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2020 MTLI Graduate Program
Sunday, August 16 – Registration/Orientation/Check-In

**NEW DATES – August 16-21
Oglebay National Training Center
Wheeling, West Virginia

Select Graduate on the online the registration form. 

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It’s Back! The MTLI Grad School opportunity for 2020!

We realize many former MTLI graduates, may have missed the opportunity to experience the current Capstone Simulation, which allows students to solve real world problems in a fictitious world.  These experiences apply to current industry and market situations and participants rave at how useful they are in everyday application.  In addition, each year on the Grad School evaluations there are requests to be a part of the Capstone project.  For these reasons and based on CMTE feedback with a positive level of interest, the MTLI Board of Regents is adding a Grad School Capstone Simulation opportunity beginning in 2020.

If you are an MTLI graduate planning to attend MTLI in 2020, please consider being part of this unique experience.  This new “grad Capstone track” is limited to two teams (14 grad students – 7 per team).   Time to work on the Capstone Simulation challenge would be integrated into the Grad School schedule with some out of class time commitment required to solve the challenge.  Capstone Graduate students will present their Simulation challenge solution to their peers at MTLI.  There is no testing/evaluation required – the graduate students who participate in this optional track will receive full grad credit.

Adventure seekers, early adopters, or anyone with a genuine curiosity of how you might do on an MTLI Post Graduate Capstone project at this point in your career is encouraged to apply.  Registration will be limited to the first 14 to register and a waiting list will be formed.  Don’t wait, be a apart of this historical addition to the MTLI graduate experience.   Reserve your spot to this new adventure by registering today.

We are looking forward to seeing many familiar faces at the 2020 MTLI!

Sessions from 2020 MTLI Graduate Program 
(subject to change)
Monday, August 17 – Morning Session

8:00 am – 8:15 am Welcome and Introductions

Life Saving Behaviors, Life Saving Thinking, and the 5th Pillar of Safety Management Systems, the Human Dimension of Safety
Brad Deutser & Joe Gallagher
8:15 am – 11:45 am

While traditional business models are often driven by communication, strategy, culture and innovation, Brad Deutser puts forward a new, bold, time tested approach that remakes the essential connections within an organization. Brad will share how clarity becomes the governing force that both aligns and connects dreams, goals, objectives, expectations and outcomes. His replicable, reliable construct, which he introduces in his new book, Leading Clarity, can be applied to leaders and businesses of all types, sizes and industries and drives measurable performance, creates happier, more engaged employees and customers, and safe workplaces. Clarity has proven to save lives and change futures – and has helped leaders (at all ages and stages of their lives and careers) exponentially impact their ability to drive performance around them.

Brad Deutser is the Founder and CEO of Deutser, an innovative consulting firm that helps organizations and their leaders achieve clarity to drive business performance, and the Deutser Clarity Institute, a think tank, idea accelerator and innovative learning lab. He is the author of Leading Clarity: The Breakthrough Strategy to Unleash People, Profit and Performance.

Brad’s insight and approach to organizational clarity has transformed many prominent organizations, including those in energy, education, healthcare, financial services, industrial services, professional services, retail, and cause-based industries. He works with leaders across the globe on complex organizational issues, often in times of transition, crisis or merger/acquisition.

He is committed to affecting change at a societal level and has infused socially responsible and cause related principles in not only his clients’ practices, but his own firm’s as well. He has created the Deutser Clarity Fund as well as individualized micro-funds for each employee so they can personally affect causes important to them. Additionally, he has a leadership role on numerous nonprofit boards.

After graduation from the University of Texas with an Economics degree, he worked for several companies, including the London-based solicitors firm, Blackburn Gittings & Nott; the nation’s leading socially responsible marketing company, Cone Communications in Boston, MA; as well as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and Walt Disney World on Ice.

Brad is passionate about helping leaders at all levels achieve clarity and leverage their talents to the fullest. Brad’s clarity comes from his loving relationship with his family, including his wife of more than 20 years and two children.

Joe Gallagher currently serves as the Director of the Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality (HSEQ) Department for PHI Health, LLC. Joe and his team are responsible for the development, implementation, strategic direction, and continuous improvement of safety, environmental and quality programs to ensure PHI Health LLC is operating at the highest levels of safety. He oversees the company’s Safety Management System in compliance with FAA Voluntary SMS Program. Recently he oversaw the launch and roll out of PHI Medical, LLC Fatigue Risk Management Program and the introduction of the 5th Pillar of Safety to their SMS.

Previously Joe worked for American Airlines for 28 years starting as a power plant engineer.  In 2000 he joined the company’s Safety Department. As a senior member of company’s Operational Safety Program he was credited for reducing aircraft ground damages by 25% over a two-year period. As administrator of the airlines Wild Life Mitigation program he has participated in reviews of Animal/Aircraft strikes ranging from deer to alligators and was invited by the New York Airport Authority to meet with the Warden of Riker’s Island Prison to discuss the prisons bird population and the danger it posed to arriving and departing aircraft at LGA Airport. In 2008 Joe was asked by department leadership to co-chair an employee working group tasked with reducing employee injuries. Through the efforts of this group American reduced their OSHA recordable injuries by 29%. Joe retired from American Airlines in 2012 as Director of Employee Safety Customer Service Western Region.

Before coming to PHI Joe was the Director of Safety, North America at Lufthansa Sky Chefs for six years responsible for the health and safety of the company’s 12,000 employees located at 40 Customer Service Centers located throughout the US. Joe served in the United States Air Force and United States Air Force Reserve for 12 years, first as a Crew Chief on the C5A and later as a Flight Engineer on C141B Transport Aircraft.  Joe presently resides in Mesa, Arizona with his wife and three children.

Monday, August 17 – Afternoon Session

Traumatic and Resilience 
Steven Thornhill
1:15 pm – 4:45 pm

This workshop is designed to educate participants on the types and effects of stress that confront professionals who serve in stressful occupations.

Steven Thornhill came to Tania Glenn & Associates because of his desire to work with a team that has a reputation for providing highly effective and compassionate care to Veterans and First Responders. Steven is trained in EMDR as he feels it is one of the most successful modalities for the treatment of complex trauma. Additionally, he employs many facets of Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Judgment free, and compassion focused therapy delivered to highly motivated and driven individuals is what Steven focuses on for all of his clients.

Steven is a Veteran, having served in the United States Army as a Forward Observer with multiple deployments. After leaving the Army Steven pursued a career in healthcare working in both hospital Emergency Rooms, and rural EMS as an EMT-Intermediate, and industrial EMS/Hazmat response for nearly a decade. Leaving the First Responder community due to an injury, Steven became a therapist with the sole intent of working with Veterans and First Responders.

Steven has worked with multiple public safety agencies at all levels in order to foster an environment that is focused on responder care, education and training to better equip these members for the daunting challenges they can face in their professions. Having been a part of these unique communities as a member, and then as a therapist Steven has learned – and continually stresses that “This type of life can be hard but rewarding, but it is extremely more difficult when we do not take the time to take care of ourselves.”

Steven is married to a Commander in Communications for ATCEMS and that allows him another unique lens from which to observe the public safety arena and that is one of a spouse. Having activated for multiple public safety critical events Steven understands the impacts these events have on responders, their families and their communities. Steven feels that having been in the Army and then in public safety was a phenomenal job, but working with – and more specifically for, this particular population is truly the best job in the world.

Tuesday, August 18 – Morning Session

Navigating Complexity:  Brave Leaders, New Approaches
Tony Gigliotti
8:15 am – 11:45 am

Effective leadership takes hard work.  In a world filled with volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity, leadership has become even more challenging.  This session will enhance participants’ leadership effectiveness by:

  • Introducing a model for identifying and categorizing various workplace contexts, including complicated and complex
  • Exploring approaches for leading in different contexts
  • Discussing how to engage your employees and other stakeholders in tackling complex and adaptive challenges
  • Outlining techniques to achieve and thrive in challenging circumstances

Tony Gigliotti, MHRM, PHR, ODCP, Registered Corporate CoachTM, is the Director, Talent Management and Organizational Development, at UPMC.  Tony has nearly 25 years of experience as a human resources professional, primarily in healthcare.  Tony successfully built his current function, which now provides enterprise-wide services to thousands of leaders and employees, including succession planning, talent reviews, executive coaching, change and strategy management, employee-experience and engagement initiatives, and high-potential leadership development.  Throughout his professional career, Tony has held various leadership positions in Human Resources, Talent Management, Learning & Development, and Organizational Development. 

Tony is a Registered Corporate CoachTM through the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches; nationally certified in human resources from the Human Resource Certification Institute; and an Organization Development Certified Professional through the Institute of Organization Development.  He is qualified to administer the DiSC behavioral assessment, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and DecisionWise multi-rater (360o) assessment. 

Tony has published in Talent Management magazine and SmartBrief.  He has served as guest lecturer at several universities, including Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. Tony earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, and his Master of Human Resource Management with a leadership concentration from St. Francis University of Loretto, Pennsylvania.  

Tuesday, August 18 –  The afternoon is yours!

Wednesday, August 19 – Morning Session

Servent Leadership
Tom Thibideau
8:15 am -11:45 am

Tom Thibideau is an Associate Professor, Distinguished Professor of Servant Leadership

Thibodeau is a husband, father, grandfather, teacher, and an active community member from Wisconsin Rapids who has done nothing since coming to Viterbo in 1984 but inspire students and change the world. Through the years his infectious enthusiasm, compassion, and commitment to leadership and service have also inspired countless colleagues and community members. He is the founder of the Master of Arts in Servant Leadership, the first master’s degree of its kind in the nation, and also a founding member of hospitality and fellowship resource Place of Grace, in La Crosse. Thibodeau is a popular professor, talented public speaker, and an extremely active community member who lives the Viterbo values. He regularly leads The Ethical Life seminars, often team teaching with Rick Kyte, and also offers a Serving the Common Good seminar focused on homelessness.

 Wednesday, August 19 – Afternoon Session

Cyber Security and EMS
Jarel Morrow
1:15 pm – 4:45 pm

We asked and you shared that you wanted to know more about cyber security.  In today’s interconnected world of technology, we continually hear a new story of a data breach.  Learn the importance of protecting IT systems and the potential consequences of a data breach.  Learn how to protect your service from a data breach and how to mitigate the effects of a data breach.

Jarel Morrow is the Director of Information Technology for PHI Health and the Information Security Officer for PHI Corporate. He is a MTLI graduate and was a computer geek before it was cool. He has been in the IT industry for 23 years where he has held many positions. In the early days of his career he was a part of building one of the nation’s first terabyte server clusters and working on the Y2K project for a fortune 500 company. Early on in Air Medical, he helped develop the first nationwide Radio Over IP network using multicast network traffic. Recently he has been helping his company become more security minded by implementing ITIL and NIST Cybersecurity framework as well as working with his compliance officer to implement the companies Data Breach Response Plan. Jarel also teaches regular classes to inform regular employees on how they are the most important line of defense and the best firewall.

Thursday, August 20 – Morning Session

Blue Ribbon Panel – EMS Financial  Policy Experts

8:15 am – 11:45 am

MTLI Grad School will feature this Blue Ribbon Panel of healthcare policy experts and decision makers to share their insights.  Topics will include healthcare services integration, healthcare payment policy, healthcare legislation and politics, among others.  Join us to hear the latest updates and perspectives on how policy makers and decision makers view healthcare and medical transport.

1:15 pm -3:30 pm

Graduate Workshop Capstone Presentations will be made Thursday afternoon 

Friday, August 21, 2020 – Travel Day

2020 MTLI Graduate Registration Pricing

AAMS Member: $950 AAMS                                   Non-Member: $1,050

Room & Board

  • Single Occupancy Lakeside Preferred Room: $1,440.06
  • Single Occupancy West Wing Preferred Room: $1,301.84
  • Single Occupancy Value Room: $1,232.74
  • Double Occupancy Lakeside Preferred Room (shared room): $1,123.31/person
  • Double Occupancy West Wing Preferred Room (shared room): $1,083.01
  • Double Occupancy Value Room (shared room): $1,019.66/person

Room Package includes: 5 nights lodging, 4 buffet breakfasts, 4 buffet lunches, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday dinner, 5 beverage tickets, coffee breaks/snacks, and continental breakfast Friday morning. Early arrival on Saturday, April 25 – $143 + tax.

Register online! 

Cancellation Policy
A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged for cancellation at any time up to 30 days prior to the school; 30 – 7 days prior to the school, 50% will be charged; and with 7 days or less notice, no refund will be issued.