Summer Forum Combines Vacation and Learning

Graphic promoting Summer Forum 2018

Summer Forum 2018 (July 17-19, 2018) will soon be here, and we’re excited. From the stellar program and presenters to the beautiful destination, Summer Forum 2018 is a unique professional development meeting. In fact, it’s a great way to:

Have a vacation

In addition to this being a fantastic summer leadership meeting filled with dynamic lectures and sessions, it’s also taking place in the popular JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa in Texas. Bring your family and friends, because this is a great chance to turn a professional development into a full vacation!

Renew enthusiasm and excitement

“Industry conferences can appear boring and mundane. Summer Forum is more focused and the AARC does a great job carefully picking topics that are interesting and practical.”  – Kyle Mahan, MSM, RRT

Find your strengths

“My presentation in the pre-course encourages managers to identify their strengths and weaknesses. We all know that individuals can’t be good at everything, so identifying what they’re good at can help managers determine where they need help. The goal is to give attendees some strategies they can use to improve their skill sets or provide them with a sound reason to delegate those specific tasks to someone else who does them better.” – Cheryl Hoerr, MBA, RRT, FAARC

Acquire actionable items to implement in daily practice

“Summer forum provides leaders in hospital and educational settings tips and proven practices that can be put to practice. For instance, leaders in hospitals are tasked with developing young and new graduates alongside seasoned professionals. Finding ways to meet the varying needs and aligning a diverse workforce towards a shared vision can seem daunting and impossible. Summer Forum helps to provide solutions. ” – Kyle Mahan, MSM, RRT


“One of the best reasons to attend the Summer Forum is to get re-energized. Today’s healthcare environment demands more time, more focus, more dedication, and more pressure to be innovative than ever before. In order to turn in a top performance, it is critical for managers to take time to recharge their energy, re-examine their goals, re-evaluate their strategies, and just take a step back to gain a fresh perspective. The opportunities to relax and network with peers in a non-work setting can spark new, innovative ideas and help managers to develop a stronger support group.” – Cheryl Hoerr, MBA, RRT, FAARC

Block Party!

That’s right. Put your Giant Jenga skills to the test with the first ever AARC Block Party kicking off Summer Forum 2018 on July 16. The Block Party includes sweet treats, party games, music and the chance to connect with friends and colleagues.

Register Today for Summer Forum 2018

Thank you to Kyle Mahan and Cheryl Hoerr for sharing what attendees can gain from Summer Forum 2018. Kyle and Cheryl are two of the 30 presenters you will hear from at Summer Forum. Check out the complete Summer Forum program to learn more about their sessions and all the material packed into our annual summer meeting. See you in San Antonio!