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Texas Healthcare Trustees offers continuing education opportunities through regular live webinars, focusing on timely topics of interest to governing boards. Live webinars provide trustees with real-time access to subject-matter experts on a range of governance issues.

Webinar registration is available at a member and nonmember rate, and includes unlimited connections per hospital. A link to register individual participants will be sent to you upon payment.

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Working as One: Bridging Generational Gaps
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 | Noon – 1 p.m. CST
Speaker: Amelie Karam, Millennial Consultant & Specialist

There is a “changing of the guard” in the workplace. Boomers are retiring at an accelerated rate and Generation X, Millennials, and Generation Z are filling the voids. Amelie Karam, Millennial expert, will help attendees clearly understand how different generations respond and contribute to the workplace – and how to use those generational differences to create more favorable work environments. You will leave this session with a broader understanding of the following:

Learning Objectives:

  • Key factors that have influenced Gen Z, Millennials, Generation X, and Baby Boomers;
  • Communication strategies to successfully work across generations; and
  • How to attract and retain top talent from all generations.


Individual: $49
Group (5 or more): $199

Thanks to generous sponsorship by THIE, you will receive an automatic 10% discount if you register for both AdminLeadership Sessions!

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More About the Speaker:

Amelie Karam Amelie Karam uses her Millennial perspective and rich research, along with her background in theatre, film, health, and wellness, to bring an entertaining and informative voice to this important and highly sought-after topic: understanding, attracting and retaining millennials in the workplace. Through her extensive research, Amelie has gleaned tools to help organizations improve workplace performance and relationships. Working with a published and internationally known generational expert, Garrison Wynn, the two highlight these generational differences in talks and have co-authorized a publication, Millennial Mystique.

Sponsored by THIE

Looking Ahead, Resetting Strategy After Disruption
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021 | Noon – 1 p.m. CST
Speaker: Craig Deao, Managing Director, Huron (formerly Studer Group)

Over the past year and a half, health care leaders have been tasked with the extraordinary challenge of leading through sustained and prolonged turbulence. Many organizational strategic plans and priorities have been up-ended as hospitals have had to focus on the emergent issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. This session will explore how to refocus on organization’s strategy after this period of significant disruption.

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More About the Speaker:

Craig Deao Craig Deao is a highly regarded expert on topics including leadership, engagement, quality and patient safety. He works with medical staffs and healthcare executives across North America and Australia to create highly reliable organizations where employees want to work, physicians want to practice, and patients want to receive care. Working for Huron (formerly the Studer Group), he co-led the organization’s journey to become a recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2010.

Sponsored by Cross Country Healthcare

Employee retirement plans, fiduciary obligations, and the IRS: is your plan in compliance?
Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021 | Noon – 1 p.m. CST
Speakers: Craig Carter, J.D., Founding Partner, Jackson & Carter; Lea Anne Porter, Vice President of Retirement Plans, Texas Hospital Association

Retirement plans are a key part of any employee benefit package for hospitals. Offering this benefit to your employees means ensuring that everything relating to the plan is compliant. Learn about the fiduciary obligations that go along with offering a retirement plan, the key IRS and Department of Labor compliance issues involved, and the oversight role of hospital trustees regarding retirement plans.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify who in your organization has fiduciary status and the corresponding fiduciary liability associated retirement plans.
  • Recognize when fiduciary obligations are being met.
  • Identify areas of non-compliance within the organization’s retirement plan.
  • Review the role of hospital trustees and administrators in overseeing the selection of retirement plan service providers and the ongoing operation and monitoring of retirement plans.

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More About the Speakers:

Craig Carter Craig Carter, J.D., is a lawyer and co-founding partner with Jackson & Carter. His current practice consists of representing non-profit and governmental hospitals and hospital related organizations on a daily basis, with a special focus on the legal relationships between hospitals and their employees and hospitals and physicians. His representation of hospitals covers a wide variety of matters, including healthcare regulatory and compliance, employment, medical staff and credentialing including peer review proceedings and fair hearings, contracts with physicians and vendors, construction, governance and governmental entity issues for hospitals.

Lea Anne Porter Lea Anne Porter, MBA, CPA, joined Texas Hospital Association as the Vice President of Retirement Plans in 2016. She manages all aspects of the THA Master Retirement Plan Trust and the Participant Directed Retirement Plan Trusts - totaling $800M in assets, over 8,000 participants and over 30 defined benefit and defined contribution plans. Lea Anne brings 25 years’ experience in retirement plan and benefits experience in various industries to THA. She holds a BBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin and earned her MBA in Financial Planning from St. Edward’s University. In addition, she is a CPA and holds a Group 1 insurance license.