Highlights Of The 2020 OPEN MINDS Executive Leadership Retreat Week


The Executive Leadership Retreat offers best practices for strategic organizational transformation along with opportunities for personal development. The retreat offers a forum for like-minded leaders to reflect together on solutions to the challenges that lie ahead. Executives have a unique opportunity to recharge and reset as they connect with peers and find new perspectives from guided virtual tours through American Civil War history.

The OPEN MINDS leadership development model is unique combination of…

  • Learning new ‘best practice’ leadership models through classroom and case study presentations
  • Developing leadership perspectives through the lessons of history, using the Gettysburg National Military Park as a classroom
  • Building personal leadership skills through skill building, reflection, and retreat
  • Sharing leadership challenges and solutions with management peers from across the country

This year’s agenda will feature over 20 executive sessions, including didactic educational sessions; panel discussions with industry thought leaders; case model learning sessions featuring innovative organizations and programs. Plus, three in-depth educational events-

The OPEN MINDS Health Plan Partnership Summit: A Guide To Developing & Negotiating Partnership Agreements With Health Plans

Making The Right Technology Investments For Your Organization: An OPEN MINDS Executive Seminar On Technology Strategy, Budgeting & Planning A dialogue session with payer and health plan executives focused on the changing models of service delivery partnerships.

How To Develop A Successful Marketing Plan: The OPEN MINDS Seminar On Marketing Strategy

Throughout the three days of the retreat, attendees will have opportunities to take part “virtually” in the history and culture of Gettysburg including:  Battlefield tours led by licensed guides with classroom discussions on the leadership lessons learned and the application of those lessons for managing your health care team and tours of historical well-known Gettysburg locations.

Day One – October 26th   Monica Oss, CEO, OPEN MINDS will kick off the retreat with the Announcement of The 2020 OPEN MINDS Survey: Trends In Specialty Provider Organization Executive Compensation & Retention. Following her presentation, Mark Mishek, President & Chief Executive Officer, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation will present his keynote address, Grow Or Die: Surviving Both The Pandemic & Private Equity.

Day Two-October 27th    The day will start with the keynote address, Behavioral Health Then & Now: A 50-Year Evolution, by John Lovelace, President, UPMC For You.

Day Three-October 28th  We will hear from renowned author, speaker, policy analyst and granddaughter of President Dwight Eisenhower—Susan Eisenhower, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman, The Eisenhower Group, Inc.,  in her keynote address, How Ike Led: The Principles Behind Eisenhower’s Biggest Decisions.