AARC Summer Forum 2018

AARC Pre-course

Welcome Party

Maximize your attendance by registering for Women in Leadership, presented by the AARC on Monday, July 16, 2018, the day before Summer Forum begins.

Monday, July 16, 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

Women in Leadership

Shawna L Strickland PhD RRT RRT-NPS RRT-ACCS AE-C FAARC/Presiding

Many women naturally possess effective leadership skills and competencies, including demonstrating communication and social skills, utilizing creativity and innovation, problem solving, demonstrating judgment and team leadership. It is important to recognize and represent these leadership qualities and competencies appropriately. This pre-course is designed for both women and men and for both emerging and current leaders. The sessions will encourage the participant to examine strengths, leverage mentorship opportunities, and establish a leadership presence as part of developing or helping others to develop a career path.

Course capacity is limited. Deadline for registration is Friday, June 29, 2018 or when the course is full. Approved for 3.56 hours of continuing education credits (CRCE). You must attend the entire course to receive CRCE credit; no partial credit will be awarded.

1:00 pm–1:15 pm | Room TBA | Education

Welcome and Intro

1:15 pm – 2:10 pm | Room TBA | Education

The Value of Self-Assessment

Cheryl Hoerr MBA RRT, Rolla MO

Cheryl Hoerr

It is important for leaders and emerging leaders to assess and understand the value their strengths and abilities have on the growth and success of their department division and organization. This session focuses on understanding how your personality type can impact your supervisory performance and how to leverage your unique leadership strengths to become a more effective leader.

2:10 pm – 2:20 pm


2:20 pm – 3:15 pm | Room TBA | Education

Mentoring 101: Finding the Right Fit

Ellen Becker PhD RRT RRT-NPS FAARC, Chicago IL

Ellen Becker

Mentoring relationships have powerful and positive personal, academic, and professional effects. Mentoring facilitates personal growth and development as well as social and economic opportunity. This session focuses on methods for identifying mentors and leveraging lessons learned, as well as describes how to become an effective mentor.

3:15 pm – 3:25 pm


3:25 pm – 4:20 pm | Room TBA | Education

Developing a Leadership Presence

Teresa Volsko MBA MHHS RRT FAARC, Akron OH

Teresa Volsko

Effective leaders develop awareness of how their words, personal appearance, and actions impact others. This session presents the elements essential to achieving and maintaining a leadership presence. Participants will be introduced to, and have the opportunity to practice, behaviors and techniques which will enable them to command a presence which will empower others to excel.

4:25 pm – 5:00 pm | Room TBA | Education

Panel Discussion

Cheryl Hoerr MBA RRT, Rolla MO
Ellen Becker PhD RRT RRT-NPS FAARC, Chicago IL
Teresa Volsko MBA MHHS RRT FAARC, Akron OH