"The first action of the leader is to KNOW this person who is leading. Who am I now? What do I care about? How is that evident? How is it expressed in my work and my life? And that means our reflective exploration of our inner terrain, our narrative identity, is essential and is at the heart of our work in the world." - Judy Brown
Leadership development is a journey of continually developing and strengthening our own leadership capacity in our practice as leaders—it is a lifelong approach that requires ongoing intention and attention to self-discovery, reflection, and nurturing a community of peer support.
Designed exclusively for new CEOs and executive directors, the virtual Fellowship Program offers a meaningful way to take stock of your individual leadership journey and desired future impact. It offers opportunities to enhance your leadership confidence and effectiveness through deep thinking, introspection, and the collective power of a peer network.
In addition, the program provides a confidential environment with consultative partners where CEOs can share ideas, challenges, and advice. Being part of a peer group helps you gain new perspectives from the hard-won lessons and wisdom that come from the experiences of others in similar circumstances.
Based on the notions of narrative identity, the program curriculum delves into a different way of approaching authenticity and presence in leadership and provides a framework for tapping into self-awareness of one's inner values or purpose to discover and shape new possibilities.
- Reflect on the life experiences and evolving self-identity that have shaped your unique leadership journey.
- Understand how aspects of your internalized, evolving story helps and hinders your desired impact as a leader.
- Break through the limitations of your current narrative self and step into a more encompassing story of the leader you will naturally grow into.
- Drawing on the diverse knowledge, perspectives, and experiences of a small group of peers, this immersive experience also offers an in-depth exploration of the reflective skills and tools that you can use to lead in times of rapid change and innovation.
Questions? Please contact LeadershipPrograms@LeadingAge.org
WHAT TO EXPECT
Participants should be prepared for a high level of engagement, reflection, and intimate conversation.
- The program will be held virtually on Zoom and include open dialogue and small group discussions.
- Given the interactive and participatory nature of the program, all participants are encouraged to be on camera.
- Being present for the full duration of each gathering will maximize the collective learning experience for all participants.
- Your experience will be enriched by the meaningful time spent with a small group of peers eager to share and learn from each other's experiences. Our vision is that this peer community will offer opportunities for ongoing conversations, support and fellowship.
Recognizing the schedule demands of CEOs and executive directors, limited travel dollars available, and desired flexibility to participate in peer-to-peer learning opportunities, the program will take place virtually and include an optional in-person networking opportunity.
July 7, 2021
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET
July 21 and 22, 2021
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Perceived Present Self
August 12 and 26, 2021
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
September 15 and 16, 2021
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Peer Group Networking (optional)
(in conjunction with the 2021 LeadingAge Annual Meeting)
Please Note: This program has not been approved for continuing education (CE) credits.
ELIGIBILITY AND FEES
The program is open to all provider CEOs and executive directors within the LeadingAge membership who are relatively new to their role, including:
- Individuals new to their current CEO role (under five years), including those with prior CEO/ED experience.
- Interim CEOs/Executive directors and those transitioning into a CEO role this year.
- Executive Directors and others who hold the highest-ranking leadership position vs. those who oversee a specific function.
- Provider CEOs and executive directors from across the continuum of housing and aging services, including at-home and community-based organizations.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and is limited to the first 20 participants.
- A non-refundable fee of $1,800 is required to participate in the program.
- Registration Deadline: June 1, 2021
Cancellations must be received at least fourteen (14) days prior to the start of the program for a full refund (minus a $125 administrative fee). Cancellations made after this time will be considered a no-show and are non-refundable. For cancellations, please contact Meetings@LeadingAge.org.
The team responsible for LeadingAge’s programmatic design and implementation of leadership programs brings together a unique set of complementary talents to the program’s ongoing curriculum development.
Educator in Private Practice, West River, MD
Judy Brown is a leadership educator, author, poet, speaker and coach. She has developed and facilitated countless leadership initiatives for organizations ranging from the federal government and Ford to the Urban Library Council. Her work in organizations revolves around themes of leadership, change, learning, dialogue and creativity. She has served as the lead facilitator for the LeadingAge Leadership Academy since its inception.
Vice President, Leadership Engagement & Development, LeadingAge, Washington, DC
As vice president of leadership engagement and development, Wendy leads a variety of leadership initiatives and learning opportunities for executive-level peer groups, including the design and implementation of the Leadership Academy. Before LeadingAge, Wendy worked in DC-based associations and think tanks to strengthen capacities of current and emerging leaders. She uses her expertise to create engaging education opportunities for leaders at every level.
Leadership Program Specialist, LeadingAge, Washington, DC
BreAna draws on her Master’s in Management of Aging Services to contribute to all aspects of the content development of conference-based programming and online learning opportunities. In her role, she is primarily responsible for the day-to-day management of the organization’s leadership programs and related initiatives, including the coordination of all programmatic aspects of LeadingAge’s flagship leadership program, the Leadership Academy.