The Vision Centre, formerly known as Vision 2025, is a collaborative nonprofit created to promote the creation of 25 university and college programs dedicated to preparing future leaders in the aging services field, along with 1,000 paid internships with aging services providers, associations, and industry partners.
Stone shared details on LeadingAge’s efforts to address critical issues of leadership diversity, its initiatives to increase the supply of diverse leaders, and its goals to promote greater awareness of the support needs of diverse leaders. These efforts included:
The Ongoing Summer Enrichment Program focused on diversity
Development of national and state affiliate Leaders of Color Networks
Research on member efforts in the area and ongoing focus groups with Leaders of Color Networks
Representatives from other trade and professional associations, including the American College of Health Care Administrators, Argentum, and the American Health Care Association, participated in the panel discussion.
LeadingAge is an endorsing organization for The Vision Centre, which has three LeadingAge members on its board. Stone, along with LeadingAge VP for Student Engagement and Workforce Relationships Christy Kramer, serves on the Vision Centre’s Advisory Board.