2020 Building Strategies Conference

CMSNE 21st Annual Building Strategies Conference

Finding the Keys to Unlocking Inner Potential –
Skills to Impact Personal and Professional Life

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
The Lantana, Randolph, MA
7:45 AM - 4:30 PM

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Overall Purpose

Have you misplaced your keys for success or are you struggling to unlock the mysteries of work and life balance?  In our everyday life, we sometimes get lost in the myriad of an ever moving and changing healthcare systems, often times, due to lack of time, we lock away learned skills and knowledge that could benefit our practice.   Our 21st Building Strategies for Success Conference will explore approaches to increase awareness and uncover the skills necessary to reveal your inner most potential.   The key topics of this conference will provide attendees with an increased awareness to unlock the skills to address challenges leading to decreasing burnout, how best to manage ethical decision making as it relates to moral distress and the ability to find personal and professional life balance in an effort to achieve The Good Life.

Conference Objectives

Upon completion of the conference attendees will be able to:

  • Identify challenges experienced by Case Managers attempting to maintain personal and professional life balance.
  • Learn evidence-based habits and mindsets to help protect against the risk of burnout
  • Discuss how Moral Distress and Moral Residue impact ethical decisions in relations to CCMC Code of Professional Conduct.
  • Learn to apply a process of behavioral change using four lenses to stay agile and steer your brain towards “The Good Life”.

Session Speakers

Janet S. Coulter, MSN, MS, RN, is a Certified Case Manager. She has been a staff nurse, charge nurse, nurse educator, nurse administrator, case manager, case management team leader, and Director of Case Management for a managed care organization. Currently Janet is a Telephonic Case Manager for Custom Design Benefits, an independent TPA in Cincinnati, OH. She holds a Master of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Adult Education She was an active member of the Southern Ohio Valley Chapter of CMSA and is currently Secretary of the CMSA Board of Directors and on the Editorial Board of CMSA TODAY. Janet was the recipient of the CMSA 2015 National Award of Service Excellence, the 2012 Southern Ohio Valley CMSA Case Management Leadership award, and was nominated for the 2012 Case-In-Point 4th Annual Platinum Award, Disability Manager category. She has published widely on Case Management topics and was a reviewer for the Core Curriculum for Case Management Third Edition.

Kristen Lee, EdD, LICSW has been an associate teaching professor at Northeastern University since 2013. She is the lead faculty member in Behavioral Sciences having designed and taught courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. She was recognized with the Excellence in Teaching Award in 2012. Active on campus and in the media as an advocate for student mental health, Dr. Lee is a frequent conference presenter and author. Her 2014 book, Reset: Make the Most of Your Stress: Your 24-7 Guide for Well-Being, won Motivational Book of the Year in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. She is author of the upcoming Mentalligence: A New Psychology of Thinking: Learn What it Takes to Be More Agile, Mindful and Connected in Today's World. Dr. Lee is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker known for her advocacy in promoting increased mental health integration in social policies and institutions to facilitate access and improved health outcomes in the U.S. and across the globe. Dr. Lee, who earned her EdD from Northeastern and Master of Social Work degree from Boston University, maintains a private behavioral health practice. She has shared her expertise as a grant reviewer for U.S. federal agencies.

Donna M. White RN, PhD, CS, CADAC is the Addiction Specialist for the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital. She is the former Chief Operating Officer and Nurse Executive at Worcester State Hospital, the oldest publicly funded psychiatric hospital in the US. In addition, she was Director of Nurses and the Director of Chemical Dependency Services at Pembroke Psychiatric Hospital. Dr. White has many awards to her credit and is a recipient of the Peer Assistance Award from IntNSA. She is a Board Certified Fellow at the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and is a Green Cross Foundation Certified Educator in Compassion Fatigue. Dr. White is the statewide Chairperson of the Massachusetts Nurses Association Addictions Council and completed her doctoral studies in Human Behavior with her dissertation in Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Traumatization in Healthcare Professionals. She has lectured at many facilities and agencies nationwide and is a recognized leader in the field of Addictions, Impaired Practice and Peer Assistance, as well as Healthcare Professional stress.

Conference Sponsors/Exhibitors

Special thanks and appreciation to conference exhibitors/ sponsors, their supports has allowed CMSNE the opportunity to bring a quality educational program to our membership.  Acceptance of support from these sponsors in no way implies endorsement of their products and/or services by CMSNE or the program’s accreditation agencies.

Conference Planning Committee

  • Ann Marie Angus, RN, CCM
  • Sheila Bennion, RN, BSN, MBA, CCM
  • Tricia Gay, BSN, MBA, RN, CCM - Co-Chair
  • Liane Stressenger, BS, RN, CCM - Co-Chair

Hotel Accommodations 

Comfort Inn Randolph
1374 North Main St., Randolph, MA 02368
Phone: 781-961-1000

A block of rooms has been set aside at the Comfort Inn Randolph for the evening of 3/10/20. The room rate is $119 plus tax. This room block will be available until 2/25/20, space is limited make your reservations early. Register online by clicking here.