General Sessions

Authentic Leadership

In three general sessions we will explore the subject of leadership

  • How NAHC is re-asserting its leadership position in the industry and how home care and hospice can lead a health care transformation in the United States
  • Leaders in home care and hospice will discuss their leadership lessons in short talks
  • How finding happiness and reaching our potential can help us become the leaders we want to be

Sunday, October 7, 1:00pm – 2:40pm

Washington Update plus NAHC 2.0

NAHC President William A. Dombi will discuss the strategic planning process of NAHC 2.0 and what it means for the future of the Association, as well as NAHC’s leadership role in home care and hospice, and provide an overview of NAHC’s accomplishments in 2018.

The Washington Update panel includes:

  • William A. Dombi, President
  • Mary Carr, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
  • Theresa Forster, Vice President, Hospice Policy & Programs
  • Calvin McDaniel, Director, Government Affairs

Monday, October 8, 9:30am – 10:40am

Elements of Leadership

Hosted by Andrea Devoti

 At this year’s conference, we’re exploring what it takes to be an authentic leader, and we’re asking attendees to participate. In the registration process you’ll be asked what you think are the qualities that make up a good leader, and we’ll use that information to generate some interesting conversations in new ways.

For the Monday morning general session we’re trying something new. We’re inviting home care and hospice leaders – from large agencies and small – that will share their stories in a series of brief conversations about the aspects of leadership that are most important to them. These relatable stories will include successes and – we hope at least one brave soul will be willing to share a failed attempt at leadership so we can all learn from their experiences.

Tuesday, October 9, 10:45am – 12:30pm

Keynote: Shawn Achor

Shawn Achor is the bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage and Big Potential. He spent 12 years at Harvard, where he won over a dozen distinguished teaching awards, and delivered lectures on positive psychology in the most popular class at Harvard. Shawn graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and earned a Masters from Harvard Divinity School in Christian and Buddhist ethics.

Shawn has since become one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success. Shawn has now worked with over a third of the Fortune 100 companies, and with places like the NFL, the Pentagon and the U.S. Treasury. To do his work, Shawn has traveled to 51 countries, speaking to farmers in Zimbabwe, CEOs in China, doctors in Dubai and schoolchildren in South Africa. In 2014, Oprah Winfrey did a two hour interview with Shawn on the science of happiness and meaning. His research on happiness made the cover of Harvard Business Review, his TED talk is one of the most popular of all time with over 16 million views, and his lecture airing on PBS has been seen by millions.

View Shawn’s TED talk.