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Category: Member News

Welcome to the Member News category. These stories are intended for current LeadingAge Minnesota members, profiling aging services professionals, providing new resources, and keeping them informed about the aging services community.

Benchmarking Opportunity for Employee Engagement and Customer Experience

LeadingAge Minnesota has established a new partnership with Align, bringing you access to an Employee Engagement Solution (manager/supervisor training!), and two Customer Experience Solutions.  

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Leadership Academy Fellows Begin Year of Engagement and Growth

The 2019 Class of Leadership Academy began its year-long journey together earlier this month with its first session focused on Authentic Leadership. Forty-one fellows comprise the program cohort, representing a group diverse in professional focus, geography, organization size and years in service.  

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Registration Open: ALNET Meetings in June

The next meeting of the Assisted Living/Home Care Nurse Leader Network (ALNET) will take place in June at four locations around Minnesota. The agenda, which still being finalized, will feature a legislative update, survey readiness, new MDH survey tools and time for deep dive questions.  

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Are You Ready for Older Americans Month 2019?

LeadingAge has created a toolkit with social media ideas to make participating in this month’s Older Americans Month easy. The 2019 theme is Connect, Create, Contribute, which encourages older adults and their communities to: 

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Treat Recruitment like a Marketing Campaign

Recruitment needs to be more than a generic “Now Hiring!” sign or tired newspaper advertisement. What can you do to create a more focused recruitment campaign? Know your community and create a targeted recruitment campaign.  

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Asking Your Customer the Right Questions Drives Quality Care

Listening and connecting with the people you serve and actively using their feedback can drive performance excellence and quality care. Do you have an effective way to connect?  

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Employee Engagement & Customer Experience with Align – Early Adopter Deadline Extended

Become an Early Adopter of Align’s Employee Engagement Solution (manager/supervisor evaluation and training!), and/or two Customer Experience Solutions and receive special pricing! The Early Adopter deadline has been extended to Monday, May 13!  

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Leadership Academy Class of 2019 Announced

LeadingAge Minnesota’s Leadership Academy, a leadership development program focused on transformational leadership, is beginning its tenth year. Designed specifically to cultivate high potential leaders in the field of aging services, Leadership Academy boasts more than 260 alumni. Congratulations to the following leaders who have been accepted as Fellows into the 2019 program and will begin their journey next week: 

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Best Practices: Using Social Media to Tell Your Story

Are you promoting your organization on social media? For many, using Facebook and Instagram to build the workforce pipeline is a new concept. The good news is that social media is all about telling your story – and from big to small, aging services providers have so many fun stories to share!  

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Special Pricing: Become an Align Early Adopter by April 15

Become an Early Adopter of Align’s Employee Engagement Solution (manager/supervisor evaluation and training!), and/or two Customer Experience Solutions by April 15 and receive special pricing!  

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Does Your Organization Qualify to Teach OnTrack Nursing Assistant Training?

The OnTrack Nursing Assistant Training program continues to see success in its second year of operation, and we see many different types of organizations deploying OnTrack onsite. Does your organization qualify to offer OnTrack?  

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Employee Engagement & Customer Experience with Align – Early Adopter Deadline Extended

Become an Early Adopter of Align’s Employee Engagement Solution (manager/supervisor evaluation and training!), and/or two Customer Experience Solutions and receive special pricing! The Early Adopter deadline has been extended to Monday, May 13

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Avinity and Presbyterian Homes & Services Announce Joint Venture to Expand Affordable Senior Housing

Avinity and Presbyterian Homes & Services (PHS) have announced plans for a joint venture to preserve and expand affordable senior housing. 

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Become an Align Early Adopter by April 15

Special pricing is available for LeadingAge Minnesota members who become an early adopter of Align’s Employee Engagement Solution (manager/supervisor evaluation and training!), and/or two Customer Experience Solutions

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Become an Align Early Adopter by April 15

Become an Early Adopter of Align’s Employee Engagement Solution (manager/supervisor evaluation and training!), and/or two Customer Experience Solutions and receive special pricing!  

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Recruiting Retired Workers and New Americans

Resolving workforce challenges in our field is a multi-tiered strategy. One area to consider is recruiting retired workers and new Americans. Two LeadingAge Minnesota members piloted programs to work with tribal partners and the Somali community to improve their recruitment efforts. Read more for their stories, as well as thoughts on giving the growing number of Baby Boomers a chance to use their skills and make a difference in their community. 

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Strength in Numbers: Partnering Up to Survive and Thrive

New competition, the changing health care environment and other market pressures are causing not-for-profit providers to look to partnerships and mergers to grow, thrive and even survive. During last week’s LeadingAge Leadership Summit in Washington DC, Ziegler presented new data showing that scale and size are critical in today’s senior living marketplace and featured a series of examples of where not-for-profit providers are finding success. 

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Strength in Numbers: Partnering Up to Survive and Thrive

New competition, the changing health care environment and other market pressures are causing not-for-profit providers to look to partnerships and mergers to grow, thrive and even survive. During last week’s LeadingAge Leadership Summit in Washington DC, Ziegler presented new data showing that scale and size are critical in today’s senior living marketplace and featured a series of examples of where not-for-profit providers are finding success. 

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Apply Today: LeadingAge MN Foundation Scholarships

The LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation is excited to offer over $33,000 in educational scholarships to eligible caregivers and other employees of LeadingAge MN member organizations. To qualify, applicants must: 

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Melanie Sullivan To Join Ecumen as Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer

Melanie (Mel) Sullivan, Ed.D., has been named Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer at Ecumen, effective April 1.  

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