Al Power (who’s new book is a huge success) sends this reminder of the use and value of the Eden International Conference.
Registration is now open for the exciting 5th Eden International Conference, June 13-15, in Denver, Colorado. Co-hosted by the Colorado Culture Change Coalition, there will be an incredible variety of sessions and events, with an emphasis on the process of change.
Look for keynotes by Eden Founders Bill and Jude Thomas, Board members Sarah Rowan and Susan Frazier, Pioneer Network Executive Director Bonnie Kantor, nurse culture change specialist Beth Irtz, Western Consortium Survey and Certification Officer Stephen Chickering, and Region 8 CMS surveyor Paul Greenberg.
Day 1 will feature intensives on such topics as leadership, creativity, therapeutic touch, (and “Dementia Beyond Drugs”, of course!). Throughout the conference, look for sessions paralleling the release of the exciting Eden Path to Mastery, a resource-rich guide for homes who on the path to creating a life worth living for all. There will be sessions on computer technology, transformational dining, ageism, therapeutic gardens, survey issues, pre-design consultations, and international talks from the UK, Switzerland, Canada, New Zealand and Australia, (including the international award-winning Spark of Life approach). The Green House Project will be well-represented, and there will be a first-ever budget-friendly Design Showcase.
In addition to my dementia session, I will be teaming up with Rhonda Rotterman to discuss several key operational steps to the transformational journey, such as leadership soil warming, agency elimination, decision rights and change management strategies. And St. John’s own Veronica Barber and Carol DuMond will be bringing their doctoral dissertation work to join a research panel presentation on measuring the value and outcomes of culture change.
The list goes on and on: interactive lunch tables, tours of exemplary Colorado homes, intergenerational sessions, and vendors who are partnering to advance culture change.