Leaders of Color Network Program
The Leaders of Color Network program is open to all LeadingAge members including emerging, mid-level, and senior leaders of color and allies. Program members are active year-round, but maximize their time together during the Summit.
The Leaders of Color Network is designed to support and facilitate career advancement in the field of aging services, and as a forum for members to exchange resources and ideas and to hear experts discuss topics reflecting the expressed needs and interests of people of color within our field. Leadership Summit is a time members can connect and learn from their peers.
Join the Network in Washington, D.C.
The LeadingAge Leadership Summit is the premier opportunity for aging services leaders to attend educational sessions, expand their professional network, share their expertise and influence the nation’s decision makers.
Members of the Leaders of Color Network hold a valuable perspective, and we want it represented at the LeadingAge Leadership Summit. The gathering and Leaders of Color Network program will provide you with opportunities to learn from national experts on key topics such as creating cultures of belonging, influencing policy actions, strengthening the aging services workforce and supporting board and organizational growth. Additionally, summit attendees build community with their colleagues. We encourage you to join us in Washington, DC, April 15-17, 2024.
LeadingAge invites leaders to submit scholarship applications to attend the summit. The scholarship is available to leaders who are affiliated with LeadingAge provider members and who are first-time Leadership Summit attendees. See the LeadingAge Leadership Scholarship application form on the Scholarships page.
Leaders of Color Network Reception
LeadingAge will host a reception for members of the Leaders of Color Network and allies on Sunday, April 14. This invite only event will feature a guest speaker. More details to come.
Note: Invitation only event.
Lunch & Learn
The Role of Mentorship in Supporting Professional Growth & Development
This Lunch & Learn event, hosted by the Leaders of Color Network, will be an opportunity for all members to hear from Nzinga Shaw on why mentorship matters and strategies to build a successful mentoring relationship. Mentoring relationships can facilitate meaningful connections between allies and leaders.
Nzinga “Zing” Shaw is an experienced C-suite executive with extensive hands-on experience and knowledge spanning Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. She is the President and CEO of ATTACK THE GLASS, LLC, an organization that aims to serve as the umbrella for amplifying cultural contributions across race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, religion, and every facet of the human experience.
Note: No CE credits available.
Lunch Chat & Networking
Sponsored by the Leaders of Color Network
The Leadership Summit Lunch Chat and Networking provides all members an opportunity to meet, greet, and connect with their colleagues during lunch.
Note: No CE credits available.
Keynotes & Educational Sessions
The educational sessions cover numerous top-of-mind and forward-looking topics relevant to leaders who desire to make an impact in their organizations. Leaders driving change in our field are drawn to present at this prestigious event. View the line-up of national experts from across disciplines who you’ll hear from.
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