Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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.



Program of Study

The LTC Leadership Academy is a two-year course of study focusing on leadership
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.
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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