KEYNOTE: FUSION Leadership: How to be an Elite Leader and Manager
How can you be elite like a SEAL if you were never in the Navy? How can you lead like a jet pilot if you never served? How can you plan like a general without 30 years of preparation? If you don’t have the entire might of the US Congress behind, you and your authority isn’t backed by the Constitution how can you expect every member of your team to “be like an operator”? The truth is that many of the military experts project an image of leadership or share lessons that apply to those in charge of thousands of employees but really don’t apply to the average professional. In reality, most of us must manage small teams and that is the secret to FUSION leadership. Matt spent almost half of his career in the Army Special Operations world and about the same in the conventional forces, so he knows both sides well. He led small groups from 3 soldiers to a company of 120 soldiers in peacetime and combat. A leadership award winner at almost every professional school he attended, Matt devised a system of leadership where we all can influence our teams and get the same results as elite Army Rangers (And you don’t have to get up at 4 AM and do burpees either.) Practical application and simple logic make FUSION Leadership easy for all to apply immediately. Audiences will learn how a focus on 4 essential elements of leadership in order to become exceptional very much like the most elite soldiers. Matt began developing his leadership theory after Black Hawk Down, beta tested it for 15 months in Iraq during the Surge and applied it in his business life for the past 11 years. The four
- Leader skills and traits
- Followership duties and responsibilities
- Team Atmospherics
- Rewards, awards and discipline
This is a focus on the basics that only requires a willingness and desire to be better than
BIO: Hero of the epic film, Black Hawk Down, and the Battle of Mogadishu
A true American hero, First Sergeant Matt Eversmann illustrates the importance of duty, courage and selfless service to succeed when ordinary circumstances become extraordinary challenges.
On October 3, 1993, Matt was placed in charge of a group of Army Rangers to lead a daytime raid against an eager enemy militia. Matt experienced the horrors of war when he and his fellow soldiers were trapped in a hostile district of Mogadishu and marked for death by an angry mob. His inspiring story of survival was immortalized in the epic film, Black Hawk Down, which recounts the harrowing experience. For his actions on the battlefield he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor device.
Matt returned from Somalia committed to teaching the next generation of warriors. During his remaining time in uniform, he worked at the Army War College, taught at The Johns Hopkins University and finally deployed to Iraq where he lived with the Iraqi Army for 15 months during The Surge. He remained on active duty until May of 2008, when he retired after 20 years of service.
Committed to sharing the lessons he learned in the military, Matt draws parallels from his experiences to highlight the importance of leadership, followership, courage and responsibility within any team or enterprise. Most important is his desire to explain the dynamics of avoiding “strategic shock” where organizations are crippled by unforeseen disasters.
Unambiguously humble, gracious and warm, his powerful story and straightforward insights on instilling these values stay with business leaders’ long after the applause has ended. His experiences in healthcare, non-profit, and data management industries have solidified his passion to prepare “average people to tackle incredible things.”
Matt recently returned from Afghanistan where he filmed a documentary in the shadows of Tora Bora. His film Send Me highlights the tremendous advances in battlefield medicine since his days on the dusty streets of Mogadishu.
He and his wife Tori run a consulting company that helps companies develop successful veteran hiring programs. They also co-host a weekly podcast called The Veterans Nation.
With presentations that leave an emotional impact, audiences take away a renewed sense of patriotism and inspiration for dedicating their efforts to a worthy cause
Title: "Behavioral Health Safety + Regulatory Inspections"
Description: Since 2017, CMS and the Joint Commission have placed a special emphasis on suicide prevention in healthcare settings. This emphasis has put pressure on healthcare systems and life safety surveyors to identify and address potential safety risks in a variety of Healthcare Settings. The speaker will discuss strategies to help you prepare for regulatory inspections as well as solutions to address commonly found issues.
Bio: Kevin is the founder and Principal Architect of Human eXperience Workshop, a Behavioral Health Consulting firm dedicated to the belief that every person has value and that the built environment must recognize and affirm the intrinsic worth of its inhabitants.
Over 25 years of practice with PFVS, RTKL, The Freelon Group and Perkins+Will, Kevin has become a recognized leader in the design and operations of behavioral healthcare facilities. He has designed over 2 million s.f. from North Carolina to Hawaii and regularly speaks and writes on the subject.
Title: Water Damage Mitigation Strategies in the Healthcare Environment
Description: Approximately 40% of all property related claims in the healthcare industry are related to water damage. This presentation will discuss strategies to identify exposures, reduce water damage events, and build effective water damage emergency response procedures to minimize water damage claims.
Presenter: Bret M. Martin, PE, CSP, CFPS, CHFM, CHSP, CHE, CLSS-HC
Bio: Bret is responsible for the direction, management and oversight of global property strategic initiatives for CNA Insurance. His goal is to ensure effective implementation of strategic and operational objectives, guidelines and policies for Property Risk Control, in accordance with the company’s strategic plans.
Bret has worked over 30 years in the field of Fire Protection, Risk Management, Risk Control, and Safety consulting in the insurance industry as an expert providing specialized consultative services for facility management, property protection, environment of care, and regulatory compliance.
Bret is a registered Fire Protection Professional Engineer in the States of North Carolina and South Carolina and holds Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS), Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM), Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP), Certified Healthcare Engineer (CHE), and Certified Life Safety Specialist for Healthcare Facilities (CLSS-HC) designations. He is also a principle member on NFPA 99 - Fundamentals and NPFA 99 - Piping Technical Committees.
Title: Doors and Hardware for Healthcare
Description: This presentation will address code requirements for door openings often encountered
in health care facilities. Areas covered will be fire-rated doors, smoke barrier
doors, and corridor doors. Emphasis will also be given to access control, stairwell
reentry, accessibility, and hurricane resistance. The presentation will identify key
areas of consideration during the planning process, and a methodology for capturing
and integrating door requirements into the overall design.
Bio: Gregory J. Meyer, AIA, LEED AP | Architect | Flad Architects
Gregory has over 20 years of architectural experience, he is a project manager with a special
focus on healthcare facilities. His experience includes design, development and construction
documentation and coordination for hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, clinics, and imaging
suites. Special expertise includes, door hardware and access control systems in healthcare
facilities and design for dental facilities.
Ramon Moll, AIA | Project Architect | Flad Architects
Ramon has over 25 years of experience as a project architect. His work has been focused on
the effective coordination of diverse building systems, into organized architectural design statements.
Ramon understands the intricacies of working with The American Health Care Association
and understands the complexities and design opportunities within those guidelines.
Title: Preparing for Accreditation Survey’s
Items and ideas that will be included in presentation.
• Establish a plan with a timeline for all preparation activities.
• Assign responsibilities for each category of standards and all activities.
• Become familiar with the standards.
• Focus on the intent of each standard.
• Identify existing examples of evidence.
• Identify areas of partial or no compliance with standards.
• Develop a plan to achieve compliance of identified areas.
• Implement and evaluate the plan.
• Incorporate standards into day-to-day work.
• Educate all staff on the standards and ways the organization meets them.
• Inform patients about the visit and possible questions so they will know what to expect.
• Keep at least a year’s track record of evidence.
• Do a mock survey and score all applicable standards.
• Read literature relevant to accreditation of setting.
• Network with others who have gone through the accreditation process.
Stephen Cox, CHOP-A | Regional Healthcare Solutions Manager, Fire & Life Safety America
Stephen joined FLSA in October 2014 and now is responsible for building life safety partnerships
throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Stephen earned his Certified Healthcare Operations Professional
certificate from DNV-GL in 2018 and his advanced certificate in 2019. He graduated from
Radford University 2000 with a BS in Social Work. He attends local AHSE Chapter events,
continuing training seminars held by NFPA, The Joint Commission, and ASHE. When he is not
traveling, he enjoys spending time with his wife and 1 year daughter and an occasional round
Mark Smith, CHOP-A | Director of Healthcare Solutions, Fire & Life Safety America
Mark joined FLSA in January 2008 and now serves as the company leader in healthcare
markets and Chariman of FLSA’s Healthcare Committee. Mark earned his Certified Healthcare
Operations Professional certificate from DNV-GL in 2018 and his advanced certificate in 2019.
Mark has over 20 years of industry experience. Prior to joining FLSA, he worked at Cintas for
10 years in their Facility Services division. He graduated from Longwood College in 1998 with
Title: Pharmacies: USP <800> Compliance & Hazardous Drugs
USP regulations are current buzzwords in clinical pharmacies, but what exactly does
it all mean? Learn USP <795>, <797> and <800> requirements from a facilities
standpoint, especially as they pertain to USP <800> hazardous preparations and
This AIA CEU-accredited presentation will detail safety precautions for those receiving,
storing, mixing, preparing, transporting and administering hazardous drugs, as
well as discuss creating separate spaces for these hazardous drugs, both compounding
and storage. These spaces are required to comply in clinical pharmacies, both
inpatient and outpatient areas.
Learn about the new USP <800> requirements
Learn the specifics on hazardous storage
Understand how this impacts pharmacy departments’ spaces and air flows
Implement proper design of these spaces to meet the requirements
Kristy is fascinated by the logistics and process-driven support areas within Healthcare; those
departments that enable quality care. Her depth of experience is in operational planning across
several types of laboratories, including clinical and research, as well as pharmacies. Of these,
her main passion is looking at labs, pharmacies and other support areas to improve process
flow and planning efficiencies. Since the quality and cost of care are at the forefront of healthcare,
she enjoys assisting clients to streamline their operational efficiencies that are critical to
the healthcare environment.
Title: Mock Project Meeting - Go through the process of the PCRA with individuals who would be engaged in planning a project. Electronic PCRA process demonstrated
Presentation will be a mock demonstration/round table planning process of an
upcoming desired hospital project. How the planning and the development of
the Pre-Construction Risk Assessment (PCRA) for an upcoming hospital project
shows the impact/controls necessary for optimum patient safety. There will be
a an onstage demonstration of the planning meeting. We will show visually the
completed electronic version of the PCRA used and distributed electronically
to Project Management, Infection Control, project owners etc. electronically by
Atrium Healthcare Environment of Care/Safety Officers. The follow-up as project
is underway and monitored
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