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.

2018 Dates

Registration and Welcome Reception: Thursday, February 8
Program: Friday, Frebruary 9 – Sunday, February 11

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

CEUs available for CA-RCFE/NHA

Regular Fee – $2500
USC Leonard Davis School Alumni – $1500
Tuition discount for Argentum/CALA/ASHA/LeadingAge members

Hotel Reservations

Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Senior Living Executive Course Rates

We have special rate reservations ($179/night) from February 8, 2018 until February 11, 2018. 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 SNRLVG to receive the special rate offer for the nights.

The room types cannot be guaranteed. Reservations must be made on or before January 18, 2018. The promotional code is valid only for checking in February 8, 2018 until February 11, 2018. 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.

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

2018 SLEC Program Schedule

Thursday, February 8, 2018

5:30pm – 7:30pm
Welcome Reception

Friday, February 9, 2018 (6Hrs CEUs)

8:00am – 9:00am
Registration and Breakfast Generously Sponsored by Silverado

9:00am – 9:15am

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

 9:15am – 10:00am
Key Note Address: The Future of Health Care in America

Brian Kaskie PhD
APSA Congressional Fellow, Associate Professor of Health Management and Policy, University of Iowa

10:00am – 10:15am

10:15am – 12:00pm
Key Note Address: Principles of Leadership

Greg Patton PhD
Faculty, USC Marshall School of Business

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lunch Generously Sponsored by NIC

1pm – 2pm
Crisis Communications

Ron Meritt
President & Co-Principal, Critical Point Crisis Communications

John Hernandez
CEO & Co-Principal, Critical Point Crisis Communications

2:00pm – 3:00pm
Issues of Risk Management Moderated by Ed Schneider, MD

3:00pm – 3:15pm

3:15pm – 5:15pm
Preparing and Testifying in Depositions (Breakouts Groups)

Group A/Room 114: William Artigliere, Plaintiff Attorney, Garcia, Artigliere & Medby
Wendy Coulston, Defense Attorney, La Follette, Johnson De Hass

Group B/Room 115: Stephen Garcia, Plaintiff Attorney, Garcia, Artigliere & Medby
Laura Sitar, Defense Attorney, Pleiss Sitar Hunter & Hallack

Group C/Room 116: Kyle Schneberg, Plaintiff Attorney, Schneberg Law
Marc Katz, Defense Attorney, Morris Polich & Purdy

Group D/Room 125: Kimberly Valentine, Plaintiff Attorney, Valentine Law Group
William Wilson, Defense Attorney, Wilson Getty LLP

Cocktail Reception Generously Sponsored by Argentum & Welltower
Festive Dinner Generously Sponsored by HCP

Saturday, February 10th (6Hrs CEUs)

8:00am – 9:00am
Breakfast Generously Sponsored by ASHA

9:00am – 9:15am
Leonard Davis School of Gerontology Programs and Opportunities

Greg Bearce
Lecturer, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology Chief Executive, CCRCs, HumanGood

9:15am – 10:15am
Building for the Future:(Panel)

Mark Andrews
Chief Executive Officer, Greystone

Victor Regnier FAIA
Faculty, USC School of Architecture and USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

10:15am – 10:30am

10:30am – 11:30am
Nutrition and Aging

Ed Schneider MD
Emeritus Dean of the Andrus Gerontology Center Professor of Gerontology, Medicine, and Biological Science, Demographics and Health Care

11:30am – 12:00pm
Senior Living in China Today

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

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lunch Generously Sponsored by Sabra Health Care REIT

1:00pm – 2:30pm
Focus on Strategic Planning (Moderated by Ed Schneider MD)

Jack Callison, CEO, Enlivant Senior Living
Loren Shook, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Silverado Senior Living
Kevin Gerber, President and CEO, Episcopal Senior Communities
Molly Forrest, President and CEO, LA Jewish Home
David Barns, President, Watermark Retirement Communities

2:30pm – 2:45pm

2:45pm – 4:00pm
Chief Operating Officers Forum (Moderated by Terri Novack, Kisco Senior Living)

Ron Schaefer, COO, Episcopal Senior Communities
Larissa Stepanians, COO, LA Jewish Home
Tara McGuiness, Vice President and Health Care Strategist, HumanGood
Brian Grandbouche, COO, Kisco Senior Living

4:00pm – 5:15pm
Legislative Review and Update

Marsha Greenfield, Vice President of Public Policy, LeadingAge, Washington, DC

Adjourn (Night/Dinner on your own, Enjoy)

Sunday, February 11th (3Hrs CEUs)

 8:00am – 9:00am
Breakfast Generously Sponsored by Greystone  

9:00am – 9:45am
Future of Aging

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

9:45am – 10:45am 
Perspectives on the Future of Aging

Paul Irving
Chairman, Center for the Future of Aging, Milken Institute (Moderator)

Pinchas Cohen MD

Arvind Bhambri PhD

Kevin Gerber MSG, President & CEO, Episcopal Senior Communities

10:45am – 11:00am

11:00am – 11:45am
Rewriting the Script: Connection, Purpose & Creativity in Senior Living

Scott Kaiser MD
Chief Innovation Officer, Motion Picture & Television Fund

11:45am – 12:30pm
Strategy, Disruptive Thinking, and Leadership

Arvind Bhambri PhD
Associate Professor of Management and Organization, USC Marshall School of Business

12:30pm – 12:45pm 
Closing Remarks, Certificates of Attendance

Box Lunch to Go Generously Sponsored by Greystone