PWH is built upon a strong history of women leaders in the healthcare supply chain industry who continue to create a platform for progressive leadership and mentoring for the next generation.

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Upcoming Events

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    • 09/18/2017
    • 11/06/2017
    • Your computer & phone
    Registration is closed

    Introducing our 8-week Online Certification Course for Leadership Development.

    This course is designed for current leaders and includes a personal assessment, a one-on-one consultation with the Caliper representative, custom insight report, course preparation, two fully interactive webinars and a booster session to reinforce lessons and explore how team members have applied the new skills. Participants will earn a certificate at the successful completion of the course and recognition amongst their PWH peers and the industry.

    Important Dates

    Registration Deadline: August 28
    Caliper Profiles Due:
    September 18

    #1 Webinar:
    October 9, 12-1:30 PM, EST
    Influencing Effectively
    #2 Webinar:
    October 30, 12-1:30 PM, EST
    Moving from Difficult to High-Impact Conversations
    Follow-up Booster Webinar: November 6, 12-1 PM, EST

    Influencing Effectively
    October 9, 12-1:30 PM, EST

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Apply a consistent influence model for more effective interpersonal relationships
    2. Identify personality traits and behaviors that maximize your ability to influence
    3. Develop a strategy to address a current relationship needing increased influence

    Course Outline

    Moving from Difficult to High-Impact Conversations
    October 30, 12-1:30 PM, EST

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Identify conversations needing a “high impact” approach
    2. Create conversational safety and move toward desired action
    3. Shift the focus of difficult conversations for a win-win outcome
    4. Reframe the course of a conversation to achieve more effective outcomes

    Course Outline

    About the Speaker:

    Karen Triola is an Organizational Development Consultant with Caliper and has well-developed expertise as a platform trainer and learning and development manager. Karen honed her skills in over 10 years of experience with leading organizations in the insurance and entertainment industries. She brings an in-depth
    understanding of HR topics, instructional design, and excellent presentation skills to her partnerships with Caliper clients.

    Prior to joining Caliper, Karen partnered with leadership teams to develop relevant and innovative solutions for producing the highest levels of employee performance. Her areas of expertise included management development, team-building, employee engagement, and career planning.

    Ms. Triola holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from Douglass College, Rutgers University and her Professional for Human Resources Certificate (PHR). She also spearheaded and served as Toastmaster President for her local chapter (2010).

    If you have questions about this program, please contact Michelle Rydberg at mrydberg@mypwh.org.

    • 11/03/2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Your computer & phone

    In the workplace, some people get stuck overanalyzing all of their choices—they want a spreadsheet packed with data before proceeding with any decision. Others swear by their intuition and have no data to back up how they arrived at a particular decision.

    So how can you make a high-impact decision that is effective, practical, and successful? By having a clear objective, gathering and evaluating information in a structured way, avoiding common decision traps, and by using your intuition to confirm or question your decision. This course will enhance your confidence and skill at making—and implementing—tough decisions, allowing you to increase your value to your organization and actively contribute to its success. 

    Date: November 3, 2017
    Time: 12:00-1:00 PM EST

    Registration deadline is: November 2, 2017

    About the Speaker:

    Katie Snapp.  During her first career as an engineer at Honeywell, Katie was selected to participate in their corporate change and became one of the nation’s top trainers in leadership and teambuilding. She was recruited from there by the global firm, The Cumberland Group, one of the first consulting companies to construct the quality movement as we know it today, and a game-changer in the development of American corporate culture. Her front-row seat to the expansion of the TQM effort and her highly-personable style has made her a sought-after instructor and coach.

    She specializes in the healthcare industry, technology and production, and non-profit organizations. She has worked globally with clients such as NASA & Johnson Space Center, Presbyterian Healthcare Systems, Los Alamos Medical Center, and UNM’s School of Medicine, as well as a host of others.

    Katie is the Founder of EPEC’s Women’s Leadership Certificate program and has guest instructed in several certificate series. She has also published two books on women’s leadership since 2008 and speaks globally as a keynote speaker.

    Ms. Snapp holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering as well as a Six Sigma Green Belt certification. She is an ICF Certified Coach (CC) with over 550 hours of working with leaders. She is Licensed and Specialty-Certified in New Life Story Coaches™ Training in the psychology and neuroscience of leadership, and a former Senior Examiner for the state-level Malcolm-Baldrige award at Quality New Mexico.


    If you have questions about this program, please contact Michelle Rydberg at mrydberg@mypwh.org.

    • 12/01/2017
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Your computer & phone

    Join PWH and HIDA for this important and informative update of all the pertinent legislative issues impacting healthcare manufacturers, distributors and clinicians.

    Linda Rouse O’Neil will provide a comprehensive update on:

    • Healthcare Reform
    • Emergency/Pandemic Preparedness
    • Licensure
    • Competitive Bidding
    You’ll also learn about the most important issues of 2017.

    Date: December 1, 2017
    Time: 3:00-4:00 PM EST

    Registration deadline is: 11/30/17

    About the Speaker:

    Linda Rouse O’Neill is HIDA’s Vice President of Government Affairs.   Linda brings 18 years of healthcare-based lobbying, Capitol Hill and member services experience to HIDA.

    At HIDA, Linda oversees the government affairs team.  HIDA government affairs had been meeting with key federal agencies and Capitol Hill staff on healthcare issues important to its members such as medical device tax, pedigree and competitive bidding.  Additionally, HIDA government affairs tracks key reimbursement trends to keep its distributor members and manufacturing partners current on issues facing their customers. 

    Prior to coming to HIDA, Linda spent six years as the Director of Federal Affairs for one of the nation’s largest group purchasing organizations, Premier, Inc. in their Washington DC office.   She played a key role in representing the organization before Congress and regulatory agencies.  She specialized in Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement, health IT, unique device identification (UDI) and healthcare acquired infections (HAI) among other issues.

    In addition to her direct advocacy duties, she created and managed the Advancing Patient Safety Coalition comprised of 45 prominent organizations like AARP, AMA, AHA and the Joint Commission.  The coalition promotes patient safety through the adoption of Unique Device Identification. She also managed Premier’s HIT Collaborative with 200 hospital CIOs to ensure hospitals become meaningful users of EHRs to qualify for government incentives.

    Previously, Linda spent 4 ½ years as U.S. Senator Craig Thomas’ (R-WY) Health Legislative Assistant.  She advised on, analyzed and wrote healthcare legislative proposals before the Senate Finance Committee and was a co-staff director for the 80-member Senate Rural Health Caucus.  Prior to her Hill experience, Linda worked in government affairs roles for the National Rural Health Association, a lobbying firm and in the Indiana Governor’s DC office.

    She holds a Masters from George Washington University in Legislative Affairs and an undergraduate degree in American History from the State University of New York at Albany.

    If you have questions about this program, please contact Michelle Rydberg at mrydberg@mypwh.org.

    • 06/11/2018
    • (CDT)
    • 06/13/2018
    • (CDT)
    • The Renaissance Depot, Minneapolis, MN
    • 161

    We Create Leaders… Follow our Lead

    June 11–13, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN | The Renaissance Depot

    Be the leader your team needs to succeed!

    PWH is hosting the industry’s premier leadership education & networking event. Join women and men in the industry for 2-days solely focused on leadership development.

    Designed for all levels of leadership, both aspiring leaders and executive management will discover new skills that will enable you to lead the way by…

    • Connecting with a community of industry leaders & peers
    • Learning from the experience of thought leaders
    • Engaging in conversations to strengthen your leadership brand
    • Inspiring others with your energy and ideas
    • Transforming your insights into results

    "The first PWH Leadership Summit promises to bring lessons on leadership and other relevant topics to the industry. Our industry has undergone much change and there is more to come, so it’s even more important to have the skill sets to lead change, not just respond to it.”

    – Anne Eiting Klamar, PWH Board Advisor
    Chair, Board of Directors, Midmark

    Thank you to our sponsors:


    If you have questions about the Leadership Summit, please contact Michelle Rydberg at mrydberg@mypwh.org.

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