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2020 MTLI Graduate Program

April 26-May 1
Oglebay National Training Center, Wheeling, West Virginia

Select Graduate on the online the registration form. 

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Sunday, April 26 – Registration/Check-In

The MTLI Board of Regents is excited to share a new Grad School opportunity for MTLI 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 – April 26 – May 1, 2020.

Sessions from 2019 MTLI Graduate Program
Monday, April 29 – Morning Session

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

Leading Clarity! The Breakthrough Strategy to Unleash People, Profit and Performance
Brad Deutser
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 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 
Petra Krebbs
1:15 pm – 4:45 pm

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.

Petra holds a bachelor’s degree in Education and is passionate about engaging, equipping and elevating others to achieve their very best. Her energy is contagious, and her focus on outcomes is refreshing.

Petra’s professional career spans over 18 years in sales, leadership, training and development for several corporations where she helped clients and employees to reach their goals. She is an entrepreneurial thinker and built a large thriving direct sales organization while raising two children.

She served there as a Leader, Mentor, Coach, Trainer and Speaker for over a decade. Jon Gordon’s principles have been a guide in her personal and professional journey. Those experiences drive her passion to support others in their quest for excellence. Her faith is her compass in building a life of purpose with her husband of 24 years. They enjoy traveling with their grown children to connect their world to the global perspective and impact of many.

Tuesday, April 30 – Morning Session

The 2020 Workplace: Providing Compelling and Effective Leadership in a Multi-Generational Workforce
Amy Kelly
8:15 am – 11:45 am

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
8:15 am -11:45 am

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

Liability and Risk in Critical Care Transport
John Clark
1:15 pm – 4:45 pm

This presentation will provide an overview of the legal pitfalls that transport programs face.  Using a variety of examples, the presentation will allow a better understanding of the legal risks and steps to develop a mitigation strategy. Included will be a discussion of EMTALA and cyber concerns in EMS.

Mr. Clark is the Chief Operating Officer of the International Board of Specialty Certification (IBSC).  He has a worked in both clinical and administrative areas of healthcare.  With 30+ years of experience in clinical settings from urban trauma centers to community emergency departments; supervisor and preceptor roles in a fire department-based EMS systems and critical care transport experience in both ground and flight environments he brings an insightful perspective to EMS.  From a legal perspective, Mr. Clark has practice experience in a boutique EMS focused law firm and in academic medical center risk management.     

He is a past-president of the International Association of Flight and Critical Care Paramedics Association (IAFCCP) and a former member of the Board of Directors of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).  He is a section editor for the Air Medical Journal (AMJ) and writes a monthly feature for the AMJ on legal issues in critical care transport.

His paramedic education and Baccalaureate degree are from The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences with an Executive MBA from Madison University.  He also holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of New Hampshire School of Law as well as a Graduate Certificate in Health Law and Policy.  Additionally, he is credentialed as a Certified Flight Paramedic (FP-C), Certified Critical Care Paramedic (CCP-C), and is a Certified Medical Transport Executive (CMTE). 

 Thursday, May 2 – Morning Session

Blue Ribbon Panel – Healthcare Policy Experts

8:15 am – 11:45 am

Panelists in alphabetical order: Bill Atkinson, Wakemed (retired), North Carolina; Jason Caron, McDermott Will Emory, Washington, DC; John Gilliland, Akin Gump, Washington, DC; Bob Wanovich, Highmark, Inc., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,  Matt Zavadsky, MedStar, Fort Worth, Texas;

Moderator: Ed Marasco, Quick Med Claims

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.

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.

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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.