Executive Leadership Summit

The Power to Lead

April 2–4, 2017

Perioperative leaders face their own set of unique challenges. From budgets to compliance, staff retention, and infection prevention, perioperative leaders must know not only the business side of health care but also be up-to-date on clinical changes. Learn new strategies and tactics for solving the most pressing issues facing today’s perioperative leaders and health care facilities at AORN’s Executive Leadership Summit.

Network with over 600 perioperative leaders during this 3-day conference. Enjoy a private networking lounge, complimentary breakfast and lunch, and robust discussions with renowned speakers.

How the Summit Works

  • Held in conjunction with the Global Surgical Conference & Expo, the Executive Leadership Summit is a conference within a conference.
  • Registrants may attend any of the Executive Leadership Summit sessions or choose to attend the regular conference sessions and events.
  • Registrants may attend the Global Surgical Conference & Expo sessions and events taking place before and after the Executive Leadership Summit.

Session Topics

  • Address Unprofessional Behavior
  • Big Data
  • Combat Surgery
  • Future of Health Care
  • Go Clear Award
  • Human Capital Management
  • Operations Management Principles and Analytics

  • Remote Video Auditing
  • Safe Procedure Review
  • Staffing Plans
  • Starting Your OR on Time
  • Sterile Processing
  • Surgical Site Infection

Speaker Highlights

Bruce L. Tulgan

Opening Session: Generational Shift - Leveraging Generational Diversity in the Workplace

Bruce L. Tulgan

Bruce Tulgan is world famous as an engaging and informative keynote speaker. In 2009, Bruce was awarded Toastmasters International’s Golden Gavel Award, annually presented to a single winner, joining such notable past winners as Zig Ziglar, Stephen Covey, Marcus Buckingham, Ken Blanchard, Deepak Chopra, and Tom Peters.

For more than two decades RainmakerThinking, Inc. has been tracking the hopes, fears, and aspirations of people across all generations. Our ongoing study, Generational Shift in the Workforce, reveals strong generational trends in career paths, management practices, attitudes, expectations, and behavior in the workplace. Generational diversity issues in the workplace have never been more pressing, nor have they been more complex. We are all living through these profound changes in our workplace today. Our research shows that, depending on where you are in your life and career, you are probably experiencing these changes differently. That’s why the "generational lens" can be so powerful. Using the "generational lens" he first developed inManaging the Generational Mix – From Urgency to Opportunity, Bruce Tulgan helps people of different generations understand where each other is coming from and where they are going. Along the way, he shares the best practices to help people of all ages work together more effectively and turn age diversity into strategic advantage.

Paul Keckley, PhD

General Session: Latest Update on the Future of Health Care

Paul H. Keckley, PhD

What changes can we expect as a result of the election and potential new directions of health care? How might it impact your OR? During this session, you will have the opportunity to hear the expectations from a leading authority on health care. You will be able to ask questions and discuss the different attendee perspectives.

Keckley is the Managing Editor of The Keckley Report, a healthcare researcher and widely known industry expert. In addition to The Keckley Report, he authors a regular column for Hospitals & Health Networks and has published 3 books and over 250 articles.

Michael B. Yaffe, MD, PhD

Closing Session: Combat Surgery in Afghanistan and Boston

Michael B. Yaffe, MD, PhD

Michael Yaffe, MD, PhD, a faculty member of the Division of Acute Care Surgery, Trauma, and Surgical Critical Care, and also the Division of Surgical Oncology, recently received a Bronze Star Medal.

A Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve Medical Corps, Dr. Yaffe is also the David H. Koch Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Bronze Star is awarded to members of the U.S. Armed Forces for heroic or meritorious achievement or service in a combat zone. Pictured is Dr. Yaffe at a Special Forces base in Afghanistan.