Retreat Summits & 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.

How To Build Value-Based Payer Partnerships: An OPEN MINDS Executive Seminar On Best Practices In Marketing, Negotiating, & Contracting With Health Plans

Monday, September 17, 2018 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Across the country, managed care organizations are successfully delivering treatment services to large populations and doing it in a way that saves states significant sums of money. These demonstrated savings show that value-based reimbursement and managed care arrangements aren’t going anywhere, which means that executives of provider organizations must find a way to position themselves to work closely with managed care companies.

How? By developing relationships with the payers in your market, considering what metrics they are tied to and how you can help them to meet their performance requirements, discussing how you can align programs and services with the goals of the payers and health plans in your market, and providing data that proves your service lines can achieve both high quality outcomes and lower costs. In this crucial seminar, we will discuss:

  • How to start strategic conversations with health plans
  • How to demonstrate your organization’s value in way that will capture health plan’s interest
  • How to secure and optimize service agreements with health plans

   Speaker: Richard Louis, III, Advisory Board Member, OPEN MINDS





The 2018 OPEN MINDS Mergers, Acquisitions, & Affiliations Summit: Best Practices For Non-Profit Health & Human Service Organizations – A Centerstone & OPEN MINDS Collaboration

Friday, September 21, 2018 | 9:00am – 4:00pm

Giving executives the strategies and tools they need to overcome the challenges of making mergers and acquisitions work – selecting the right organizations, the M&A process, developing governance and management structures for a newly-merged organization, and the challenges of managing a bigger and more diverse organization.

Mergers and acquisitions are becoming more common in the health and human service space. There was a 13% increase in M&A from 2016 to 2017, and we are expecting 2018 to surpass that number as more healthcare executives identify M&A as their primary growth strategy.

With this strategy taking hold and growing in popularity, there is an increased need among leaders and executives to navigate the process. That is why we developed the Mergers, Acquisitions & Affiliations Summit. This summit will be the go-to event for leaders in need of strategies, guidance and tools to be successful.

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





How to Develop A Strategic Plan: An OPEN MINDS Executive Seminar On Best Practices In Strategy, Portfolio Management, & Scenario-Based Planning

Friday, September 21, 2018 | 9:00am – 12:00pm

In the current health and human service market, executives face their fair share of uncertainty. This leads many executive teams 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