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{Past Event} - How HealthPartners engages leadership, board

January 11, 2018 - 3:00 pm - January 11, 2018 - 4:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time


Active engagement and support from an organization’s senior leadership and board of directors is vital to the long-term success of any sustainability program.

Learning Objectives:

  1. When sustainability programming goals connect with overarching strategic goals, sustainability programming has the greatest return on efforts, including cost savings, staff engagement, environmental improvement, and community benefit. Learn practical tips to garner the endorsement by senior leadership and the board of directors. Discuss how a successful sustainability program begins, the tactics it takes to open the door for discussion, and how to ultimately get the approval to proceed.
  2. The sustainability program will need to periodically report to both the senior leadership and the board of directors. The presenters will discuss the data tracking, storytelling, and reporting, including advice on the style of materials presented.
  3. Feedback is a great form of engagement. Learn about the feedback loop during the reporting process with the senior leadership and the board of directors in order to continually enhance culture and the sustainability program. Hear how leadership input has supported further maturing of the programs, created a stronger tie to mission, and ultimately improved the health of the communities.
  4. The presenters will discuss what data is used to communicate to various stakeholders that have an interest in the sustainability program’s success. Learn how they use stories to personalize data to capture value and ROI.


Barbara Tretheway
Senior Vice President and General Counsel, HealthPartners

As the Senior Vice President and General Counsel for HealthPartners, Ms. Tretheway is responsible for providing comprehensive legal advice and direction to the management and governance of HealthPartners and its affiliated entities. She also is responsible for managing the legal, clinical and enterprise risk management programs, business continuity planning, and sustainability programs of the organization.

Ms. Tretheway earned a Doctor of Law from University of Wisconsin Law School. Prior to joining HealthPartners, Tretheway practiced law at Gray, Plant, Mooty, Mooty and Bennett, P.A. in Minneapolis. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Association, Wisconsin State Bar Association, and the American Health Lawyers Association. She is a member of the board of directors of Martins Point Health Care in Portland, Maine and the Overseas Cooperative Development Council in Washington, D.C.

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