Shared Learning Series: Promoting Emotional Wellbeing

Shared Learning Series: Promoting Emotional Wellbeing

  • 4 live/virtual sessions conducted between July 22 and October 7, 2021

  • Open to any LeadingAge member provider

  • Small cohort (limited to 20 participants)

  • Cost: $599

  • Registration Deadline: July 1, 2021



After over a year of loss, trauma and grief, providers are acknowledging the toll on team members, elders, and family members. This series offers a chance to find sustainable ways to support the emotional wellbeing of all members of senior living communities. 

Drawing upon research findings and evidence informed practices, participants will develop a deep understanding of why emotional wellbeing matters and the practical steps involved in creating an organizational culture that supports elders, their families and team members.

  • Explore the meaning of emotional wellbeing, what we’ve learned from the pandemic, and the relationship between culture change and emotional wellbeing.  
  • Consider a multi-pronged approach to support wellbeing and the ways in which intersecting identities inform personal viewpoints. 
  • Review and share examples of evidence-informed and evidence-based holistic approaches to wellness and wellbeing that acknowledge the fundamental connection between mind, body, and spirit.
  • Identify personal and organizational goals and action steps to implement a comprehensive systems approach to supporting emotional wellbeing.


The goal of shared learning is to gain, build, and exchange ideas through a process of open dialogue and collective exploration—to really wrestle in the grey areas and engage in generative conversations with a variety of peers.

Utilizing an interactive, small group format, participants will engage in learning and personal reflection to enhance their understanding of the principles, practices and outcomes associated with creating a culture that supports emotional wellbeing within your community. 

  • Sessions will be hosted virtually on Zoom once a month for 3 hours. 
  • All participants are expected to participate on camera and be present for the full duration of each session.
  • Small group conversations will be used to encourage community building and shared learning.
  • Reading, videos, and personal exploration will encourage continued learning between sessions. 

Questions? Please contact



This virtual shared learning series is designed for long term care leaders who are committed to developing a holistic culture that supports the wellbeing of all who live and work within their organizations. This includes executive directors, administrators, social workers, nurses, and HR professionals, as well as those responsible for life enrichment, health and wellness.

A mental health or wellness background isn’t required. All perspectives and experience will enhance learning and contribute to the collective growth of the group. 


Recognizing the schedule demands of aging services professionals, limited travel dollars available, and desired flexibility to participate in peer-to-peer learning opportunities, the series will take place virtually.


  • Why Emotional Wellbeing Matters 

    July 22, 1 - 4 p.m. ET

  • Expanding the View of Emotional Wellbeing 

    August 12, 1 - 4 p.m. ET

  • Creating a Culture that Fosters Emotional Wellbeing 

    September 9, 1 - 4 p.m. ET

  • A Path Forward 

    October 7, 1 - 4 p.m. ET

Please Note: This program has not been approved for continuing education (CE) credits.


The series is open to all LeadingAge provider members with a commitment and capacity to influence the culture within their organization.


  • A non-refundable fee of $599 is required to participate.
  • Registration Deadline: July 1, 2021
  • Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and is limited to the first 20 participants.


Cancelation Policy

Cancellations must be received at least 14 days prior to the start of the series for a full refund (minus a $75 administrative fee). Cancellations made after this time will be considered a no-show and are non-refundable. For cancellations, please contact


The shared learning series co-facilitators will support community building and offer foundational information to prompt new thinking. Both bring experience in the field and extensive facilitation experience.

Kelly O’Shea Carney, PhD, ABPP

Private Consultant

As a licensed psychologist with Board Certification in Geropsychology and expertise in the science and practice of interdisciplinary collaboration, Dr. Carney has approached her various leadership roles in the long-term care field with a focus on holistic care directed at meeting the “human needs” of the residents, families, and staff. In response to COVID, Dr. Carney has focused her efforts and expertise on enhancing emotional support for those who live and serve in long-term care communities by developing services and approaches designed to foster wellbeing.


Kirsten Jacobs, MSW


As senior director, shared learning initiatives, Kirsten leads LeadingAge’s shared learning strategy and provides thought leadership to various audiences, including speaking/presenting and delivering technical assistance to LeadingAge members on dementia, person-directed wellbeing and diversity, equity and inclusion. Kirsten co-leads LeadingAge’s ageism work and internal diversity, equity and inclusion council, which support the organization’s mission, the trusted voice for aging and vision, an America freed from ageism. 



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