Monday May 15, 2023

Executive Summit

The Executive Summit is an opportunity for healthcare HR executives and thought leaders to engage in critical education and open discussions on human resource trends, solutions and strategies.

The inaugural ASHHRA Healthcare HR Executive Summit launched in October 2022, hosted in Savannah, Georgia. Comprised of healthcare HR executives from across the country, the intimate group of 22 participants engaged in education and open discussions on human resource trends, solutions and strategies, paired with networking opportunities with the support of generous sponsors.

The inaugural Executive Summit was a great success and yielded high attendee engagement. As a result, we are hosting TWO summits this fall. The Executive Summit is by invitation only. Official invitations will be sent to selected participants beginning in June.

ASHHRA Executive Summit

Savannah, Georgia

SUMMIT 1: Sunday, Oct. 15 – Tuesday, Oct. 17
SUMMIT 2: Wednesday, Oct. 18 – Friday, Oct. 20

ASHHRA, along with our sponsors, will host healthcare HR executives and thought leaders in this intimate event of up to 24 attendees. Each session will include education and open discussions on human resource trends, solutions and strategies. Selected participants will be invited to attend one of the sessions and are provided with:

Complimentary registration
Airfare stipend
Accommodations at The Alida, Savannah, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel
All meals and entertainment
Opportunities to strategize and network with executive-level peers from across the country.

To be considered for an invitation, please complete the invitation application by Wednesday, May 31. If you know of someone who would be interested in attending, please ask them to complete the form as well. 

For any questions, please contact Mary Platz:

Last year’s participants had this to say:

  • “The ASHHRA Executive Summit exceeded my expectations. From the venue to the people to the content in the sessions and roundtables, I could not have asked for more. The diversity in experiences, locations and services made the group more helpful to each other. I look forward to the next one.”
  • “The ASHHRA Executive Summit was a phenomenal opportunity to collaborate with fellow HR professionals.” 
  • “Great opportunity to network with peers and truly problem solve with ideas for solutions back home.”


All healthcare HR executives are encouraged to apply. ASHHRA receives many qualified applicants and expanded the summit into two sessions to accommodate as many leaders in the field as possible. ASHHRA’s goal is to diversify the attendee pool. Selection will be based on geographic location, system/organization, region/market, site/location and specialty. Preference will be given to ASHHRA members.

If you attended last year’s summit, you have already been identified as a high-value healthcare HR executive. You are encouraged to apply to attend again and/or refer a colleague. However, given the limited number of available spots and our desire to engage as a diverse pool of executives and thought leaders, attendance is not guaranteed this year.

Yes, we encourage you to apply. Please note that your organization may have zero, one or two attendees selected. Should there be two attendees selected from the same organization, each person will be assigned to a different session.

Expect an intimate group of 20 to 24 of fellow healthcare HR leaders. Attendees will be joined by ASHHRA staff and representatives from six sponsoring companies.

Attendees will be hosted at the luxurious Alida Hotel in Savannah, Georgia, where much of the summit programming will also take place. The event will begin with a welcome reception on the first night, one followed by an educational dinner with one of our sponsors. Day two will consist of networking, roundtables, sponsored education with meals, and a social outing in the evening. The event will conclude on day three over breakfast at The Alida, to give attendees one more opportunity to connect with final discussions.

The summit is a unique opportunity to take a brief break from your daily routine while growing your professional connections in the historic city of Savannah. As an attendee last year put it, the summit is a “[g]reat opportunity to network with peers and truly problem solve with ideas for solutions back home.” 

ASHHRA will make reservations for all selected participants at The Alida and cover room and tax for two nights.

ASHHRA will make reservations for attendees at The Alida and cover  room and tax for two nights. All meals will be provided beginning with the welcome reception on the first day to the breakfast on the third day. Attendees will be provided with an expense reimbursement form for travel costs, for which ASHHRA will cover up to $500 for airfare, ground transportation, parking, etc. Attendees will be responsible for all other incidentals beyond these covered expenses.

Yes, you will also have the option to extend your stay at The Alida. Each summit session is adjacent to a weekend, giving attendees an opportunity to extend their visit to Savanah before or after their session. The hotel will make every effort to accommodate these extensions, including offering the group rate, however, this is not guaranteed.