Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 8:00 AM EDT
Friday, November 5, 2021 at 3:30 PM EDT

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The Woodstock Inn & Resort 
14 The Green
Woodstock, VT 05091


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Chris O'Donnell 
Northern New England Association of Healthcare Executives 

Northern New England Association of Healthcare Executives 2021 Annual Meeting

Thursday, November 4, 2021

 The Woodstock Inn & Resort, Woodstock, Vermont

8:00am - 8:30am         Registration / Coffee & Pastries

8:30am - Noon            Face-to-Face Session: "Resilient Leadership: The Role of Well-Being in Individual and Organizational Performance" 6.0 category 1 (Face-to-Face) Credits

When adversity or crisis strikes, the exposure to us as individual leaders, and to our organizations and the communities we serve is high. Healthcare is replete with disruption, and specific challenges occasionally arise that stress our processes and systems even more than usual. When we experience disruption, our innate individual and organizational tendency is to “return to normal.” But progressive, high-performing organizations leverage disruption for growth and progress.

Resilience is defined in several unique ways. In some models, it is viewed as the ability to rebound from unexpected, stressful or adverse situations and to pick up where one left off. In others, the perspective includes restoration plus the development of new capabilities, expanded abilities and the creation of new opportunities. Either way, it is a vital characteristic of effective executives and reliable organizations. Resilience doesn’t ensure that negative circumstances won’t occur, but it does proactively prepare you to more successfully traverse the storm, both individually and organizationally.  

Just as individuals can learn to develop traits of resilience, organizations can develop a culture of resilience. An investment in this form of “psychological immunity,” or ability to rebound from the untoward effects of adversity, is key to not only surviving such events but also ensuring sustained high-level performance. 


Seminar Objectives:

  • Acquire tools and resources to increase your resilience, adaptability and leadership response in times of stress, adversity and change. 
  • Develop an action plan to apply learnings in order to achieve meaningful performance outcomes, both individually and organizationally.  

Presented by: Laurie K. Baedke, FACHE, FACMPE, Director, Healthcare Leadership Programs, Creighton University

Laurie Baedke is a faculty member, Director of Healthcare Leadership Programs, and Assistant Dean of Physician Leadership Education at Creighton University. 

 A well-regarded speaker and author with broad experience building companies, and leading organizational change, Laurie has specific expertise in healthcare management, emotional intelligence, and strengths based leadership. She is an active mentor and advisor to senior executives, physician leaders, early careerists, and entrepreneurs. And she hosts the weekly podcast, The Growth Edge Leadership Podcast.

 Laurie holds a bachelor’s degree in human services and business administration and a master’s degree in healthcare administration. At age 26, she became the youngest individual to achieve board certification as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), and is also a board certified Fellow of the American College of Medical Practice Executives. Laurie has been certified by The Gallup Organization as a Strengths Performance Coach since 2006.

 Laurie is the recipient of numerous awards. Professionally, she has served on four national committees for ACHE, and is a current member of the ACHE of Nebraska and Western Iowa Chapter board of directors. She also serves a variety of civic and community organizations, including current appointments on the Omaha Bridges Out of Poverty Board of Directors Executive Committee and the Leadership Omaha Curriculum Committee.

 Laurie holds dual faculty appointments at Creighton University’s Heider College of Business and School of Medicine, where she serves as director of the Executive MBA in Healthcare Management program.

 Her first book, titled The Emerging Healthcare Leader: A Field Guide, was published by ACHE’s Health Administration Press in 2015. She contributed a chapter; The Clinician Entrepreneur, to a book published by Oxford Press in April, 2017 titled The Handbook of Private Practice. And, most recently, a second edition of her book, The Emerging Healthcare Leader: A Field Guide, was published ACHE’s Health Administration Press in March, 2018.

Laurie lives just outside of Omaha, Nebraska with her husband and two children.

Noon – 12:45pm         Lunch (provided)

12:45 pm - 3:30pm      Program (Continued)

3:30pm                        Adjourn – ACHE On-Location Program

3:30pm – 4:30pm        Break


4:30pm - 5:00pm         ACHE Advancement Information Session

Learn from local people firsthand what it takes to earn your ACHE Fellow Status.

Presented by (Tentative): Karen Clements, RN, FACHE and Peter Wright, FACHE


Friday, November 5, 2021

NNEAHE 2021 Annual Meeting

The Woodstock Inn & Resort, Woodstock, Vermont

7:15 am – 8:00am    Registration / Breakfast

8:00 am – 8:15am    Welcome / Opening Comments / Introductions

Marie Vienneau, FACHE, NNEAHE President

8:15 am -9:45 am     KEYNOTE SESSION #1: "Increasing Your Resiliency Power To New Levels of Excellence"

Have you ever had a negative day as a leader?  How did you feel at the end of it?  Tired, drained...  Now, have you ever had a positive day as a leader?  How did you feel at the end of it? Energized.  Isn’t there an increase in your productivity, resiliency, effectiveness and bottom line on that positive day? You can have that outcome everyday!  What would that do to your abilities, agility and successes as a leader? In this highly interactive program, Amazon bestselling author and top-rated speaker Dr. Jerry V. Teplitz will show you how to make every day that way through actual tools and techniques that will increase your energy level resulting in more effective leadership capabilities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the existence of your personal energy system and how it affects your being a resilient leader.
  • Experience the effects of positive and negative thoughts on your leadership abilities. 
  • Learn how you can energize yourself all day long to be a more agile leader.

9:45 am – 10:15am  Break / Hotel Check-out

10:15 am -11:45 am     KEYNOTE SESSION #2: " Speeding to Effective Time Master Working Smarter Not Harder and With Greater Agility"

How do you effectively deal with the constant deadlines, conflicting priorities, meetings, as well as the other time challenges that you are faced with on a daily basis? With this program you will gain an understanding and ability to be a better and more agile time manager. You will discover your present time management strengths as well as the areas needing improvement. As a result, you will leave with a strategy and action plan to develop and implement more effective time management skills in your life.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the different areas of time management
  • Recognize that you do have areas of time management that you are strong in
  • Develop an action plan for one area that you want to begin working on improving
  • Understand the differences between personal and organizational time issues

Presented by:  Dr. Jerry Teplitz. 

Dr. Jerry V. Teplitz' background is as unique as the techniques and approaches he teaches.  He is a graduate of Hunter College and Northwestern University School of Law.  He practiced as an attorney for the Illinois Environmental Agency. At that point, Dr. Teplitz' career took a dramatic change of direction.  He studied and received a Masters and Doctorate Degree in Holistic Health Sciences.  He was also on the faculty of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management for nine years.  Dr. Teplitz has been President of his consulting firm; and as a professional speaker, he has spoken at over 1800 meetings and to over one million people.  He conducts seminars in the areas of leadership, management, stress management, employee productivity and sales development.

Dr. Teplitz is the author of Switched-On Selling and Switched-On Networking, both Bestsellers on Amazon.  Other books he has authored include Managing Your Stress In Difficult TImes, Switched-On Living and Brain Gym for Business.  Articles on Dr. Teplitz have appeared in such publications as Inc., Successful Meetings, Prevention, and Travel & Leisure Golf Magazine.  He has also been listed in several additions of Who's Who in America and now hosts an internet radio show called Healthy Alternatives.  Dr. Teplitz is one of only 600 speakers world-wide who has earned the title Certified Speaking Professional from the National Speakers Association.  Finally, he has been selected by the Professional Convention Management Association as a "Best-in-Class" speaker and by the Canadian Society of Association Executives as an Association Excellence Speaker based on the quality and impact of his presentations.


11:45-12:45  Lunch -  Meet Sponsors and UNH Health Management & Policy Students

12:45pm-1:15pm     NNEAHE Business Meeting

Marie Vienneau, FACHE, President, NNEAHE

Awards Strategic Plan update Board Slate review Financial update

1:15pm-2:45pm  ACHE Face-to Face Panel Discussion #121: "Key State Health Legislative Issues Facing Leaders and Potential Responses"

1.5 Category 1 (Face-to-Face) Credits

Numerous public policy and legislative issues around healthcare delivery and public health affect healthcare organizations and demand involvement of their leaders to respond and adjust organizational policies and procedures. These issues often relate to improving population health, access and coverage through Medicaid and other programs, improving value, addressing consumer issues and workforce shortages, and more. Learning these issues and being involved in policy and organizational responses is important for healthcare leaders, regardless of how directly they may be involved.

Tentative Panel speaker 1: Jeff Tieman, President & CEO, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems

Tentative Panel speaker 2: Steve Ahnen, President & CEO, New Hampshire Hospital Association

Tentative Panel speaker 3: Steve Michaud, President, Maine Hospital Association

Tentative Panel speaker 4: Osei Mevs, Regional Director, American Hospital Association

Moderator:  Mark Bonica, FACHE, Assistant Professor, Health Management and Policy, University of New Hampshire   

Possible Panel Topics

  • Population health, state and community health status, and indicators
  • Medicaid—funding, expansion, waivers, managed care, reimbursement
  • Access and coverage—Medicaid for All, uninsured
  • Mental health/substance abuse
  • Value-based care/reducing clinical variation
  • Medical billing initiatives
  • Workforce shortages
  • Other federal/state legislative issues and initiatives

2:45pm-3:00: Wrap-up/complete surveys

3:00 pm Adjourn 


Hotel Accomodations

Individuals should The Woodstock Inn & Resort Reservations Department at (866) 592-9611 and identify themselves as part of the Northern N.E. Association of Healthcare Executives group. A deposit equal to 50% of the total room charges including tax and resort fee is required with each reservation in order to confirm the accommodations (major credit cards accepted). All reservations must be received by Wednesday, October 6, 2021. Individual deposits will be refunded less a $30 processing fee if the reservation is cancelled more than 14 days prior to group arrival. Cancellations made within 14 days will forfeit the full deposit.



Thank you to our Sponsors for this years event