Human Capital Investment Conference
Dates: November 16-20, 2020 | Held Virtually 

Conference Agenda: Click Here


Keynote Speakers

JR Martinez
Army Veteran, Burn Survivor & Motivational Speaker

Opening Keynote speaking on Leadership & Crisis

Tony Bridwell
Chief People Officer, Ryan LLC

Closing Keynote speaking on Bold Distruptive Leadership

Check out our agenda for more speakers and topics! 

Event Details

The 2020 celebration event will be held virtually. If you are interested in sponsoring this event or for questions related to the Award please contact Nitasha Kassam at

Over the last fourteen years, NCHL has been committed to creating a community that fosters meaningful discussions, delivers relevant educational content, and provides interactive experiences for attendees with our signature offering, the Human Capital Investment Conference. The conference brings together more than 200 C-suite executives and other senior leaders from healthcare organizations across the United States to learn, network, and share ideas with each other.

This year's event, BOLD Ideas 2020, will include keynote sessions, panel discussions, and “Idea Labs” addressing important topics, such as the future of healthcare leadership, racial justice and health equity, innovative workforce and leadership strategies, sustaining leadership in the era of Covid-19, and more. We will also be recognizing the 2020 Best Organizations of Leadership Development (BOLD) awardees, based on responses to our biennial National Health Leadership Survey, honoring healthcare systems that use evidence-based leadership development practices.


Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award Celebration
Date: November 2020 | Held Virtually

The Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award event has been held annually since 2005 in the pursuit to recognize a leader whose commitment, values, and contributions have improved the health of the public through leadership and organizational excellence. This is NCHL’s signature event offered annually with a convening of more than 250 senior executives and industry representatives of hospital and health systems from across the United States to celebrate healthcare leadership. 

Registration for the Human Capital Investment Conference will open in August 2020. Please check back for more details.

Please note, for options to purchase multiple registrations or for more enhanced exposure and networking, take a look at the 2020 event sponsorship opportunities by clicking the "SPONSORSHIP" button below.   

We are pleased to offer several levels of sponsorship from which to choose, each affording various benefits and enhanced exposure. Customized sponsorship opportunities are available upon request. Please contact LeAnn Swandon at for more details regarding sponsorship or if you have general questions.

Click here to download a pdf version of the event sponsorship form.


2020 Event Committee


Christy Harris Lemak, PhD, Chair
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Eric C. Bacigal
Henry Ford Health System

Deanna Banks
Furst Group

Casey Brackett
Rush University Medical Center

Andrew N. Garman, PsyD
National Center for Healthcare Leadership

Andrew Gerch


Cathy Grant
Moffitt Cancer Center

Nick Hines
Center for Creative Leadership

Mary Nash, PhD
NYU Langone

Katherine Power

Jarvis Racine
Herzing University

Staci Roberts
Cielo Healthcare


Julie Robbins
The Ohio State University

LeAnn Swanson
National Center for Healthcare Leadership

Tara Wiedeman
Carilion Clinic

David Boyd Williams
CommonSpirit Health


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