First Keynote Speaker
Sunday, March 25 | 3pm–4pm
Amanda Gore knows the heart and profit center of every business is about how people think, and consequently, feel about themselves; and how they make others feel. How we feel about a personal or business relationship informs every part of our decision to invest with them. This goes for hospitals, too. Amanda’s action-packed performances offer an abundance of use-it-now tools to create deep, lasting relationships at every level -- with family, patients, and colleagues. Everyone leaves energized, enthusiastic and re-engaged! She was voted as one of the 25 hottest speakers in the USA in 2009. Gore has over one million views on her YouTube channel and is a regular blogger for the Huffington Post.
Jerry G. Peers Lectureship Speaker
Monday, March 26 | 4:15pm–6pm
Connie Podesta is not just a speaker….she is an EXPERIENCE! Connie is a game-changing, ball of fire whose rare blend of laugh-out-loud comedy, killer take-away strategies, and her interactive, no-power-point delivery style has made her one of the most unique and memorable speakers on the stage for 25 years. She’s a Hall of Fame speaker to over 1,000 organizations and award-winning author of seven books! As a former Radio/TV personality, she’s not only funny but can offer some much needed therapy for many of us. Podesta is an expert on the psychology of leadership, change, accountability and engagement.
AORN Foundation General Session Speaker
Tuesday, March 27 | 4:30pm–5:45pm
Bruce Tulgan is internationally recognized as the leading expert on young people in the workplace and one of the leading experts on leadership and management. Bruce has worked with tens of thousands of leaders and managers in hundreds of organizations ranging from Aetna to Wal-Mart, from the Army to the YMCA. During Tuesday’s General Session, he will share insights from his years of research and training. Bruce is founder and CEO of RainmakerThinking, Inc, a management research and training firm and a best-selling author. Bruce lectures at the Yale Graduate School of Management, as well as other academic institutions. He has written for the New York Times, the Harvard Business Review, HR Magazine, Training Magazine, and the Huffington Post.