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Lasell and ELDER Launch Innovative Education Program for Managers in Aging Field

August 07, 2015

ELDER Management Education and Lasell College have launched a new Strategic Management Track as part of its leadership education program for managers in senior and disability serving organizations.

The new Strategic Management Track combines five mini-management courses, each co-taught by experts in the aging services field, including CEOs of top local senior living and health care providers, as well as educators from Lasell. Each course features one meeting at Lasell's campus followed by two weeks of online instruction.

"Our goal is to provide accessible and meaningful management education. In today's changing senior market environment, this type of education is needed more than ever," said Karla Todd, Chief Learning Officer of the ELDER program, an education partner with Lasell.

ELDER has launched this collaborative effort in conjunction with the state associations LeadingAge MA, LeadingAge NH-ME, and LeadingAge RI, non-profits focused on aging education, advocacy, and applied research, to provide these professionally-oriented management courses that include:

• October 14, 2015: Strategic Thinking in Changing Senior Market, instructors Kevin Burke (CEO, North Hill senior living community) and Dr. Hector Iweka (Lasell College Marketing and Management professor)
• November 4, 2015: Partnering on the Eldercare Continuum: Strategy to Action, instructors Mark Friedman (Partner and Managing Director of the Americas for ESCI Consulting) and David Becker (CEO of Penacook Place nursing home)
• January 20, 2016: Marketing Management: Developing a Mature Consumer Strategy, instructors Erin Read (Director of Strategic Planning, Creating Results) and Kate Salmon-Robinson (Marketing Communications Director, Salmon Health and Retirement)
• February 10, 2016: Managing People in Times of Conflict, instructors Katherine Galasso (Communication and Change Management Specialist, Blue Cross Blue Shield MA) and Kathryn Maguire (Director of Clinical Programs, New England Quality Care Alliance)
• March 2, 2016: Creating a Sustainable Approach to Change, instructors Dr. Joan Dolamore (Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies, Lasell College) and Naomi Prendergast (President and CEO, D'Youville Life and Wellness)

"Research suggests more training and education can lead to promotions and higher salary. But what's rarely said is how much fun learning can be. Participants in these courses are often surprised at how much they learn in a short period of time," said Joan Dolamore, Dean of Graduate Education at Lasell.

Registration is currently open to all managers and supervisors in senior serving organizations, including members of LeadingAge Massachusetts, LeadingAge Rhode Island and LeadingAge Maine-NH.

Register online.

For more information about Lasell's graduate program offerings visit: www.lasell.edu/graduate.