Day 1

Developing a Talent Pipeline for the Healthcare Industry

Healthcare and Workforce Development

Skills Development, Future Jobs, Apprenticeships and more

Monday, September 17th


7:00 – 1:00 Staffed Registration 

8:00 – 8:05 – Summit opening remarks – Colleen LaRose – NERETA 

8:05- 8:35 – Workforce Development and the Healthcare Industry – Jane Oates, Working Nation

8:45-9:20 –  Emerging Healthcare Professions: Filling future career, training and certification gaps in healthcare practice and delivery – Dr. Charles Pollack, Thomas Jefferson University

9:20-9:50 -Supply/Demand Gap Analysis: Healthcare highlights from Report for Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education  – Michael Reid, Oxford Economics

9:50- 10:20 – An overview of Pennsylvania State Workforce Initiatives to support the Healthcare Workforce, including a review of Next Gen Sector Strategy Efforts– Eileen Cipriani, PA Dept. of Labor and Industry and Erica Mulberger, Executive Director, Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corporation

10:20- 11:00 – Emerging Needs in Health Care Workforce Training, Assessment and Credentialing: Moving from a Profession/Occupation Focus to a Competency Focus. – Dr. Roy Swift, Workcred

11:00 – 11:45 – Panel on Diversity and Inclusion in the Healthcare Workforce

11:45- 12:30 – Panel on Apprenticeship – Healthcare Career Advancement Program (HCAP), Daniel Bustillo

Lunch – 12:45 – 2:00


Workshop 1 – 2:00 – 3:00 –

  • Workshop A – Heroes to Healthcare – Dave Gregorio
  • Workshop B –  Recruitment for the Healthcare workforce: What recruiters want you to know!
  • Workshop C – A Fresh Look at Work-Life Balance for the Health Care Workforce – Glenna  Crooks, Ph.D.

Workshop 2 – 3:15- 4:15 –

  • Workshop A – Employee owned options in the healthcare industry ESOP’s CO-Ops and more) – Kevin McPhillips, PA Center for Employee Ownership
  • Workshop B – Retention Strategies for the healthcare workforce
  • Workshop C – Making Measurement Actionable: Closing the Skills Gap through Labor Linked Program Planning  Todd Oldham, Monroe County Community College (NY)

Open Networking – 4:15 – 6:00

Dinner on your own

Day 2

Developing a Talent Pipeline for the Healthcare Industry

Healthcare and Economic Development

Economic impacts of healthcare, Cluster/sector strategies, Public health initiatives and more….

Tuesday, September 18th


Morning coffee provided (hotel guests get free full breakfast).

8:00 – 8:45 – Keynote:  Health, Wealth and Economic Development    Glenna Crooks, Ph.D.

8:45 – 9:45 –  Where to Begin?:  Putting together a local Sector Strategy in Healthcare in Scranton, PA – Brian Ebersole, Executive Director, Springboard Healthy Scranton, Julene Campion, VP Talent – Geisinger, Ida Castro, VP Community Engagement, Geisinger, Terri Bickert, VP Nursing Education, Geisinger

9:45- 10:45 – Communities of Excellence and Baldridge: How to create healthy and sustainable communities – Stephanie Norling, Communities of Excellence and Bob Bitner, Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence

10:45- 11:00  – Break   

11:00- 11:45  – Planning strategically using workforce data analytics  – Dr. James Moore, KPMG

12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch

1:00- 3:30 World Cafe on Healthcare: Taking a positive approach to disruption