Tuesday, October 23
3:30 to 5 p.m. | Social 5 to 6 p.m.
DoubleTree by Hilton & West Fargo Conference Center
Sometimes taking a huge risk leads to the opportunity of a lifetime. A native southerner, Susan Jarvis moved to Fargo in 2010 and took on anything bigger than she’d ever done in her career. At this session, she will share that journey. Learn how she took risks and met challenges along the way, to ultimately execute on the project of her career – being a part of building, staffing and operationalizing the new $500 million Sanford Medical Center. Throughout this project, she learned first-hand how to motivate a large workforce, have fun even while you are worried that you will fail miserably, adjust along the way, listening to understand, and maximizing the talent and skills of everyone involved.
- Hear real-world examples executing on projects bigger than yourself
- Learn leadership lessons from the new Sanford Medical Center and translate those to your own projects
- Gain a spirit of confidence as you face new challenges every day
Vice President Operations
About the presenter
Susan Jarvis is a native of McDonough, Georgia, a small town just south of Atlanta. She attended Clayton State University and has been a Registered Nurse since 1984. She came to Fargo in 2010 to accept a position with Sanford Health as vice president of emergency, trauma and critical care services. Previous experience includes administrative director of emergency services at Mission Health System in Asheville, North Carolina, director of nursing for emergency, behavioral health, children’s and supplemental staffing at Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center in Greenville, South Carolina, and director of cardiology, emergency and critical care at Henry Medical Center in Stockbridge, Georgia.
Susan holds a master’s degree in nursing. She has been active in several volunteer organizations throughout her career, including United Way of Henry County, Henry County YMCA, the Buncombe County Free Medical Clinic and Greenville South Carolina’s Homeless Task Force. Past awards include the South Carolina Palmetto Gold award for Excellence in Nursing Practice, bestowed by the South Carolina Nurse’s Association. Susan lives in Ulen, Minnesota, with her husband of 33 years, Ed. They have two grown children. Jessica lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado with her new husband Paul and Katie lives in Hope, North Dakota with her husband Jeff and Susan’s grandson Walker. Susan is the chair of the board of directors for United Way of Cass-Clay.
Please consider bringing women's and children's socks, underwear, gloves or mittens to donate to the women and children at the YWCA shelter and child care center.
Chamber members: $25 in advance | $30 at the door
Non-members: $35 in advance | $40 at the door