HARLEYSVILLE, PA (March 2012) – The Villanova University College of Nursing MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education (COPE) has tapped generational leadership expert and K HR Solutions President Kim A. Huggins to present the keynote address at COPE’s first annual conference, “Weight Management – What YOU Say Matters!,” to be held on Mar. 31, 2012, at the Philadelphia Marriott West in Conshohocken, Pa. During her keynote address, titled “Hit Your Target: Improve Patient Messages!,” Huggins will help health care providers in understanding the communications preferences and expectations of patients of differing generations, namely Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X and Generation Y.
“To ensure the delivery of superior health care, health care providers must be able to communicate effectively with patients, clients, co-workers and vendors,” said Huggins. “Effective communications require an understanding of the preferences and expectations of differing generations, which are influenced by their formative years, core values and technological know-how. I am pleased to have this opportunity to assist Philadelphia-area health care professionals with improving their patient communications.”
A nationally-recognized speaker and author of “GENerate Performance! Unleashing the Power of a Multigenerational Workforce,” Huggins provides innovative and customized leadership consulting and programs in the areas of talent management, the four generations and women leaders. She recently launched a women’s leadership program, “Discover Your Strengths … Discover Yourself!” The three-month coaching program, available to both individuals and groups, is designed to aid clients in understanding and leveraging their strengths to better capitalize on new opportunities.
As a speaker and trainer, Huggins has delivered informative and engaging keynotes and training sessions at major corporations and conferences nationwide. These include the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, the Eastern Pennsylvania Healthcare Executive Network, the Society of Human Resources Management Staffing Management Conference & Expo, the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs Leadership Conference and the Department of Defense Leadership Summit, to name a few. Huggins has also been a TV guest addressing generational issues on NBC10’s Consumer Watch and WFMZ’s News at Sunrise.
“Weight Management – What YOU Say Matters!,” features evidence-based research and practical ideas to communicate with patients of varying age and ethnicity about their weight status. The conference is designed to improve communication skills, explore ways to help clients initiate lifestyle changes and provide a networking opportunity for health professionals, educators and fitness professionals. For further information, please visit the COPE website.
About K HR Solutions: K HR Solutions, a woman-owned certified human resources consulting company, tailors and implements solutions that are critical to driving business results and success. Led by Founder and President Kim Huggins, K HR Solutions draws on years of professional experience in global corporations to create programs that strengthen the talent side of companies of all kinds. K HR Solutions offers single or combined solutions in generational communications, organizational effectiveness, leadership development and team dynamics, among other areas. For further information, visit www.khrsolutions.com or follow Kim on Twitter @khrsolutions.