The Vanguard Forum for Healthcare Leaders - Online, December 8 - 9

The Forum

The Vanguard Forum for Healthcare Leaders is a by-invitation program focused on developing high-level leadership capabilities, and building connections, among CEOs and C-suite leaders in healthcare. The program is designed to complement existing development and support programs for healthcare companies provided by venture capital and private equity firms, among others, and is designed to be accessible and valuable for time-pressed executives.

 

Participants in the Forum are nominated by their own organizations, by Vanguard’s advisors, and by other referees. Participants become part of the global Vanguard Network of top-level leaders (see below).

Participants will engage in a series of intimate, interactive sessions, ranging from fireside chats, to workshops and panel discussions, that will address the specific challenges of healthcare leaders, who may be new to top leadership roles, and the sometimes-furious pace of younger organizations. There will be no podium speeches or PowerPoint® presentations. A very important dimension will be networking among members and the faculty.

The Global Vanguard Network

Forum participants become members of the global Vanguard Network of top-level leaders. As Network members, they benefit from ongoing leadership learning and networking on the private Vanguard Connect platform, receive content from faculty members, and are invited to periodic working dinners and other events with Vanguard faculty.

Sample agenda (2019 forum)

REGISTRATION AND LUNCH


11:30 am - 12:25 pm




BEING A COURAGEOUS LEADER


How do great leaders make tough decisions? How do you decide when to expend your leadership capital, and when to hold back? Is being a courageous leader a high-integrity approach that however could hurt your career—or is courage a career accelerator? Group Discussion Cheryl Buxton Global Sector Leader-Pharma, Korn Ferry Cameron Durrant Chairman and CEO, Humanigen Mayukh Sukhatme President, Roivant Sciences Session Leader: Ken Banta Founder and Principal, Vanguard Network  12:30 – 1:20 pm




RECHARGING


How are you managing your own energy? Personal energy is at the center of high-performance leadership. In this session you will diagnose your own leadership energy and learn how to recharge it.  Spotlight Discussion Annie Perrin Partner, Leader’s Quest Session Leader: Ken Banta Founder and Principal, Vanguard Network  4:05 – 4:30 pm




HOW I DID IT


A top CEO describes the key experiences and leadership factors that enabled him to move into the CEO role – and have helped to keep him there. Fireside Chat  David King CEO, Incoming Executive Chairman of the Board, LabCorp Session Leader: James Bradley Business Storyteller and Leadership Advisor 3:20 – 4:00 pm




RECEPTION AND DINNER


5:25 - 8:30 pm




BREAK


1:50 - 2:15 pm




MAKING THE DEAL WORK


Conceiving of the right deal, finding negotiating ground, working out the financial terms, and getting it signed. This isn’t the end, it’s the beginning. How do you not break a strong culture you’ve acquired? When do you think about accretion and when about synergies? How do you lead in the face of tribalism? What is the proper role of your Board after the ink dries? If you are the CEO, what people do you need around you? What should you look for in financial and other advisors? Table Case Study, Dialog with Panel Ken Banta Founder and Principal, Vanguard Network  Georgette Pascale Founder and CEO, Pascale Communications   Viq Pervaaz Partner/Life Sciences and Health Care Leader, Ernst & Young  David King CEO, Incoming Executive Chairman of the Board, LabCorp Session Leader: David Toung Senior Analyst, Argus Research Company 2:20 – 3:15 pm




SELF-ASSESSMENT WORKSHOP


What does the data say? What does the data say about you? John Penrose will use survey information from you, our attendees, to report findings and share insights (no names). Workshop John Penrose CEO, Leading Indicator Systems 1:25 – 1:50 pm




ORGANIZING FOR THE FUTURE


What sets a top organization apart from the rest? How do you build an organization for a future that you can’t predict? What do you look for in the individuals you gather around you?  Discussion Amber Edwards President, North America, Sinclair Pharma Mayukh Sukhatme President, Roivant Sciences Dickie Steele Partner, McKinsey & Company Session Leader: Dickie Steele Partner, McKinsey & Company 4:35 – 5:25 pm





BREAKFAST


8:00 - 8:55 am




EARNING SOCIETY’S TRUST


Americans tend to trust their doctor but not their insurance company, nor their hospital, nor the political machinery. Everyone sees the urgency of earning societal trust in healthcare – why is so little being achieved? Is there a new way forward? What should top leaders of the future learn from past failures? Why do so many top leaders lose the trust of their people, the trust of the Board? How do you earn trust, and keep it? What can you do to repair trust, when it is damaged?  Discussion David Nash Dean, Jefferson College of Population Health    Ron Piervincenzi CEO, U.S. Pharmacopeia  Michael Watras CEO, Straightline World Session Leader: Charles Wohlforth Author and Co-Author of 15 books, Journalist, Policy Advisor 9:00 – 9:40 am




SOLVING PERSONAL CHALLENGES


Table-group workshop Exercise Ken Banta Founder and Principal, Vanguard Network  9:45 - 10:10 am




DOES DIVERSITY CATALYZE INNOVATION?


Does it improve results? Do we want diversity in the workplace because it is ethically right, legally prudent, or because it improves results? Is it about ethnicity and gender, or more? What is the role of top leadership in shaping and leveraging a culture that values diversity? Workshop and Dialog Beatrice Grech-Cumbo Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry Jack Drescher Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University Cameron Durrant Chairman and CEO, Humanigen Session Leader: James Bradley Business Storyteller and Leadership Advisor 10:45 – 11:25 am




CLOSING COMMENTS


Ken Banta Founder and Principal, Vanguard Network  12:15 - 12:30 pm




BREAK


10:15 - 10:40 am




LIGHT REFRESHMENTS


12:30 - 1:30 pm




WINNING AS A SITUATIONAL LEADER


Different cultures, different industries. Today one style isn’t enough, a leader needs rich toolset. What are those tools? What are the things that are universal, that you are consistent about, and what do you adjust for the situation?  Fireside Chat  Mehmood Khan CEO, Life BioSciences; Past Vice-Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer, PepsiCo Session Leader: Ken Banta Founder and Principal, Vanguard Network  11:30 am - 12:15 pm





 

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