USC Senior Living Executive Course

The Senior Living Executive Course, presented by the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology in partnership with the USC Marshall School of Business, is designed to provide aging services professionals a collaborative educational experience in strategy development, leadership and the science of aging. The course is for CEOs, CFOs, COOs, executive directors, development officers, and others in aging services management and development.

2019 Dates

Registration and Welcome Reception: Thursday, February 21
Program: Friday, February 22 – Saturday, February 23

The course will be translated from English to Chinese simultaneously during the program for those who wish to use a headset to listen.

Regular Fee – $2000
USC Leonard Davis School Alumni – $1500
Tuition discount for Argentum/CALA/ASHA/LeadingAge members

CEUs available for CA-RCFE/NHA – Additional $100

Hotel Reservations

Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Senior Living Executive Course Rates

We have special rate reservations ($179/night) from February 21, 2019 until February 23, 2019. To book your room and receive this discounted rate please follow the procedures below.

ROOM RESERVATION PROCEDURES:
CALL-IN: 1 (800) 333 3333 It is important that you specify that you are part of the “THE SENIOR LIVING EXECUTIVE COURSE GROUP” and provide us with the guest name(s), requested room type and bed type (i.e. Standard King, Double/Double), credit card as guarantee (when applicable), and any requests for special room arrangements or special payment arrangements.

ON-LINE RESERVATIONS: Group members may make reservations through the internet by accessing our website at Radisson Hotel Reservations and completing the on-line reservation form. Select the more search options button under book now and enter the code SNRLNG to receive the special rate offer for the nights.

The room types cannot be guaranteed. Reservations must be made on or before January 31, 2019. The promotional code is valid only for checking in February 21, 2019 until February 23, 2019. If guests need to stay a day or two earlier or after these dates, please make those reservations directly through the hotel.

PARKING
Self-Overnight parking is available at $25.00 flat per car, per night, with in and out privileges.

What Attendees are Saying

“I attended the executive course from China for consecutive two years already as I was very much attracted by the unique cross-disciplinary curriculum covering cutting edge research in ageing science, business operations, investment and finance, legal and risk management, leadership, architectural design, marketing and sales. The networking opportunity with some of the most talented professors at USC, the most successful developers and operators, and the most experienced professionals is also the best part of the course. The learning was inspiring and stimulating. I strongly recommend the program to international “students” as it is the only rare opportunity in year to learn everything and what’s going on in the senior living in the US and get to know more friends who are committed to the sector.”

– Yong (Tony) Wang, CEO, Watermark Senior Living China Limited

“Everyone in our industry, whether you’re in the C suite or aspire to be, should attend Greg Patton’s classes at the USC Senior Living Executive Course. We are never too old to learn; in my case, Greg proved that to me. He provides an awesome process for fine-tuning our most critical skill: interpersonal relations.”

– Patricia Will, Founder and CEO of Belmont Village

“The breadth of content, which included perspectives from senior housing operators, capital providers, and USC professors, was topical and connected many facets of the senior care industry. The course was delivered in engaging and collaborative formats, which provided plenty of opportunity to get to know other industry leaders.  Group breakfasts, lunches, and dinners added to the collaboration and networking.”

– Kevin Tyler, Vice President – Investments, Underwriting at Welltower

“The USC Senior Living Executive Course is a unique opportunity to learn about the business of senior living, older adults, as well as the aging process. I strongly recommend this course to anyone who wants to combine highly applicable science with cutting edge business practices and hear from experienced executives in the field of senior living.”

– Robert Kramer, CEO of National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC)

“The course produced by USC Leonard Davis School provided great insight into the process and business of aging, while the setting created an invaluable networking experience for all those who attended.”

– Taylor Rijos, Associate – Investments, Underwriting at Welltower

2019 SLEC Program Schedule

Thursday, February 21, 2019

5:30pm – 7:30pm
Welcome Reception

Friday, February 22, 2019

8:15am – 9:00am
Registration and Breakfast

9:00am – 9:10am
Welcome

Pinchas Cohen MD
Dean, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology Executive Director, Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center William and Sylvia Kugel Dean’s Chair in Gerontology

James Ellis MBA
Dean, USC Marshall School of Business, Robert R. Dockson Dean’s Chair in Business Administration, and Professor of Clinical Marketing

9:10am – 9:15am
Keynote Introduction

Victor Regnier FAIA
Associate Dean of Research, ACSA Distinguished Professor, Professor, School of Architecture and Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, USC

9:15am – 10:05am
Keynote Address

Paul J. Klaassen
Co-Founder, Sunrise Senior Living, LLC

10:05am – 11:00am
Effective Leadership

Greg Patton PhD
Professor of Clinical Business Communication, USC Marshall School of Business

11:00am – 11:15pm
Break

11:15am – 12:00pm
Crisis Communication

Greg Patton PhD
Professor of Clinical Business Communication, USC Marshall School of Business

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lunch

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Crisis Communication Exercise

Greg Patton PhD
Professor of Clinical Business Communication, USC Marshall School of Business

2:00pm – 3:00pm
Risk Management – Elder Abuse Lawyers

3:00pm – 3:15pm
Break

3:15pm – 5:00pm
Mock Depositions – Break Out Rooms

5:00pm – 6:00pm
Cocktail Reception

6:00pm
Dinner

Saturday, February 23, 2019

8:15am – 9:00am
Breakfast

9:00am – 10:00am
Keynote Address: New Models for Senior Living

Bill Thomas MD
Founder, The Eden Alternative and The Green House Project

10:00am – 11:00am
Financing Senior Living

Rick Matros
Chairman of Board, President and CEO, Sabra Health Care REIT

Mercedes Kerr
Executive Vice President – Business & Relationship Management, Welltower

Robert Kramer
Founder and Strategic Advisor, National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC)

11:00am – 11:15am
Break

11:15am – 12:15pm
Panel – Dementia: Diagnosis, Complications and Care

Chair:
Bill Pettit
President, Merrill Gardens Senior Living

Panelists:
Loren Shook
Founder, President, Chairman and CEO, Silverado

Ed Schneider MD
Dean Emeritus &
President of Gerontology, Medicine & Biology, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

12:15pm – 1:15pm
Lunch

1:15pm – 2:00pm
Healthy Aging

Ed Schneider MD
Dean Emeritus &
President of Gerontology, Medicine & Biology, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

2:00pm – 2:45pm
Personalized Aging

Pinchas Cohen MD
Dean, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology Executive Director, Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center William and Sylvia Kugel Dean’s Chair in Gerontology

2:45pm – 3:15pm
USC Panel – Gerontology in Senior Living

Chair:
John Erickson
Founder, Chairman and CEO Erickson Retirement Communities

Panelists:
Pinchas Cohen MD
Dean, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology Executive Director, Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center William and Sylvia Kugel Dean’s Chair in Gerontology

Ed Schneider MD
Dean Emeritus &
President of Gerontology, Medicine & Biology, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

3:15pm – 4:15pm
Building a New Community

Patricia Will
Co-Founder, President and CEO, Belmont Village Senior Village

Molly Forrest
CEO and President, Los Angeles Jewish Home

4:15pm – 5:15pm
Panel – Vision for the Future

Chair:
Jack Callison
CEO, Enlivant

Panelists:
Tom Grape
Founder, Chairman, President and CEO, Benchmark Senior Living

Molly Forrest
CEO and President, Los Angeles Jewish Home

5:15PM
Closing and Certificate Ceremony

Pinchas Cohen MD
Dean, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology Executive Director, Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center William and Sylvia Kugel Dean’s Chair in Gerontology

Ed Schneider MD
Dean Emeritus &
President of Gerontology, Medicine & Biology, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

Maria Henke MA
Senior Associate Dean, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology