RWJBarnabas Health 2019 Summer Athletic Training Symposium: We Matter Too: A Guide to Athletic Trainer Self-Care and Personal Growth

Offering 4.0 BOC-Approved CEUs to Certified Athletic Trainers

While there is no fee to attend this symposium, advanced online registration is required.

Check in and Registration: 8:00 to 9:00 am
Seminar: 8:50 am to 1:30 pm

As an athletic trainer, in order for you to provide your best care and deliver your highest quality service, you must take care of yourself as well. This free "TED Talk-style" athletic training symposium is guaranteed to be a unique, powerful educational experience in a highly-engaging format. It features nine dynamic speakers delivering powerful 18 minute lessons -- all focused on helping you sharpen your saw. With a focus on self-care, “soft skills,” and interpersonal dynamics, this course is designed to empower you, as an athletic trainer, to maximize your impact within our communities and within your profession. Attendees will hear educational messages from top experts in their fields intended to inspire you to grow your communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills. As an added bonus, the event will end with a guided “Why Discovery” small group workshop.

Overall Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Recognize qualities of High Reliability Organizations and how they identify and avoid medical errors
  • Identify strategies to manage anxiety and fatigue and reduce burnout
  • Determine how to balance growing professional responsibilities with life outside of work
  • Apply communication strategies to enhance relationships, build rapport, and develop personal brand
  • Develop personal power and cultivate leadership qualities applicable within the athletic training profession
  • Demonstrate an understanding of one’s personal purpose and “why”

Core Topics

  • High Reliability Organization Concepts
  • Treat Yourself As If You Were Your Athlete: How ATCs Must Develop Self-care
  • Developing Your Own Mental Health Emergency Action Plan
  • Leveraging Relationship for Difficult Conversations
  • Work-Life Wave
  • CommunicATe: Practical Skills to Enhance Message Delivery
  • Building Your Personal Brand
  • The A, B, Cs of Leadership Development
  • Developing Personal Power

Program Schedule

Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided.

8:00 to 8:50 am
Check-in, Arrival and Breakfast (Sponsored by JAG-ONE)

8:50 am
Welcome and Introduction

9:00 am
High Reliability Organization Concepts
Anthony V. Cava MS, Rph, FACHE
President and CEO, RWJ University Hospital Somerset

9:19 am
Treat Yourself As If You Were Your Athlete: How ATCs Must Develop Self-care
Pete Economou, PhD, ABPP-CBT
Associate Professor and Director, MAP, Rutgers; Founder/Clinician, Counseling & Wellness Center

9:38 am
Developing Your Own Mental Health Emergency Action Plan
Sandra Lynch Massi, MA, LAT, CCISM
Career Firefighter/EMT, Evesham Township; Per-Diem Athletic Trainer

Short Break

10:00 am
Leveraging Relationship for Difficult Conversations
Mark Heiden, M.Ed., CPCC
Director, Organizational Development, RWJBarnabas Health

10:19 am
Work-Life Wave
Chris Flores, ATC
Owner, FLO Fitness; Co-creator, Rooted Rehab; Adjunct Professor, Kean University

10:38 am
CommunicATe: Practical Skills to Enhance Message Delivery
Ryan Stevens, MPS, LAT, ATC, CSCS
Manager of Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Performance Fitness, RWJ University Hospital Somerset and Hamilton

Short Break

11:00 am
Building Your Personal Brand
John Gallucci Jr., MS, ATC, PT, DPT
CEO, JAG-ONE Physical Therapy

11:19 am
The A, B, Cs of Leadership Development
David Csillan, MS, LAT ATC
Athletic Trainer, Ewing High School; Chair, NATA District Secretaries, Treasurers' Committee

11: 38 am
Developing Personal Power
Kevin Briles, Sr., ATC, CSCS, EMT-B
District Athletic Trainer/Assistant to the Athletic Director, The Delsea Regional School District; Adjunct Instructor/Preceptor, Rowan University Athletic Training Education Program; President, The Athletic Trainers' Society of New Jersey

12:00 pm
Lunch (Sponsored by Princeton Orthopedic Associates)

12:30 pm
Why Discovery - Practical Application Workshop
Facilitated by Ryan Stevens, MPS, LAT, ATC, CSCS

RWJ University Hospital Somerset

110 Rehill Ave.

Somerville, NJ 08876

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