Wednesday, August 14, 2019

AHIMA's Transformation: Change Isn't Linear

Hello my name is Ms. Shelia Robertson and I’m your OHIMA 1st year Delegate.  I had the extreme pleasure of attending my first Leadership Conference earlier this month and where do I begin!  The Leadership Conference was more than I ever imagined. The energy and excitement of the presenters was electrifying.
AHIMA’s Transformation Story: Mission, Vision & Strategy presented by Valerie Watzlaf and Wylecia Wiggs-Harris was insightful and inspiring!  Their dedication and commitment are very encouraging to me.  One of the things I took away from their session was that, “change can happen quickly however transformation isn’t linear.”
They discussed being a Transformational Leader and likened it to petrified wood which in time becomes rock (solid).  The message was to “be centered” and support others through the change.

There were so many dynamic sessions and I wanted to attend them all but that was impossible.  I had a great experience in Chicago and ate some of the best food the city had to offer.  Until next time, remember in regards to leadership, “failure is an event to learn from.”  

About the Author 

Shelia Robertson, RHIA is the currently a 1st Year Delegate on the OHIMA FY 2020-21 Board of Directors.  Shelia is a Supervisor in the Release of Information department at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio.

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