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2019 MTLI Graduate Program

April 28-May 3
Oglebay National Training Center, Wheeling, West Virginia


Select Graduate on the online the registration form. 

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Sunday, April 28 – Registration/Check-In

Monday, April 29 – Morning Session

Leading Clarity! The Breakthrough Strategy to Unleash People, Profit and Performance
Brad Deutser

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 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 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.

Monday, April 29 – Afternoon Session

Driver of Positive Change 
Julie Nees

Driver of Positive Change is a program that will provide front line managers with the tools to transform into positive leaders who can drive growth and positive change.  It is an interactive program that will enable you to build a positive culture, share a vision, lead with optimism and belief, communicate and connect with your team and execute with purpose in a challenging and changing world.   You will understand the lasting impact positive leaders make and learn strategies to become a more positive person and leader that people want to follow.

Julie is a leader, motivator and a passionate teacher of all things positivity. Heart-centered leadership and enthusiasm are her trademarks. She brings a high level of energy and passion to every group she engages. Julie weaves personal anecdotes with relevant calls to action for each specific audience.

Julie brings 25 years of business experience in Sales, Sales Leadership and Marketing, including 19 years at The Hershey Company building business, leading teams and developing people. This experience is the foundation for connecting and engaging with clients around their real business challenges and opportunities. Julie has worked with clients across a wide variety of industries to drive positive change into their organizations. In addition to keynote speaking, Julie leads our Training team at The Jon Gordon Companies, and is the co-creator (along with Jon Gordon) of our Power of Positive Leadership training program. Julie focuses her sessions on helping each organization, team and individual build more positive minds, teams and cultures.

Tuesday, April 30 – Morning Session

The 2020 Workplace: Providing Compelling and Effective Leadership in a Multi-Generational Workforce
Amy Kelly

The ever-changing nature of work and the workforce presents exciting opportunities and worthy challenges for leaders in all industries and organizations. This session will explore strategies for maximum engagement and organizational results when leading the five generations of the 2020 workforce. Human Resources Executive and Organizational Development Consultant Amy P. Kelly provides relevant workforce updates that managers and leaders need to consider when designing and driving organizational objectives. Participants learn actionable strategies for leading distributed, multi-generational teams, as well as strategies for other current workforce challenges. Be ready to observe, and potentially participate, in live workplace simulations and leave with new insights on leading and managing across five generations.

Amy P. Kelly, SHRM-SCP, SPHR is an HR and Learning and Organizational Development executive that creates award winning human resources and learning and development programs. She leads development programs for executives and their teams all over the world. In all her human resources and organizational development engagements, she creates human capital strategies designed to enhance performance and profitability, while building a vibrant culture that attracts and retains top-performing talent. 

Amy believes that maximum ROI is a result of positive leaders, a compelling vision, an aligned and positive team – coupled with phenomenal execution. She is a graduate of the George Mason Leadership Coaching for Organizational Well-being Program, and she is the co-author of “The Energy Bus Field Guide”, a road map to fueling your life, work and team with positive energy. 

Amy enjoys spending her free time with her husband and four active children. She and her husband are a team dedicated to raising children that will positively impact the world around them. 

Tuesday, April 30 –  The afternoon is yours!

Wednesday, May 1 – Morning Session

Evidence-Based Strategies for Fatigue Risk Management in Emergency Medical Services
Dr. P. Daniel Patterson

Dr. Patterson was the principal investigator for the 2018 Evidence Based Guidelines for Fatigue Risk Management in EMS funded by NHTSA and in collaboration with NASEMSO ( The overarching goal of this presentation is to have leaders address the problem of fatigue in EMS organizations with confidence. In order to accomplish this goal, Dr. Patterson will address the following: 1) background on the hazards of fatigue; 2) background on sleep physiology; 3) reliable and valid techniques for assessing fatigue in EMS organizations; 4) controversies with shift duration; 5) access to caffeine as a fatigue mitigation tool; 6) napping during shifts (how should I structure a napping policy)? and 6) education and training on fatigue and sleep. Dr. Patterson will provide handouts and documents that audience members can use back home to build their own fatigue risk management program, or to edit / update their current program with new information.

Dr. P. Daniel Patterson studies safety in emergency care settings with special emphasis on safety culture, fatigue, shift work, sleep health, teamwork, medical errors and adverse events, and clinician injury in the prehospital EMS setting. Collaborations have led to creation of reliable and valid safety measurement tools and establishing base rate data for key indicators of EMS safety. Dr. Patterson has led multi-disciplinary teams in evidence reviews and experimental studies testing novel interventions to improve safety. His research is informed by immersion in the EMS setting as an active paramedic clinician.

 Wednesday, May 1 – Afternoon Session

Leadership Battles You Didn’t Know You were Fighting
David Motzkin

As leaders, you are instrumental in engaging your workforce to serve communities with integrity and purpose. Taking an in-depth look at human factors – loyalty, physiology, entitlement and expectations – will provide insights into the employee decision-making process, ultimately helping you to ensure your team’s safety and well-being. This is especially critical in urgent, first responder situations where available information is often times not perfect. Dave will host an interactive discussion about key leadership practices to improve your organization’s resiliency and help ensure your teams go home at the end of their shift in as good as or in better condition than the way they arrived.

David Motzkin, President of PHI Air Medical, is a recognized leader in the air medical industry.  His relentless pursuit of safety, operational and clinical excellence has become a hallmark of PHI Air Medical and has been instrumental in the company’s success. He has worked to build a sustainable culture that is committed to safety, quality, efficiency, and customer service. Dave is responsible for all facets of operations including the development of relationships with leading healthcare providers across the country and globe as well as oversight of multiple business lines within the company. He has been a part of the leadership team since 2004.

Dave began his career over 30 years ago in public safety, working as a firefighter and flight paramedic. He remains connected and committed to the values he learned on the front lines serving his community.

Thursday, May 2 – Full Day Session

Blue Ribbon Panel – Healthcare Policy Experts

New this year, MTLI Grad School will feature a 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.

Please note:  Graduate Workshop Capstone Presentations* will be made Thursday afternoon.

*The MTLI Board of Regents is excited to share a new Grad School opportunity for MTLI 2019!

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 2019.

If you are an MTLI graduate planning to attend MTLI in 2019, 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 2019 MTLI – April 28 – May 3, 2019.

2019 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 per person
  • Double Occupancy West Wing Preferred Room (shared room): $1,083.01
  • Double Occupancy Value Room (shared room): $1,019.66 per 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 28 – $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.