As part of this year’s #WTFix conference, we are excited to announce two hands-on workshops that will take place on May 16, the day before the main event. Both will be hosted online from the live events in Austin event so that even more people can learn from our great speakers.

Ready to learn more? Find out what each session will cover below and register for one (or both!) by clicking here.

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Lead with the story: How to capture hearts, change minds, and inspire action
Everyone has a story – yes even you! Your experience is the key to creating movement and change. Crafting compelling stories can enable people to escape their comfort zones and share a new perspective. This workshop will uncover what makes good stories tick and guide participants in the process of creating meaningful connections with others and helping listeners transition from “I know” to “I understand.”

Core Focus: There are numerous ways to convince people of our ideas. Stories can help us breathe our intention into others so that they see what we see and feel what we feel.

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Finding a fix: Strategies to empower patients and strengthen health care
This workshop will, fittingly, be led by a collaborative patient, doctor and nurse team: “e-Patient Dave” deBronkart, Dr. Danny Sands and Marge Benham-Hutchins. It explores how activated and empowered patients can engage as responsible drivers of their health, and how providers can encourage and collaborate with them as full partners in their health and care.

Core Focus: You’ll learn about the Participatory Medicine model of health care and gain tools and tactics that can be employed by both patients and providers to support a collaborative relationship and therefore improve health outcomes and satisfaction.