Conference Speakers

David Kauffman 

Author, President and Founder of Empowering Small Business 

Become a People Centered Leader: Influence, Inspire, and Impact
Would you like to have more influence on the people you lead or people around you? This session helps you better understand yourself and equips you with the tools necessary to understand others so that you can discover how to influence, inspire, and impact others. 


Dr. Angela Moss 

Professor and Assistant Dean of Faculty Practice 

Building Long-Term Faculty Practice Financial Sustainability While Staying True to Your Education and Service Mission
With more than three decades of experience, the Rush University, College of Nursing, Office of Faculty Practice (OFP) is a leader in providing comprehensive, innovative nursing services to vulnerable populations. In the past 5 years, OFP has experienced over 600% growth and currently has an annual revenue over $3.5M. This presentation describes factors contributing to the rapid growth, including strategic vision, staffing strategies, business plan, and diverse financial structure. 


Dr. Steve Bedwell 

Educator, Researcher, and Stand-Up Comedian 

Leadership Plenary: How To Miss The Obvious, Stress Yourself Out, and Get Nothing Done 
To succeed, we need to understand why we sometimes fail. Dr. Steve Bedwell offers an entertaining and highly interactive professional development masterclass. Learn about Habit Hacking, a three-step system for avoiding burnout and responding to leadership (and personal) challenges more mindfully. Effective, science-smart tactics will be presented in straightforward terms that you can be put to work immediately.