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The IDG Meeting: It Takes a Special Skill Set *Webinar $149*)
The IDG Meeting: It Takes a Special Skill Set *Webinar $149*)


When: Access Live or On-Demand
1:00 - 2:30PM Arizona
Where: Webinar
United States

Phone: (406) 442-2585


For More Info or to Register, click here.

Available as a live or on-demand webinar.  
AHPCO Members enjoy a $200 discount on the pricing.



The IDG Meeting: It Takes a Special Skill Set

Most of us do not come to the hospice setting with the ability “to be” interdisciplinary.  Functioning in an interdisciplinary manner is not the normal state of being in healthcare.  Likewise, pointing to a room and saying “now go have an interdisciplinary group (IDG) meeting” is often beyond our skillset.  This webinar will address the vital importance of achieving a true interdisciplinary way of providing care.  It will focus on team meetings that produce improved problem solving, coordination of care, and, as research demonstrates, higher levels of patient/family satisfaction. 



  • Common challenges that interfere with providing true interdisciplinary care
  • How the regulations encourage interdisciplinary team functioning, but also create obstacles
  • Interdisciplinary team meeting styles, techniques, and strategies
  • Three ways to ensure “better meetings” is not equivalent to “longer meetings”
  •  A three-phase plan to develop high-functioning interdisciplinary group meetings

Take-Away Tool Kit 

  • Assessment exercise
  • Optimal team functioning guide
  • Team leadership techniques list
  • Guide for keeping meetings on track
  • Training materials for current and future team members
  • Planning exercise
  • Handout with additional lecture notes
  • List of references and additional learning opportunities

Who Should Attend

This enlightening webinar is designed for all team members, especially those in charge of team functioning and IDG meetings.  Senior leadership will also benefit as this information can help raise the bar for creating an organization that is truly interdisciplinary on all levels. 




Kathy Brandt, the kb group LLC

Kathy Brandt is the founder and principal of the kb group and writer of the National Consensus Project’s (NCP) Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 4th edition.  Kathy has nearly thirty years working in hospice, palliative care, aging, and caregiving at the national, state, and local levels.


Kathy helps organizations with business development, project management, marketing, strategic planning, leadership development, and systems design.  She was with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization for over 16 years, working her way up to become the Senior Vice President, Office of Innovation and the Executive Director of NHPCO’s Mary J Labyak Institute for Innovation.  For seven years Kathy worked at Suncoast Hospice where she created a community engagement model, Project DECIDE, which led to Suncoast being named as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded Rallying Points Regional Resource Center.  Kathy has served on numerous boards and committees and currently chairs the ASA membership committee and serves on the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s Palliative Care Council.


Gary Gardia, MEd, MSW, LCSW, CT, Gary Gardia, Inc.
Gary Gardia began his hospice career as a volunteer over 35 years ago. Since then he has worked in many capacities leading a variety of teams and departments including volunteers, social workers, bereavement, and education. Gary is a frequent presenter at state and national conferences and a consultant for various businesses and health care organizations.

Gary served as NHPCO’s section leader for Volunteer/Volunteer Managers and Social Work. He also worked as a psychotherapist in private practice with a specialty in grief and loss, personal growth and development, and substance abuse. He holds Master’s degree in both Education and Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He received the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s (NHPCO) Heart of Hospice Award for developing innovative programs to meet the needs of caregivers and the bereaved. He is also the recipient of the Social Work Hospice and Palliative Network (SWHPN) 2015 Award of Excellence in Professional Education.



   AHPCO Members
 Live Version or Archived** Version  $149
 Both Live and Recorded  $179

Non-Members add $200 to the above pricing.  Not a Member? Join Today!

**The archived version is a recording of the live webinar, including audio, visuals, and handouts. Includes the presenter’s email address for questions. The Archived Version is available 1 week after the Live Webinar and expires 6 months after the live program date.



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