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ASOA Campfire Sessions

Sunday, April 7        9:45 – 10:45am

Diversity Workshop
DIVERSITY is at the very core of what we do. Whether it is working with patients, implementing groundbreaking technologies, or delivering and restoring the power of sight, DIVERSITY allows us to enhance our mission while bringing our purpose to fruition. This workshop will allow us to delve into key intersections of effective teambuilding, enhancing culture, and retaining our employees through the lens of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. Since ALLY without ACTION simply resides as a fancy four letter word, we will aim to tackle the intricacies of how true DIVERSITY makes a positive impact on our teams, our companies, and ultimately optimizes our work/life balance. Are you ready? See you there!

Presenter: H.B. Pierre Simon Jr.

The Past, Present and Future of Private Equity
The facilitators of this campfire session will provide a short overview of what private equity is, the role it has played in eyecare in the past, where things stand today, and what we can expect moving forward. They will also touch on ways in which administrators can evaluate a potential sale to PE, prepare for an eventual sale, or adjust to life after a sale.  Following the brief opening remarks, the majority of the time will be spent as a discussion with the audience addressing any questions that may be presented or topics that the group wishes to explore. 

Presenters: Angela Casazza, MHA, COE and J. Matthew Owens, JD

How to Burn Bright, Not Out
Join us for an engaging session where we explore practical strategies to combat the very real challenges of burnout. Through interactive discussions and actionable insights, discover simple strategies to feel more in control and help lessen the downward pressure of burnout.

Presenters: Laura Baldwin, RN, SHRM-CP and Tom Corcoran, CMOM


Monday, April 8        2:45 – 3:45pm

Journey to COE
Interested in obtaining your COE or unsure of what COE is? Come learn everything you need to know about the Certified Ophthalmic Executive Certificate Program.

Presenters: Amanda Turner, COE, OCSR, Brittany N. Williams, COE, COA and Jennifer Durham

Ladders for Career Development
In this session, Austin Retina Associates will share:

  • The Why behind the Tier Program
  • Developing the hard & soft skills for Team Development
  • Evaluating and creating levels of assessments
  • Table break out where small groups design a tier for a specific position
  • Share summaries of each group
  • Attendees will have a solid takeaway template

Presenter: Wendy Chance, CTS