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2017 Leadership Academy

Due to member requests, we have extended the deadline to January 23, 2017.

Why should I apply?

The Michigan Leadership Academy is designed to:

  • Equip new and emerging leaders with the essential insights, knowledge, and skills to directly improve leadership effectiveness.
  • Integrate adaptive and technical learning for a comprehensive training experience.
  • Focus on what it takes to be a successful and effective leader in today’s workplace; specifically within the aging services industry.
  • Provide unique, thought-provoking opportunities for dialogue with aging services coaches, mentors, and executives.
  • Cultivate leadership excellence, and make a positive impact within the organization.
  • Provide presentations, discussion, and experiential learning.
  • Broaden an understanding of the aging services industry and the role of leaders within their organizations.
  • Hone leadership skills and abilities.
  • Assist Individuals in being better prepared for advancement.

Who should apply?

We encourage applicants from various positions, disciplines, experience, industry knowledge, and companies of different sizes to ensure a vibrant exchange of ideas and discussion. The academy experience is for high-potential professionals who want to learn to become better managers and leaders. A strong leader has the potential and ability to contribute significantly to an organization. No matter what position you hold within your company, it is important to understand how to be an effective manager and how others perceive your skills as a leader.

What will I learn?

  • Adaptive and Technical Leadership Tools & Resources
  • Transformative Leadership
  • Leadership Values
  • Shifting from Task Master to Leader
  • Self-awareness and Self-regulation
  • Fostering Conscious Relationships
  • Effective Coaching
  • Communication and Difficult Conversations
  • Decision Making
  • Accountability
  • Managed Care & ACOs
  • Building High Performance Teams
  • Understanding the Role of an Aging Services Leader
  • Executive Leadership Strategies and Challenges
  • Conflict Management
  • Strategic and Systems Thinking
  • Succession Planning
  • Motivation, Creativity and Innovation
  • Understanding of LeadingAge Michigan’s Supports & Services

How will I learn?

  • Formal Presentations with Content Experts
  • Webinars
  • Small Group Discussions
  • Meet the Mentor sessions with aging services executives
  • Continuum of Care Panel Discussions and World Café Learning
  • Self-directed Activities and Journaling
  • Reading Assignments to support classwork and discussion calls
  • Facility & Campus Tours
  • Complimentary registrations for the 2017 Annual Conference & Trade Show and Annual Leadership Institute. Both conferences offer National and State keynote speakers, a mix of conference and academy specific education sessions, and many networking opportunities.

The Academy emphasizes five key core competencies:

  1. Transformational Leadership: adaptive and technical learning that elevates the aspirations and performance of organizations;
  2. Person-Centeredness: a focus on the individual person, including staff and residents;
  3. Innovation: ideas and technology that drive the mission of long-term care and other aging services into the future, meeting the needs of those we serve in new and exciting ways as the consumer population shifts;
  4. Healthcare Reform: addresses major health policy creation or changes—for the most part, governmental policy that affects health care delivery in a given place; and
  5. Managed Care: centers on a variety of techniques intended to reduce the cost of providing health benefits and improve the quality of care.

Click Here for the Full Brochure, Application and Commitment Form.

Any Questions or Concerns?

Please contact Laura Fuller or Foua Hang via email or by phone at (517) 323.3687.

201 N Washington Square, Suite 920
Lansing, MI 48933
Phone: 517-323-3687
Fax: 517-323-4569

Our Mission: To advance the mission of our members to enhance the lives of seniors.
Our Vision: To become the voice of aging services in Michigan.

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