Leadership Summit

AORN Expo 2022 | March 19-23 | New Orleans, LA

The Leadership Summit at Global Surgical Conference & Expo is your opportunity to reset and grow with the best and brightest perioperative leaders.

Top thought-leaders will be coming together in-person to share perioperative updates, proven management strategies, and the latest surgical technologies and solutions.

This is the time to connect with your peers to share challenges and to solidify your leadership plan moving forward.

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Leader members save an additional $50.

What’s Included in Your Leadership Summit Experience:

  • Five days of leader-focused education sessions
  • Exclusive leader networking lounge
  • Complimentary breakfast and lunch
  • Access to award-winning leadership poster education
  • Private tour of the Innovation Zone
  • On-demand session recordings

Who Should Attend?

  • Managers and directors who are involved in leading the surgical suite
  • Emerging leaders seeking to grow into leadership

Past Attendees Include:

  • OR Directors and Managers
  • Vice Presidents of Nursing
  • Chief Nursing Officers
  • Risk Managers
  • Quality Control Managers
  • Patient Safety Officers 


What We’ll Be Talking About

  • Climate Change, Healthcare, and the Future of Surgery
  • Creating Cultures of Inclusion
  • LEAN Methodology & OR Efficiencies
  • Preparing for the Next Pandemic
  • Business Plan Development
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Huddle Best Practices
  • Strategies for Stress
  • Succession Planning & Mentorship
  • Transformative Leadership
  • Bringing Back Joy & Team Building
  • And More Hot Topics



Featured Sessions

Beyond the Image of Diversity: How to Create a Culture of Inclusion
Dima Ghawi, MBA, Certified Professional Coach

Dima Ghawi shares information she has gleaned from hundreds of interviews and workplace surveys to teach leaders and business professionals how to create a welcoming and inclusive workforce. Through humorous stories and engaging group activities, Ghawi discusses the benefits of a bottom-up approach, the influence of courageous office culture, and the power of affinity groups. Audiences leave with actionable takeaways to create a more productive, engaging, and inclusive workplace for all.

Critical Elements of Business Plan Development
Randy Heiser, MA

Randy Heiser provides OR directors and business managers with the practical tools and the latest processes to develop and present an effective business plan for new services, facilities, equipment, technology, supplies, and staff. Securing investment for your surgery program is an on-going need. Heiser will help identify and examine the required elements of a well-designed business case and how to obtain/develop them. In addition, case studies of successful business cases will be presented with opportunities for participation by the attendees.

The Art of Human Care: Change the World One Patient at a Time
Dr. Hassan Tetteh

Dr. Tetteh shares his experiences as both a patient whose life was saved and a physician who saves lives, so that people see reflections from his life in their own. In healthcare, both costs and burnout escalate to new highs every day, increasing frustration for all. Through Human Care, Dr. Tetteh redefines what it means to heal and reignites people’s desire to impact the world for good. Audiences are inspired not only to make a difference, but to change the world.

Leadership Summit Is Your Full Access Pass

Full Access to Global Surgical Conference & Expo
Leadership Summit attendees also have full access to education sessions, poster displays, the Expo Hall, and the other networking activities taking place at AORN Expo 2022. 

100+ Education Session Recordings
Missed a session at the Leadership Summit or AORN Expo? Leadership Summit attendees can stream recordings of all concurrent education sessions and be eligible for contact hours from both conferences.

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