LeadingAge Illinois is committed to providing its members with the best learning opportunities for the most effective costs. With its countless educational sessions, conferences, seminars, and workshops, LeadingAge Illinois works to advance its members' understanding of the most important issues in the adult care industry.
LeadingAge IL Annual Meeting & Exhibition offers a premier forum to showcase your products and services to an elite group of members that are interested in finding the most innovative solutions for their communities.
Approximately 1,600 - 1,800 attendees representing independent living communities, assisted living communities,skilled nursing facilities and CCRC's throughout Illinois. The broad educational offerings allow these organizations the opportunity to send leadership and front line staff to take advantage of the sessions, networking and exhibit hall.
About LeadingAge Illinois:
LeadingAge Illinois is one of the largest and most respected associations of providers serving Illinois older adults. Committed to advancing excellence, LeadingAge Illinois advocates quality services, promotes innovative practices and fosters collaboration. LeadingAge Illinois serves more than 500 providers including home and community based services (HCBS), senior housing, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC), assisted living, supportive living and skilled nursing/rehabilitation centers. LeadingAge Illinois is the state affiliate of LeadingAge and Argentum (previously the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA).
MultiGenerational Expert, entrepreneur, national champion martial artist, a musician, and a Military Veteran
Connecting Purpose, People and Community
We are living in a highly competitive environment and the “War for Talent” is being won by those who have a smart strategy and the trained leaders to execute it. Young people and other new entries into the workforce are said to have a different mindset; a different approach to how they see the world and how they expect the world to react to them. Today’s discussion will center on better understanding of this mindset thru an increased Multi-Generational Intelligence (MGI). Increasing our MGI can result in more successful recruitment and retention strategies in an organization, higher productivity in the workplace and stronger leaders throughout the organization.
• Understand Multi-Generational Intelligence (MGI)
• Challenge Leaders to view their organizations through a Multi-Generational Lens
• Explore how MGI is used to improve Recruiting and Retention in Successful Organizations
James Pogue is more than a speaker… he is a MultiGenerational Expert, entrepreneur, national champion martial artist, a musician, and a Military Veteran. He ‘translates’ the words and actions of the generations into a common language we can all understand. His ability to weave together funny anecdotes and riveting tales will encourage audiences to strengthen their own leadership, drive change and question the status quo. James attended Grambling State University and paid his way through college using the GI Bill and marching with the World Famed Marching Band…he was even a Drum Major! He went on to receive a PhD at 29 from the University of Arizona and completed Post-Doctoral training at Harvard University. He has researched and presented on the integration into the workforce of Generation X, Millennials and now Generation Z.
President of Drive, a consulting company
Tired to Inspired!
We all come into the aging services field wanting to make a difference in the lives of others, but after a few years we find ourselves feeling more tired than inspired! Discover the astonishing underlying cause of fatigue that so often turns the most idealistic and well-intentioned staff into part of the problem. Find out how doing the right thing, in every sense of the word, will fill your community, build your reputation and have the hearts of your staff brimming with the love and enthusiasm that led them into aging services in the first place. Take an exhilarating round- trip from tired to inspired and return to your workplace with new ideas and concepts, and a simple but amazingly effective system to raise and sustain everyone’s energy.
• Understand the importance of sustaining organizational changes that will improve the resident and staff experience
• Identify actionable steps to reduce the level of disengagement in their organization
• Discover what factors contribute to aging services staff losing their enthusiasm and pride after they enter the field
Denise Boudreau-Scott is President of Drive, a consulting company that helps aging service organizations improve the resident and team member experience, and the bottom-line, through more engaged leaders and employees. A former nursing home and assisted living administrator, Denise is a serial volunteer. She cofounded and is chairperson of the New Jersey Alliance for Culture Change, serves as vice-chair of NAB’s Member Relations Committee and is a member of NAB’s LNHA Exam Writing Committee. Denise has sat on the board for Pioneer Network and is a graduate of the LeadingAge Leadership Academy. She received her Bachelor of Science in Gerontology from the University of Scranton and her Master in Health Administration from Cornell University, where she just completed a two-year program as a lecturer and Executive in Residence. She is proud to share that she started her work in senior living as a dietary aide and nursing assistant, and was inspired by her grandmother, for whom she was a caregiver.