DENVER, CO • AUGUST 16-18, 2020
   Sharon McNamara,    RN, Perioperative Consultant, OR Dx + Rx Solutions for Surgical Safety;    William Duffy,    RN, MJ, CNOR, FAAN, Director for the Health Systems Management, Loyola University; and    Jamie Ridout   , RN, MSN, MBA, NEA-BC, CNOR, CASC, Administrator, Capital City Surgery Center

Sharon McNamara, RN, Perioperative Consultant, OR Dx + Rx Solutions for Surgical Safety; William Duffy, RN, MJ, CNOR, FAAN, Director for the Health Systems Management, Loyola University; and Jamie Ridout , RN, MSN, MBA, NEA-BC, CNOR, CASC, Administrator, Capital City Surgery Center

Much like the current food scene, examining “Leadership Across the Generations” conjures up a fusion of colors, flavors, textures, and unique characteristics and characters that blend to make a spectacular presentation or sometimes what appears to be a flop! Each generation brings to the table ingredients or traits learned from historical, environmental, familial and personal experiences that can often label the generation in positive or negative ways.

The three speakers for this presentation; a traditionalist, boomer and Gen Xer will share their richest, reliable ingredients that they have gleaned on their leadership journey along with tried and true leadership recipes/models. Together we will examine each generation’s experience, clash points, discuss the influences on leadership and follower styles and participate in interactional exercises. Using movie clips, they will discuss how they fold and blend the various generational flavors to create a health care workforce with inventiveness, variety and joy to inspire adventurous leaders. Each attendee will leave with techniques to create a leadership heritage uniquely their own, synthesizing leadership and generational ingredients to facilitate clarity for ensured success.


William Duffy is currently the director for the health systems management master of science in nursing program at Loyola University of Chicago’s Marcella Neihoff School of Nursing. He is a nurse executive with over 30 years of leadership experience as a Magnet chief nursing officer and director of perioperative services. He has authored numerous articles and presented internationally on health law, leadership, patient safety and patient satisfaction topics. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) and is a past president of the AORN. During his term as president, he led the association’s effort to reduce wrong site surgery through the introduction of the timeout toolkit that was adopted across the globe.

Sharon A. McNamara is an internationally recognized speaker and consultant on perioperative practice. McNamara is an owner and consultant for OR Dx + Rx Solutions for Surgical Safety consulting firm, coordinator of a patient safety column for the AORN Journal and collaborative coach for the North Carolina Quality Center. 

Jamie Ridout is the administrator of Capital City Surgery Center (CCSC) in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is responsible for the overall strategic direction and financial success of CCSC and serves as the organization’s CEO, compliance officer, risk manager and HR officer. She has over 25 years of perioperative experience and 18 years of leadership in inpatient and outpatient facilities.