Professional Development Sessions | ASHA Convention 2015

By October 6, 2015 ASHA, CEU No Comments

While you are browsing the 2015 ASHA Convention Program Planner, check out these sessions. I picked out a few that look great if you have a goal of professional development. The abstracts below are copied from the program planner.

What professional development sessions are on your list?

Navigating Professional Transitions: An Evidence-Based Coaching Approach

Session Code: 1152
Day: Thursday, November 12, 2015 4:30-5:30 PM
Room: Hyatt Regency Denver Centennial Ballroom BC
Session Format: Seminar
Presenters: Melissa Page Deutsch (Inner Voice, LLC)
Abstract: Professional transitions frequently present challenges to SLPs and audiologists. Transitions also offer a pivotal opportunity for growth (Bridges, 2009). Melissa Page Deutsch, certified leadership coach and SLP, reviews evidence-based practices you will employ immediately to discern choices aligned with your core values and develop strategies that support your next step.

Your Competitive Edge: The Art of Communication in Professional Practice

Session Code: 1314
Day: Friday, November 13, 2015 8:00-10:00 AM
Room: Hyatt Regency Denver Centennial Ballroom F
Session Format: Seminar
Presenters: Raymond Hull (Wichita State U)
Abstract: This presentation provides insights into (1) the art of interpersonal communication; (2) the art of non-verbal communication; (3) the art of conflict resolution; and (4) the art of public relations and professional image. The goal is the enhancement of knowledge on the art of communication, promoting success in professional life.

Increasing Therapist Productivity: Using Lean Principles in the Rehab Dept of an Academic Med Ctr

Session Code: 1755
Day: Saturday, November 14, 2015 2:30-3:30 PM
Room: Colorado Convention Center 102-104-106
Session Format: Seminar
Presenters: Paige Smith (U of Maryland Med Ctr), Diana Johnson (U of Maryland Med Ctr)
Abstract: The clinicians of the University of Maryland Medical Center’s Department of Rehabilitation Services were having difficulty meeting productivity targets. This required rehabilitation leaders to explain why budgeted positions should not be eliminated despite low productivity. Departmental leaders sought to find ways to improve therapist productivity and fix departmental inefficiencies.

Navigating the Skilled Nursing Facility Terrain: Practical Tools for Best Practice Implementation

Session Code: 1802
Day: Saturday, November 14, 2015 4:00-5:00 PM
Room: Colorado Convention Center 102-104-106
Session Format: Seminar
Presenters: Heather Jeng (U of Washington), Natalie Douglas (Central Michigan U), Ellen Hickey (Dalhousie U)
Abstract: The clinical environment of a skilled nursing facility presents many rewards and challenges to practicing clinicians. In this session, participants will be introduced to strategies to promote positive organizational culture and climate change. Participants will also explore a model for best practice decision-making through case examples.

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Rachel is a speech-language pathologist and creator of Gray Matter Therapy. She started making noise as a patient-centered care advocate in 2013. She believes great care happens when patients are informed and engaged.
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