Keynotes

Keynotes

LeadingAge members are on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. But the already challenging work, of nonprofit organizations meeting the diverse needs of older adults, has been made far more complex by a virus that disproportionately impacts older people and people of color.

 

Cultivating Courage and Hope

Brené Brown

At a time when aging services providers are weary from months of crisis and bracing for the unknowns that lie ahead, researcher and best-selling author Dr. Brené Brown will explore how we can all walk through vulnerability, uncertainty, and fear to get to the courage and empathy needed for the work ahead. 

 

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Moving Diversity and Inclusion Forward

VERNĀ MYERS

In this historic moment of social justice for our country, how can LeadingAgemembers work to eradicate barriers based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and other differences? Inclusion strategist, Vernā Myers will share insights for ways we can be more intentional in our efforts to establish more diverse, inclusive, and just organizations. 

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A Road Map to COVID-19 Recovery

SCOTT GOTTLIEB

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to sweep across the country and federal, state and local responses shifting, former FDA Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb will share the latest information on new tools to prevent further spread of the disease and ways aging services providers can navigate the path back to some semblance of normalcy.

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Building Resilience in Times of Change

JUDY SORUM BROWN

When we are feeling lost, unsettled, thrown by what we are experiencing, what are practices that help us regain our sense of grace and steadiness? Judy Sorum Brown will share leadership concepts and strategies to help us stay centered and strengthen our resilience in the face of difficulties and loss.

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Staying Strong and Holding Each Other Up

CAROL SILVER ELLIOTT

LeadingAge board chair, Carol Silver Elliott, will share her thoughts on finding the resolve and inner strength to move through—and help others move through—this challenging time, and how aging services providers can emerge from this crisis with a new, broadened perspective to address future challenges.

  

Focusing on a Different Future

KATIE SMITH SLOAN

The COVID-19 pandemic has forever altered the aging services landscape, redefining the work of LeadingAge members and uncovering opportunities to reframe how we position ourselves in the future. Katie Smith Sloan, president and CEO of LeadingAge, will reflect on how, together, we can reimagine and strengthen our field.

  

Insights from the 2020 Election

Elections matter—for our business models, livelihoods of our staff and the health and financial security of older adults. Join us as we take a deep look at what may lie ahead in the wake of the 2020 presidential, gubernatorial and Congressional elections and consider the implications for LeadingAge members.

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