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LeadingAge Missouri and LeadingAge Kansas are excited to partner to bring you a day of learning and networking around the topic of Workforce. It is important that we understand the components of this crisis so we can develop practices that support and attract workers who provide excellent care to seniors. This joint Summit will provide insights and opportunities for discussion about what it takes to position yourself as an employer of choice in your community.

5/26/2016
When: Thursday, May 26, 2016
8:30 AM
Where: Adam's Mark Of Kansas City
9103 East 39th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 
United States
Contact: Nancie McAnaugh


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Our speakers will be:


Robyn I. Stone, Dr.P.H, a noted researcher and internationally recognized authority on long-term care and aging policy, is Sr. VP for Research at LeadingAge and Executive Director of the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research. She has held senior research and policy positions in both the U.S. government and the private sector. She was a political appointee in the Clinton Administration, serving in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Disability, Aging and Long-term Care Policy and Assistant Secretary for Aging. Dr. Stone is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and the National Academy of Social Insurance. She was elected to the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) in 2014.

 

 

Robyn Stone explains the pivotal role workforce plays in our aging services system and why providers need to focus priority attention on recruiting and retaining staff across all professions and segments of our continuum. The discussion then turns to a summary of the findings from a range of studies conducted by Center for Applied Research and partners including:



The importance of consistent assignment in nursing homes and home care
The value of competency-based training for frontline staff, the need for cross
training across settings
The significance of leadership and good management skills among supervisors
and mid-level managers



Robyn will also discuss how LeadingAge, at the national level, is addressing these issues, with an emphasis on partnerships through the ElderCare Workforce Alliance and our state affiliates.



Cara Silletto, MBA, is the founder & President Crescendo Strategies. Cara started her career in long-term care and is now the president of Crescendo Strategies, a firm committed to reducing unnecessary employee turnover for clients across the country. Cara is the voice of the new workforce and currently sits in a unique sweet spot for her specialty of bridging generational gaps. She is an early Millennial herself, born in 1981, yet she is equipped with a Master’s in Business and 13 years of experience learning the unwritten expectations of older managers and business owners on her own. She was recently named a “Game Changer” by Workforce magazine in Chicago, and is the co-author of “What’s Next in HR.”

 

Cara will share insights on:

  • The shifting demographics of the workforce
  • Employee's evolving expectations
  • Strategies for improving staffing stability and reducing unnecessary employee turnover.

She will also delve into the mindset of Millenial workers, those under 35, to explain exactly why they work and think so differently than previous generations.

 

Steve M. Cohen, Ed.D., CMC is President/Partner of Labor Management Advisory Group, Inc., HR Solutions: On-Call, and Gender Policy Alliance, all based in Kansas City, MO. Often described as a “mess management” expert for his ability to skillfully resolve people problems for vulnerable organizations, Dr. Cohen is a well-known national authority who protects companies from HR bombshells that include issues of sexual harassment, regulatory compliance, motivational management, workforce diversity, employee training, and bottom-line productivity. Dr. Cohen has more than 40 years of specialized experience safeguarding businesses and nonprofit agencies with staff sizes that range from 2 to 17,000 employees. He is the author of the recently published book Mess Management: Lessons from a Corporate Hit Man.

 

Steve will focus on real world solutions to your most intractable employee problems.

 

 

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