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September 20 – 24, 2021 – Gettysburg, PA

The only retreat designed to provide health and human service leaders with the strategy insights, business practice models, and personal resiliency tools they need to tackle the unique challenges of a changing health and human service market in the “next normal.”

About The Executive Leadership Retreat

The path to success in the “next normal” depends on leadership – and this week-long retreat is designed to make good leaders the leaders needed for the years ahead in the field.


The OPEN MINDS Institutes

There are three questions every specialty health and human service provider organization executive team needs to ask. First, what will be the lasting impact of the multiple crises of 2021 on the health and human service landscape? Second, how does our organization’s strategy—and our service lines—need to evolve to maintain a competitive advantage and sustainability? And third, how do we transform our organization to make that strategy a reality and thrive in this new environment?

Learn how to answer these questions for your organization at the 2021 OPEN MINDS Executive Institute series. Our theme this year is, Leading To The “Next Normal”: The OPEN MINDS Framework For Strategy & Sustainability. We have designed the institute series to provide answers and a roadmap for the path forward – the essential tools and advice you need to build a transformative strategy, improve value for payers and consumers, and accelerate innovation to sustain competitive advantage in a volatile market.


Keynote Speakers:

  • Angela Perri, Chief Medicare Officer, UPMC Health Plan
  • Carole Matyas, Vice President, Operations, Wellcare/Centene
  • Jeffrey D. McCausland, Ph.D., Author & Visiting Professor, Dickinson College

Special Events:

  • Positioning For Success – General John Buford & The High Ground: The Beginning Of The Battle Of Gettysburg
  • Strategic Decision-Making In Times Of Change – Colonel Joshua Chamberlain & Little Round Top: Defending The Union Line
  • Walk The Battlefield With Author & Retired U.S. Army Colonel Jeffrey McCausland
  • The Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center Night At The Museum & Networking Reception
  • Book Signing With Jeffrey D. McCausland, Ph.D. Founder & CEO, Diamond6, Leadership & Strategy, LLC

Executive Summits:

  • The OPEN MINDS Mergers, Acquisitions, & Affiliations Summit: Improving Competitive Advantage In The Next Normal

Executive Seminars:

  • The New CFO Challenge: An OPEN MINDS Seminar On Keeping Your Cost In Sync With Your Rates In A Changing Market
  • Aligning Your Board To The New Sustainability Challenge: An OPEN MINDS Seminar On Non-Profit Management

Participate in More Than 20 Sessions Led By Top Industry Thought Leaders

Monica E. Oss
Monica E. OssChief Executive Officer, OPEN MINDS
Jeffrey D. McCausland, Ph.D.
Jeffrey D. McCausland, Ph.D.Author, Visiting Professor Dickinson College
Carole Matyas
Carole MatyasVice President Operations, Sunshine Health Plan
Melissa Fox, MHA, FACMPE, FACHE
Melissa Fox, MHA, FACMPE, FACHEChief Operating Officer, Acenda Integrated Health
Angela L. Perri
Angela L. PerriChief Medicare Officer, UPMC Health Plan
Wayne Motts
Wayne MottsPresident & Chief Executive Officer, Gettysburg Foundation
Todd Rudsenske
Todd RudsenskePartner, Webster Equity Partners
Jeremy Gelber, M.D.
Jeremy Gelber, M.D.Senior Managing Director, Centerbridge

Thank You To Our Partners