Thinking Strategically in a Tactical World with Kennedy Soileau

Expert Webinar  | 11:30 am- 12:30pm | April 18th, 2024

Cost: Free for Members; $10 Non-member Fee 

Description: As communications professionals, managing tactical requests while striving to maintain a strategic focus can be a delicate balancing act. We often find ourselves navigating through a barrage of immediate tasks and requests, leaving little time for strategic planning. In this session, we’ll explore techniques to elevate our thinking beyond the tactical noise, enabling us to align our efforts with broader organizational goals. Whether you’re faced with daily firefighting or seeking to enhance your strategic prowess, this webinar promises valuable insights to help you thrive in a fast-paced environment. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to sharpen your strategic mindset. Join Kennedy Soileau, Chief Communications Officer for the Washington State Health Care Authority and HCNW’s Board President, as we delve into the art of strategic thinking amidst a sea of tactical demands.

Admission included in $125 12-month HCNW membership fee

(Become an HCNW member)

Leadership Conversation: Engaging and Managing Virtual/Hybrid Workforces with Alan Shoebridge

Expert Webinar  | 12:00 pm- 1:00pm | March 21st, 2024

Cost: Free for Members; $20 Non-member Fee 

Admission included in $125 12-month HCNW membership fee

(Become an HCNW member)

HCNW 2023 Fall Conference

HCNW Fall 2023 Conference  |  November 3, 2023

Artillery Barracks, Historic Fort Vancouver. 600 Hatheway Rd, Vancouver, WA 98661 

Admission included in $100 12-month HCNW membership fee

(Become an HCNW member first, register second)

Non-member and walk-in admission $120, plus fee

Bulk Tickets (5 and 10 ticket packages) $85 per ticket, plus fee

HCNW 2022 Fall Conference RecapHCNW 2022 Conference

Healthcare Communicators Northwest thanks everyone who joined us at historic Fort Vancouver on Nov. 4, 2022 for HCNW’s Creating Pathways Forward Conference, our first foray into live events since the start of the pandemic! After a prolonged break, our audience was enormously engaged, both in-person and online. We couldn’t be more proud to convene our community of professional healthcare communicators and advocates. Check out the conference recap here.


HCNW 2020 Fall Conference

Speakers Needed

HCNW is seeking speakers to share their insights on best practices and innovation in healthcare communications and marketing at its next annual conference set for Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 in Portland. Let us know if you have someone in mind who’d be a great speaker.


More details to come!

HCNW 2019 Fall Conference Recap

HCNW’s annual fall 2019 Relationships & Reputation conference delivered high level insights to a sold-out audience. Keynote speakers Oregon Health Authority Director Pat Allen and Communications Director Robb Cowie provided lessons learned over the last couple years on managing issues and reputation as the agency worked to revitalize internal morale, stakeholder relationships, and its image.


OHSU also gave an inside look at their new internal communications platform, plus local journalists talked about on how to build relationships with the press and pitch stories. Other speakers included content curation and story telling experts with PeaceHealth, Vancouver Clinic, and the American Heart Association.

Check out the full speaker lineup and access presentations here.

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