HAP's Annual Southeast Connect

November 3, 2023, 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Sheraton Valley Forge, King of Prussia

Registration now open!  HAP’s Southeast Connect brings together more than 250 executives, trustees, quality and safety leaders, nurses, and physicians to network, learn, and celebrate the region’s best-of-the-best.


7:15 a.m. Registration, coffee, and networking

8:30 a.m. Breakfast, networking, and awards

9:15 a.m. Inclusive Leadership: A Critical Shift for the Modern Workforce, Phil Gwoke, Managing Director, BridgeWorks

10:15 a.m. Closing Remarks and Adjourn

About our Speaker

Phil Gwoke, Managing Director, BridgeWorks

Phil Gwoke, Managing Director, BridgeWorks

Phil Gwoke is a writer, market researcher, generational expert, and the managing director of BridgeWorks, a company that is dedicated to powering potential by cultivating meaningful human connections. Phil is one of BridgeWorks’ resident Gen Xers and he brings his unique humor, experiences, research, and generational expertise to every keynote, workshop and training session he delivers.

Through this presentation, Phil makes the case for why the new leadership mindset shift is critical and explores how to equip individuals with an advanced set of skills that are proven to increase employee engagement with the teams they interact with while also building their confidence to work with diverse populations. Inclusive Leadership is demonstrated through a person’s cultural competencies to effectively engage people of diverse backgrounds, bring them together and build collaborative excellence, and innovative productivity.


Sheraton Valley Forge
480 North Gulph Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Attendees needing overnight rooms should contact the hotel at (484) 238-1800, or through the Sheraton’s toll-free number at 1-800-325-3535. When calling, please be sure you reference HAP Southeast Connect to obtain the special conference rate of $175/night. The Hotel will honor reservations received by October 3, 2023. Reservation requests received after the date established are subject to space availability and at prevailing room rates.


$750 Table of 8
$125 per person (HAP General Member)
$199 per person (HAP Associate Member)
$399 per person (Non-Member)

Southeast Connect

Who Should Attend

Whether you’re a manager, director, senior director, vice president, president, department chair, CEO, CMO, CNO, patient advocate, human resources leader, or government relations executive, this is a must-attend event for all professionals involved in promoting a strong workforce culture and advancing the health of their communities.

Become a Meeting Sponsor

Join us for engaging speakers, a hospital leaders panel discussion, and many opportunities to network throughout the morning.

In addition to exhibiting, sponsors may also attend the meeting, which features a keynote address from a nationally recognized speaker, and one-on-one discussion with teams from member hospitals and health systems at breakfast tables.

More information and the sponsorship registration form are available in our sponsorship brochure or contact Daneen Schroder or Marty Kenyon.

About Southeast Connect

The event begins with a networking and coffee hour, followed by breakfast with keynote speaker and awards presentation. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain new insights from the educational session, connect with peers, and celebrate the break-through patient safety achievements of southeast Pennsylvania hospitals and health systems during the awards presentation.

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