Tuesday, August 16, 2022

We are excited to be back!  Join your colleagues at SDAHO’s 96th Annual Convention in Sioux Falls. 

From start to finish, this year’s event will be packed with insight and experts addressing workforce, public policy, Medicaid expansion, violence in the workplace and many other topics.  Several panel sessions have been created to provide members the opportunity to learn from others across the state, addressing issues impacting South Dakota healthcare.  In addition, SDAHO has partnered with nine affiliated societies to provide specific education to quality, engineering, leadership, finance, human resources, health information management, technology, social workers, and nursing. These two days will feature amazing speakers, innovative ideas, and countless opportunities to network and share ideas with colleagues. As the largest gathering of South Dakota healthcare leaders in the state, this is one event you won’t want to miss.

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Sioux Falls Convention Center

1201 N. West Ave Sioux Falls, SD 57104
  • Sheraton Sioux Falls Click here to use the SDAHO room block. (cutoff date August 26)
  • Holiday Inn & Suites: Sioux Falls – Airport Click here to use this room block. (cutoff date is August 20)

Registration Now Open

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Keynote Speakers

Chris McChesney

Chris McChesney is the co-author of the best-selling book in the world on strategy execution. He is the Global Practice Leader of Execution for FranklinCovey Co. and one of the primary developers of The 4 Disciplines of Execution. For more than a decade, he has led FranklinCovey’s ongoing design and development of these principles, as well as the consulting organization that has achieved extraordinary growth in many countries around the globe and impacted hundreds of organizations. Chris has personally led many of the most noted implementations of the 4 Disciplines, including the State of Georgia, Marriott® International, Shaw Industries, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company®, The Kroger® Co., The Coca-Cola Co.®, Comcast, Lockheed Martin Corporation, and Gaylord Entertainment. This practical experience has enabled him to test and refine the principles contained in The 4 Disciplines of Execution from the boardroom to the front line of these and many other organizations.

Jonah Goldberg

One of America’s top political commentators, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Dispatch and the former senior editor of National Review magazine, Jonah Goldberg stimulates audiences with bold, provocative critiques of the today’s highly polarized political landscape. As a speaker, Goldberg helps audiences appreciate the essential nature of politics by examining the underpinnings of liberal and conservative ideologies, economic policy, and the changing role of modern-day media. A former FOX News and CNN contributor, Goldberg frequently appears as a commentator on network television. Named one of the Top 50 Political Commentators in America by The Atlantic magazine, Jonah is known for nuanced, informed, and thoughtful perspectives that spark indispensable dialogue and debate. Whether discussing the intellectual history of the Left, the hazards posed by political clichés, or the challenges of populism and identity politics, he scrutinizes prevailing opinions and generates new insights.


Wednesday, September 21

  • 1:00 – 6:00pm | Golf Tournament at Willow Run Golf Course
  • 5:30 – 7:00 pm | Welcome Social at the Sheraton

Thursday, September 22

  • 7:00 – 8:15 am | Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:30 -9:30 am | Opening Keynote: The 4 Disciplines of Execution with Chris McChesney
  • 9:45 am – 12:00 pm | Breakout Sessions
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm | Lunch

Thursday, September 22 (continued)

  • 1:15 – 4:30 pm | Breakout Sessions
  • 4:30 – 6:30 pm | Exhibitor Social
  • 8:00 – 10:00 pm | Special Event Concert with the Hegg Brothers

Friday, September 23

  • 7:30 – 8:30 am | Networking Breakfast
  • 8:30 am – 12:00 pm | Breakout Sessions
  • 12:00 – 2:30 pm | Awards Luncheon & Closing Keynote: Up to the Minute Take on the Political Mood of the Country and What it Means for you with Jonah Goldberg


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Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities

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Continuing Education

  • Nursing Home Administrator
    • SDAHO is the South Dakota Affiliate of LeadingAge, an approved provider of continuing education in nursing
      home administration by the South Dakota Board of Nursing Facility Administrators. There are up to 12.0 contact
      hours available to nursing home administrators at this conference.
  • Social Work
    • SDAHO is approved as a provider for continuing education by the South Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners,
      135 East Illinois, Suite 214, Spearfish, SD 57783, Provider #1000. Social workers will receive up to 12.0 continuing
      education contact hours at this education.
  • Nursing
    • This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by Montana Nurses Association, an
      accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on
      Accreditation. SDAHO Annual Convention September 22-23, 2022 has been approved for 10.0 total contact
      hours of continuing nursing education.

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