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.

Although preserving a healthy environment is crucial for achieving health equity, it is not the only benefit health systems stand to gain. Pursuing net-zero goals can also be very good for the bottom line, helping organizations save money, attract new employees and better engage the people already working for them.

In this highly engaging and interactive boot camp, participants will learn why the environment is so important to human health, how your health system can contribute to a healthier future, and emerging best practices from across the country and around the world. Participation in this session also includes access to the Carbon Emissions Learning Lab, an innovative management simulation for exploring alternative sustainability strategies and their impacts on health system outcomes.

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.

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