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

CEUs available for CA-RCFE/NHA

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

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 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

Previous 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, Ph.D.is 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., Ph.D.is 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 Callison – Enlivant

Industry Leaders Participants

Greg Bearce, MBA, MAG, MDiv, Davis School Lecturer and Operations Executive with Cornerstone, the newly affiliated be.group 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 MatrixCare

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

Attorney’s Panel