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OPEN MINDS Seminar On Diversification & To Be Led By Dr. John Talbot At The 2019 OPEN MINDS Executive Leadership Retreat

/EIN News/ -- Gettysburg, Pa, April 29, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OPEN MINDS has announced the details of its upcoming pre-institute executive seminar: How To Develop A New Service Line: An OPEN MINDS Seminar On Diversification Strategies, Feasibility Analysis, & Successful New Service Development. The session will take place on September 9, 2019 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The 2019 OPEN MINDS Executive Leadership will take place in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania from September 9-13, 2019.


“In today’s competitive behavioral health environment, managers need a structured process and tools to evaluate the financial viability of current services and to develop new services are critical,” says OPEN MINDS Advisory Board Member John Talbot, Ph.D. “Join us for a practical and informational seminar this fall in beautiful Gettysburg!”

This is the only seminar designed to give executives the skills to master the ability to evaluate and modify current services. The seminar with benefit executive teams by helping them develop new services to meet the challenges and opportunities of today’s market. The seminar’s agenda will include:

  • How to analyze current service lines and determine strategic options for diversification.
  • A structured approach for selecting new services ensuring they are financially sustainable.
  • A target costing model for launching new services.
  • A structured service line feasibility analysis and development process.

John Talbot, Ph.D., Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS, has more than 30 years’ experience in all aspects of health care, including upper management, consultation, education, direct clinical work, and serving as the president of a non-profit board. Dr. Talbot is currently Vice President of Corporate Strategy at Jefferson Center for Mental Health (JCMH) in Denver, Colorado. In this role, he is responsible for the development and implementation of corporate strategy, strategic alliances and new product development. Dr. Talbot also served as the Vice President of Integration Development for JCMH where he led all new business development opportunities in integrated care and participated in region wide and statewide initiatives.



OPEN MINDS is an award-winning information source, executive education provider, and business solutions firm specializing in the domains of health and human services serving consumers with chronic conditions and complex support needs. For thirty years, we’ve been pioneers for change – helping organizations implement the transformational business practices they need to succeed in an evolving market with new reimbursement, competition, policies and regulations.

OPEN MINDS is powered by a national team of experienced executives and subject matter experts with specific expertise and experience in nine key market areas – mental health, addictions, chronic conditions, autism and intellectual/developmental disabilities, long-term care, children’s services, social services, juvenile justice, and corrections health care. Our mission is to improve the quality of care for consumers with complex support needs by improving the effectiveness of those serving them – provider organizations, payer and insurance organizations, government agencies, pharmaceutical organizations, and technology firms. Learn more at


Sarah C. Threnhauser