AARC Summer Forum 2022

July 26–28, 2022Palm Springs, CA

Day 3 — Thursday, July 28

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8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m. | General


Agency Update

Sheri Tooley, BSRT, RRT, CPFT
Tonya Winders, MBA
David Vines, PhD, RRT, FAARC
Kevin O’Neil, MD, MHA, FCCP

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Sheri Tooley Tonya Winders David Vines Kevin O’Neil

The leadership of the AARC, ARCF, CoARC, and NBRC will join attendees to discuss the latest professional, research, accreditation, and credentialing issues facing respiratory care.

9:40 a.m.–10:40 a.m. | Education | CRCE: 1.00

Dr. H. Fred Helmholz Education Lecture Series

Presented by CoARC

Characteristics of Successful Respiratory Care Programs: Achieving Excellence in RC Education

Bill Galvin, MSEd, RRT, FAARC

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Bill Galvin

At the 2012 Helmholtz Lecture, the speaker presented the results of a survey of programs receiving the RRT Credentialing Success Award, describing the common characteristics of these high-performing programs. This presentation will revisit the theme of success and excellence in RC education, using the programs that received the 2021 President’s Award for Credentialing Success and reviewing the literature on excellence and success in health professions education. Come join as we discuss factors that impact program success and can be employed to improve our RC programs.

9:40 a.m.–10:40 a.m. | Leadership & Management | CRCE: 1.00

Elected to State Society Office? Great! What is Your Role and How Should You Lead?

Kyle Mahan, MSM, RRT

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This presentation seeks to understand formal role requirements of state society leadership nationwide. Additionally, the audience will better understand what leadership means. This presentation will look at various intentional leadership types and their benefits and challenges of adopting. Lastly, the speaker will Identify leadership types that can be adopted in state society leadership and how they may help make your tenure as a state society leader more impactful.

10:40 a.m.–10:50 a.m.


10:50 a.m.–11:50 a.m. | Leadership & Management | CRCE: 1.00


A-LEAP: Managers and Educators Leading the Profession

Garry Kauffman, RRT, MPA, FACHE
Jennifer Anderson, EdD, RRT, RRT-NPS
Kim Bennion, MsHS, RRT, CHC
Teri Miller, MEd, RRT, FAARC

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Garry Kauffman Jennifer Anderson Kim Bennion Teri Miller

While every RT in every role is critical to the success of our profession, educators and managers have overreaching roles that provide them with the opportunity to impact our roles, reputations, and value proposition in many avenues. This presentation will build on a presentation at the 2021 Summer Forum by sharing best practices, describing barriers and success factors, and engaging the audience in small group exercises.

12:00 p.m.–12:40 p.m. | Leadership & Management | CRCE: 0.66


Closing Session

Reimagining Inclusive Leadership

Netta Jenkins, DEI Executive Expert

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Netta Jenkins

This session will take the audience on a powerful exploration of challenges about why it’s difficult to lead, the negative impacts that take form, and the level of commitment and action needed to be a transformative leader in order to drive higher productivity, performance, and peace.

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