Women in Medicine - 2019 Annual Retreat

Women in Medicine - 2019 Annual Retreat


Mastering Negotiations through Clarity and Confidence

February 1 - 3, 2019


Building on last year’s Women in Medicine retreat, Kathleen McAllen, MHA, will delve deeper into mastering negotiation and empowering women to become bolder in mediations.  Success in negotiation depends greatly on confidence.  Confidence arises from careful advance planning to maximize options; it also enables creative negotiation to optimize outcomes.  This course will help participants understand the synergy between negotiation and influence, and how to tap into that full power.


At the conclusion of this retreat, attendees will:

  1. Know how to use their full arsenal of negotiation resources - The 5A’s: Assets, Achievements, Attitude, Assessments, and Applause.
  2. Understand the synergy between negotiation and influence.
  3. Have clarified their convictions and where to spend their valuable resources.
  4. Be able to identify roadblocks to successful outcomes and approaches that disempower women.
  5. Have created an action plan to address current issues needing negotiation in their lives, including building an ongoing support infrastructure.



For more than three decades, Kathleen McAllen has worked toward improving the health care experience for patients and their families through a wide-variety of leadership roles in operations, strategy and partnership development.  Kathleen has served at Community Health network for much of her career, most recently spearheading innovative, technology-based partnerships as Vice President of Network Partner Services.  She led ambulatory care and physician services and established dozens of provider-based ventures.  As part of the for-profit executive leadership team, she helped drive growth and consumer-focused strategy for the network.

Kathleen now devotes her time and talents to three initiatives near and dear to her heart: caring for special-needs families, fostering health care innovation, and helping leaders achieve their visions.  As Chief Strategy Officer for the Giving Hope Foundation, Kathleen is helping to create a model of comprehensive, integrated services for individuals with unique physical, intellectual, and emotional needs and their families.  She also serves on the Governor’s Task Force for the Assessment of Services for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

In 2017, Kathleen co-founded Healthcare of Tomorrow, an incubator that strives to radically transform health care by building an innovative, collaborative platform connecting entrepreneurs, investors, and healthcare providers. Its mission is to create mutually beneficial partnerships, leverage disruptive technologies to solve problems and create opportunities to bring together health care leaders and visionaries.

Building on a career devoted to developing leaders, Kathleen is also an adjunct faculty member in the Executive Education program at Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs and its Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health.  She has served as strategic advisor to the Indiana State Medical Association for several years.  And, in 2019, Kathleen will help launch a new initiative for female entrepreneurs, The Bloombase Experience for Women Business Owners.


The event registration fee covers all functions (CME Event, lunch, reception and dinner).   
Please indicate which meals you will be present for.  No refunds will be given.

If you would like to reserve a hotel room for Friday and/or Saturday, Feb. 1-2, at the special group rate of $219 per night (plus tax), please contact Cheryl Stearley at cstearley@ismanet.org or (317) 261-2060, ext. 7731. 

Check-in time: 4:00 PM

Check-out time: 11:00 AM

Driving directions may be obtained by visiting the hotel website.


Designation Statement: The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement: The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Note: While offering the CME credit hours listed in these pages, these activities are not intended to provide extensive training in a field.

Disclosure Statement: In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, educational programs sponsored by the ISMA must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. Prior to the activity, all faculty, authors, editors and planning committee members participating in an ISMA-sponsored activity are required to disclose to attendees any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.



West Baden Springs Hotel (French Lick) 8538 West Baden Avenue West Baden Springs, IN 47469 UNITED STATES