Presentations Conducted by The Synergy Organization

  • “No More Revolving Door – Best Practices for Hiring the Right People the First Time”, November 11, 2015, Keystone Alliance for Performance Excellence (KAPE), 10th Annual Conference, State College, PA

The following vignettes were selected from the presentation Kenneth R. Cohen, PhD, Founder and CEO, The Synergy Organization, conducted for the Keystone Alliance for Performance Excellence (KAPE) 10th Annual Conference in State College, PA on 11/5/15.  KAPE helps Pennsylvania organizations achieve performance excellence using the Baldrige Criteria as a framework for improvement.  The title of this interactive presentation was: “No More Revolving Door – Best Practices for Hiring the Right People the First Time”.

Three Powerful Questions
(part 1 of 5)

Ten Life Lessons
(part 2 of 5)

The Three Ps
(part 3 of 5)

Diagnosis Before Treatment
(part 4 of 5)

The Dirty Dozen
(part 5 of 5)

  • Practical Applications of Evidence-Based Assessments: Proven, Cost-Effective Ways to Implement HR Best Practices”, September 26, 2013, Healthcare Council of the National Capital Area
  • Evidence-Based Behavioral Interviewing,” Dec. 9, 2009, University of Maryland University College
  • Evidence-Based Succession Planning- Building a Business Case for Protecting Your Hospital’s Future,” Oct. 2009, First Illinois Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) Chapter
  • Evidence-Based Succession Planning- Building a Business Case,” Oct. 2009, Iowa Hospital Association (IHA)
  • CEO Survival Tips,” Sept. 2009, Minnesota Hospital Association
  • Evidence-Based Survival Strategies: What CEOs Want and Need from their HR Leaders,” Sept. 2009, North Carolina Healthcare Human Resources Association (NCHHRA)
  • The Future of the American Hospital,” Oct. 2008, Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Transformational Strategies in a Changing Environment-Proven Best Practices for Human Resources Executives,” Oct. 2008, American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) Leadership Institute
  • Best Practices in Developing Enduring & Effective Board/CEO Relationships
    • Sept. 2008, Hospital Council of Northern & Central California Annual Conference
    • Oct. 2007, Texas Hospital Association (THA) Annual Conference
    • Sept. 2007, Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) Annual Conference
    • March 2007, American College of Healthcare Executives’ 2007 Annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership
  • The ABCD’s of Hiring the Right Person for the Job
    • Oct. 2008, Amerinet / Inquisit
    • Aug. 2005, The Association for Medical Imaging Management 33rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
  • Transformational Leadership in Changing Times, Parts 1 and 2,” Feb. 2008 and Aug. 2008, Catholic Health System of Western New York
  • Best Practices in Developing Enduring & Effective Board/CEO Relationships – Improving Your Odds,” June 2007, Ohio Hospital Association (OHA)  Annual Conference
  • Proven Strategies for Human Resources Executives: Effective Building Blocks of Lasting Leadership,” June 2007, Hospital Association of New York State (HANYS) – Statewide Human Resources Advisory Council (SHRAC)
  • Behavioral Interviewing: How to Improve Your Hiring Quotient,” June 2006, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
  • Positive Approaches to Recruitment and Retention,” May 2005, Sovereign Benefits Consulting
  • Journey Toward Excellence: Improving Through the Malcolm Baldrige Process,” April 2005, Philadelphia and Suburban Healthcare Human Resources Association (PASHHRA)
  • Avoiding, Accepting, Anticipating & Adjusting for Change: Practical Implications for Promoting Change,” Oct. 2004, Healthcare Trustees of New York State (HTNYS)
  • Best Practices in Leadership Among Healthcare Presidents & CEOs – Strategies for Successful Implementation,” July 2004, Maryland Association of Health Care Executives
  • The Next Generation of Physician Recruitment & Retention,” April 2004, North Eastern Physician Recruiters Association (NEPRA)
  • Best Practices in Acute Care Leadership,” Oct. 2003, Healthcare Leadership Network of the Delaware Valley (HLNDV)
  • Recruitment & Retention Strategies to Become the Employer of Choice,” Oct. 2002, Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania/Amerinet Central / Inquisit
  • Psychological Testing in the Workplace,” Feb. 2002, Greater Valley Forge Human Resources Association (GVFHRA)
  • Mirror, Mirror on the Wall – Who’s the Best Employer of Them All?” June 2000, American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) – Greater NY Chapter
  • Effective Interviewing Strategies,” Nov. 1998, Association of Healthcare Executives – New Jersey (AHENJ)
  • The ABCD’s of Hiring the Right Person for the Job,” June 1998, National Association for Directors of Nursing Administration (NADONA)
  • Career Management Strategies for the New Millennium – CEOs’ Secrets to Success,” Oct. 1997, Greater Philadelphia Healthcare Assembly (GPHA)
  • Being Sane in Insane Places – The Psychology of Organizational Politics: How to Thrive in Today’s Rapidly Changing Workplace,” Jan. 1997, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)-Philadelphia Chapter
  • Career Management Strategies in a Changing Healthcare Market,” May 1996, Organization of Nurse Executives (ONE)-Greater NY Chapters
  • Successful Planning and Marketing Strategies for your Healthcare Career,” April 1996, New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA)/Healthcare Planning & Marketing Society of NJ (HPMSNJ)
  • How to Maintain your Competitive Edge in Today’s Changing Health Care Market,” Nov. 1996, Delaware Valley Health Public Relations & Marketing Association (DVHPRMA)
  • Required Skill Sets in the Emerging Healthcare Market,” Nov. 1994, Greater Philadelphia Healthcare Assembly (GPHA)
  • Negotiating your Supervision of Others,” March 1992, Delaware Valley Healthcare Council (DVHC)/Healthcare Association of Pennsylvania (HAP)