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Workshop Intensives



Pioneer Network Workshop Intensives are an all-day deep dive into one topic. Experienced facilitators, who can demonstrate with hands-on practical approaches, will get to the heart and soul of the subject matter, while giving you the nuts and bolts that you can take home and use immediately. These Conference Intensives are designed especially for YOU – the Pioneer attendee. Be ready for a day of interactive intense learning experiences.

For our 2014 conference, the Workshop Intensives will take place on the third day of the conference: THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

There will be two breaks and a one hour lunch break on your own.
  1. Getting Started (or Re-Started) On Your Culture Change Journey
  2. From Philosophy to Practice: How Leaders Create Sustainable Elder-Directed Care
  3. It's a Marathon, not a Sprint! Making the Journey Sustainable
  4. Using the New Dining Practice Standards and Toolkit to Excel in Dining
  5. Falling into Culture Change: A Blueprint for a Fall Prevention Program
  6. Nurses and Person-Directed Care: Transforming the Role of the Nurse
  7. The Heart of Dementia
  8. Culture Change in Assisted Living: It's Not an Oxymoron
  9. Activating QAPI: Key Organizational Practices to Jump Start Quality Improvement Through Culture Change
  10. Beyond Care: Exploring the Glorious Adventure of the Spirit
  11. Our Prophetic Call: Living the Mission in the Ministry of Service to our Elders
  12. The Recipe for Self Led Teams
  13. Site Visit: Up Close and Personal (Again!) with a Retirement Community's Exciting Journey!
NOTE: If you have already registered and selected your Workshop Intensive, you can change that selection by contacting the Registrar immediately at registrar@ptfassociates.com. Space for Workshop Intensive 13 is limited so don't miss out.

 INTENSIVE 1
Getting Started (or Re-Started) On Your Culture Change Journey
ROOM: New York A
This session is designed to provide practical assistance to formal and informal leaders across care settings who are in the beginning steps of cultural transformation. Veteran culture change professionals will lead a 2-hour introduction to explore the steps of tying personal values to care practices and workforce and organizational redesign. Begin the process of de-institutionalizing services and individualizing care, or jump start the work you've done but that may have slid backward. Your Guides will share realistic and resourceful suggestions that you can use immediately to practice the values in your organization and create the environment where your elders can live their best lives. In addition to exploring actual, first-hand culture change experience, this workshop will draw upon exercises and tools developed by leaders in the culture change movement.

Guides:
Sue Misiorski, Director of Training and Organizational Development, PHI
Joanne Rader, Owner, Rader Consulting

 INTENSIVE 2
From Philosophy to Practice:
How Leaders Create Sustainable Elder-Directed Care
ROOM: Atlanta
Having a shared philosophy can support your organization's commitment to Elder-directed care. All stakeholders must develop a deep understanding of the "why" behind the "how" to fully embrace change. This intensive will explore the value of cultivating all members of the care partner team as leaders and change agents. A shared mastery of person-directed care practices, that pair the "why" and "how" of change, ensures the development of creative, highly collaborative, and deeply committed care partner teams across the full continuum of care. By breaking down rigid professional paradigms that can get in the way of building genuine care partnerships, leaders have the opportunity create and sustain well-being for all members of the care partner team (employees, families, and the elders themselves).

Guides:
Laura Beck, Learning and Development Guide, The Eden Alternative
Carol Ende, Leader of Growth and Transformation, The Eden Alternative
Nancy Fox, Chief Life Enhancement Officer, Vivage Quality Health Partners
Denise Hyde, Community Builder, The Eden Alternative
Chris Perna, CEO, The Eden Alternative
Dr. Bill Thomas, Founder of The Eden Alternative and THE GREEN HOUSE® Project and Co-Founder of Pioneer Network

 INTENSIVE 3
It's a Marathon, not a Sprint! Making the Journey Sustainable
ROOM: Chouteau B
In your journey to Person Centered Care, if you focus on the sprint — the effort to get the program started or the new building open — and neglect to prepare for the effort it takes to keep it on track and moving forward, it can lead to excruciating pain for both the elders and the organization who serves them. It's just not enough to head into this journey with energy and enthusiasm. This intensive will focus on exploring the lessons learned from running the Culture Change Marathon.

Guides:
Steve Lindsey, CEO, Garden Spot Village
Becky Weber, Director of Health Care Services, Garden Spot Village

 INTENSIVE 4
Using the New Dining Practice Standards
and Toolkit to Excel in Dining
ROOM: Chicago C
Come learn the Standards, the evidence-based research that backs them, how they were built upon CMS nursing home requirements and the new tools from the Creating Home II symposium and subsequent task forces. Be inspired to use the new standards to keep improving your dining practices.

Guides:
Carmen Bowman, Owner, Edu-Catering
Diane Hall, President/CEO, Balanced Senior Nutrition

Panelists:
Holly Brown, Director of Clinical Practice, Ethical Health and Retirement Communities
Sandi Ratcliff, Director of Food Services, Ethical Health and Retirement Communities

 INTENSIVE 5
Falling into Culture Change:
A Blueprint for a Fall Prevention Program
ROOM: Chicago A-B
Learn about a fall prevention program that is a combination of nationally recognized evidence-based fall prevention practices and practical applications from the most recent research findings. Empira, however, challenged many of the standards of practice for reducing falls. Learn their program outcomes from becoming skilled nursing homes that are now alarm-free and restraint-free. At the completion of their 3-year program, Empira's skilled nursing homes collectively achieved considerable reduction in the prevalence of resident falls. These findings are also coupled with a significant decrease in the number of recurrent falls and falls with injuries.

Guides:
Sue Ann Guildermann, Director of Education, Empira
Melinda Jaeger, Rehab Specialist, Empira
Cindy Morris, Executive Director, Empira

 INTENSIVE 6
Nurses and Person-Directed Care:
Transforming the Role of the Nurse

ROOM: Empire A-B
During this session, participants will actively engage in applying the four components of the nurse's role to support person-directed and relationship-based care for residents. The four roles include: Care Role Model, Gerontological Expert, Care Partner, and Mentor/Teacher. Two critical responsibilities of licensed nurses will be used as exemplars to examine these roles in action: preventing hospitalization for residents and the assessment and care planning process.

Guides:
Anna Ortigara, Organizational Change Consultant, PHI
Christine Mueller, Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Programs, School of Nursing - University of Minnesota

 INTENSIVE 7
The Heart of Dementia
ROOM: New York B
We can only get to the heart of dementia by knowing each person (and one another) as an individual and creating connections with them through relationship, understanding, and empathy. This very interactive intensive will help you get to the heart of dementia by hearing the perspectives of persons with dementia; learning ways of knowing and understanding them as individuals; and developing ways of creating connections with them so that you can better support them in living meaningfully.  

Guides:
Sonya Barsness, Owner, Sonya Barsness Consulting LLC
Karen Stobbe, Owner, In The Moment

 INTENSIVE 8
Culture Change in Assisted Living: It's Not an Oxymoron
ROOM: Chouteau A
This intensive will provide an overview of where assisted living is as an industry in terms of culture change and person-centered practices. Each of the Guides will progressively weave a framework and then specifics about how to implement and sustain culture change and person-centered practices in assisted living communities. Participants will learn information about what to do specifically to culture change a community, tools to assess where they are on the journey, and strategies for getting back on track if needed.

Guides:
Jayne Clairmont, Owner, English Rose Suites
Walter Coffey, Executive Director, LeadingAge of Georgia
Pat Giorgio, Board Chair, National Center for Assisted Living
Jeanne Heid-Grubman, Health Care Administrator, Chicago
Karen Love, President, Center for Excellence in Assisted Living
Jackie Pinkowitz, Board Chair, CCAL-Advancing Person-Centered Living

 INTENSIVE 9
Activating QAPI: Key Organizational Practices to Jump Start Quality Improvement Through Culture Change
ROOM: Empire C
This intensive will provide information about how to implement and sustain organizational practices that provide the foundation to succeed in QAPI and thereby to achieve good clinical, human resource, and business outcomes through inclusive input, team communication, individualized approaches, sharing knowledge and leadership. This highly interactive session will apply QAPI to key areas of hospitalizations and antipsychotics. Participants will share best practices and take home concrete ideas to make QAPI value-added in their organizations.

Guides:
Cathie Brady, Co-Founder, B&F Consulting
David Farrell, Director, THE GREEN HOUSE® Project
Barbara Frank, Co-Founder, B&F Consulting

 INTENSIVE 10
Beyond Care: Exploring the Glorious Adventure of the Spirit
ROOM: Van Horn B-C
One of the core principles of the Pioneer Network and culture change is "Respond to spirit, as well as mind and body," yet we often get caught up in efforts to transform care of the mind and body without considering the dimensions and needs of the spirit in aging. This unique intensive will give participants an experiential acquaintance with the potential for freedom and self-discovery in later life.

Guides:
Bill Keane, Consultant in Aging, Chicago
Wendy Lustbader, Affiliate Associate Professor, University of Washington

 INTENSIVE 11
Our Prophetic Call:
Living the Mission in the Ministry of Service to our Elders

ROOM: Van Horn A
Participants for this program are limited to those employed in or responsible for aging services in retirement settings that are owned or sponsored by Religious Institutes or religion-based organizations.

This Intensive will explore two major areas: 1) how Congregational mission statements, directional statements and other major documents point its members to a prophetic stance regarding aging and aging services, and 2) how these same documents provide grounding for pragmatic yet mission-driven care of our frail elder members.

Guides:
Carmen Bowman, Owner, Edu-Catering
Christa Hojlo, National Director, VA Community Living Centers
Imelda Maurer, cdp, Founder/Director, Caring for Our Own

 INTENSIVE 12
The Recipe for Self-Led Teams
ROOM: Benton
The target audience for this session are those who work in and lead organizations committed to households and advanced (decentralized) neighborhoods. You may be in self-led teams or just know this is the right path. Engage everyone – residents, families, 100% of staff in shared leadership. The Action Pact Guides will model and facilitate learning and experience to help participants put the recipe for self-led teams into action. A variety of team activities, assessment tools and helpful handouts will point the way. Don't expect to sit still!

Guides:
Megan Hannan, Executive Leader, Action Pact
LaVrene Norton, Founder, Action Pact

Panel:
Linda Bump, Consultant, Action Pact
Coletta Hummel, Social Media Coordinator, Action Pact
Marilyn Oelfke, Consultant, Action Pact

 INTENSIVE 13
Site Visit: Up Close and Personal (Again!) with a Retirement Community's Exciting Journey!
(Board bus at 7:00 am. Bus returns to hotel at 5:00 pm)
Ten years later, we offer you the exciting opportunity to return to a transformed Meadowlark Hills to assess the current status of their culture change journey and review their plans for the future. The agenda for your trip and visit will include:
Key lessons learned
    • The role of residents, families and staff in the success of the household model
    • The Physical Environment and Design: Now and Going Forward

Guides:
Lonnie Baker, CEO, Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community
Glenn Blacklock, Consultant/Trainer, Action Pact
Annie Peace, Support Services Director. Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community

 Schedule at a Glance
 Concurrent Educational Sessions
 Session A  |  Session B  |  Session C  |  Session D  |  Session E  |  Session F  | Session G
 General Sessions
 Workshop Intensives
 Our Host City: Kansas City, Missouri
 Our Host Hotel: Sheraton Kansas City - Crown Center
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 Surveyors Session: Getting Individualized Care Right: The Surveyor Perspective
 Live Video Streaming Schedule
 Live Video Streaming - Tuesday and Wednesday
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