Jean Accius

Brian Duke

Bob Blancato

Lori Peterson

Michael Adams

Marta Pereyra

Karyne Jones

Robert Carpenter

Heather Menne

Salli Bollin

Wednesday, March 25

Thursday, March 26

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 diverse rural 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.

8:00–8:05 AM Welcome to ASA Karyne Jones MPA, MPP, President and CEO, National Caucus & Center on Black Aging, Inc., and Chair, ASA Board of Directors.

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. Instructor: Robert Carpenter , MBA, 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

Friday, March 27

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

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

9:30 AM–12:00 Noon Mastering the Work of Leaders—Part 2 See Thursday’s description.

Leaders helps leaders lead more effectively. Instructor: Robert Carpenter , MBA, President, InSight Management Development.

12:00–12:30 PM Institute Processing, Wrap-up and Adjournment Steve Moore , Senior Manager, American Society on Aging

11:30 AM–12:30 PM Lunch Break (on your own)


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