In accordance with our values and commitment to safety for our members, onsite staff, and the community at large, AUPHA will be aligning our safety measures with ACHE Congress. Currently, this will require all attendees and staff to be fully vaccinated (and boosted) against COVID-19. Although CDC, state and local guidelines do not currently require masking indoors in the city of Chicago, ACHE continues to recommend masking while indoors, especially for those who are not up to date on their vaccinations or are immunocompromised. For individuals who are not fully vaccinated, please visit ACHE Congress' safety information website for additional requirements. AUPHA will continue to provide updates to members as updates are made. 


AUPHA is pleased to share details of the 2022 Academic Program and Practitioner Workshop, scheduled to be held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 East Wacker Drive, on Tuesday, March 29th, 7:00 – 11:15AM Central time. AUPHA’s Graduate Program Committee, led by co-chairs Laurie Shanderson, PhD, MPA, FACHE, Methodist College, and Rhonda BeLue, PhD, Saint Louis University, has planned an exceptional Workshop. Additionally, AUPHA will be hosting a Welcome Reception on Monday, March 28th, 5:15 – 6:15PM Central time, as well as several small events in a hospitality suite (Hyatt Regency Chicago - Room 2827 - West Tower) from March 28th to 30th. Learn more about these events on the AUPHA at Congress webpage

The Workshop opens with the annual AUPHA/ACHE Joint Keynote Breakfast Session featuring Quint Studer. Studer’s presentation, Creating a Culture of Replenishment, will drive the theme of the Workshop. Studer has spent decades in healthcare and has worked for multiple healthcare systems. In 2000, he founded Studer Group®, a healthcare and education coaching company. After this was sold, he founded the Studer Community Institute, a not-for-profit whose mission is to improve the quality of life for people. He has authored many books, with several appearing on bestseller lists. His newest book, The Calling: Why Healthcare Is So Special, is aimed at helping healthcare professionals keep their sense of passion and purpose high.

The next segment of the Workshop features a panel including two academics, a practitioner, and a student, who will discuss replenishment, organizational compassion, and Joy in Work. The Workshop will close with an interactive, hands-on session.

(7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. CT)
Regency Ballroom - West Tower

Quint_Headshot.pngQuint Studer
AUPHA is pleased to confirm that Quint Studer will be providing the opening ACHE/AUPHA Breakfast Keynote. The presentation, Creating a Culture of Replenishment, will leave attendees with the following:

  • the ability to assess both at an individual and organizational level the current state of well-being, stress, and trauma;
  • tools and tactics that create consistent processes and behaviors, and ultimately, consistent outcomes; and
  • techniques that help refill and renew the sense of passion that can get temporarily depleted.

Quint, a former AUPHA Board member and long-time friend of AUPHA, began his leadership journey as a teacher.  He then entered the healthcare industry and held leadership positions at Mercy Health System in Wisconsin and Holy Cross Hospital in Chicago.  Quint has spent decades working to make healthcare and education better. Read more about Quint and his contributions to the field here.
(9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. CT)
Randolph 1AB - East Tower
Panelists will discuss the reasons why an orientation to and emphasis on replenishment is important; possible frameworks and case examples of organizational compassion; and the relationship between diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging with joy-in-work. These important issues will be explored for both practice and educational environments. Panelists include a senior level practitioner, a second-year graduate student, and two university faculty members.

Laurie Shanderson, PhD, MPA, FACHE
Methodist College

Ana Paula Gonzalez Lopez Soriano

MS Health Systems Management Student (2020-2022)
Rush University

Jim Dunn, PhD, DHA, FACHE

Atrium Health


Laura McClelland, PhD
Virginia Commonwealth University


Michael Rozier, SJ, PhD
Saint Louis University
(10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. CT)
Randolph 1AB - East Tower
The Workshop will close with an an interactive, hands-on session focused on strategies and techniques for achieving Joy in Work, co-facilitated by Rhonda BeLue, PhD, and Charles (Chuck) Stokes, MSHA, FACHE. In this interactive session, participants will be asked to reflect on and discuss in pairs and small groups their perspectives on what matters most at work, a vision for their ideal day at work, barriers that get in the way of joy-in-work, and the implications of these values for healthcare management education and practice. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Joy-in-Work Framework will be used to structure the session.

Rhonda BeLue, PhD
The University of Texas at San Antonio

Charles (Chuck) Stokes, BSN, MHA, FACHE

The University of Alabama at Birmingham