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September 2018  Back to Top

Resident Assessments/Accuracy of Assessments F641 Webinar  
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

This session will focus on the Resident Assessments/Accuracy of Assessments Regulations including, but not limited to, F-Tag 636- F-Tag 642, with a review of the regulations and an analysis of the associated Interpretive Guidance. A review of survey procedures used to guide the investigative process will be discussed. Actual citation examples will be shared and discussed. Tools to assist the facility interdisciplinary team in monitoring compliance and incorporating into the facility QAPI processes will be discussed. 

Contact:    Dawn Balder
dbalder@leadingageiowa.org
515-440-4630

Fall Management - An Interdisciplinary Approach Seminar  
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - All Day
Aurora Training Center (Building #3), 11159 Aurora Ave., Urbandale, IA

This full-day, interactive seminar focuses on the importance of the interdisciplinary approach to managing fall risk and falls.
Discussion will include: falls statistics and what that means to your organization, intrinsic/extrinsic fall risk factors, root cause
analysis, the impact of cognition on fall/fall risk and the development of individualized interventions based on interdisciplinary team (IDT) assessments. Group participation in a case study will facilitate discussion, problem solving and provide the opportunity for the sharing of best practices.

Contact:    Dawn Balder
dbalder@leadingageiowa.org
515-440-4630

October 2018  Back to Top

LAI Network Meeting  
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
United Presbyterian Home, Washington, IA
Contact:    Gina Strickland
gstrickland@leadingageiowa.org
515-440-4630

Assisted Living Leadership Certification Onsite Day 1  
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - All Day

Assisted Living: Leadership Certification will allow the leadership of the assisted living programs from the administrator, manager and/or assisted living nurse to have an understanding of the core components of a well-managed assisted living program.  Obtaining this certification shows a commitment to the tenants, families and staff that you have the knowledge and experience to take your assisted living program into the future.

Contact:    Dawn Balder
dbalder@leadingageiowa.org
515-440-4630

Assisted Living Nurse Delegation  
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - All Day
Aurora Training Center, Urbandale

This class meets Iowa Assisted Living Regulation: 481-69.29(6): All programs employing a new delegating nurse after January 1, 2010, shall require the delegating nurse within six months of hire to complete an assisted living manager class or assisted living nursing class whose curriculum includes at least six hours of training specifically related to Iowa rules and laws on assisted living.

Contact:    Dawn Balder
dbalder@leadingageiowa.org
515-440-4630

The Long Term Care Landscape: Moving from Volume to Value - Managed Care Contracting Process and Management Webinar  
Thursday, October 11, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

As more long term care providers are moving into the managed care environment, understanding the managed care contracting process and what to do when you get a contract and referrals becomes important to maximize on the terms of those contracts including reimbursement.  Appropriate for Nursing Home and Assisted Living providers.

Contact:    Dawn Balder
dbalder@leadingageiowa.org
515-440-4630

Resident Assessment Coordinator - Certified RACT-CT Workshop  
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - Thursday, October 18, 2018 - All Day
Aurora Training Center, Urbandale

This three-day workshop will increase your knowledge of clinical assessment and care planning, completion of the MDS, and the regulatory body that surrounds the RAI/MDS process. Successful completion proves your assessment expertise, making you an invaluable asset for your facility, your residents, and the long-term care profession.

Contact:    Dawn Balder
dbalder@leadingageiowa.org
515-440-4630

LAI Adult Day Network Conference Call Meeting  
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Contact:    Gina Strickland
gstrickland@leadingageiowa.org
515-440-4630

MDS Updates Webinar  
Friday, October 19, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

It’s that time of year again! The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted changes to the nursing home MDS 3.0 that are scheduled to take effect October 1, 2018.  MDS Version 1.16 is making its debut with a large number of changes in October 2018.  This webinar will provide information on updates and instructions for completion.  Content is appropriate for Nursing Home providers.

Contact:    Dawn Balder
dbalder@leadingageiowa.org
515-440-4630

LAI Finance Committee Conference Call Meeting  
Monday, October 22, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Contact:    Gina Strickland
gstrickland@leadingageiowa.org
515-440-4630

Assisted Living Leadership Certification Onsite Day 2  
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - All Day
Bishop Drumm Care Center, Johnston

Assisted Living: Leadership Certification will allow the leadership of the assisted living programs from the administrator, manager and/or assisted living nurse to have an understanding of the core components of a well-managed assisted living program.  Obtaining this certification shows a commitment to the tenants, families and staff that you have the knowledge and experience to take your assisted living program into the future.

Contact:    Dawn Balder
dbalder@leadingageiowa.org
515-440-4630

Energized Employees: Thank Goodness It's Monday! E-Series Webinar  
Thursday, October 25, 2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Organizational culture is the glue that holds teams together. It’s what motivates employees to overcome challenges or succumb to them. It’s the reason why employees want to, or don’t want to, get out of bed to go to work in the morning. When an organization purposefully creates a culture that focuses on its greatest asset, its employees, the result can be a deeply engaged, hardworking, workforce that is passionate about the work that they do each day.  Imagine employees exclaiming at the beginning of the week, “Thank Goodness it’s Monday!” as they excitedly show up to contribute their gifts to the organization’s goals.

Contact:    Dawn Balder
dbalder@leadingageiowa.org
515-440-4630

Dignity and Respect of Individuality F550 Webinar  
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

This session will focus on the Dignity and Respect of Individuality Regulations including, but not limited to, F-Tag 550, with a review of the regulations and an analysis of the associated Interpretive Guidance. A review of survey procedures used to guide the investigative process will be discussed. Actual citation examples will be shared and discussed. Tools to assist the facility interdisciplinary team in monitoring compliance and incorporating into the facility QAPI processes will be discussed. 

Contact:    Dawn Balder
dbalder@leadingageiowa.org
515-440-4630

November 2018  Back to Top

Nurse Leadership Symposium and Social Worker Conference  
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - All Day
Holiday Inn and Suites at Jordan Creek, West Des Moines

The LeadingAge Iowa Nurse Leadership Symposium and Social Worker Conference is designed to celebrate and recognize clinical leaders and social services directors from across the state through top notch education, great food and networking opportunities, and prizes. This year, LeadingAge Iowa is extending the invitation to activities personnel. The 2018 Symposium is focusing on Quality of Life and reimbursement offering excellent choices in break out sessions.

Contact:    Dawn Balder
dbalder@leadingageiowa.org
515-440-4630

QAPI Processing Workshop  
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - All Day
Aurora Training Center, Urbandale

This is a hands-on class designed to develop and advance the QAPI process for your organization. We will identify several common system improvement opportunities and “problems” that your Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) may face, such as falls, new and worsened pressure ulcers, and hospitalizations, and will work through these scenarios together using the quality improvement process.

Contact:    Dawn Balder
dbalder@leadingageiowa.org
515-440-4630

LAI Network Meeting  
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Western Homes, Cedar Falls, IA
Contact:    Gina Strickland
gstrickland@leadingageiowa.org
515-440-4630

Treatment/Services to Prevent/Heal Pressure Ulcers F686 Webinar  
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

This session will focus on the Resident Assessments/Accuracy of Assessments Regulations including, but not limited to, F-Tag 636- F-Tag 642, with a review of the regulations and an analysis of the associated Interpretive Guidance. A review of survey procedures used to guide the investigative process will be discussed. Actual citation examples will be shared and discussed. Tools to assist the facility interdisciplinary team in monitoring compliance and incorporating into the facility QAPI processes will be discussed. 

Contact:    Dawn Balder
dbalder@leadingageiowa.org
515-440-4630

December 2018  Back to Top

LAI Board Meeting  
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LAI Office, 11001 Aurora Ave., Urbandale
Contact:    Gina Strickland
gstrickland@leadingageiowa.org
515-440-4630

Exceptional Start Workshop: Assessing and Building Your Recruitment and Retention Program E-Series Workshop  
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - All Day
Holiday Inn & Suites at Jordan Creek, West Des Moines

Thoughtfully choreographing every moment of your applicant and new hire’s experience can create a loyal team member who is a raving fan of your organization.  Ignoring these moments can start them on the path to disengagement and give you a group that’s just looking to collect a paycheck.  In this full-day session we’ll give you everything you need to start building a best-in-class recruitment and retention program!  We’ll cover assessing your current practices, reviewing online and onsite job applications and interviewing do’s and don’ts.  We’ll also dive into creating energizing job ads that stress must-have competencies, engaging interview questions that let you learn more about the candidate, and other best practices for attracting and interviewing that you can implement immediately. 

Contact:    Dawn Balder
dbalder@leadingageiowa.org
515-440-4630

DON 101: The Basics  
Thursday, December 13, 2018 - All Day
Aurora Training Center, Urbandale

This course is designed for the novice director of nursing as well as aspiring directors of nursing and nurse leaders within the organization, and has been updated with the most recent regulatory expectations and information. Join us as we celebrate your biggest accomplishments and identify solutions to your greatest barriers to success in your DON role.

Contact:    Dawn Balder
dbalder@leadingageiowa.org
515-440-4630

Bowel/Bladder Incontinence, Catheter and UTI F690 Webinar  
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

This session will focus on the Bowel/Bladder Incontinence, Catheter, and UTI Regulations including, but not limited to, F-Tag 690, with a review of the regulations and an analysis of the associated Interpretive Guidance. A review of survey procedures used to guide the investigative process will be discussed. Actual citation examples will be shared and discussed. Tools to assist the facility interdisciplinary team in monitoring compliance and incorporating into the facility QAPI processes will be discussed. 

Contact:    Dawn Balder
dbalder@leadingageiowa.org
515-440-4630

January 2019  Back to Top

Engagement from the Onset E-Series Webinar  
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

In this session, we will share specific actions to take once an offer has been made to your ideal candidate.  How do you keep this newly found perfect person excited about coming to work for your organization and counting down the days until his/her first day?  We will help you focus on engaging new team members from the very start by demonstrating to them your exceptional organizational culture and values after the offer has been made.  We will discuss how you can make even the mundane tasks of hiring fun, exciting, and uniquely yours!

Contact:    Dawn Balder
dbalder@leadingageiowa.org
515-440-4630

February 2019  Back to Top

Experiencing Orientation: Beyond Policies and Paperwork E-Series Webinar  
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Orientation sets the tone for how team members will treat each other and those you serve.  Is the experience an inspirational one that lives your company values or a day of signing mounds of paperwork and watching presentations that leave them with their head snoring on the table?  Invigorate your orientation for new employees by tapping into the wisdom of leaders, residents and fellow team members.  Learn the top ten must do’s for orientation to illustrate your organizational culture being lived!

Contact:    Dawn Balder
dbalder@leadingageiowa.org
515-440-4630

April 2019  Back to Top

Enthusiasm from Day 1: The First 90 Days E-Series Seminar  
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - All Day
Holiday Inn and Suites at Jordan Creek, West Des Moines

In this all-day session, we will define best practices for engagement that start on the new team member’s first day and carry throughout their first 90 days of employment.  We will focus on the importance of onboarding employees in a way that connects people to organizational values, and each other rather than fulfilling an arbitrary “probationary period”.  Your experience in the group will help you implement supportive practices to help new team members perform at their highest level as quickly as possible and lay the foundation for an engaged employee.

May 2019  Back to Top

LeadingAge Iowa Spring Conference and Solutions Expo  
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - Thursday, May 2, 2019 - All Day
The Meadows Conference Center, Altoona, IA
Contact:    Dawn Balder
dbalder@leadingageiowa.org
515-440-4630

Exceeding Employee Expectations: Building a Coaching Relationships E-Series Webinar  
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Leaders must recognize the importance of developing deeper relationships with their team members, including ongoing, regularly scheduled coaching conversations.  Coaching is an effective way to set expectations, discuss goals, create plans that drive results, as well as, overcome challenges.  Coaching conversations are for focusing on strengths and are as important for your “A” players as they are for your struggling team members.  When you develop a coaching relationship with each person, honest feedback is easier and praise is shared more freely. 

Contact:    Dawn Balder
dbalder@leadingageiowa.org
515-440-4630

June 2019  Back to Top

Evolving: Keep People Performing at Their Best E-Series Webinar  
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

When you hire the best, they will want to perform at their best.  Yet, even the top players can become complacent or bored if they are not consistently challenged in their work. In this final webinar of the series, we will discuss the importance of keeping team members engaged, as well as how to personalize growth opportunities for each individual.

Contact:    Dawn Balder
dbalder@leadingageiowa.org
515-440-4630
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