Three ways that professional education conferences can yield big returns.
It’s fall…which brings thoughts of football, holidays, and for many organizations, budgeting for the coming year. While operational expenses and strategic initiatives likely make up the largest portions of your budget each year, one critical area not to overlook is professional education.
Regular training and development is essential to keeping your team’s skills on the cutting edge. It’s valuable to step away from your desk and immerse yourself in hearing from a collection of innovative minds driving the future of aging services. Here are three ways that budgeting for professional development conferences in 2023 can really help your organization, your career, and your passion to thrive and flourish.
The aging services field is dynamic and constantly changing. Staying on top of best practices is crucial, both for the health of our organizations and the older adults who seek our care and services. Which areas need special attention in your organization next year? Perhaps some focused education on workforce challenges, technology innovations, or growth strategies at the LeadingAge Leadership Summit or Annual Meeting could help set you on the right track.
“If you have to choose one national meeting annually, [the LeadingAge Annual Meeting] is it. Look no further. Expert speakers do a deep dive into the challenging issues of our times.” – Gary Simon, Board of Directors, Palolo Chinese Home
Inspiration is a key part of the thriving equation. While knowledge is critical for professional success, passion and energy help keep you going through the most challenging situations. When was the last time you came to work renewed, refreshed, and energized for the task ahead? What kind of difference would that make in your organization?
“To be effective leaders, it’s important to take time for ourselves to pause, center, and recharge. Attending the Annual Meeting helps me to do this every year.“ – Megan Kovaltchouk, Director of Business Development, Parker Health Group
It’s been said that it’s lonely at the top, but at times it can feel lonely at every level, especially if you don’t have a solid network of professionals who can share lessons learned, best practices, and bounce around ideas in a no-risk setting. National conferences like those from LeadingAge stimulate friendships and relationships based on the common ground of our unique sector. Building a network of reliable friends who you can email or call can pay dividends in your personal and professional success.
“Networking with colleagues makes it worth the trip.” – Carol DiSanza, Executive Director, St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors
When you sit down to prepare budgets for 2023, make sure to include valuable education and professional development in the mix. Investing just three days at a LeadingAge conference can make a huge impact on your organization and career.
Save the dates!
LeadingAge Leadership Summit | April 17-19, 2023 | Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC
From April 17-19, leaders from across the country will once again unite in Washington, DC, for the LeadingAge Leadership Summit. Over 1,000 CEOs, CFOs, COOs, emerging leaders, and dedicated advocates will spend three days advancing the field, networking, creating partnerships, and elevating themselves and their organizations. Learn more.
LeadingAge Annual Meeting + EXPO | November 5-8, 2023 | McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
The longest running conference in aging services is returning to the Windy City from November 5-8, 2023. After inspiring over 5,000 attendees at the 2022 meeting in Denver, the momentum is bound to create a special event next year. Plus, you won’t want to miss the new EXPO experience, E2, or the sessions that can transform your organization and the lives of those you serve. Learn more.