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2024 Governance Webinar Series
Wednesday, February 14, 2024, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT
Category: Webinar

Governance Webinar Series

LeadingAge Kansas is proud to partner with LeadingAge Virginia and bring back this 4-part webinar series. This series is geared towards CEOs, COOs, CFOs, Administrators and other decision makers.

These webinars will NOT be recorded, so please be aware you must attend live or you will not be able to view the education.

Please Note: Since this webinar series is in collaboration with another state affiliate, the registration allows for only one person to view and earn CE credits. If you would like to have others take part, please register them separately

 General Registration for this series is now closed. If you would like to register, please reach out to Addy Mead. 

Series Schedule

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Opportunity at the Intersection of Strategic Planning and Aging Services Boards

In the ever-evolving landscape of aging service organizations, board members are called on to shoulder an immense weight of responsibility. As the future unfolds with its blend of complexity and uncertainty there is an opportunity. Strategic planning emerges as a critical process offering boards an opening to thoughtfully steward the organization’s mission as they explicitly consider and shape its future.


  • Understand the Board's Role: The model of governance chosen directly impacts how a Board is involved in the strategic planning process. A framework of options and implications is provided.
  • Explore Critical Themes: Case studies are used to exemplify frequently surfaced and important themes that Boards wrestle with during the strategic planning process.
  • Shared Learnings: Gain insights into the practical strategies employed by high-performing boards during the strategic planning process.
  • Carry-Out Questions: A curated set of questions asked by Board members during their strategic planning processes are provided to prompt thinking as participants return to their organizations.
Chris McNiven, Founder and Consulting Practice Lead, Aspire Counseling

Wednesday, January 31, 2024 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Strategic Thinking for Boards

We all want our boards to think strategically, but to do so requires intentionality from both the board and administration. It is a shared responsibility. This session will examine what is needed from all parties to productively engage a board in this manner. From the importance of “setting the table” for strategic discussions to different tips and techniques to stimulate conversations, join us to consider how to support a board in functioning in the insight and foresight modes of governance.


  • Consider the strategic elements of board governance
  • Explore what is needed to prepare a board for strategic thinking
  • Learn ways to support strategic discussions at the board level

Jane Mack, President & CEO, Friends Alliance

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Everything is Changing-What About Your Board?

As aging services organizations have innovated offerings and operations over the last several years, governance models and boards that should lead, inform, and govern have remained largely unchanged. While stability is important, just “doing the same old thing” with governance models, approach, or even composition shortchanges many organizations from the speed and agility necessary to navigate in the future. As our industry adapts, so must our thinking around governance. This session will consider where and how governance needs to evolve, how other organizations have innovated their approach to board engagement, what are the five questions you need to ask about your own board, and what you maybe need to do about it.


  • Describe the characteristics of both low-and high-performing boards
  • Summarize how other leading non-profit and aging services organization have adapted and innovated their approach to governance
  • Evaluate current board performance and identify potential strategies to improve or adapt

Andy Edeburn, Founder, Elder Dynamics

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Economic and Financial Trends for Decision Makers in Not-for-Profit Senior Living

This session will review how our volatile economy has affected senior housing and what senior housing will be financially grappling with in the foreseeable future.


  • Understand the impact on senior housing from an economic and financial perspective
  • Discuss the decisions that will need to be made, and the various methods to be
  • incorporated by organizations and communities to sustain viability and growth

Tom Bowden, Senior VP, HJ Sims

Continuing Education:
This educational event has been approved for up to 4.0 continuing education hours in the core of Administration for Licensed Adult Care Home Administrators, Adult Care Home Operators and Dietitians by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services. Health Occupations and Credentialing approved provider number (LTS A0009).

LeadingAge Kansas is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for 4.0 contact hours applicable for APRN, RN or LPN relicensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing provider number: LT0102-1116.

*Continuing education hours are subject to change.
*Dates and Times are subject to change.