Practical Steps to Meaningful Board Leadership in Creating a Robust Culture of Integrity

Friday, April 22, 2016: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
National Harbor 4 (Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center) - 3rd Level
Bill Musick, BS, MBA, CHC, CHPC, Tower Hill Resources, Honolulu, HI and Barbara Ivanko, LCSW, CHPCA, Family Hospice and Palliative Care, Pittsburgh, PA
Despite the oft-repeated admonition about its importance, many chief executives and board members are uncertain how a board can play a meaningful role in “setting the tone at the top,” lapsing either into the role of just a passive reviewer of information or, on the other hand, meddling too much in operations. While certain minimal guidance for boards has been put forward by the OIG, high-performing boards go beyond minimal requirements to help build a culture of integrity in their organizations. This session will provide a framework and practical steps to enable a board to play a meaningful role in building and sustaining an effective culture of ethics and integrity. Participants will come away with a better understanding of the ways boards can contribute to a culture of integrity and learn how to surmount common board room challenges that can impede creating an intentional culture of high integrity.

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify factors that contribute to a vibrant culture of integrity
2. List key issues and challenges in proactively creating a culture of compliance at the board level
3. Outline ways boards can assess their organizationís progress in building a vibrant culture of integrity

CE/CME: Nurse, Physician and Social Worker