The Future Of Talent & Leadership

The global recession demands that organizations challenge traditional methods of growth and managing talent to excel in today’s competitive environment. Human Capital is the only organizational resource capable of innovating, and is the core driver of competitive advantage in the knowledge economy. How do we fuel the engine of human innovation?


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Christine Mackey-Ross

Senior Partner, Healthcare and Co-Practice Leader, Physician Integration and Leadership, Witt/Kieffer


Christine Mackey-Ross

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Senior Partner, Healthcare and Co-Practice Leader, Physician Integration and Leadership, Witt/Kieffer

Christine Mackey-Ross offers clients of Witt/Kieffer a unique blend of experience and expertise. Christine’s career, prior to joining the firm in 1995, included multiple roles in nursing administration and experience as an oncology clinical nurse specialist and executive recruiter.

During her 20 years in executive search, Christine has led and completed multiple search assignments for C-suite executives in all sectors of healthcare, including integrated delivery systems, academic medical centers, community hospitals and group practices.

Christine now serves as a senior partner for Witt/Kieffer’s healthcare practice and co-practice leader for the firm’s work in physician integration and leadership. She has also served three terms on Witt/Kieffer’s board of  directors.

Her areas of expertise span positions such as CMO, Chief Clinical Integration   Officer, Chief Quality Officer, along with more traditional positions such as department chair or service line chief. Christine is often involved in projects where organizations may wish to include physician candidates in the CEO search process. In addition to her work with physician leaders, Christine conducts  traditional

C-Suite roles such as CEO, COO and CFO. With her clinical background, she is often requested for the most senior nursing searches.

Christine is a frequent speaker at educational sessions including state hospital associations and professional meetings. Her experiences give her an exceptionally strong understanding of healthcare issues and trends within the acute care environment and the traits and skill sets that today’s executives need to lead healthcare organizations.


8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration Opens | Breakfast & Networking

9:00 AM - 9:05 AM

Welcoming Remarks

9:05 AM - 9:15 AM

Opening Remarks

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Panel 1 - Talent Tensions: How To Build a Diverse, Innovative Team

As business leaders we look for the complete package when hiring: well-rounded individuals that combine a skillset, mindset, and personality… and fit with the company culture. One good hire can make all the difference to a team, and one good team can make all the difference to a company. This panel will explore why team building is at the root of innovation and how to get it right.

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Panel 2 - Risk & Reward: Measuring & Growing Innovative Leaders

In order to demonstrate progress, the role of the leader should focus on the ability to foster the strokes of creativity within his/her team that ultimately lead to innovation. More to the point, the leader who approves risk above personal opinions is the core driver of innovation among his/her team.

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Coffee Break & Networking

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Panel 3 – Crowd Surfing: The Case for Adapting Your Business to Demographic & Generational Shifts

Exploring the need to change with consumer trends, how can businesses leverage talent to meet the demands of their target markets?

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM


2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Fireside Chat: Redefining Organizational Culture

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Debate - Youth Is No Guarantee of Innovation

Is the concept of “innovation” confined to age, or is it just a state of mind?

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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