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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Leading Teams by Fostering Trust & Cooperation Webinar – RMBP Leadership Academy

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"Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day,..."

Course Requirements:

Participants are required to read Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek prior to the leadership "book club" discussion to be awarded self-study (2 CCHs) and education (1 CCH) continuing competency hours and receive a CCH certificate. 


Course Description

Exemplary leaders foster trust and cooperation by building a “Circle of Safety” (Sinek, 2014).  In his book, Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t, Simon Sinek discusses why this Circle fosters adaptive and confident teams, in which everyone feels they belong and where energy is devoted to a shared vision to seize opportunities.  Sinek discusses five lessons for leaders in which relationships, integrity, and using “we” language matter.

In this program, participants will discuss how to lead others to enhance teamwork. The goal is to ignite inclusive teams that are cooperative, empowered, high performing, and ready to embrace change. 

Teamwork and collaboration are needed to ensure patient safety and quality outcomes.  Therefore, all healthcare practitioners need to understand how to be engaged as valuable members on any team, even if they are not the team leader. 

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Examine how to build effective relationships within teams and why relationships matter.
  2. Discuss how building a “Circle of Safety” within teams can foster greater cooperation.
  3. Discuss how to apply Sinek’s “Leadership Lessons” (Part 6) to strengthen teamwork.
  4. Identify personal leadership skills to enhance your effectiveness in empowering and engaging others.

Event Information

Event Start 11-16-2017 7:30 pm
Event End 11-16-2017 8:30 pm
Registration Opens 08-13-2017
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 9
Registration Closes 11-16-2017 3:00 pm
Cost PTAG Member - $20 / Non member: $30
Speaker Jennifer E. Green-Wilson, PT, MBA, Ed.D is a principal of the Institute for Business Literacy and Leadership and formerly the Director of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) LAMP Institute for Leadership in Physical Therapy. Previously serving as a Director on the Board of Directors of the APTA, she speaks nationally and internationally on topics related to leadership, business literacy, and management in health care and was awarded HPA the Catalyst’s LAMPLighter Leadership Award in February 2014. She recently served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of Rochester Hearing and Speech Center in Rochester, New York. Dr. Green-Wilson holds an Ed.D. degree in Executive Leadership from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY, a MBA degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and a BS degree in physical therapy from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
CCHs 3 CCHs - Participants are required to read Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek prior to the leadership "book club" discussion to be awarded self-study (2 CCHs) and education (1 CCH) continuing competency hours and receive a CCH certificate.
Cancellation Policy Cancellation requests must be submitted via email by Wednesday, September 20, 2017 in order to receive a full refund of the registration fee. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received after this date.
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Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Middle GA LAN Fall Webinar: The Future of PT in Georgia

Middle GA LAN will host a round table discussion webinar on the Future of Physical Therapy in GA; originating from your feedback submitted via our most recent Middle GA member survey. All PTAG PTs, PTAs and student members as well as non-members are invited to attend. This is something you will want to be a part of. 






Webinar Objectives Include:

  1. Provide insights on the future of Physical Therapy in GA.
    2. Raise awareness of APTA, PTAG, and Physical Therapy profession. 
          2.1 Including 2 to 5 year direction & changes affecting everyone
    3. Facilitate professional planning for career, clinics and organizations.
    4. Explore new ways to raise public awareness and access Physical Therapy services in GA.
    5. Link & connect key leaders across GA as mentor-teachers.
    6. Encourage development of 5 & 10 year professional plans.

Event Information

Event Start 10-03-2017 7:00 pm
Event End 10-03-2017 8:00 pm
Registration Opens 09-14-2017
Capacity 100
Registered 2
Space Available 98
Registration Closes 10-03-2017 2:00 pm
Speaker Dr. Ryan Balmes, PT, DPT is a sports physiotherapist practicing in Atlanta, GA. He recently opened his own private practice, ENDVR Health, which specializes in helping people with active lifestyles recover from injury and pursue their health and performance goals. Dr. Balmes is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedics and Sports Physical Therapy with the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists.

Dr. Balmes earned both his undergraduate and graduate degree at the University of Florida. Passionate to excel in his career, Dr. Balmes completed an Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency from Louisiana State University Health Science Center -Shreveport and an Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Fellowship in Sports Rehab in Tacoma, WA with MVP Physical Therapy.

In addition to working hard to grow his practice, Dr. Balmes is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) serving on APTA's Media Corps, Diversity and Inclusion Work Group, and President of the Georgia Chapter.

David Taylor, PT, DPT, GCS is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Mercer University, in Atlanta Georgia. Dr. Taylor received his B.S. in Psychology in 1988, Master of Physical Therapy in 1992, and Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2004 from Emory University. In 2015, Dr. Taylor completed a Certificate in Health Focused Patient/Client Management for Physical and Occupational Therapists from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has been a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy since 2001. Dr. Taylor’s clinical practice included acute and post-acute care, including the skilled nursing and home health settings. Dr. Taylor’s teaching responsibilities include health promotion, geriatric physical therapy, falls prevention, service-learning, clinical education, and healthcare systems, payment, and policy. He provides consulting services for peer and utilization review in geriatric post-acute care settings. Dr. Taylor was the recipient of the 2014 Lynn Phillippi Advocacy for Older Adults Award from the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy.

Brad Freemyer, PT is the owner of A Step Ahead Physical Therapy, founded in 2007. In the past few years A Step Ahead Physical Therapy has expanded its services to help their clients achieve an optimal level of health and fitness beyond traditional rehabilitation. They offer a variety of wellness services, including wellness exams, community workshops, Functional Movement Screenings, and exercise memberships, empowering their clients to Move Well, Move Often and Be Well. Brad graduated from Georgia State University in 1988 with a BS in Physical Therapy. He has been practicing Physical Therapy for almost 30 years in a variety of settings including skilled nursing, outpatient, and inpatient facilities, as well as home health. He served as the Director of Rehabilitation at Baptist Medical Center Cumming/Northside Hospital Forsyth. He also served on the Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy and is a current member of the PTAG Legislative Committee that was instrumental in lobbying for Direct Access in Georgia. He enjoys guest lecturing at Georgia State University, giving back to the institution that launched his career.
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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Neurologic PT Network's 2nd Annual Neurolgy Symposium


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 Date: October 14, 2017
Location: The Palisades
3200 Downwood Circle
Atlanta, GA 30327
Course Description: This half-day event will provide an update by some of the professions leading individuals on current topics in neurologic physical therapy. This symposium was designed as a benefit to PTAG members and potential members to provide updates on current trends in neurologic rehabilitation. Don't miss this opportunity to network with other like-minded professionals!
  • Madeleine Hackney PhD:  Why Partnered Dance Can Optimize Motor Rehabilitation in Parkinson's Disease: A Neuroscientific Perspective
  • Trisha Kesar, PT, PhD:  Neuroplasticity Induced by Post-Stroke Gait Rehabilitation - What Do We Know and Why Should We Care?
  • Deborah Backus PhD, PT: How PTs Can Help People with MS Improve Their Function and Health
Agenda at a Glance:
7:50am - 8:20am    |   Registration & Breakfast
8:20am - 12:00pm  |   Sessions 
12:00pm - 1:00pm  |   Lunch
CCH: Earn up to 3.5 continuing competency hours
Registration Deadline: Online registration closes on Wednesday, October 11, 2017