Later this month, Judah Ronch and I are co-teaching (along with a stellar guest faculty) a terrific course on collaborative approaches to long-term care…
CREATING COLLABORATIVE CULTURES IN SENIORS HOUSING & CARE: A PRACTICAL APPROACH
JANUARY 15-18, 2008
Judah Ronch, Ph.D., Professor, The Erickson School and
William H. Thomas, M.D., Professor, The Erickson School and Founder of The Eden Alternative and the Green House
Consumers drive change in our society, and the senior housing and care sector is becoming increasingly responsive to consumer demands. In the past, organizations could concentrate on the fundamentals of finance and operations and expect to flourish. Now, consumers (along with regulators, advocates and family members) want more. A person-centered organizational culture increasingly defines the core of success in this emerging market. Formerly “soft” goals like “dignity,” “respect,” “autonomy” and “meaning” are moving to center stage. How can leaders balance the new emphasis on “person-directed” cultures with the equally pressing need for effective management of capital and human resources?
Leading approaches to developing person-centered organizational cultures will be examined, including the strengths and weaknesses of each. Companies representing different person-centered approaches will share their real-world experiences. In addition to industry representatives, guests will include government officials from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, who will address regulatory issues, and author Beth Baker.