Upcoming APHA Expert Calls and Webinars

Events with Guest Experts or Special Interest Groups
on Topics of Interest to Patient Advocates and Care Professionals

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When You Just Can't Pull the Trigger:  Strategies for Overcoming the Paralysis of Analysis

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

7 PM eastern / 6 PM central / 5 PM mountain / 4 PM pacific

You've joined APHA. You've taken PracticeUP! courses. You've earned your BCPA. You've met with your attorney and have your contracts ready to go. You have a website ready to launch....

But you just can't launch your new practice. You keep coming up with other things you need to do instead. Like quitting your day job. Or taking another course. Or asking more people if it's a good idea. You wonder if you know everything you need to know.

Does this sound familiar?  And if so, what will it take to actually get your practice going?

The term used for this sort of procrastination, these sorts of delay tactics, is Paralysis of Analysis. You just get too far into your head and you're afraid to take the plunge, so you don't. You postpone... and postpone...

It should not surprise you to know that you are in the majority of almost-advocates - and for good reason. Starting a new business is scary!  Spending the time and money without the confidence it will pay off can be overwhelming.  Worrying about whether you can really be successful is... well... paralyzing!

The Paralysis of Analysis is the elephant-in-the-room of so many almost, not-quite-ready, need-some-confidence advocates and its time we address it.  And so we shall.

This call, led by Trisha Torrey (APHA Director) will provide you with some usable advice and concrete steps to help you get past your paralysis so you can launch your practice with the confidence required. We'll look at what those mental barriers are, and we'll discuss strategies for overcoming them.

2020 will be here before you know it. The new year is a great time to launch your new practice. Join us for this useful call to prepare you for your future as a successful independent advocate.

Registration for this call will begin in December.



Adding Guardianship to Your Advocacy Practice

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

7 PM eastern / 6 PM central / 5 PM mountain / 4 PM pacific

Description coming soon.

Registration for this call will begin in January.



Understanding Insurance for You and Your Practice

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

7 PM eastern / 6 PM central / 5 PM mountain / 4 PM pacific

Liability, BOP, E&O insurance – when it comes to insuring our businesses and practices, those names can be confusing, and policies can be daunting.

Why do advocates need insurance? We aren’t medical, so what could go wrong?

If you don’t have insurance for your practice yet, but know you’ll need to acquire it in the near future, do you know what to look for and what questions to ask? If you already have insurance for yourself and your practice, how confident are you that it covers you for the potential problems it needs to cover? Are you receiving the most competitive rate? Are there difference's in the insurance needs of a nurse or physician who shifts a practice to advocacy?

What other questions do we have, or, what questions can be answered that we don’t even know to ask?

Kyle Pass, APHA’s Insurance Adviser, will be our guest for this call. Kyle has been working with APHA members for almost three years, insuring many, and answering questions for most. Join us for this informative call.

Registration for this call will begin in February.