Leadership Institute

Open to primary USAging members only, USAging's acclaimed Leadership Institute brings together USAging members from across the country for an intensive three-day networking and learning experience to improve their effectiveness as aging professionals and community leaders.

Take Your Leadership to the Next Level!

Today’s leaders know that in order to be successful they need to adopt new ways of thinking, new skills and new tools. Leaders in the Aging Network are no different—the growth in the number of older adults presents us with unprecedented opportunities and challenges. As a result, the Aging Network must tap into the full potential of its diverse and passionate leaders to navigate the changing landscape. The USAging Leadership Institute is just the experience to help you do that!

Each year attendees develop new skills to:
  • Increase effectiveness when working with teams and partners
  • Bring intention and commitment to addressing challenges
  • Act strategically and with confidence
  • Stay refreshed and energized for the long-haul
Leadership Institute attendees are invited to participate in special events, including alumni network activities throughout the year as well as a special follow-up session at the USAging Annual Conference and Tradeshow.

At the intensive 2.5 day session, attendees:
  • Complete a leadership self-assessment
  • Learn new ways to communicate effectively,
  • Develop your toolbox for creative problem-solving and planning, and
  • Network with peers and leaders from the Aging Network.
After the session, attendees continue to develop their leadership skills with the support of:
  • A small peer learning group
  • Alumni webinars on critical leadership topics
  • A special workshop at the USAging Annual Conference and Tradeshow
  • A luncheon and panel discussion for all alumni of the Leadership Institute

About the Leadership Institute

Doug Krug, co-founder of Enlightened Leadership Solutions and author of The Missing Piece in Leadership, personally leads this breakthrough transformation-in-thinking workshop process, which was part of the MBA Program at Johns Hopkins University for 15 years.‚Äč

The Leadership Institute is made possible thanks to the generous support of Wellsky and Trio Community Meals.



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