With over 30 sessions to choose from, the Annual Conference is the best place for staff of all levels of experience to connect with colleagues from around the state while engaging in quality professional development opportunities.
The Financial Management Section educational track offers several opportunities of interest to financial professionals. The track kicks off with "Meaningful and Measured," which explores the importance of using both qualitative and quantitative performance indicators in the fund development process. Alternatively, Financial Management attendees may wish to attend a presentation by John C. Gilliland II on how HIPAA changes will impact organizations.
In the afternoon, Financial Management professionals are invited to attend "Wage and Hour: Avoid the Pitfalls,"presented by Mr. Gilliland. This session will focus on government enforcement of wage and hour laws. Later, Andy Wolber will present "Security Essentials," which will provide useful information on how to improve network security for organizations of all sizes.
On Friday morning it is recommended that those following the FMS track attend "Performance Measures: Understanding Their Importance in Today's Health Care World," brought to you by INARF's Conference Partner,Meridian Health Services. In this informative session, Eileen Elias, M.Ed., will discuss the critical need for agencies to use strong performance indicators and the impact of these measures on payer relationships. There will be a presentation as well as opportunities for hands-on experience in the development of solid outcome measures.
Finally, to round out the conference, Scott Warrick will present "Coaching the Hypersensitive Employee," which will address challenges in supervising individuals that can be toxic to the workplace and offer suggestions for effective communication and leadership. Attendees will learn how to define a "tolerant" environment that does not allow for bullying or hypersensitivity.