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"Aligning Culture with Mission, Vision, and Values – Seattle Children’s" | Arissan Ugles & Sprout Hochberg

Session Time: 2:15 PM

Session Description:

In order to provide hope, care, and cures to help every child live the healthiest most fulfilling life possible, every staff member at Seattle Children’s needs to embody the mission, vision, and values. Learn how Seattle Children’s is encouraging employees to live their values every day through values-based behaviors.


Core Competency #1: HR Expertise
Core Competency #2: Navigation & Leadership

Speaker Bios

As Program Manager Arissan focuses on building recognition programs across the organization, concentrating on off-shift and off-site staff. In addition, she is a facilitator for new hire and values-based behavior training. Prior to Seattle Children’s, she worked at the National Center for APEC, the only U.S. business association focused exclusively on facilitating private sector engagement in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) organization. There she was responsible for the execution and implementation of high-level public and private sector programs on an international scale for world leaders and Fortune 500 companies. She co-owns Seattle Self-Defense, a program designed to empower individuals with the skills they need to defend themselves. She graduated from Portland State University with a major in International East Asian Studies and a minor in Public Health. She is conversational in Mandarin Chinese and spends her free time coaching kids for a non-profit Taekwondo program at Garfield Community Center. 


Sprout began her career as a camp director and worked in youth services for several years. Her passion has always been helping people reach their full potential. Regardless of the position Sprout holds, her mission has remained consistent in all of her work – she strives to live a life of love and service. Seattle Children’s has been Sprout’s professional home for the last 8 years. Sprout leads staff recognition programs, assists in engagement activities and provides management for the peer mediation program. She is a skilled facilitator/ trainer helping to lead the first-day orientation of all new staff as well as Seattle Children’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion training. Sprout’s biggest accomplishment is parenting her 16-year-old son, Isaac.