Keynotes

Keynotes

Keynotes from the 2021 LeadingAge Annual Meeting + EXPO are provided below.

  

 

131-GS. FAITH KEYNOTE: MOVING FORWARD WITH PURPOSE

RABBI SHAI HELD

Chaplain Tahera Ahmad

JOY HARJO

After the most difficult time of our lives, how can our lived experiences and what we learned about ourselves and our teams move our organizations and field forward? Rabbi Shai Held, Chaplain Tahera Ahmad and United States Poet Laureate, Joy Harjo will share personal and philosophical reflections on faith, sorrow, and purpose - and inspire us to find joy in the promise of what lies ahead.



 

  

 

132-GS1. VALUE KEYNOTE: TELLING YOUR STORY TO SHIFT PERCEPTIONS

JONAH BERGER

Sponsored by 

As we continue to grapple with negative perceptions of our field coupled with census challenges and tight budgets, how can LeadingAge members change how the public views our work? Marketing professor and bestselling author Jonah Berger will examine the hidden factors that impede change, and how by mitigating them, we can change hearts and minds. 

 

133-GS2. HOPE KEYNOTE: BUILDING A MORE JUST AND EQUITABLE FUTURE

GLENn HARRIS

Sponsored by  

Throughout the past year, LeadingAge members have been more intentional about demonstrating their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, but there is more we can do to maximize our impact. Racial justice advocate Glenn Harris will discuss the steps we must take to inspire action and transform our organizations and communities.

Please Note: Glenn Harris will also be speaking in session 30-F. on Tuesday afternoon.
 

134-GS3. COURAGE KEYNOTE: LEAVING BEHIND THE KNOWN FOR THE UNKNOWN

LUVVIE AJAYI JONES

Making a difference in times of crisis requires us to push through fear, embrace getting outside our comfort zones, and recognize the things we are afraid of and charge forward regardless. Bestselling author and podcast host Luvvie Ajayi Jones will walk us through how to boldly face our fears and live audaciously in spite of all the reasons we may have to cower.