initiate any major strategic initiatives that require long-term commitments. Unfortunately, “waiting for the dust to settle,” so to speak, isn’t a wise management choice. Regardless of the specifics of what lies ahead in the market, there are future developments that are likely and need to be addressed in the planning process. A successful strategic planning process will provide your organization with a roadmap – not only for developing plans in uncertain times, but also for putting those plans into action and evaluating their success. In this crucial seminar, we will discuss best practices in strategic plan development and the keys to success in strategic plan implementation.

Speaker: Joseph P. Naughton-Travers, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS