USC Senior Living Executive Course

Registration and Welcome Reception: Thursday, February 23, 2017 •
Program: Friday, February 24 to Sunday, February 26, 2017
USC University Park Campus • Los Angeles, California

Presented by the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
in partnership with the USC Marshall School of Business

Designed to provide Aging Services Professionals a collaborative educational experience in Strategy development, leadership and the Science of Aging.

The Senior Living Executive Course is for CEOs, CFOs, COOs, Executive Directors, Development Officers, and others in Aging Services Management and Development

Tuition: $2500
Argentum/CALA/ASHA/LeadingAge members get a 20% Discount

“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

Speakers, Presenters and Panelists

USC Davis School of Gerontology

Pinchas Cohen, MDis the Dean of Davis School of Gerontology, Executive Director of the Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center, and William and Sylvia Kugel Dean’s Chair in Gerontology. He is leading several new initiatives at the Davis School including the development of new technologies to increase healthspan.

Ed Schneider, MD is Dean Emeritus of the Andrus Gerontology Center, Professor of Gerontology, Medicine, and Biological Sciences. He specializes in demographics and healthcare working to reduce long term care costs and reduce prescribed drug usage by older adults.

John Walsh, an Associate Professor of Gerontology and a member of the Neuroscience Program at USC. His research focuses on the electrophysiological analysis of brain areas that are targets of age related disease.

USC Marshall School

Sandra Fritz – is the Assistant Dean and Director USC Marshall Executive Education. She has over 20 years experience in organizational effectiveness and workforce learning and development assisting organizations to achieve optimal performance to obtain business results.

Greg Patton, M.A., the Professor of Clinical Management Communication. He is an expert in communication, interpersonal and leadership effectiveness, and has helped USC’s Executive MBA Program achieve a first class world wide ranking by the Wall Street Journal for Leadership and Management Skill instruction.

CEO Forum

Bob KramerNational Investment Center

Andrew KohlbergKisco Senior Living

Patricia WillBelmont Village Senior Living

Loren ShookSilverado Senior Living

Jack CallisonAssisted Living Concepts

Industry Leaders Participants

Greg Bearce, MBA, MAG, MDiv, Davis School Lecturer and Operations Executive with Cornerstone, the newly affiliated and ABHOW not-for-profit corporations located in the Western US.

Mitch Brown, Vice President of Development for Kisco Senior Living, LLC

Paul Chapman, Executive Vice President of Development for Belmont Village

Cynthia Hutchins, Merrill Lynch Director of Gerontology – (MA’13) 

Paul Irving, Chairmen of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging

Paul Mullin, Senior Vice President of Development for Silverado

Terri Novak, Chief Operating Officer at Kisco Senior Living, LLC

John Rijos, Chief Executive Officer and former ASHA Chair, CPF Living Communities

Denise Wassenaar, Chief Clinical Officer of MDI Achieve, Inc.

Kendall K. Young, Executive Vice President – Senior Housing Investments for HCP

Attorney’s Panel (Friday afternoon) to be listed later

Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Senior Living Executive Course Rates

We have special rate reservations ($179/night) from February 24, 2017 until February 26, 2017. To book your room and receive this discounted rate please follow the procedures below.

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 SNREXE to receive the special rate offer for the nights.

The room types cannot be guaranteed. Reservations must be made on or before February 2, 2017. The promotional code is valid only for checking in February 24, 2017 until February 26, 2017. If guests need to stay a day or two earlier or after these dates, please make those reservations directly through the hotel.

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


“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

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