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Pioneer Network Conference Just Days Away

July 26, 2012

Last-minute registration is available for the 2012 Pioneer Network National Conference, to be held August 5-8 in Jacksonville, Florida.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Building a Bridge to a New Culture of Aging.”

PHI Experts to Contribute

As at past Pioneer Network conferences, PHI experts are contributing to several sessions.

PHI Organizational Change Consultant Kathy McCollett and Pioneer Network board member Lynda Crandall are facilitating an all-day intensive session aimed at newcomers to the field of culture change.

The session, “Getting Started on Your Culture Change Journey,” will be held on August 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Additionally, McCollett is co-presenting a 90-minute session on the importance of accountability in culture-change facilities, entitled “Accountability Is Not a Four-Letter Word.”

Participants at this August 7 session will learn about how leaders at the Isabella Geriatric Center in New York City built solid relationships between supervisors and staff (using the PHI Coaching Approach to Supervision) while maintaining a strong culture of accountability.

“Urgent Need”

“With the burgeoning number of individuals aging in America, there is an urgent need to attend to how our society views growing old, eldercare, and those who live and work in long-term care settings,” McCollett said.

“We must be willing to challenge existing paradigms and current practices in order to shape the culture we ultimately want to live in.

“These issues are at the heart of the upcoming Pioneer Network Conference,” McCollett said.

More information, including registration and pricing options, is available at the Pioneer Network website.

– by Matthew Ozga

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