Continuing Education Sessions
Session 44 | Circle of Excellence Award Luncheon & Officer Installation: Be Coachable in Life
Time: 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Type/Topic: Mega Session
Join us as we celebrate excellence, success and significant achievements in long term care as the 2023 prestigious Walter M. Johnson Jr. Circle of Excellence Award is presented and the 2023-24 FHCA Board of Directors is installed. Following the award recognition and installation, we will have a motivating presentation from Heisman Trophy winner and ESPN College GameDay anchor, Desmond Howard. Desmond will share that in sports and in life, the ability to be coachable is a helpful trait that can take you far. He will share inspiring insights and personal experience around why being coachable matters and ways to open yourself up to it.
Heisman Trophy Winner and ESPN College GameDay Anchor |
About the Presenter
Desmond Howard is a former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League for 11 seasons. Howard also played college football at the University of Michigan, where he won the Heisman Trophy in his senior year. During his college career, Howard set or tied five NCAA and 12 Wolverine records. He also led the Big Ten Conference in scoring with 138 points during the 1991 season on his way to winning the Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award and Walter Camp Award, earning first-team All-American honors. Howard captured 85% of the first-place votes in balloting for the Heisman, the largest margin in history at that time. In 1992, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communications and was selected in the first round of the 1992 NFL Draft. While with the Green Bay Packers, Howard was voted the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XXXI against the New England Patriots and is the first and currently the only special teams player to win the award. He is also one of only four players to win both the Heisman Trophy and Super Bowl MVP. After his NFL playing career, Howard joined ESPN in 2005 as a member of the popular College GameDay crew. You can watch Howard on set during college football season as he visits some of the best week-in and week-out college football games throughout the country. After the college football regular season, Howard can be seen covering the major bowl games.