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2018 AIM Leadership in Action Conference
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2018 AIM Leadership in Action Conference  
June 5-7, 2018, San Diego, California


The AIM Leadership in Action Conference features leadership development and training to help you to set and meet immunization goals. The event is tailored to AIM members, immunization program staff in leadership roles, and partners.

 Leadership Development Training was made possible through a Merck educational grant

Conference Program: (Click Here)

Opening Plenary
SPEAKER: Melinda Wharton, MD, MPH Director, Immunization Services Division (NCIRD)/ Acting Director, National Vaccine Program Office (View Module)
SPEAKER: Michael Fraser, PhD, CAE, FCPP Executive Director, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (Presentation Slides) (View Module)

Applied Leadership Breakout Sessions

ROADTRIP! How One State Navigated the Journey to Improve Provider Communications

 (Presentation SlidesSlide Set #2 ) (BreakoutHandout) (Handout 2)

Speaker: Beth Rowe-West, AIM; Edgar Ednacot, California Immunization Program; Darrick Nichols, Texas Immunization Program

We all struggle at times to communicate efficiently and effectively with our providers. This workshop will look at how one state, Texas, partnered with AIM to take a fresh look at communications statewide. Participants will walk away with some ideas on how to quickly and effectively engage stakeholders to improve provider communications.

Find Your Super Power. Create a Super Team.
(Presentation Slides) (Breakout Handout) (Handout 2)
Speaker: Cathy Tencza, Tencza Designs

What are the strengths of each person on your team—even that one low performer—and what is each one doing to build those strengths? How are you leading your team to make sure that you are leveraging everyone’s strengths to maximum advantage? If you can’t answer these questions, come to this session and leave with a personalized plan to identify, build, and leverage individual strengths to improve your team’s performance. And if you do have a successful strengths-based approach, come share your best practices with others!

Building a Pro-Vaccine Environment Location
(Presentation Slides) (Handout)
Speaker: Brent Ewing, Apine Health Strategies; Amy Pisani, Every Child By Two

Do you know how to build grassroots support for vaccination? Do you know the difference between educating and lobbying? Are you facing legislation or constituencies pushing for informed consent, exemptions to school immunization requirements, or other initiatives? Join federal and state advocates to learn the ins and outs of educating policymakers and building a pro-vaccine environment in your state or local area.

Schooling the Flu: Establishing a Sustainable School-Located Vaccination Program
(Presentation Slides)
Speaker: Tiffany Tate, Maryland Partnership for Prevention

Learn how the Maryland Partnership for Prevention (MPP) eliminated paper consent forms, improved billing operations, and established a network of successful school-located vaccination clinics across the state of Maryland. Maryland is consistently ranked near the top of childhood influenza rates and revenue raised from the clinics supports the MPP state immunization coalition. It’s a WIN-WIN! Leave with a checklist of action steps to replicate successful school-located vaccination clinics in your state or local area.

Leadership Training Session: Extreme Leadership
(Presentation Slides)
SPEAKER: Steve Farber President Extreme Leadership, Inc.

“Extreme Leadership” involves harnessing fear and using it to your advantage, learning the art of developing talent in others and inspiring yourself and others to change your environment. Learn to keep yourself and others passionately engaged in the work at hand—even in troubled or difficult times.

Bull’s-Eye Presentations
The winners of the 2018 AIM Bull’s-Eye Award will present innovative strategies that “hit their mark,” achieving goals and increasing awareness by encouraging replication in other programs.
-New Jersey Department of Health, Vaccine Preventable Disease Program: HPV Vaccination Coverage Assessment Tool (Presentation Slides)
-Washington State Department of Health, Office of Immunization and Child Profile: Immunization practices and policies at four-year colleges and universities in Washington state (Presentation Slides)
-North Dakota Department of Health, Immunization Program: School Immunization Quality Improvement in North Dakota (Presentation Slides)

Leadership Training Session: Understanding The Change Cycle Model

(Presentation Slides)
SPEAKER: Phil Griffin Immunization Program Manager, Kansas

The Change CycleTM model – a map that depicts our human experience of each stage of change – all changes, big or small. By understanding The Change CycleTM, you can learn to better manage your life through management of changes. Learn the tools to lead others through managing change personally and in your organization.



 Event Archive:

2017 Leadership In Action Conference, Charleston South Carolina,

2016 Leadership In Action Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona

2015 Leadership Development Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana

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