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.

2020 Dates

Registration and Welcome Reception: Thursday, February 6
Program: Friday, February 7 – Saturday, February 8
Location: USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
3715 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90089

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/Student $1500
AARP Member $1500
Argentum/CALA/ASHA/LeadingAge members $1500
China Watermark $1500
Site Visits additional $750

13 units of CEUs available for CA-RCFE, NHAP, LCSW, & MFT – Additional $200 (BRING CHECK FIRST DAY OF PROGRAM)

Hotel Reservations

USC Hotel Los Angeles Senior Living Executive Course Rates

We have special rate reservations ($179/night) from February 6, 2019 until February 8, 2019. To book your room and receive this discounted rate please follow the procedures below. Last day to book with discounted group rates is January 17, 2020.

Room Reservation Procedures

Call-in
1 (213) 748-4141 It is important that you specify that you are part of the “SLEC 2020 GROUP” and provide them 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.

Online Reservations
To make online reservations click the link here.

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

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“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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“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

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“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)

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“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

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

5:30PM

Opening reception

Friday, February 7, 2020

8:15AM

Breakfast
sponsored by National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC)

8:50AM

Dean’s Welcome
Pinchas Cohen, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

9:00AM

Keynote: The Future of Senior Living: Where are we going?
Rick Matros, CEO and Chairman, Sabra Healthcare REIT

10:00AM

Crisis Communication
Greg Patton, USC Marshall School

11:00AM

Break

11:15AM

Leadership in Senior Living
Greg Patton, USC Marshall School

12:15PM

Lunch
sponsored by Belmont Village Senior Living

1:15PM

Risk Management
Moderator: Ed Schneider, Dean Emeritus, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
How a Plaintiff Lawyer views an Elder Abuse Case
How a Defense Lawyer prepares to defend a client
What a Facility Does to Prepare for its defense

2:15PM

Break

2:30PM

Mock Depositions – Break Out Rooms with Plaintiff and Defense Lawyers

5:00PM

Cocktail reception

6:00PM

Festive dinner

Saturday, February 8, 2020

8:15AM

Breakfast

9:00AM

Hospitality meets Gerontology: A new USC and Cornell program in Gerontology and Hospitality
Moderator: Josh Johnson, West Bay Senior Living/USC Leonard Davis School
Jim Biggs, West Bay Senior Living/USC Leonard Davis School

9:45AM

Future of Senior Living: Reaching Out to Serve Underserved Populations
Moderator: Reginald Tucker Seeley, USC Leonard Davis School
Panelists: Molly Forrest, Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging; John Cochrane, HumanGood

10:30AM

Employee Engagement and Retention in the 2020’s
Moderator: Ed Schneider, Dean Emeritus, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
David Barnes, Watermark
Loren Shook, Silverado

11:30AM

Break

11:45AM

CEO Forum: Focus on Strategic Planning
Moderator: Ed Schneider, Dean Emeritus, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
Kai Hsiao, Eclipse Senior Living
Bob Kramer, National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care

12:15PM

Lunch

1:15PM

Future of Senior Health: Keeping Seniors Healthy Longer through Diet, Sleep and Exercise
Moderator: Pinchas Cohen, Dean, USC Leonard Davis School
Panelists: Valter Longo, USC Leonard Davis School
Jennifer Ailshire, USC Leonard Davis School
Kyle Konis, USC School of Architecture

2:15PM

Where is Legislation for Senior Living Headed?
Sally Michael, California Assisted Living Association
Erin Levi, Capitol Partners

3:00PM

Break

3:15PM

Telemedicine
Moderator: Josh Johnson, West Bay Senior Living/USC Leonard Davis School
Wen Dombrowski, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

4:15PM

Future of Senior Living: Going Abroad: International Models from Mexico to China
Moderator: Victor Regnier, USC School of Architecture
Panelists: Cole Wright, Merrill Gardens Senior Living
Josh Johnson, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
Jim Biggs, West Bay Senior Living, USC Leonard Davis School
Mercedes Kerr, Belmont Village

5:00PM

Closing and Certificate Ceremony
Pinchas Cohen, Dean, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
Ed Schneider, Dean Emeritus, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

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