Opening Keynote: Adventure in Leadership. Perform Your Best When It Matters Most
With his trademark spirit and high-energy, Clarke draws parallels between the work environment and the adventure work to offer leaders a framework to achieve success in dynamic high stakes settings. Clarke shows how to adapt to forces outside of one’s control and uphold one’s mission despite distractions and dangers, all while encouraging a healthy dose of risk balanced with an ample measure of humility. Simply put: Clarke delivers insights and strategies for taking one’s organization to the peak and conquering the adventure of professional life.
Speaker: Jamie Clarke
Performance Coach for the 2018 Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals, Renowned Everest Adventurer & CEO of LiveOutThere.com
From the 2018 Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals to the heights of the Seven Summits to the peaks of business success, Jamie Clarke draws from his unique position as a winning performance coach and an accomplished adventurer turned acclaimed entrepreneur to help you develop your team, establish your purpose and succeed in any endeavor.
One of a handful of people in the world who have climbed the Seven Summits—including two summits of Mt. Everest—Jamie is the creator of the successful outdoor retail company, LiveOutThere.com, which has been named one of Canada’s fastest growing businesses. Illustrating strong similarities between leading an expedition and an organization, Jamie brings audiences on a unique journey on which he demonstrates the power of teamwork, innovative thinking and an entrepreneurial spirit to conquer any goal. A captivating storyteller with high energy, humor and palpable passion, Jamie’s insights have led companies like IBM, Audi and Kraft to seek out his expertise on leadership, teambuilding and perseverance.
The rare combination of internationally acclaimed adventurer and business CEO, Jamie delivers memorable and relevant takeaways about defining and achieving success, effective leadership in dynamic environments and aligning your team to overcome obstacles. As he challenges participants to consider their own Everest, he inspires them to unleash the drive from within that propels adventurers and business leaders alike to new heights.
Plenary Session: Leadership Strategies for Building a Resilient Team
With all of the attention focused on provider mental health, stress management, PTSD management, and suicide prevention it’s easy to forget the impact leaders have on creating a healthy or not so healthy culture. In this session we will explore the interpersonal neurobiology of leadership and discuss strategies for building a resilient and joyful workplace.
Speaker: Mike Taigman, Improvement Guide
During his more than four decades in EMS Mike has focused the majority of his career on helping make things better. A popular conference educator, author of more than 600 articles in professional journals, and a multi decade Associate Professor in the graduate program in Emergency Health Services Management at the University of Maryland Baltimore County he’s focused on helping professionals save more lives, reduce suffering, and be more effective leaders. He’s shared his perspective in 48 of the 50 states, most of the Canadian Provinces, Israel, Palestine, Australia, and throughout Europe. Mike is the Improvement Guide for FirstWatch helping partner organizations make meaningful improvements by organizing and leveraging their data. www.firstwatch.net He is also the facilitator for EMS Agenda 2050. www.emsagenda2050.org.
Topic: EMS Leadership and Education in Developing Countries
Duncan will be discussing how he has implemented leadership and education development in developing countries and the challenges he has faced along the journey.
Duncan will also be discussing the international collaboration he has used across Australia, Canada and the USA, and just how globalisation is enabling the growth of paramedicine as an industry world-wide.
Speaker: Duncan McConnell
MBA(Exec), MCOM, GradCertAmbMgt, DipHlthSc(Amb) DipInfoTech, AFCHSM, FAIM, CHM, MAP
Foundational Paramedicine Program Director / Senior Lecturer
Clinical Directory Mongolian EMS and Disaster Management Program
School of Medicine – Griffith University
Duncan has worked in prehospital care and emergency services since 1997 starting off as a volunteer and progressing through to Senior Management and Director roles to date. Duncan’s experience has spanned both metropolitan, rural, military, private industry, international service delivery and aeromedical ambulance operations, in the capacity of a paramedic, educator and managerial/leadership responsibilities. Since 2017 Duncan has been working with the Ministry of Health, the Republic of the Maldives, Ministry of Health Mongolia and the World Health Organisation (WHO). This work has included the ground up development of new National Ambulance Service (Maldives) and the redevelopment of and introduction of national standardisation for the Mongolian Ambulance Service to date.
This work has included developing clinical and corporate governance, response capability frameworks, education development strategies and the implementation of sustainable systems to enable growth and future development of ambulances services within both countries.