Behavioral Health

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2023 Agenda

Friday, September 29, 2023 at 1:15 to 2:00                                                                                                                  Track: Behavioral Health
Managing, Measuring, Motivating Millennials and Personnel To Promote Accountability and Personal Satisfaction in Clinical Research Management

Clinical Research Personnel Management involves meeting objectives and milestones while maintaining a productive and motivated workforce. Ms. Wintering will discuss a leadership approach that promotes personal performance objectives that are aligned with the project objectives. The author has learned much from working with Millennials and Gen Z. Managing a multigenerational workforce requires adaptation and flexibility which she will share with the attendees.

There is an implicit expectation that work and interaction in the workplace will be fulfilling. The importance of learning and development in the context of enhancing skills and professional development is key to retain motivated staff. Topics to be presented will be developing cross-training, promoting self-regulation and personal accountability and strategies toward adapting the work culture that can meet and measure performance while supporting personal satisfaction with less demand for managers. 109

Presenter: Nancy Wintering, MSW, LCSW, CCRP, Assistant Director of Research, Thomas Jefferson University

Friday, September 29, 2023 at 2:05 to 2:50                                                                                                       Track: Behavioral Health
The Power of Coaching: A Goal-Oriented, Problem-Solving Solution to Engage Participants in the Research Process

When research participants join a study, they are often asked to alter their daily routines and habits in order to adhere to study protocols and requirements. In many cases throughout the various phases of a study, subjects may encounter barriers to participation that include environmental, personal, and activity-related factors. At times, these barriers can lead to attrition.

Through the lens of an occupational therapist, Dr. McNabb will review the use of coaching as a method to support participant engagement in the research process, which includes helping participants develop and track personal goals within the context of a research study. The author will highlight the use of coaching as an opportunity to problem-solve through barriers in order to find practical solutions to help the participant reach their study-related goals and improve their overall participation in the process. 111

Presenter: Sarah McNabb, OTD, MEd, OTR/L, Senior Director of Programs, Occupational Therapist & Adjunct Faculty, Marcus Institute of Integrative Health at Jefferson Health, Thomas Jefferson University