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Your Cycle of Professional Change: How Do You Get Unstuck?

July 19, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Your Cycle of Professional Change: How Do You Get Unstuck?

 Thursday, July 19, 2018

This local program was developed collaboratively with Inforum HealthcareNEXT and the Midwest Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Program approved for 1.5 face-to-face credit.

Event Details 

Date: Thursday, July 19, 2018

Time: 7:30 a.m – 9:30 a.m.

Place: Beaumont Hospital-Dearborn, 18101 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124 – Kalman Auditorium

Cost:  $35 for Inforum members & MCACHE members– at the bottom of the registration form enter the coupon code: MCACHE18  to get the discount; $45 for nonmembers. Includes continental breakfast.  

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 Change in life is inevitable from both a professional and personal perspective. From a professional standpoint, you may go through many changes and transition smoothly. However, sometimes you may get stuck and don’t know which way to go or who to turn for assistance in order to get “unstuck” e.g. find another career, position, employer, go into business for yourself, or maybe you just need to do some skills-building to figure everything out. This practical panel presentation will guide you through the steps of getting “unstuck” by helping you look inward and assess yourself, and look outward at your networks with the potential to utilize coaching and mentoring resources in order to figure out where you need to be.  

Learning Objectives:

1. Be able to identify what your professional season of change is and assess what the next steps are based on your position.

2. Be able to describe some ways in which you can continue to develop your skills and identify when you should tap into other forms of networking.

3. Be able to assess where you are in your career and determine whether you need coaching and mentoring.  


Gianna Ferrarotti

 Gianna is Vice President, Talent Management and Organizational Effectiveness for Beaumont Health. In this role, she is responsible for talent acquisition, learning and development, leadership development, performance management and culture and engagement for the organization. Ferrarotti came to Beaumont in 2018 from OhioHealth in Columbus, where she served as system director of Learning, director of Human Resources and oversaw change management planning for the system’s Epic implementation. She has also served as director of Human Resources at Camelot Venture Group in Farmington Hills and was a senior HR leader overseeing talent acquisition and field human resources for Borders Group, Inc. 

Susan Hawkins, FACHE

 Susan is Senior Vice-President, Population Health, Henry Ford Health System. She is responsible for providing administrative leadership in the development and implementation of a system-wide approach to population health with the aim of driving improved outcomes and experience at a lower cost. Prior to returning to HFHS in 2016, Susan was the SVP for Quality & Patient Safety and Chief Quality Officer at the Detroit Medical Center, responsible for system-wide quality and safety strategies and associated performance metrics. Before joining the DMC in 2013, Susan was the SVP of Performance Excellence for HFHS, responsible for system-wide quality/safety, performance improvement, analytics, and strategic planning.  

Sondra Pedigo 

 Sondra Pedigo is Vice President of the Office of National Healthcare Reform for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. She joined BCBSM in 2001 as part of the efforts to comply with HIPAA regulation.  Throughout her career, at BCBSM she has had a diverse set of experience in information technology, individual business, product development and corporate marketing, and the office of national health reform.  She led the implementation of the ACA marketplace for BCBSM and is currently leading implementation for State and Federal regulatory changes for the enterprise and leading data governance.  Prior to joining BCBSM Sondra worked as a director for trauma and surgical services and clinical program development for the Detroit Medical Center – Sinai Grace hospital.

Moderator: Beth Page, Ph.D.

 Beth is Executive Vice President of Talent Management for Right Management’s Great Lakes Region. Dr. Page brings over 20 years of experience providing professional expertise for leadership and management development, team effectiveness, large system change, strategic planning, and diversity. She possesses significant cross-cultural experience having worked and lived in Japan and Europe. In her role with Right Management, Beth develops and delivers executive coaching, leadership development, and team enhancement solutions for her clients.


July 19, 2018
7:30 am - 9:30 am
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