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2020 Leadership Conference

Make plans to join LeadingAge Texas February 19-21 at The George Hotel for the member-exclusive 2020 Leadership Conference!

 Export to Your Calendar 2/19/2020 to 2/21/2020
When: February 19 - 21, 2020
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The George Hotel
180 Century Court
College Station, Texas  77840
United States
Contact: Dorothy Ferrick
(512) 467-2242

Online registration is available until: 2/7/2020
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Sponsored by Morrison Living & Ziegler

Make plans to join LeadingAge Texas February 19-21 at The George Hotel for the member-exclusive 2020 Leadership Conference! With international change leadership expert, Alana M. Hill, as this year's conference facilitator and with engaging sessions in a peer-centered environment, this unique, retreat-style conference will be the perfect combination of entertainment and education, with a little relaxation thrown in for good measure.

Leadership Conference is...

  • an all-inclusive conference tailored to aging services professionals & their leadership teams
  • three days of engaging sessions in a peer-centered environment
  • the ideal environment for you and your leadership team to relax, relate, and recharge
  • a chance to renew your sense of purpose and passion for the aging services field


Aging Services Members receive a $30 discount per person if 5+ employees attend from the same campus!



Rates increase on Jan 18

$790 per person



Rates increase on Jan 18

$760 per person


2 nights stay at The George
(we make the reservations for you!)
Want to extend your stay? Contact Dorothy

Dinner on Wednesday night, Breakfast & Lunch on Thursday, & Breakfast on Friday

All three days of education sessions



Alana M. Hill, PMP is an international change leadership expert, inspiring professionals to lead change in their lives and their organizations. She is a passionate energy industry veteran who has paved the way for women leaders behind her. Her experience as an engineer and certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) in talent development provides real‐world insight into how people and teams can excel, even in the face of adversity. 

Alana’s career and appreciation for world cultures has landed her in over a dozen countries on five continents. Her devotion to life-long learners led her to talent development. There, she leveraged IT to optimize processes and maximize people. She founded 2Hill Consulting in 2006 to take her Talent Development expertise to organizations of all sizes. 

A dynamic change leadership expert, Alana helps people lead change in their lives and their organizations using the proven strategies you will learn at the 2020 Leadership Conference.



with Conference Facilitator, Alana M. Hill

Change Leadership • Session 1: What Change Sounds Like to Me – Understanding DISC® Styles & Communication

Don’t you wish you had a way to tell how someone would react to change? Everyone handles change differently, some jump eagerly, while others require more information to adopt a decision. There IS a way to predict how your staff or residents might respond to changing conditions by listening to the way they communicate. In this interactive session, you will learn how to determine and adjust to the “sounds of change” of the individuals you lead.
Learning objectives:

  • Recognize the 4 Extended DISC® personality styles and how they shape communication
  • Learn to identify the DISC® communication styles of members of your staff/team
  • Demonstrate an ability to flex your communication style to effectively lead change

Change Leadership • Session 2: Fostering Team Collaboration for Maximum Innovation

It has been said that the field of Aging Services lacks innovation. The industry leaders who debunk this are providing a great service to their communities and benefit the field as a whole. To be part of the change, you’ll need to create an environment where collaboration is not just expected, but it is also celebrated. In this high-energy, sports-themed session, you’ll learn strategies to foster collaboration to ensure all voices are contributing to the success of your teams.
Learning Objectives:

  • Leverage Emotional Intelligence to bring out the best in every team member
  • Employ techniques to motivate, monitor, and moderate your teams
  • Drastically improve team productivity by ensuring that all the players participate

Change Leadership • Session 3: Embrace the AND: Being Strategic AND Adaptable in Leadership

In order to meet the needs of residents and ensure quality services, you need to be strategic. You need well thought out goals and outcomes that drive decisions and ensure consistent action. But in today’s environment, it is exceedingly important to be adaptable. So, how do you do both when they seem at odds with each other? In this closing session, you will learn the secrets to building a resilient organization which includes being strategic AND adaptable.

Learning Objectives:

  • Create a strategic action plan to create meaningful change in your organization
  • Learn a proven model for leading change and building resilience
  • Leverage proven techniques to sustain lasting change in your personal and professional leadership

Other topics/concepts to include:

  • “Badass Leadership in a Life Blend World” with Danny Mack
  • “Lessons in Leadership” with the 2020 Leadership Institute Class
  • Optional tour of MRC Crestview
  • And sessions with Morrison Living & Ziegler!



Upon finalizing the program agenda, LeadingAge Texas will...

  • Seek approval from NAB/NCERS to offer continuing education for Administrators and Assisted Living Managers
  • Seek approval from HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) to offer credit hours for HR Professionals
  • Review the program to determine number of continuing education hours for Social Workers
    Note: The Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners has approved LeadingAge Texas to provide continuing education activities for social workers (current thru August 31, 2020)



Apply thru Dec 20, 2019

Scholarships for the 2020 Leadership Conference cover the cost of the all-inclusive registration. Any employee of a LeadingAge Texas member community is eligible to apply. 



Registrations are fully transferable. Transfers must be submitted via email to Dorothy Ferrick, Events & Registration Manager at LeadingAge Texas, no later than 48 hours prior to the conference. Cancellations received on or before January 17, 2019 will be refunded the full price of registration minus a $75 processing fee. Cancellations received between January 18 – 31, 2019 will be refunded 50% of the registration price. No refunds will be provided for cancellations after January 31, 2019. A $25 fee will be charged for all returned checks.  

Morrison Living & Ziegler