2020 Leadership Institute Agenda

Kick-off Web Seminar

Leadership Roundtable: California Master Plan on Aging

Wednesday, March 12 | 10:00–11:30 AM Pacific Time

In this time of changing policies and heightened need for advocacy, what qualities, skills, knowledge and talents do leaders in aging need to possess now and in the future? This webinar brings together selected thought leaders who have been appointed to the Stakeholder Advisory Committee of the California Master Plan on Aging—an innovative program introduced to California by executive order called for by Governor Gavin Newsom.  

Bruce Chernof, MD, FACP, President and Chief Executive Officer, The SCAN Foundation
Donna Benton, PhD, USC Family Caregiver Support Center, Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

Agenda for 2020 Leadership Institute in Atlanta

Monday, March 23 | 4:00-7:00 pm
Tuesday, March 24 | 8:30 am-8:35 pm
Wednesday, March 25 | 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Thursday, March 26 | 8:00 am-5:30 pm
Friday, March 27 | 8:00 am-12:30 pm

Monday, March 23

4:00–5:00 PM | Welcome: Introductions, Program Overview, Badges & Books 
Presenter: Steve Moore, Senior Manager, Education and Web Seminar Programs

5:30–7:00 PM | LI20 Networking & Happy Hour (a no-host, informal gathering)
Hyatt Regency 

Tuesday, March 24

8:30– 9:30 AM | General Session—Panel of Pundits 2020: The Decision Year (preferred seating)

The American Society on Aging presents the Panel of Pundits, where politics and policy connect in a unique format where predicting trumps pontificating. Part 1 of the presentation will focus the panel’s comments on hot issues impacting older adults, from Medicare and Social Security to the Older Americans Act and Elder Justice. Part 2 will focus the panel’s comments on both the presidential and congressional elections. 

Designed and Moderated by Bob Blancato, President, Matz Blancato & Associates.

10:00–11:30 PM | Leadership Keynote—A Vision for the Future of Aging Services

This presentation, sets the stage for the future of aging including: aging population demographics; the greatest specific challenges leaders will need to address in the next decade; and the leadership qualities and attributes that will enhance success for the leader’s organization and produce a positive impact for older adults.  


Jean Accius, PhD, Senior Vice President, AARP Thought Leadership and International Affairs

Bob Blancato, President, Matz Blancato & Associates

11:30 AM–12:30 PM  | LI20 Photos and Lunch Break (on your own)

12:30–2:00 PM     Aligning Organizational Leadership Performance With Future Needs of Aging Populations

The trends reshaping the field of aging call for a new kind of leader who can anticipate and respond to changes sweeping the industry, acquire a deep understanding of why and how change is activated, apply the skills needed to lead their organizations through transformation, while they influence change within adjacent sectors that impact the broader system. This session will appeal to leaders who are tasked to grapple with questions such as: How will the future of aging impact the field of aging? How might this influence the implications and opportunities for our organization? And, what kind of leadership will be needed to position us effectively? 
Presenter: Lori Peterson, CEO and Founder, Collaborative Consulting.

2:30 PM–4:00 PM     Building Community Models of Collaboration

This session will highlight effective models of community collaboration and address the leader’s role in forming successful alliances and partnerships. Learn from our panel of successful leaders who have worked across sectors, boundaries, silos, and have surmounted barriers to solve issues large and small thus creating sustained improvement.

Presenters: Michael Adams, MA, JD, CEO, SAGE; Brian Duke, System Director, Senior Services, Mainline Health; Marta Pereyra, Executive Director, CLESE 


5:00 PM–6:15 PM  | Opening General Session (with preferred seating)

6:00 PM–7:30 PM  | Exhibit Hall Grand Opening & Reception (Optional)

7:00 PM–8:30 PM  | ASA Leadership Reception

Wednesday, March 25

8:00–8:05 AM | Welcome to ASA  
Presenter: Karyne Jones MPA, MPP, President & CEO, National Caucus & Center on Black Aging, Inc.

8:05 AM–4:30 PM |  Managing to Lead With Style     

This program uses online pre-work, engaging facilitation and contemporary video to create a personalized learning experience. Using DiSC®, a simple and intuitive learning model, participants will discover their preferred behavioral style and will learn to adjust to the style needs of staff members when directing, delegating, motivating and developing them. They will also learn to influence and communicate more effectively with their bosses by modifying their approach in order to meet those bosses’ needs and preferences. The result: leaders who manage more effectively.
Presenter: Robert Carpenter, President, InSight Management Development.

12:00–1:00 PM | Lunch in Exhibit Hall

6:30–7:30 PM | Peer Groups (Optional) 

Thursday, March 26

8:00–11:30 AM | Mastering the Work of Leaders—Part 1

Mastering the Work of Leaders helps participants understand their leadership behaviors and the best practices for crafting a vision, aligning others with it and executing that vision effectively in an organization. Moreover, it’s an opportunity for leaders at all levels to reflect on how they approach each step of their work. With personalized tips and strategies that give clear direction and are easy to apply, Mastering the Work of Leaders helps leaders lead more effectively.
Presenter: Robert Carpenter, MBA, President, InSight Management Development.

11:30 AM-12:30 PM | Lunch on your own

12:30–3:30 PM | Diversity Summit—Inequality Matters: Focus on Diverse and Underserved Older Adults in Rural America (preferred seating & CE credits available) 
The Summit will serve as a foundation from which to understand and discuss the too often negative circumstances engulfing rural diverse older adults. Conditions of older diverse adults in rural America are reflective of all that defines older people throughout society. Maximum effort will be expended toward exploring solutions to unique challenges faced by diverse older adults not residing in urban environments. An intersectional lens will be used to explore the complexities of understanding and meeting the needs of varying older diverse groups in rural America.

4:00-5:30 PM | Leading the Development of a Community Project: What Leaders Need to Know
This session will highlight the benefits of a practice-research collaboration in order to add depth to an organization, identify best practices, and evaluate for impact. Participants will be engaged to consider: Who will they reach with their project? How can they measure program effectiveness? What steps are needed to monitor project progress? How will the project’s successes be maintained? Presenters will share different approaches that participants can use to translate research findings into practice in an effort to impact their communities.
Presenters: Heather Menne, PhD, Senior Health Policy Researcher, Research Triangle Institute; Salli Bollin, MSW, LSW, Executive Director, MemoryLane Care Services.

Friday, March 27

8:00–9:00 AM | General Session & Breakfast (with preferred seating)

9:30 AM–noon | Mastering the Work of Leaders—Part 2

Noon –12:30 PM | Institute Wrap-up and Adjournment
Presenter: Steve Moore, Senior Manager, Education and Web Seminar Programs