As we enter the final weeks before the LeadingAge Leadership Summit, I’m excited to share a sneak peek of this gathering of more than 750+ aging services leaders, businesses, and policy experts.
I’ve been part of this event for more than 20 years—but LeadingAge has been hosting aging services leaders in our nation’s capital since 1977! Since that time, the Summit has become one of our sector’s most valuable networking events, which is why I’m so proud to invite you to Washington DC next month for three days of mission-critical insights, peer connections, and meetings on Capitol Hill. Here’s what you can expect:
1) Two Inspiring Keynotes
Gain smart insights from this year’s keynotes.
- Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place To Work®, will address workforce retention head-on. Hear how your organization can become and remain a great place to work.
- Rev. Dr. Zina Jacque, chair and president of the board at National Senior Campuses, will share her thoughts on Creating Change While Sustaining Hope and Faith.
2) 30 Timely Sessions
Our robust agenda is dedicated to the challenging issues and trends changing the field of aging services. You’ll leave with plenty of fresh new insights and perspectives, including:
- Addressing workforce challenges within the current environment
- Expanding Board and Leadership team depth and competency
- Leveraging technology to improve efficiency and quality of care
- Inclusive strategies for our field, our organizations, and the people we serve
- Important policy updates regarding Medicare, Medicaid, affordable housing, COVID-19, and more
3) Valuable Connections
The Summit features both structured and unstructured networking experiences.
If it’s your first time joining us, you’ll meet a diverse range of industry leaders and build a strategic, national network to tap into now and in the future.
And if you’ve been to Leadership Summit before, welcome back! I encourage you to reconnect with those you met before and introduce yourself to at least five new peers.
4) Leaders of Color Network Program
Now in its third year, this program provides opportunities to meet, greet, and connect with colleagues.
Start the Summit with a special coffee chat and networking session on Monday morning—all attendees are invited! Then that evening, join a dinner and conversation with Katie Smith Sloan, CEO of LeadingAge, and keynote speaker Reverend Dr. Zina Jacque.
5) CEMO Networking Breakfast
RSVP for this intimate gathering for CEOs of multisite organizations (CEMO) to share common challenges and experiences.
6) New CEO Networking Breakfast
In this specially curated networking breakfast, connect with other new leaders and share perspectives with those navigating similar transitions.
7) Advocate for Aging Services
Congressional representatives need to hear directly about the challenges impacting your work and the older adults you serve. The Summit provides a half-day to meet face-to-face with legislators on Capitol Hill.
The best part? You don’t need to be a lobbyist or policy guru to participate. The Summit provides a Congressional Briefing and pre-scheduled meetings for you.
8) Earn Continuing Education Credit
We make it easy to self-report and receive C.E.s from state boards, professional organizations, and relevant credentialing entities. LeadingAge has requested credit pre-approval from NAB and NASBA for a maximum of 13 possible C.E. credit hours.
With so much happening in three days, it’s easy to see why I’d love to see you join us at this year’s event. And your aging services peers agree:
- “The Leadership Summit is my favorite engagement.”
- “The information shared, the innovations presented, and the opportunity to take our story to lawmakers covers all the major reasons why I belong to LeadingAge.”
- “As a new CEO, the sharing of ideas among leaders of other organizations was a powerful tool to bring innovative practices back to my organization’s board.”
- “The sessions were engaging and insightful as always.”
I hope to see you next month!