Nursing Home Leader Academy 2021 Intensive
Application deadline extended to January 31, 2021

Needless to say, 2020 has been a year full of challenges, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. After the stress and strain of the crisis of COVID-19, returning to “normal” will be its own challenge. Putting the facility back together and ensuring that all programs are up and running may pose some hurdles; how to detox from the chaos, assess everyone’s needs and ensure that the facility is running well, will be a big task. You deserve support and your own cheering section as you work through 2021 and move beyond the pandemic.

Nursing Home Leader Academy has been designed for the nursing home administer or director of nursing with at least one year of on-the-job experience behind them. There is a time in everyone’s career when the question comes up “is this really what I signed up for?” – this usually happens somewhere around the second year, after the basic skills have been mastered and a work flow has been established. The routine becomes just that, routine. It is at this juncture that the academy focuses on re-awakening the reasons that called you to your career, re-focus on the next steps of operating a facility, re-imagining the day-to-day and guiding individuals to the next level of leadership.

The Nursing Home Leader Academy Intensive will launch in February 2021, with events planned throughout the year. Please join our wonderful instructors DeAnn Walters, David Farrell, and Megan English on the path to exceptional leadership. Each one will share their experiences and wisdom and guide you through a 9-month series of exercises and discussions. As the sessions progress, you will work on your own facility-based Quality Assurance Performance Improvement project and benefit from your peers and instructors providing feedback and assisting you in exploring approaches and reaching the optimal solution. The NHLA Intensive 2021 promises to be an enriching experience and one that will provide ongoing value for years to come.

Looking forward to seeing you participate in NHLA 2021 – and supporting you during an incredible year of professional and personal growth.

What Academy Participants are saying...
  • "NHLA taught me how to develop a better systematic approach to tackling a variety of issues we experience our Skilled Nursing Facilities."


  • "NHLA is an excellent program!"


  • "There were great opportunities for networking, system management and development and it was great to gather new ideas and programs from leaders of other homes and organizations to implement in my facility."


  • "NHLA is an exceptional program that provides valuable education and training opportunities from key leaders in the industry!"


2019 NHLA Graduates