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(Alexandria, Va.) —Argentum is pleased to announce the launch and opening of nominations for its new leadership development initiative for senior living industry emerging stars: the Leadership Advancement & Development (LEAD) program. 

Exclusive to participants nominated directly by upper-level executives among owner/operator Argentum members, the LEAD program takes a future-forward approach to leadership training. The program will elevate a select group of leaders each year and provide specialized opportunities for training and development to support their career goals. 

“As an industry, we’re at risk of falling behind in knowledge transfer and succession planning, and the LEAD program helps to address this,” says James Balda, president and CEO of Argentum. “Future leaders require skills such as emotional intelligence, advanced communication capabilities, and increased flexibility and resilience. For the LEAD program, we’re seeking a diverse representation of skills and backgrounds so our industry can meet current and future challenges head on with strength.” 

Nominees for the program will need an expanded set of skills and attributes to lead through the rapid change and increasing choices in senior living. They should possess abilities such as self-motivation, collaboration skills, dedication to mission, and determination to find solutions.

All of the participants will design a unique year-long program tailored to their individual career objectives and the needs of their organization. Exclusive benefits include access to Argentum’s relevant committees and Executive Roundtable networks; membership in the Senior Living Works Ambassador program; engagement with industry leaders at Argentum’s events such as the Public Policy Institute, the Senior Living Executive Conference, and the Senior Living Symposium; and access to a one-day “Disney’s Approach to Leadership Excellence” program delivered by the Disney Institute on Monday, May 18, 2020 during the Senior Living Executive Conference in Tampa, Fla.

Nominees must be employed by an owner/operator member company at the regional or corporate level and must be able to complete all elements of the program. Nominations made by company CEOs, COOs, and senior human resources associates will be accepted. For the full list of requirements and program details, and to access the nomination form, please visit argentum.org/lead-program

About Argentum
Argentum is the leading national association exclusively dedicated to supporting companies operating professionally managed, resident-centered senior living communities and the older adults and families they serve. Since 1990, Argentum has advocated for choice, independence, dignity, and quality of life for all older adults.

Argentum member companies operate senior living communities offering assisted living, independent living, continuing care, and memory care services. Along with its state partners, Argentum’s membership represents approximately 75 percent of the senior living industryan industry with a national economic impact of nearly a quarter of a trillion dollars and responsible for providing over 1.6 million jobs. These numbers will continue to grow as the U.S. population ages.

Argentum’s programs and initiatives are driven by its membership. For more information about joining Argentum, please visit argentum.org/membership. Learn more at argentum.org.

 

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