Navigating Net Zero: Essential Leadership for Today and Tomorrow Boot Camp at ACHE Congress 2024

Date:  24 March 2024
Host:  IHF

Returning to the ACHE Congress in 2024, the Geneva Sustainability Centre presents the only Boot Camp designed to transform healthcare leaders into climate leaders – a fundamental competency for a contemporary executive.

In the US and across the world, environmental stewardship is quickly becoming an essential core competency for all executive leaders.  Successful approaches to reducing emissions can yield numerous dividends, including financial savings, talent attraction and enhanced employee engagement.

In the Navigating Net Zero Boot Camp, participants will learn how changes to the environment affect human health, how health systems can contribute to healthier environments for the communities they serve, and insights from best practices emerging around the world.  Participants will also gain access to the Carbon Emissions Learning Lab (CELL), an engaging learning programme that simulates the decision-making and trade-offs associated with healthcare sustainability investments.

Join the Boot Camp, led by:

  • Andy Garman, Professor of health systems management at Rush University in Chicago
  • Seema Wadhwa, Executive Director of Environmental Stewardship at Kaiser Permanente, and named in TIME magazine’s list of the 100 most influential climate leaders in business 2023
  • Keynote speaker: Dr Jonathan Perlin, President and CEO of The Joint Commission Enterprise, and one of Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare of 2023

This session is presented in collaboration with the International Hospital Federation.

Member rate (ACHE): $900
Non-member rate: $1,050

Andy Garman

Geneva Sustainability Centre

Andrew Garman

Senior Leadership Development Advisor

Andrew (Andy) is an industrial psychologist, professor, award-winning author and educator – bringing decades of experience facilitating learning programmes to his consultancy role.

Andy Garman

Geneva Sustainability Centre

Andrew Garman

Senior Leadership Development Advisor

Andrew believes our healthcare institutions will play a pivotal role in the future healing of our planet. An industrial psychologist by training and a professor of health systems management at Rush University in Chicago, USA, Andrew is an award-winning author and educator. He has decades of experience facilitating learning programmes for a wide range of leadership and clinical audiences, including the American College of Healthcare Executives, GE Healthcare, Healthcare Financial Management Association, International Hospital Federation, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Practice Greenhealth, Ontario Hospital Association, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Andrew has contributed to over one hundred research articles, book chapters, major reports, and books on a breadth of leadership development and foresight topics. His most recent book, Healing our future: Leadership for a changing health system, emphasizes the catalytic role of healthcare institutions in addressing complex social challenges such as climate change.

Andrew received his bachelor degree in psychology/mathematics emphasis from Penn State, his masters in personnel and human resource development from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and hisdDoctorate in clinical psychology from the College of William & Mary / Virginia Consortium.

Kaiser Permanente

Seema Wadhwa

Executive Director, Environmental Stewardship

Seema Wadhwa is the Executive Director of Environmental Stewardship at Kaiser Permanente, a leading not-for-profit health plan serving 12.5 million members across the nation.

Kaiser Permanente

Seema Wadhwa

Executive Director, Environmental Stewardship

Seema Wadhwa is the Executive Director of Environmental Stewardship at Kaiser Permanente, a leading not-for-profit health plan serving 12.5 million members across the nation. In her role, Seema leads and oversees the organization's environmental stewardship initiatives, strategies, and programs. She collaborates across various functions focused on driving the organization's commitment to environmental stewardship. This includes a focus on reducing the organizations environmental footprint, fostering equitable and inclusive environmental and health actions within communities and collaborating with others for systemic change. Before joining Kaiser Permanente, Seema served as the Assistant Vice President of Sustainability and Wellness at Inova Health System in Virginia. Additionally, Seema played a key role as a national director for the Healthier Hospital Initiatives, collaborating with 1,300 hospitals nationwide to promote sustainable and climate-conscious solutions. Seema, originally from Canada and with a Civil Engineering degree from the University of Alberta, began her career in construction and now dedicates herself to building healthier, more equitable communities.

The Joint Commission Enterprise

Jonathan B. Perlin, MD, PhD, MSHA, MACP, FACMI

President and CEO

Jonathan Perlin, MD, PhD is President and CEO of The Joint Commission Enterprise which includes The Joint Commission, Joint Commission Resources (JCR), Joint Commission International...

The Joint Commission Enterprise

Jonathan B. Perlin, MD, PhD, MSHA, MACP, FACMI

President and CEO

Jonathan Perlin, MD, PhD is President and CEO of The Joint Commission Enterprise which includes The Joint Commission, Joint Commission Resources (JCR), Joint Commission International (JCI) and the National Quality Forum (NQF). Previously, as President, Clinical Operations and Chief Medical Officer, HCA Healthcare, Perlin led clinicians, data scientists and researchers in developing a learning health system model for improving care across 189 hospitals. His team’s work achieved national recognition for preventing elective pre-term deliveries, reducing maternal mortality, increasing sepsis survival, and developing public-private-academic partnerships for improving infection prevention and treating COVID-19. Before HCA, Dr. Perlin was Under Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). He led VA to national prominence for clinical performance. An elected member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), he has co-chaired initiatives on digital health, combatting opioids and climate change. He has served on numerous Boards and Commissions (including MedPAC and the CBO Panel of Health Advisors) and holds faculty appointments at Vanderbilt University as a Clinical Professor of Medicine and at Virginia Commonwealth University as an Adjunct Professor of Health Administration. 

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