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Through our Leadership Conferences, The Governance Institute offers current information, interactive sessions, expert speakers, and the opportunity to meet others with a similar commitment to improving governance and achieving optimal board performance.  The 2018 conference sessions are based on our 2018 Education Agenda, available at


2018 Conference Learning Objectives:

Innovation: Building progressive boards that can fuel an innovative culture, setting the stage for cutting-edge quality/safety and care delivery

Digital & Mobile Health: Blending strategy and value to build sustainable and secure technology-based, data-driven business models

Consumerism: Addressing a growing force demanding greater value, transparency, access and convenience

Patient Experience: Taking an integrated approach to achieve the Triple Aim

Community Health: Living our missions through elevating community health efforts and furthering population health gains

Payment Models & Financial Health: Continuing the transition to value and preparing for implications of policy change, Medicaid/charity care, and access to care issues


In addition to the key areas of focus listed above, ongoing education topics specific to the groups below will be addressed in 2018 programs and publications through our new Governance Learning Cohorts:

Independent Hospitals:
Cross-continuum partnerships for population health and value-based care, infrastructure for primary care and post-acute integration; ability to take on risk
Matching board talent and skills to strategic direction
Considerations for remaining independent

Moving from holding to operating company
Systematization of governance, services and management
Key competencies of board members at various levels of the organization
Advancing community and population health strategies
Furthering "systemness" at the local board
Clarifying advisory vs. fiduciary roles
Rural Hospitals:
Meeting physician recruitment, clinical integration, and access challenges through mobile health
Merger/partnership considerations for independent rural hospitals
Ability to adapt and innovate
Academic Health Centers:
Leading healthcare transformation: integrating clinical, education, and research goals with patient-centered care and population health strategies
Strategic growth through mergers and partnerships
Academics vs. clinical care: structuring and aligning leadership, governance, and culture to meet future demands
Children's Hospitals:
Millennials as parents: expanding and accelerating digital health and consumer strategies
The role of pediatric hospitals in population health
Investing in the health of our future: addressing social determinants of health affecting children
Public Hospitals:
Developing board members when competency-based recruitment is not an option
Cross-continuum partnerships for population health and value-based care
Board culture and how it translate into organizational culture; unique challenges in creating a culture of innovation


Ongoing governance education is available throughout the year via our conferences, publications, online learning, Webinars, videos, and customized education solutions. In-depth original research, tools, board self-assessments, and industry-leading conference speakers form a cohesive curriculum to help all healthcare leaders - board members, senior executives, clinical leaders, and governance support professionals - perform at their highest levels.

2018 September Leadership Conference


  • When

  • Sunday, September 23, 2018 - Wednesday, September 26, 2018
    11:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Where

  • Encore at Wynn Las Vegas
    3131 Las Vegas Blvd South
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89109

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