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LTC Leadership Academy

 

Logo The LTC Leadership Academy is a program of the California Association of Health Facilities designed to assist long-term care professionals in developing the skills they need to lead their companies and the profession itself in a culture change revolution.

The Academy was launched in September 2006 with grant support from the California HealthCare Foundation, which is based in Oakland, California.


 

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Program of Study


The LTC Leadership Academy is a two-year course of study focusing on leadership
skills.       
           
Throughout the program, participants will receive training in basic leadership skills as well as long-term care-specific concepts including culture change, patient-centered care, end-of-life decision-making and staff retention.

Leadership Retreat
Participants begin the Academy with an initial two-day intensive education retreat facilitated by professional consultants with expertise and knowledge in leadership development and culture change.

Topics covered during the retreat include:
  • Igniting Your Leadership Potential
  • Creating a High-Retention Culture
  • Envisioning the Future
  • How to Cultivate Positive Change
  • Generational & Cultural Issues and Internal Motivation
Additional Requirements
In addition to attending the retreat, participants agree to:

  • Complete a minimum of 12 hours of CEU credits in applicable coursework over the two years of the program.
  • Participate in networking gatherings with other Academy participants at least twice per year.
  • Conduct consumer and staff satisfaction surveys.
  • Design and complete an individual project which does one or more of the following:
    • Demonstrates leadership skills;
    • Moves their facility/company toward excellence in staff retention, end-of-life care or culture change;
    • Involves their local community in long-term care and their quality improvement efforts.
  • Integrate what they’ve learned regarding leadership, culture change and end-of-life decision-making into their facility or company.
  • Commit to at least six hours per month of independent study including reading articles and books on leadership, attending seminars, utilizing Web-based tools and participating in conference calls and/or meetings with other Academy participants.
Graduation
At the conclusion of the two-year program, the Advisory Committee will review the attendees’ independent study projects and written reports to ensure the program requirements have been met.

Graduates of the program will receive a Certificate of Graduation from the LTC Leadership Academy and will be invited to attend a graduation ceremony at CAHF’s Annual Convention.


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