2023 Annual Meeting & Leadership Forum - Reflect, Refresh, Refocus
Sep 19-22, 2023, Grand View Lodge
We are so excited to host our annual leadership conference in a brand-new setting – Grand View Lodge in Nisswa.
LeadingAge Minnesota’s Annual Meeting & Leadership Forum is the foremost leadership conference for aging services leaders in the region—offering premium education, national speakers, and strategic, forward-thinking content and conversations. Content that gets you out of the weeds and thinking big-picture, next-gen, innovation, and what’s possible for the future of our field.
Annual Meeting is intentionally held in a setting that offers a serene environment to escape the commotion of daily work, prepare your mind for new ideas, and rejuvenate your body and spirit. The conference will include some of the traditions you’ve come to expect, along with some new adventures.
Many of our newer LeadingAge MN members have asked, “Who attends Annual Meeting? Is it for me?” This premier experience is for executive-level, regional, and site leaders from aging services organizations. You’ll join business owners, CEOs, COOs, CFOs, HR leaders, regional directors, and site leaders—as well as leading Business Partner members and Sponsors. Our Annual Meeting brings together people who are seeking strategic and innovative solutions to move their organizations forward, and who want to share meaningful dialogue with colleagues.
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Open to all Annual Meeting participants
Leveraging the Power of Resilience to Thrive Amidst Chaos and Uncertainty
Unprecedented, chaotic, overwhelming, stressful. These are the words most frequently used today to describe our personal and professional lives. And the aging services field has seen more than its share of this pressure and change. Let’s face it though, this is not the first time – nor will it be the last – that we’ll be challenged on a mental, emotional, physical, and yes, even a spiritual level.
Today’s imperative is for caregivers at every level to cultivate the ability to become Change– Proof – having the resilience, both individually and organizationally, to sustain our performance and thrive in the face of these demands. Research shows that when we develop, practice, and invest in the skills of resilience, the results are improved health, energy, passion, engagement, and performance.
Join bestselling author and resilience researcher, Adam Markel, in this important conversation about how to leverage uncertainty and strengthen your resilience to show up as the smartest and most courageous leaders in business that you are! Adam will share tangible, impactful, strategies and practices to empower and inspire you to serve at your best, even amidst the complex macro challenges and demands we face daily.
*Schedule includes a 15-minute break
Wednesday Concurrent Sessions 1 - 2p.m.
• Engage in collaborative discussion on the factors that may erode resilience in the future, how to assist your team in becoming more resilient, and what you can do to model and create a context of permission for others.
• Gain tangible insights on creating a truly Change Proof™ and resilient organization.
• Identify key elements and activities to engage employees and residents in advocacy.
• Discuss how to create a culture of advocacy with employees and residents.
•Understand the limitations of pharmacogenetic testing.
•Discuss case studies of testing implementation and best practices.
Wednesday Concurrent Sessions 2:15 - 3:15 p.m.
•Discuss legal implications for facilities receiving federal funding and best practices in navigating them.
•Identify policies to navigate challenges if some in your workforce use recreational cannabis.
•Identify the top 10 most effective revenue and cost cutting enhancers for senior care communities.
•Use case studies to understand application of identified strategies.
•Identify steps to work with communities to develop culturally relevant programs and services to improve the health and wellbeing of community members.
•Discuss a case study with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders (ADRD) among Alaska Native Elders.
Thursday Concurrent Sessions 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
•Understand the benefits and the challenges of implementation.
•Discuss how long-term care leaders can prepare for a value based care future.
• Identify practical strategies for leading successful implementation of new technology solutions.
• Discuss resources available to support exploration of trusted technology solutions.
• Translate your big annual goals into doable, daily mini goals.
• Create focus to make overwhelming tasks tangible
Thursday Concurrent Sessions 1 - 2 p.m.
•Contrast the pros and cons of starting a PACE program.
•Discuss current progress on PACE from Minnesota provider perspectives.
•Recognize how this process could benefit your community through case studies illustrating unique outcomes.
•Discuss the importance of aligning organizational and financial goals in the pursuit of an expansion or repositioning including how strategic and operational planning impacts project feasibility and what you can do now to prepare.
• Identify how to perform a critical self-assessment.
• Apply practical steps for how you can foster a more inclusive environment.
Thursday Concurrent Sessions 2:15 - 3:15 p.m.
• Leverage the science of happiness in the workplace to develop novel retention strategies that foster emotional connections and job satisfaction.
• Implement real-time feedback mechanisms and agile workforce planning to continuously gauge employee engagement and quickly adapt to
evolving workforce needs and aspirations.
• Identify options for implementing and funding property projects.
• Discuss case examples for successful property projects using USDA funding and approved exceptions.
• Cultivate a Culture of Proactivity: Learn to foster an organizational culture that encourages forward-thinking and proactive behavior, equipping
team members with the tools and mindset needed to anticipate and address challenges before they escalate.
• Harness Data for Informed Decision Making: Explore the use of data analytics in leadership and understand how to leverage data to make informed
decisions that align with long-term goals and mitigate risks.
• Build Resilience Through Leadership Agility: Gain insights on developing leadership agility, a capability that helps leaders to adapt, respond
effectively, and remain resilient in the face of rapid changes and uncertainties in the aging services sector.
shortages, burnout, and an increasing creep of a workplace staple: Negativity. If you feel like the
attitudes of some people have become more negative, sadly you’re not imagining things.
Author and humorist Jack Stahlmann takes an irreverent look at how to deal effectively with negativity
in the workplace and our lives.
• Gain the skills to combat the Debbie and Donnie Downers in your life by examining the science
behind Hans Rosling’s Negativity Theory. Understand why some people are more negative
than others, and more importantly, learn how to navigate those workplace fun killers.
• Develop the “yes and” state of mind that drives productivity by taking the word “no” out of
your vocabulary to create more productive business conversations.
• Hone your consistency as we dive into the art of going on winning streaks.
Ultimately, this program will give you a template for acting now, because simply seeing the silver
lining is not enough. It’s the doers who find the upside. Because in a world with so much downside,
you can always find a way to… up yours.