2016 CEO Academy Agenda

CEO Academy
2016 CEO Academy
January 31-February 3, 2016
Carefree Resort and Conference Center
     Carefree, AZ
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Sunday, January 31, 2016

6:00 pm Welcome Reception

Meet new colleagues and reconnect with others in a relaxed, social networking atmosphere.

Monday, February 1, 2016

8:00-9:00 am Breakfast

9:00-9:15 am Devotion
Pastor Mark Huber, CEO Academy Theologian-in-Residence

9:15-9:45 am Welcome and Introductions

9:45 am-12:15 pm The Dynamics of Innovation: Promise or Peril?

Dr. Antonio Oftelie, Executive Director for Leadership for a Networked World (LNW) and Public Sector Innovation Fellow at the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard University, examines the inherent tension between leading today's organization while innovating for tomorrow. Hear how effective human service and health care leaders encourage creativity and position their organizations to be intrinsically innovative and fast learning. The session includes interactive small group peer discussions.

12:15-1:00 pm Lunch

1:00-2:00 pm CEO Case Study: Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable
Christie Hinrichs, CEO and President of Tabitha Health Care Services
Innovation changes how organizations work together. Christie describes the inherent challenges in encouraging her leadership team to strive for positive change knowing innovation involves risks.

2:00-3:00 pm CEO Case Study:  Sparking Disruptive Innovation
John Kristel, CEO and President Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network

Technology, the Affordable Care Act and other disruptive forces are changing health and human services at an astonishing pace. John explores the initial stages of an innovation journey that is full of disruption from both within and outside the organization.

3:15-4:15 pm Large Group Discussion

Dr. Antonio Oftelie leads an interactive discussion on the challenges and opportunities of leadership and innovation in health and human services.

4:15-4:30 pm Devotion
Pastor Huber

6:00 pm Group Dinner

The intent of the group dinner is to give members an additional opportunity to network by informally introducing and recognizing new members, as well as celebrating other member milestones.  

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

8:00-9:00 am Breakfast

9:00-9:15 am Devotion
Pastor Huber

9:15am-12:00 pm Creating Disruption: Embracing Complexity
Innovative thinking can change how organizations, stakeholders, and partners work together. Dr. Antonio Oftelie introduces the Human Services Value Curve, a tool developed to guide choices and help leaders create a path to achieve innovative outcome oriented solutions.

12:00-1:00 pm Lunch

1:00-1:45 pm Interactive Personal Leadership Exercise
Dr. Luanne Fisher, President and CEO, Liberty Lutheran, leads an interactive exercise that gives participants quick interactions with a large number of other participants while also providing insight into their leadership approach for themselves and their team.

1:45-2:45 pm Panel DiscussionCreative Collaboration: It Can Take a Village
Join Mark Pile, President and CEO, Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries; Jessica Thomasson, President and CEO, Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota; Dr. Carol Roberts, ‎President and CEO, Lutheran Social Services of Northern California; and other fellow CEO panelists as they share the different ways they encourage creativity and risk taking with their leadership teams. The panelists share how they approach opportunities and partnerships that have become essential as care models and business models have evolved.  

2:45-3:45 pm Panel Discussion Tension in Innovation: Today's Demands Versus Tomorrow's Challenges
Hear from Dr. Kurt Senske, President and Chief Executive Officer, Upbring, and Larry Bradshaw, President and CEO, National Lutheran Communities & Services, on the challenges of balancing operations and pursuing innovation.  Panelists share their approaches and give practical examples of what has worked, what hasn’t and how they test, adjust and learn along the way.  

3:45-4:00 pm Devotion
Pastor Huber

4:00-5:00 pm One-to-One Walks
Traditionally one of the most rewarding aspects of the CEO Academy, new and experienced CEOs are matched together for an outdoor walk to discuss specific problem solving and foster relationship development.

4:15-6:15 pm Post Acute Care Working Group Meeting
If you are not currently involved with this group and would like to learn more, please contact Alesia Frerichs at afrerichs@lutheranservices.org.

Free Evening
Enjoy all of the amenities that the Carefree Resort has to offer, including golf, tennis, gym amenities, and biking; take a leisurely stroll around the desert gardens; or relax in the award-winning spa. If you'd like to venture, take the Resort's complimentary shuttle to the picturesque towns of Carefree and Cave Creek to enjoy some local flavor, including quaint restaurants and shops.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

7:30-9:00 am Breakfast

9:00-9:15 am Devotion
Pastor Huber

9:15-10:45 am Board Engagement in Disruptive Times
Board development and engagement are integral to achieving organizational innovation. Ken Daly, CEO of the National Association of Corporate Directors, explores ways to position your board to identify opportunities, develop strategies and evaluate new business models.  Ken discusses how to talk about risks and opportunities and the generative questions your board should ask to help your organization innovate and move forward. This session includes a small group activity.

11:00 am-12:00 pm Panel Discussion: Strengthening Strategy Through Board Engagement
Join panelists Sam Beals, CEO, Lutheran Social Services of Michigan; Angela Bovill, CEO, Ascentria Care Alliance; David Duea, President and CEO, Lutheran Community Services Northwest; and others as they draw on the real life challenges and successes of creating and working with boards that challenge their organizations to evolve and grow into a position of greater strength. 

12:00-1:00 pm Lunch and Evaluation Completion

1:00-1:45 pm Open Forum
As the Academy draws to a close, this discussion of participant-driven topics is facilitated by one seasoned and one new CEO.

1:45-2:00 pm Closing
Charlotte Haberaecker, President and CEO, Lutheran Services in America

Agenda as of September 21, 2015