PENWorks 2016: Advancing Organizational Excellence

April 18, 2016 - April 19, 2016 | All Day

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The Performance Excellence Network is pleased to announce PENworks 2016 – our annual continuous improvement and organizational excellence best practice conference: April 18-19 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, MN.

Learn best practices in achieving – and sustaining – organizational excellence!! Network with hundreds of other leaders on the journey to excellence. Don’t miss this incredible event!

  • Learn best practices from over 25 local, regional, and national organizations on the journey to excellence — businesses, healthcare organizations, education institutions, nonprofits, and governmental agencies.
  • Hear insights from several keynotes, including: Dr. Amit Sood of Mayo Clinic on the Science of Happiness; John Sweeney, CEO of Brave New Workshop, on The Innovative Mindset: 5 Behaviors for Accelerating Breakthroughs; Paul Hillen, Chief Marketing Officer at Cargill, on The Power of Networks, Trust, Persuasion, and Influence; Dan Mallin of Equals 3 LLC, on The Art of Possible: How Data Will Change the Way We Do Business
  • Hear how three organizations — all recipients of the 2015 Baldrige National Quality Award — achieved and sustain world class performance: Charleston Area Medical Center (WV), Charter School of San Diego (CA), and MidAmerica Transplant Services (MO).
  • Learn ways to improve your leadership effectiveness, strategic planning processes, customer focus, use of measures/data, workforce engagement, and operational performance.
  • Network with hundreds of leaders and professionals, all interested in continous improvement and organizational excellence.
  • Gain insights that will inspire change and improvement in your organizations and your career!

 

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PENworks 2016 Conference -- Full Schedule (Subject to Change)
Day 1: Monday, April 18

7:30 AM

9:00 AM

 

Registration, Breakfast & Networking

9:00 AM

9:10 AM

 

Welcome

9:10 AM

10:00 AM

Keynote: Resilient Living: The Science of Happiness

Dr. Amit Sood, Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic

 

 

 

Captains

Tack A

Tack B

Harvest A

Harvest B

10:10 AM

11:00 AM

Our Customer Focus:  Lessons from Dr. Seuss

Meg Rogers, Dir Transplant Center

Susan Mau Larson, Dir Public Affairs

LifeSource

Efficiency, Effectiveness & Excellence: Lean & Baldrige

Dr. Chris Robison, Vice CMO

Phil Zeccardi, Lean OD

Children’s Hospitals & Clinics

Chaotic and Tumultuous Times: Developing Resilient Leaders in the Field of Aging Services

Dr. Linda Shell, Senior Director of Education and Leadership Development (and board member, LeadingAge of Minnesota)

Volunteers of America

Practices Leaders Apply to Lead Continuous Quality Imrpovement in Schools

Dr. Klint Willert, Superintendent

Brookings Public Schools

Intensive:
Beginning with Baldrige: You Can Start Today

Michael Garner, Momentum Consulting

11:10 AM

11:30 AM

Morning Break

11:30 AM

12:20 PM

Using Strategic Planning to Create the Future

Suzanne Riley, CEO

Amy Grover, Dir of Planning

Katie Schmitt, Development & Innovation Specialist

Southeast Service Cooperative

Becoming an Innovation Leader

Mark Meier, Innovation Leader,

CH Robinson

What Got Us Here Won’t Get Us There: Healthcare Transformation

Pam Helgeson-Britton, VP of Strategy & Process Excellence, Essentia Health

Managing the Media: Effective Communication with the Community

Virginia Brophy Achman, CEO

Twin Cities in Motion (Twin Cities Marathon)

12:20 PM

2:00 PM

Exhibitor Visitation & Networking

Lunch

Keynote: Commitment to Excellence: A Leadership Journey to Drive Innovation

Dean Kappel, President Emeritus, Mid-America Transplant Services

(2015 Baldrige Winner)

 

2:00 PM

2:50 PM

Minnesota & Results-Based Accountability: How State Government Learns to “Turn the Curve”

Judy Plante, Manager,

State of MN

Data Analytics for Performance Excellence

Ryan Sougstad, Associate Professor, Business

Augustana University

Driving & Achieving Organizational Compliance in an Emerging Integrated System

Dr. Reinold Platte, Medical Director

Tonia Lauer, Regional Quality Director

Ginny Larson, Administrator

Mayo Clinic Health System

Working Smarter & Increasing Impact: PUC's Strategic Framework & Talent Initiative

Mary Randall, Human Capital Specialist

Antonio Cardona

Pillsbury United Communities

Intensive:

Baldrige Executive Roundtable (invitation only)

2:50 PM

3:10 PM

Afternoon Break

3:10 PM

4:00 PM

Keynote: A Systems Perspective to Transform Care Together

Dr. Glenn Crotty, EVP & COO, Charleston Area Medical Center

(2015 Baldrige Winner)

4:00 PM

4:50 PM

Keynote: Leadership & the Baldrige Journey

Mary Searcy Bixby, Founder/CEO, Charter School of San Diego

(2015 Baldrige Winner)

5:00 PM

6:30 PM

Happy Hour, Networking, Exhibitor Visitation

 

PENworks 2016 Conference -- Full Schedule (Subject to Change)
Day 2: Tuesday, April 19

7:30 AM

8:30 AM

Registration, Breakfast & Networking

8:30 AM

8:40 AM

Welcome

8:40 AM

10:00 AM

Good Leadership Breakfast, in Partnership with Good Leadership Enterprises

Keynote: The Art of Possible: How Data Will Change the Way We Do Business

Dan Mallin, investor, advisor, board member Equals 3 LLC

 

10:00 AM

10:10 AM

Break

 

 

Captains

Tack A

Tack B

Harvest C

Harvest A

Harvest B

10:10 AM

11:00 AM

Cycles of Learning Before & After Baldrige

Jack Priggen, CEO

Kyle Mullen, Chief Program Office

Christine Miller, Director of Quality/Strategy

Cardinal of Minnesota

Building a Culture of Leadership Outcomes & Results

Scott Davis, VP Operations

AMSOIL

Tools of Engagement

Kathy Johnson, CEO (ret)

Johnson Memorial Health Services

Breaking Institutional Inertia: Promoting Improvement, Attracting Students, Engaging Workers 

Wade Aschbrenner, External Relations Coordinator

Dr. Tom Davis, Exec Director of Educational Reform

Jackie Robertson, Communications Specialist

Charter School of San Diego

Intensive:

If Baldrige Is So Valuable, Why Won't My Leadership Commit?  Engaging Senior Leaders in the Performance Excellence Journey.

Paul Grizzell, Core Values Partners

 

Intensive:
Ways to Manage the Workforce

Dr. Rosie Ward, Salveo Partners & Fairview Physician Assoc

11:05 AM

11:55 AM

Increasing Leaders’ Capability to Productively Manage Conflict

Mary Russell, Dir HR, Org Effectiveness, Leadership Support

HealthPartners

Starting the Baldrige Journey

John Puckett, owner

Jenny Nyquist, VP-Operations

Mike Kroona, Controller

Punch Neapolitan Pizza

Using Lean & other Tools to Improve Government

Tim Houle, County Administrator 

Crow Wing County

Using A3 to Manage Innovation

John Albert, Exec Director  Educational Services

Burke Egnar, Director of IT

Dewey Schara, Principal

Austin Public Schools

12:00 PM

12:40 PM

Lunch, Exhibitors, Networking

12:40 PM

1:15 PM

Minnesota Performance Excellence Awards Presentation

Governor Dayton, invited

1:15 PM

2:00 PM

Keynote: Effectiveness in a Decentralized Global Organization: The Power of Networks, Trust, Being “Others-Focused,” Persuasion, and Influence

Paul Hillen, Chief Marketing Officer, Cargill

 

2:00 PM

2:45 PM

Keynote: Innovative Mindset: 5 Behaviors for Accelerating Breakthroughs

John Sweeney, CEO, Brave New Workshop

 

2:45 PM

3:00 PM

Closing Remarks

 

Presentation Overviews


What Others Are Saying...

"PENworks allows me to peer inside regional and national organizations who are leaders in their industry and learn from their best practices." -- Philip Zeccardi, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics, Minneapolis

"I always look forward to the PENworks as a way to learn more about what's possible.  I have gained valuable nuggets that I have been able to take back and apply immediately to my team's work.  Content is timely, relevant, and can be used across multiple industries.  Well worth the time!" -- LaToya Bell, University of MN, Minneapolis

"PENworks is a great networking opportunity! It gives me a place to meet others who are focused on building a more innovative future." -- Becky Lyons, Forum Communications Company, Fargo

"PENworks is an absolute must for those driving improvement in their organizations.  The caliber of learning opportunities is outstanding, and the atmosphere is energized by a network of leaders eager to share their best practices." -- Michael Garner, Momentum Consulting, Rochester

 

Confirmed speakers include:

AMSOIL, Superior, WI; Augustana University, Sioux Falls; Austin Public Schools, Austin; Brave New Workshop, Minneapolis (keynote); Brookings School District, Brookings SD; Cardinal of Minnesota, Rochester; Cargill, Wayzata (keynote); Charleston Area Medical Center Health System (Charleston, WV; Baldrige winner, keynote); Charter School of San Diego (Baldrige winner, keynote); Children's Hospitals & Clinics, Minneapolis; C.H. Robinson, Eden Prairie; Core Values Partners, Woodbury; Fairview Physicians Associates, Minneapolis; HealthPartners, Bloomington; Crow Wing County, Brainerd; Essentia Health, Duluth; Johnson Memorial Health Services, Dawson; LifeSource, Minneapolis; Mayo Clinic, Rochester; Mid-America Transplant Services, St. Louis (Baldrige winner, keynote); Momentum Consulting, Rochester; Pillbury United Communities, Minneapolis; Punch Neopolitan Pizza, St. Paul; Southeast Service Cooperative, Rochester; Twin Cities in Motion (Twin Cities Marathon), Minneapolis; VOA of Minnesota, Edina.

Governor Mark Dayton also invited to speak. Click on "view schedule" above for full line-up of speakers, along with topics, abstracts, and bios.  


The conference will also feature:

  • A lunchtime (April 19) presentation of the 2015 Minnesota Performance Excellence Awards;
  • A special edition of the Good Leadership Breakfast (April 19) -- an interactive and inspiring event about building cultures of encouragement -- hosted by Paul Batz, CEO and founder of Good Leadership Enterprises;
  • An evening reception (April 18) and celebration to celebrate improvement and performance excellence in our region, to thank our volunteer Board of Evaluators and other key volunteers, and to network with leaders and professionals interested in performance excellence;
  • An exhibitor hall (both days), featuring over a dozen consulting and other organizations that have resources to support organizational improvement.

The event will be held at the Earle Brown Center in Brooklyn Center, and we expect 400+ leaders and professionals to attend. The event is open to the public.

Don't miss the high energy, rich networking, and deep learning of PENworks 2016 -- register today!!

 


PENworks 2016 Pricing

    •  
    • Member
    • Non-Member
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    • Early bird- March 25
    • Member:$425
    • Non-Member:NA
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    • Early bird GROUP discount (per person for 5 or more people registering together) –March 255
    • Member:$375
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    • Regular admission
    • Member:$500
    • Non-Member:$850
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    • Regular admission GROUP discount (per person for 5 more people registering together)
    • Member:$425
    • Non-Member:NA
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    • ONE day only(either April 18 or 19)
    • Member:$325
    • Non-Member:$650
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For information on sponsorship or exhibiting, please contact brian.lassiter@performanceexcellencenetwork.org