As a speaker, humorist, columnist and author of Is Your Glass Laugh Full?, Rons mission is to help healthcare staff and leaders achieve a new level of excellence using humor to minimize stress and maximize effectiveness. He shows people how to have more FUN while preserving the integrity of the work they do and the lives they lead. Plus, hes just darn funny.For ten years, Ron Culberson worked as a home care social worker, Manager of Counseling Services and Director of Quality Services at Hospice of Northern Virginia (now Capital Hospice). He also served in the Division of Child Protection at Childrens National Medical Center in Washington, DC. These experiences exposed him to the challenges of healthcare from the front line to middle management to senior management. And for what its worth, he has also been a patient.Since 1996, Ron has been the Director of Everything! at FUNsulting, etc. In 2001 he received the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, the highest earned designation from the National Speakers Association. The CSP is the speaking professions international measure of professional platform skill and has been received by less than 7% of speakers worldwide. He has successfully turned a social disability of talking too much into a lucrative career as a professional speaker.In addition to his work with humor, Ron dedicates one third of his time to volunteer service. He is on the Board of Directors for the National Speakers Association (NSA) and a Past President of the Washington, DC chapter of NSA where he received the Chapter Member of the Year Award. He has served on numerous boards and committees at Vienna Presbyterian Church as well as the Herndon Rotary club where he oversees two of their largest fundraisers. In 2005, Ron received the Rotarian of the Year Award.Some of Rons clients include:American Cancer SocietyAmerican Red CrossSociety for Gastroenterology Nurses AssociationMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterHealth Information Management Systems SocietyNational Institutes of Health (NIH)Robert Wood Johnson University Medical CenterRonald McDonald CharitiesUS Department of Health & Human ServicesMD Anderson Cancer CenterThe National Hospice and Palliative Care Org.Abbott LaboratoriesRons most requested programs:Rons programs include practical information, inspiring stories and an overdose of hilarious humor. He combines over a decade of healthcare experience with twenty years of experience in teaching the benefits of humor to redefine excellence in healthcare.Injecting Humor Into Healthcare: The Positive Side Effects of Being Stuck by Lightening Understand the intrinsic power of combining excellence with humor Balance the stress of juggling patient care, administrative duties and regulatoryrequirements with humor Create a powerful human connection to patients, families and staff using heart-felt humor Tap into the creative power of humor by seeing things from a new perspective Make the workplace more funManaging Your Humor Resources: A New Level of Excellence for Healthcare Leaders Take responsibility for achieving excellence in work Understand the intrinsic power of combining excellence with humor Create a productive organizational culture where fun and excellence coexist Hire the right staff and reward them for the right things Use humor to manage meetings Consider humor in marketing efforts Use humor, stories and authenticity to inspire and motivate staffContact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Ronald P. Culberson, MSW, CSP and other top speakers and celebrities.