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Executive Director Leadership Institute | May 1-3, 2017 | Nashville

The Executive Director Leadership Institute (EDLI) is an intensive three-day educational experience designed specifically for executive directors of senior living communities. Argentum has developed a curriculum that combines a rigorous academic grounding with real world application to enhance and enrich the work of the executive director in his or her leadership role in their senior living community.  EDLI sessions will delve into mission critical topics for executive directors in areas such as operations management, leadership, human resources, sales and marketing, clinical oversight, and risk management. Please join us for this exclusive opportunity.

Who Attends

Participation in this program is restricted to executives who are currently employed as executive directors or administrators of independent living, assisted living, and memory care communities, who are seeking to enrich their contribution to the success of their community and develop their professional skills for advancement in their company.

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Featured Executive Director Leadership Institute Speakers

Jim Knight

Hard Rock International

Maria Nadelstumph

Brandywine Living

Dr. John Zeisel

Hearthstone Alzheimer Care

Joel Goldman

Hanson Bridgett

JoAnne Carlin

Willis Towers Watson


Monday, May 1 | 9:30am-11:00am

“Culture That Rocks”

Jim Knight, Fmr. Senior Director of Training & Development, Hard Rock Int’l


Monday, May 1 | 11:00am-12:15pm

“Innovations in Senior Living”

Dr. John Zeisel, President & co-founder, I’m Still Here Foundation and Hearthstone Alzheimer Care


Monday, May 1 | 1:00pm-2:15pm

“Innovation Dialogues: Think. Create. Share.”

Maria Nadelstumph, VP of Organizational Development and Program Excellence, Brandywine Living


Monday, May 1 | 2:30pm-3:45pm

“Optimizing Your Community’s Sales Process”

David Smith, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Sherpa

Alexandra Fischer, Co-Founder, Chief Creative Officer, Sherpa


Monday, May 1 | 4:00pm-5:30pm


Jessica Perez, VP of People & Culture, Vitality Senior Living


Tuesday, May 2 | 10:30am-12:00pm

“CEO Round Robin”

Tom Grape, Jeramy Ragsdale, Chris Winkle


Tuesday, May 2 | 1:15pm-2:30pm

“How Much Time Does That Really Take”

Cheryl McKenzie, Senior Housing Management Consultant, McKenzie Consulting


Wednesday, May 3 | 10:15am-11:30am

“Covering Your Assets”

JoAnn Carlin, Vice President, Clinical Risk Services, Willis Towers Watson

Joel Goldman, Senior Partner, Hanson Bridgett


Wednesday, May 3 | 1:00pm-2:15pm

“Workforce Development”

Mark Woodka, CEO, OnShift


Wednesday, May 3 | 2:30pm-3:45pm

“Balancing Mission & Margin”

Chris Hyatt, Partner, Investor & COO, New Perspective Senior Living

EDLI Program Fee

EDLI program and materials are $219/members and $259/nonmembers. The fee covers 6 additional hours of instruction from general conference attendance, EDLI participant workbook, all meals during the instructional periods, 16.5 CEU hours, and a certificate of completion. EDLI participants must also purchase the All-Access Conference pass. 

“It was very insightful. I enjoyed hearing from the CEOs and upper management of other companies to hear their best practices and perspectives.”

2016 EDLI Attendee

Program Sponsor

We want to thank our generous sponsors, Medline and Symphony Senior Living, for making this event possible and for showing their commitment to the professional development of senior living executive directors.

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