Search
Login
ASA is the essential resource to cultivate leadership, advance knowledge, and strengthen the skills of those who work with, and on behalf of, older adults.

Text Resize

Leadership in Aging

Membership Directory

Find ASA members in your area or who share your interest area. Enter a name or click on the magnifying glass to start your search.
 

The aging services industry needs good leaders in order to keep pace with America’s shifting demographics. ASA’s key goal is to support and enhance the knowledge and skills of people who work to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families, and we fulfill this goal by developing and mentoring members’ leadership skills and growth. Our fast-track Leadership Academy supports those already in a rewarding career, but who are seeking leadership positions. And the two-decades old New Ventures in Leadership program supports leaders of color. The leadership landing page is an especially useful resource that gives information about those dynamic programs, while featuring stories and webinar content on careers in aging, re-careering in other directions, mentoring and its many benefits, staff development, and more.

Recommended 

Online Learning: ASA members have free access to all web seminars. 

 

Advocating for Older Adult Issues: Approaches to Communicating & Organizing

Event Date: 
04.28.2017 08:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-06:00) Central Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
Rush University Medical Center
Address 2: 
1725 W Harrison St, Elevator II, 5th Floor, Room 5
City: 
Chicago
State: 
ILLINOIS
Zip: 
60612
Short Description: 

ASA Chicagoland Roundtable

Full Description: 

Join us to hear learn about effective ways to advocate for aging-related issues, both via traditional advocacy methods of outreach to elected officials and by putting together compelling human interest stories to share with reporters or via social media that seek to highlight policy issues or to combat ageism. The three panelists will each bring an important angle to the topic:

• Communication strategies and media messaging: Candice Warltier, Principal, Communication Strategies Group

• Political advocacy: Kris Sadur, Outreach Coordinator/Constituent Advocate, Office of Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky

• Grassroots organizing in IL: Ann Marie Cunningham, Leader with the Healthcare/Economic Justice Committee and Publicity Committee, Jane Addams Senior Caucus

RI Generations Awards Dinner and 10th Annual Person-Centered Care Symposium

Event Date: 
06.07.2017 05:00 PM - 06.08.2017 04:00 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
Crowne Plaza
Address 2: 
801 Greenwich Avenue
City: 
Warwick
State: 
RHODEISLAND
Zip: 
02886
Short Description: 

Awards Dinner and Symposium related to Person-Centered Care and Culture Change

Full Description: 

Imogene Higbie Awards Dinner – June 7, 2017

On June 7, RIG will host the Imogene Higbie Awards Dinner to applaud direct-care professionals who have championed culture change in the elder care community. Named for Imogene Higbie who initiated the person-centered elder care movement, the honorees who have each significantly fostered person-centered care will each receive a scholarship.

10th Annual Person-Centered Care Symposium – June 8, 2017

On June 8, RIG will hold its 10th Annual Person-Centered Care Symposium, featuring renowned keynote speakers who have dedicated their careers to culture change in elder care and advancing individualized senior living.

Attendees will explore the current state of culture change in senior living, ways in which to implement the shift in their own community, and leadership approaches necessary to effect quality individualized elder care. Symposium attendees will have the opportunity to earn continuing education units while visiting with local and national exhibitors, and network with other healthcare professionals dedicated to advancing the transition from institutionalized to individualize senior living.

The globally recognized keynote speakers will include:

·         Dr. G. Allen Power, Schlegel Chair for Innovation in Aging and Dementia

·         Steve Shields: CEO, Action Pact

·         Nancy Fox: Chief Innovation Officer, Vivage Senior Living

Tickets for the Awards Dinner are available for $75 per person or $650 for a reserved table of 10. Symposium tickets, available for $115 per person, include breakfast, lunch and registration for keynote presentations and afternoon workshops. For those who wish to attend both events, individual tickets are available at a discounted rate of $160. Groups are encouraged to take advantage of the “buy three-get-one-free” option available when purchasing tickets for either event. Tickets for both the symposium and the Imogene Higbie Awards Dinner can be purchased by visiting www.rigenerations.org/symposium

For more information about RI Generations, to join the volunteer committee, or to sponsor the Awards Dinner and Symposium, please visit: www.rigenerations.org or contact Gretchen Heath at gretchenmheath@gmail.com.  

Elder Mistreatment: Prevention of Abuse and Neglect Course Description

The University of Southern California is home to the oldest and largest school of gerontology in the world—the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. ASA and USC have joined forces to offer an opportunity—exclusively available to ASA members—to earn a certificate of completion from USC in a convenient and flexible online format.

#AIA17: Day Four

posted 03.24.2017

The fourth and final full day of the 2017 Aging in America Conference kicked off at 7:00 AM with a yoga session in Plaza AB led by Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Senior Activity Center Director Douglas Paulsen. At 8:00 AM the 14th Annual What’s Next Boomer Business Summit got underway in the Regency Ballroom and nearby meeting rooms.

#AIA17: Day Three

posted 03.23.2017

The third day of the 2017 Aging in America conference continued the unique learning and community-building experience, and our attendees and faculty are not slowing down.

#AiA17: Day Two

posted 03.22.2017

From the morning exercise and morning buzz with the Students and Emerging Professionals (STEP) Group to the Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Reception and Chicago dine-around, the 2017 Aging in America Conference was fully underway on Tuesday with nearly 2,500 participants.

Every year, this conference heralds an extraordinary creation and sustaining of community and commitment. Between individuals who are just meeting for the first time, or who have worked together for decades, thousands of moments of learning, sharing, renewal and discovery take place.

In the Midst of “Shock and Awe,” It’s Up to Us to Act

posted 03.19.2017

By William Benson

As readers peruse the most recent issue of Aging Today, Donald Trump is more than a third through the first 100 days of his presidency, a key milestone Trump has made more significant through his boasts of what he will do. It’s a “shock and awe” kind of legislative first year, as John Cutler notes in his In Focus story elsewhere in the issue.


Subscribe to Aging Today


2017 NASW Virtual Conference "Aging Through the Social Work Lens"

Event Date: 
06.14.2017 12:30 PM - 06.15.2017 05:30 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
750 First Street NE, Suite 800
City: 
Washington
State: 
DISTRICTOFCOLUMBIA
Zip: 
20002
Short Description: 

REGISTER TODAY for the 2017 NASW Virtual Conference, "Aging Through the Social Work Lens!"

Full Description: 

Join 1,000 of your social work colleagues from across the country for two days of unparalled professional development, networking, and continuing education opportunities.

By participating in the 2017 NASW Virtual Conference, you will:

  • Gain access to 4 plenary sessions and 8 breakout sessions
  • Earn up to 8 CE contact hours, including ethics credits
  • Use a chat feature to connect with other virtual participants around the globe
  • Explore a virtual exhibit hall to meet with exhibitors and view the latest social work–related products and services
  • Learn about the following topics as they relate to aging: assessment, HIV/AIDS, interdisciplinary collaboration, the LGBTQ landscape, palliative care, self-neglect, trauma-informed services, mental and behavioral health, and social work in health care
Don’t miss out!

Access cutting-edge presentations by recognized thought leaders to enhance your knowledge of practice trends, policy, and research findings related to aging. REGISTER TODAY!

The New, Old-Fashioned Way of Financing Long-Term Care

posted 03.10.2017

By John Cutler

When there is a new Administration in office it is always a good time to address pressing issues. And this occasion also coincides with a new Congress intent on making good on their promises.


Subscribe to Aging Today


Stay Connected

Follow American Society on Aging on Facebook   Follow American Society on Aging on LinkedIn   Follow American Society on Aging on Twitter   Subscribe eNewsletter   

Events

2018 NASW National Conference Event Details
Mended Hearts National Education and Training Conference 2018 Event Details

Jobs