National Emerging Leadership Summit (NELS)

The 2016 National Emerging Leadership Summit is being held on June 21st - 23rd this summer at George Washington University. This experience of 'Professionals Leading Passionate Innovation' is an opportunity to engage with fellow emerging leaders in an unrivaled opportunity to strategize, advocate, connect and innovate the future of the health care and aging services administration profession.

The summit is targeted toward Healthcare Administrators in Health and Aging Services who have typically been in the field for under ten years. The Summit aims to increase, improve and support the profession to attract talent and future leaders by giving a voice to the next generation of leaders.  Individuals that have attended the Summit hold positions in skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, continuing care retirement communities, rehabilitation hospitals, home and community based services and affiliated organizations across the country.

    How to Apply

    We are now accepting applications for the June 2016 Summit. The 2016 Application should be completed and email it, along with the other application materials to gwltc@gwu.edu.

    All applications must include:

    • Resume
    • Personal Statement
    • One letter of recommendation
    • 250 word professional biography

    Here is the 2016 NELS Application: 2016 NELS Application

    Financial aid to NELS is available on a competitive basis:

    The participant funding support application for June 2016. 

     

     

    Organizers & Sponsors

    Sponsors:

    The Wertlieb Family

    The Foundation of the National Association of LongTerm Care Administrator Boards

    American College of Health Care Administrators

    Supporting Organizations:

    Golden Living

    Leading Age

    American Health Care Association
     

    For sponsorship information, please contact Dr. Olson at olsondou@uwec.edu

    Summit Organizers:

    Dr. Douglas M. Olson, Project Director and Visiting Professor, University of Wisconsin-Eau-Claire,
 olsondou@uwec.edu

    Dr. Robert E. Burke, Professor and Chair, Health Services Management and Leadership Department, The George Washington University

    Tori Blackwell, Student Professional Development Coordinator

    Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University
    Department of Health Policy and Management
    2175 K Street, NW, 5th Floor
    Washington, DC  20037

    Steering Committee:

    Robert Burke, Professor, HSML Department, George Washington University

    Tori Blackwell, NELS Program Administrator, GWU

    Doug Olson, NELS Program Director, Visiting Professor, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

    Joshua Bagley, Graduate Administrative Assistant, HSML, George Washington University

    Peggy Connorton, Director Quality and LTC Tracker, AHCA

    Jeff Degyansky, Administrator, Indian Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, Saber Healthcare (NELS particpant)

    Marianna Kern Grachek, President and CEO, ACHCA

    Kevin Hansen, Assistant Professor, UW – Eau Claire (past NELS participant and scholar)

    Paul Helm, President of 360 Staffing affiliated with Golden Living

    Randy Lindner, President and CEO, NAB and the NAB Foundation

    Daniel Schwartz, SVP of Operations and Corporate Officer, Almost Family

    Sara Sherwood, Administrator, Collier’s Rehab and Nursing Center (2013 NELS Participant)

    Steph Ritter, Executive Director at Nine Mile Creek Senior Living, Ebenezer, (2013 NELS Participant) 

    Cynthia Thorland, Vice President, Educational Resources, Life Care Services LLC

    Christy Kramer, Director of Leading Age DC (NELS participant and former coordinator)  

    Kelsey Swartzel, Residential Care Administrator, St. Leonard (2014 NELS Participant)

    Nicole Serluco, Administrator, Meridian Health (2014 NELS participant)

    Christopher Marshall, Administrator, Genesis Health Care (2014 NELS participant)

    David Wolf, Associate Professor, Barry University

    Michael Muetzel, Consultant, MX Solutions

    About

    The summit is targeted toward Healthcare Administrators in Health and Aging Services who have typically been in the field for under ten years and are identified as emerging leaders. The Summit aims to increase, improve and support the profession to attract talent and future leaders by giving a voice to the next generation of leaders.  Individuals that have attended the Summit hold positions in skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, continuing care retirement communities, rehabilitation hospitals, home and community based services and affiliated organizations across the country.

    Summit Participants Will:

    • Identify, develop, and refine solutions for the next generation of leaders building on themes from the previous year's emerging leaders
    • Meet with representatives of key professional organizations and gain an inside perspective on the legislative process
    • Engage in discussions with other leaders in the field of health and aging services administration to advance an agenda of action

    Complete Summit Package Includes:

    • Long-Term Care Administrator Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
    • Daily Breakfast 
    • DC Event
    • Hotel Lodging (Final day to make hotel reservations to guarantee room confirmation is Friday, May 20th. No exceptions)

    Download the schedule for the 2016 National Emerging Leadership Summit

     

     

    Contact

    Any questions, please contact:

    Dr. Douglas Olson, Project Director and Visiting Professor, UW-Eau-Claire

    olsondou@uwec.edu
    (715) 836-5067

    Tori Blackwell, Student Professional Development Coordinator
    tblackw_1922@gwu.edu
    (202) 994-7354

    Mailing Address:

    Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University
    Department of Health Policy and Management
    2175 K Street, NW, 5th Floor
    Washington, DC  20037