Meeting the Evolving Needs
of the San Diego Business Community

Meeting the Evolving Needs 
of the San Diego Business Community


Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, September 09, 2014
    • 7:15 AM - 9:30 AM (PDT)
    • Sheraton, La Jolla
    • 394

    Presented by:  Chris Van Gorder, FACHE


    Fourteen years ago, Scripps Health was in disarray.  The health care system was struggling financially, staff had lost confidence in leadership and employee morale was at an all-time low. 


    Today, it’s a different story.  The $2.6 billion San Diego health system is successful despite multiple challenges. Employees and physicians are engaged and partnering to reorganize and reduce costs. And Scripps has been on the Fortune “100 Best Places to Work For” list for seven years running – this year at No. 24. 


    How did they do it?  Scripps Health CEO Chris Van Gorder, former chair of the American College of Healthcare Executives, will share more in this enlightening address that highlights the power of corporate culture in bad times, good times and times of extreme transformation.


    In this presentation, Chris will discuss:

    • Making the most of adversity to bring an organization together
    • The importance of accountability in any leadership structure
    • The critical need for growing and maintaining positive relationships
    • How Scripps Health successfully built its culture, starting in the middle
    • What it looks like to really put your people first
    • How to harness your strong culture to get through difficult times 



    Chris Van Gorder, FACHE


    As its president/CEO since 2000, Chris Van Gorder has been instrumental in positioning Scripps Health among the nation’s foremost health care institutions. A past chairman of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), Van Gorder’s rise in health care has been unconventional. His journey began as a hospital patient, when as a police officer he was critically injured during a family dispute call.  After a lengthy recovery, he continued his education in health care management and rose to levels of increased responsibility. Today, he continues to serve the public as a reserve assistant sheriff in the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, in charge of the Law Enforcement and Search & Rescue Reserves, and as a licensed emergency medical technician (EMT). 


    This year, Becker’s Hospital Review named him one of the 50 Most Powerful in Healthcare.  Chris’ first book, “The Frontline Leader, Building a High-Performance Organization from the Ground Up,” is due to be released in November.


    Thank you to our Sponsors!


Past events

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 The Role of the HR Business Partner in Making Talent and Engagement a Core Value and Competitive Advantage
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 Today’s Talent Acquisitions three legged stool: Sourcing, Recruiting and Selection, Presented by Lizz Pellet
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 'Next Practices' Leadership: Driving Growth & Innovation in a People-Led Economy
Thursday, June 05, 2014 San Diego HR Forum Summer Social Event
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Building a Sustainable Talent Strategy
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Behavioral Interviewing for HR professionals
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 A Seat at the Table
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 BUNCO FOR BREAST CANCER
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Victims, Villains and Heroes: Managing the Emotions at Work
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 2014 SD HR Forum Annual California Employment Law Update
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 December Wine Night!
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Veteran Hiring Techniques: How to Implement Effective Veteran Hiring Strategies for HR Professionals
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Forging HR Practice Into a Rock Solid Strategic Partner
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Creating an Injury Prevention Program That Works - HR That Works Webinar
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 Leadership Talent Review: The Illumina Story
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 Creating Personal and Team Brands to Drive Company Goals
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 Strategic HR Leadership for Small-Size Companies
Tuesday, July 09, 2013 The Journey to a Customer-Focused Culture
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Use On-The-Job Training to Drive Profit
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 COMPETENCY MODELS in Performance Management
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 SUCCESSION PLANNING For Long-Term Success
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Creating an HR Structure to Achieve Bottom-line Results

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