Finding The New Senior Living Leaders

On-Demand Webinars: Finding The New Senior Living Leaders

Finding The New Senior Living Leaders

Life EnrichmentQuality of LifeStaff EfficiencyExecutive Edition

Recorded on: 11/08/2022

Learn about the university programs that are working to develop future leaders for the field of aging and the importance of partnering with them to introduce students to the field. Get in touch with the younger generation of professionals in the field of aging services. Presenters will share their thoughts on how to bridge the gap between aging services providers and students and the role that up-and-coming minority individuals can play in aging services organizations. Stories from young professionals will demonstrate the barriers they’ve faced in our field and their suggestions for ways in which providers of aging services can engage with aspiring aging services professionals to promote diversity among managers and leaders and ensure that all residents will receive meaningful resident engagement.

Participants who join this webinar will be able to:

  • Understand the current leadership development crisis in aging services and how that has an impact on staffing and resident engagement
  •  Learn ways to decrease the barriers to entry for new college graduates
  • Understand the importance of exposure, internships, fellowships, and mentoring

Christy Kramer
VP of Student Engagement & Workforce Relationships

Christy Kramer, is the Vice President of Student Engagement and Workforce Partnerships at LeadingAge. Prior to this role, she served as the Executive Director of LeadingAge DC, where she led the association’s advocacy, networking, professional development, and membership initiatives within the District of Columbia. In her role as the Vice President of Student Engagement and Workforce Partnerships, she designs and develops opportunities for college and graduate level students to learn and explore the field of aging services while developing University relationships with LeadingAge and its members. A licensed nursing home administrator in the state of Maryland for 16 years, Christy began her career as a nursing home administrator of a 285-bed nursing home in Gaithersburg, Maryland. In 2008, Christy was nominated by her organization and selected as a member of the LeadingAge Leadership Academy Fellowship class of 2008. Subsequently, Christy joined George Washington University in the Master of Health Administration program, where she worked with the long-term faculty on curriculum development and NAB Accreditation. She continues her work at GWU as an adjunct faculty member. Christy received her Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in Design and Environmental Analysis and her Master of Health Services Administration from George Washington University.

Doug Olson, PhD, MBA
Vision Centre

Doug Olson, PhD, MBA, has worked in a faculty leadership role for the past 22 years at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and has served as the director of the Center for Health Administration and Aging Services Excellence. He presents and publishes regularly on leadership development in the senior living field. Earlier this year, Olson was recognized as the national educator of the year by the American College of Health Care Administrators. Before his academic career, he served in leadership roles of senior living and healthcare organizations for 15 years. Olson received his PhD from the University of Minnesota and his MBA from the University of St. Thomas.