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APPLY FOR THE 2019-2020 CLASS NOW!

DEADLINE: APRIL 12

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WHAT IS THE LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

The LeadingAge Texas Leadership Institute is a yearlong program designed for emerging leaders in aging services. Institute Fellows actively explore best practices of leaders, analyze their own leadership, discuss learning and problem-solving styles, and generate a foundation of knowledge that they can draw from throughout their careers.

Designed to challenge, inspire, and motivate, the program format encourages critical thought and analysis and creates an engaging learning environment that enhances the capacities of leaders at all levels.

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In addition to cultivating leadership skills, Fellows build meaningful, lasting relationships that provide guidance and support over a lifetime of leadership. Interactive, small-group discussions are enriched by Fellows’ diverse backgrounds and perspectives and provide a vehicle for ongoing structured dialogue and deliberation. 

 

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2019 - 2020 DATES

CLASS ONE | SAN ANTONIO

September 18, 2019 | The Army Residence Community
September 19, 2019 | Blue Skies of Texas East Campus

CLASS TWO | DALLAS

November 6, 2019 | CC Young
November 7, 2019 | Christian Care Communities & Services

CLASS THREE | HOUSTON

January 8, 2020 | Seven Acres Jewish Senior Care Services
January 9, 2020 | The Buckingham

2020 LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE | COLLEGE STATION

February 19 - 21, 2020 | The George

CLASS FOUR | AUSTIN/GEORGETOWN

March 18, 2020 | Family Eldercare
March 19, 2020 | The Wesleyan at Estrella

2020 ANNUAL CONFERENCE & SOLUTIONS EXPO | FRISCO

May 17 - 20, 2020 | Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Frisco Hotel Convention Center

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PROGRAM DETAILS

INSTITUTE CORE PRINCIPLES

TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP | Leadership that elevates the aspirations and performance of organizations – it creates valuable and positive change in the followers with the goal of developing those followers into leaders

PERSON-CENTEREDNESS | A focus on the individual person, including staff and residents

INNOVATION | Ideas and technology drive the mission of long-term care and aging services into the future, meeting the needs of those we serve in new and exciting ways as the consumer population shifts

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

Current employees of LeadingAge Texas member organizations with the desire to impact their community and their field. Prospective Fellows hold a variety of roles within their organizations and diversity is encouraged. In order to better facilitate group learning and cohesion, the class is capped at 18 participants.

NOTE: If at any time a Fellow’s employment status changes, s/he is no longer employed by the sponsoring organization, or fails to meet any of the program’s eligibility criteria, continued participation will be subject to review by LeadingAge Texas.

TUITION & EXPENSES

Cost of participation in the Leadership Institute is $2195 per person. Tuition includes:

  • All onsite class activities
  • All course materials
  •  Registration fees + hotel accommodations for the 2019 Leadership Conference
  • Registration fees for the 2019 Annual Conference & Solutions EXPO

NOTE: Travel and hotel accommodations for each of the class meetings and the Annual Conference are the responsibility of the Fellow or their sponsoring organization. LeadingAge Texas will secure convenient and reasonably priced hotel room blocks in each host city.

APPLICATION ELEMENTS

Complete applications consist of four elements:

  • A completed application form, which includes background and contact information, history with current employer, and three 250-word written responses regarding the applicant’s leadership goals and commitment to non-profit aging services.
    • Applications are evaluated by an experienced and diverse nominations committee based on the following criteria:

      • Are the written responses well-defined, insightful, and introspective?
      • Does the prospective Fellow demonstrate a personal commitment to aging services?
      • Does the applicant appear dedicated to the concept lifelong learning?
      • Does the prospective Fellow appear to possess the leadership potential needed to become a transformational leader?
  • Two letters of reference that speak to the applicant’s leadership performance or potential and their commitment to non-profit aging services

  • A current résumé detailing education and relevant work experience.
  • A Memorandum of Understanding signed by both the applicant and a supervisor on behalf of the sponsoring organization.

NOTE: The 2019-2020 Class will be capped at 18 people. Selected participants will be notified of their acceptance into the program in early May 2019. The selected Fellows will be announced at the 2019 Annual Conference & Solutions EXPO.

QUESTIONS?
Contact Amanda Wiedenfeld, Director of Professional Development

NOTES FOR SUBMISSION

  • Please use either GOOGLE CHROME OR MOZILLA FIREFOX when submitting this form
  • All components of the application must be submitted at the same time. If you begin the application and revisit the site at a later time, any changes will NOT be saved.
  • You must select the "SUBMIT" at the bottom of this form
  • Upon submission, you should be automatically directed to Thank You page
  • You will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours of submission
    • If you do not receive an email within 48 hours, please email amanda@leadingagetexas.org to confirm your form was properly submitted
APPLICANT INFORMATION
BACKGROUND INFORMATION

WRITING PROMPTS

Please respond to each of the three prompts listed below. Be thoughtful in the development of your responses and try to give the selection committee insight into how your participation in the Institute would be beneficial to your personal career and your organization. Also, be sure to give some thought to how your perspective or experience will prove beneficial to the Institute and the other Fellows. Please limit your responses to 250 words.

PROMPT 1: Describe a particular instance where you played a leadership role in making an impact on your organization and note any specific attributes that contribute to your leadership potential in aging services.

PROMPT 2: Explain what you hope to gain through participation in the Leadership Institute and how your experience as a Fellow will further your development as a leader in your current position and in your future career.

PROMPT 3: Describe your personal commitment to aging services - how you came to the field and where you envision yourself moving forward. 

Note: To ensure a simple submission process, you may wish to compose your answers in a Word document, then copy & paste them into the answer fields.

LETTERS OF REFERENCE

Applications will not be considered complete without two letters of reference. These letters should speak to the applicant's leadership performance/potential and commitment to not-for-profit aging services. We suggest you approach potential references early in the application process to ensure you meet the application deadline.

CV/RÉSUMÉ

Please upload a copy of your current résumé, including educational background and experience in aging services. 

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

A copy of the Memorandum of Understanding must be signed by the applicant and a representative of the sponsoring organization and uploaded below. Click here to view the MOU.