2017 Summit Agenda

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

OPTIONAL ADD-ON: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM – Spa Networking (Additional Fees) - Four Seasons Las Vegas Spa

Relax and refresh before the start of the Summit at the Four Seasons Las Vegas Spa. During registration, you will have the option to choose from two 25-minute body treatments or one 25-minute nail treatment. (Limited to 40 participants)

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM – Networking Reception – Sponsored by AMN Healthcare

Join WBL for a networking reception to welcome those arriving early. Enjoy the opportunity to reconnect with your WBL peers and meet new attendees before the Summit formally begins!

7:00 PM – Dinner - ON OWN

We encourage those arriving on Tuesday to group together for dinner and enjoy the evening.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

6:30 AM - 7:30 AM  – Morning Networking Walk

6:30 AM - 7:30 AM – Exercise Session – Sponsored by Tivity Health

Clear your mind and prepare for the Summit with a morning exercise session. 

7:30 AM – Welcome Desk Opens 

7:30 - 8:45 AM Breakfast

Enjoy breakfast with other attendees before the Summit kicks off at 9:00 AM.


9:00 AM - 9:45 AM – Opening Session - Welcome to the 2017 WBL Summit

Speaker: Lynn Shapiro Snyder, Founder and President, WBL, and Senior Member, EpsteinBeckerGreen, PC
Join WBL Founder & President Lynn Shapiro Snyder for the kick-off of the WBL Summit! In this annual session, Lynn welcomes attendees to the Summit and sets the stage for the days to follow.

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM – Thinking Big: Creating Value by Design

Speaker:  Whitney Mortimer, Partner and CMO, IDEO
Broaden your horizons and learn about the concept of design thinking, a way to channel innovation and creativity to solve problems and increase productivity. As a thought-leader, Whitney will share her experiences shaping the strategy of IDEO, and how her company creates positive impact through design. In addition, you will learn about the ability of design-thinking to transform the way organizations develop products, services, processes, and strategy.

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM – Networking Break

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM – Built on Values: Creating an Enviable Culture that Outperforms the Competition

Speaker: Ann Rhoades, Founding Executive Vice President of People Ink, Former EVP, JetBlue Airways, and Best-Selling Author
In a time of discontent and distrust, what qualities can leaders demonstrate to create a culture that fosters great teams and makes your culture your greatest asset?  How can a company’s values fuel success and define how your company gets ahead and stays ahead in a way that other companies admire? Based on Ann’s years of experience with JetBlue, Southwest Airlines and other companies known for their trailblazing corporate cultures, she will share her insights about creating winning environments, with people-centric values at the core.

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM – Networking Lunch

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM - Member Campaign Announcement

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM – Redesigning for Value

Speaker: Susan DeVore, President & CEO, Premier, Inc. 
Hear the story of Susan DeVore and Premier, a company that reorganized, created and maintained great value, very successfully went public, and has remained member-driven. Named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies, learn how Susan guided the company to an IPO of $874 Million in 2013, and how the company continues to redesign and add value, and how Susan has designed her career and leadership style to face new challenges.

3:15 - 3:30 - Networking Break

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM – Peer Conferencing Session - Sponsored by Wheless Partners

In the first peer conferencing session, you will meet with a new group of participants, based on your location, to have a round-table discussion of industry topics, trends, and issues. Seek advice from the pool of experienced women at your table and make lasting connections. 

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM – Break for Private Meetings

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Membership Committee Meet-up

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM – Sponsor Appreciation Reception (invitation only)

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM – Networking Dinner

This first dinner at the Summit is designed specifically to facilitate networking. Dinner will be served at stations, and we will encourage attendees to move about and meet new friends.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

6:30 AM - 7:30 AM  – Morning Networking Walk

6:30 AM - 7:30 AM – Exercise Session - Sponsored by Tivity Health

Clear your mind and prepare for the Summit with a morning exercise session.

7:30 AM - 8:45 AM – Breakfast

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM – Panel - Leading, Innovating and Transforming the Healthcare Environment

Speakers: Debbie Gregory, DNP, RN, BSN, Founding CEO, Nursing Institute for Health Design
 Louise McDonald, EVP & President, Healthcare, Government & Education of Herman Miller, Inc.
Jaynelle F. Stichler, DNS, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN, Founding Co-Editor of Health Environments Research & Design Journal

In an era of value-based purchasing and reimbursements based on patient outcomes, leadership for transforming the healthcare environment is critical. These thought leaders construct a new paradigm for an inter-professional approach to designing hospitals and healthcare settings. Learn about “magic at the intersection” in creating value in healing environments.

10:15 AM - 10:20 AM – Group Photo From the Podium

10:20 AM - 10:45 AM – Networking Break

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM – Designing Your Career For Board Service and Adding Value Once You're There

Speaker: Chris Jacobs, Board Member, McKesson Corporation and Retired Chairman & CEO, Theragenics
Meet Christine Jacobs, a board member of McKesson who stayed on after one of the ultimate redesigns: a merger.  Learn how, as a savvy board member, you can add value and positively affect the performance of your organization from the top down. Christine will also share her unique experiences as Chairperson of the Board of Theragenics, and current Chair of McKesson Corporation, to help you design your career for board service.

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM – Networking Lunch

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM – Peer Conferencing Session - Sponsored by Wheless Partners

In this second peer conferencing session, you'll meet with an entirely different group of participants to have a round-table discussion of industry topics, trends, and issues. Seek advice from the pool of experienced women at your table and make lasting connections. 

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM – Networking Break

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM – Innovation From Every Generation: Free All the Generations to Produce Ideas That Get Results

Speaker: Amy Lynch, Generations Expert, Idea Warrior and Author
Are you creating an environment where solutions bubble up at all levels?  How can you create the environment where each generation adds value and creates inventive, on-the-spot solutions to keep up with the current rate of change? During this session, Amy will explain the innovative differences across all generations, including millennials, baby boomers, generation X and generation Z, and how to engage each generation effectively.

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM – Break for Private Meetings

5:00 PM - 5:45 PM – Advisory Board Reception (invitation only)

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM – Dinner and Casino Night

Friday, March 17, 2017

6:30 AM - 7:30 AM  – Morning Networking Walk

7:30 AM – Breakfast Begins

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM – Breakfast Speaker - Creating Investor Value

Speaker: Barbara StinnettCEO and Managing Partner of Timmaron Group and Diamond Sponsor, WBL Summit
What are investors looking for?  How do they identify and assign value, and how can you create and demonstrate value that sets your company apart?  Bring all your investor-related questions to this session and learn what you can do as a company owner, executive, or board member to drive value that is meaningful to investors, including angel, VCs, and private equity.  In this Diamond WBL sponsor-led session, Barb Stinnett, CEO and Managing Partner of Timmaron Group will share her experience in working with companies ranging from start-ups to fortune 500 companies around mergers and acquisitions, preparing for raises, and driving real investor value.

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM – The Future of Health Care

Speakers: Moderated by: Mary Grealy, President, Healthcare Leadership Council
Denise Prince, MBA, MPH, SVP & COO, Population Health, Mount Sinai Health System
Allyson Y. Schwartz, President and CEO, Better Medicare Alliance

Pam Stegora-Axberg, Senior Vice President, Operations, Optum
The 2017 U.S. presidential election has brought uncertainty to the health care industry and has many industry leaders wondering what changes may be in store for the future. During this interactive session, a panel of industry experts will discuss how the new administration may affect various sectors within the health care industry including state and federal programs, reimbursement models, and the future of value-based care. 



*All session times, speakers, topics, and descriptions are subject to change