2017 Arizona LeadingAge Annual Conference & Expo

May 31 - June 2, 2017

We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center

Scottsdale, Arizona


Schedule-at-a-Glance

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APPROVED CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS

NAB (& Az NCIA accepted): up to 13 CEU's approved participant hours

NAAPCC: up to 14.5 CEU's approved participant hours

NASW: up to 14 CEU's approved participant hours

NCIA: 1 CEU for Membership Meeting



WEDNESDAY, MAY 31                                                                                    

12:00 -1:00 PM    Registration

12:00 - 7:30 PM    “Dementia Experience Room” | 30-minute  Interactive Exhibit | Debi Elder & Pam Koester (0.5 CEUs)

1:00 - 1:30 PM      Welcome - Power of Purpose | AzLA CEO,  Pam Koester

1:30 - 3:00 PM      Opening Keynote - There Is No “They” | Larry Johnson (1.5 CEUs)

3:15 - 4:45 PM      Breakout Sessions (1.5 CEUs)

  • The Big Branding Session: How to Build Your Community’s Reputation as Employer of Choice & Residence of Choice  |   Angus Brown, Shawn Leary
  • Turbocharge Your QAPI: Empower All Nursing Home Staff to be Active in Performance Improvement | Keith Chartier,  MPH

5:00 - 7:30 PM      Exhibit Hall Opens; Cocktails; Chef Tasting Party

7:30 PM                Poker Tournament - Benefits the Foundation (Amateurs Welcome!)

THURSDAY, JUNE 1                                                                                        

7:30 - 8:15 AM      Registration

7:30 - 8:30 AM      Continental Breakfast

7:30 - 3:00 PM      “Dementia Experience Room” | 30-minute Interactive Exhibit | Debi Elder & Pam Koester (0.5 CEUs)

8:15 - 8:30 AM      Welcome - Power of Purpose

8:30 - 10:00 AM    General Session - Protecting Yourself from Ethical Slippage in the Workplace | Marianne Jennings (1.5 CEUs)

10:15 - 11:45 AM    Breakout Sessions (1.5 CEUs)

12:00 - 1:00 PM     Exhibit Hall Lunch

1:00 - 2:30 PM       Breakout Sessions (1.5 CEUs)

  • Turning Residents and Families Into Outrageously Loyal Fans | Larry Johnson
  • Affordable Housing Policy & Trends: What’s New & What You Can Do | Evan Carmen, David Smart

2:30 - 3:00 PM      Exhibit Hall Drawings; Exhibits Close

3:15 - 4:15 PM      Breakout Sessions (1 CEU)

  • AZDHS Update:  Keeping Your Facility Compliant & Your Residents Happy | Diane Eckles
  • Demystifying Assisted Living Marketing: Taking a Proactive Approach to Your Program’s Success | Rick Hunsicker

4:15 - 4:30 PM      Break

4:30 - 5:30 PM      Breakout Sessions (1 CEU)

  • How Music and Technology are Elevating Cognitive Care | Andy Tubman

6:00 PM                Cocktails & Awards Dinner - Ticket Required

FRIDAY, JUNE 2                                                                                               

7:30 - 8:30 AM      Buffet Breakfast

7:30 - 8:30 AM      Annual Member Meeting Installation of Board

8:45 - 10:15 AM    Breakout Sessions (1.5 CEUs)

  • A Matter of Respect - Using the Least Intrusive Legal Intervention | Charles Arnold 
  • AzDHS: Life Safety Codes & Compliance with Physical Plant Codes & Standards | Kathryn McCanna

10:30 AM - Noon    Closing Keynote  Embracing the Spirit of Innovation | Steve Lindsey (1.5 CEUs)

12:00 PM / Noon    Conference Adjourned

Dementia Experience Room, 30-minute Interactive Exhibit

Join us for an immersive walk through the diminished sensory experience of a person living with dementia. With the aid of special tools, The Dementia Experience Room simulates the day-to-day challenge of having dementia. With over 5 million people in the United States afflicted, chances are you have been personally touched by dementia. But unless you have some form of dementia, it is hard to imagine what it must feel like from the inside. This is a unique opportunity to gain empathy for the daily struggles involved with severe physical and cognitive decline.

Sign-up available for confirmed registrants of the Annual Conference.

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