What a fun filled education day! Can you say that in the same sentence?
There are times all of us go to conferences for our work and think, what did I get out of that? We’ve all been there.
Several years ago, we decided that we needed to take some action and host twice yearly conferences that are devoted to our team so that we can continuously improve our product. One of the key elements missing at conferences is timely educational topics in every session and networking opportunities. When we set out to develop our conferences and workshops, we want them to be educational, yet have the ability to network with peers.
Wednesday was our first day of the Winter Conference. Team members came in from all over Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Our Director of Operations, Roman Bloemke (@romanbloemke) led the day off with a conversation about working with multiple generations. It’s a topic that is in every business right now with people from all four generations working in the workplace at the same time.
Lisa Lehmann (@lisajolehmann) led a discussion group on improving the move in process for our prospects and their families. We want the process to be an easy and a “no stress” time for families and the residents as they transition to their new homes. What a great topic and great discussion.
Jody Bertrum from Midwest EAP talked with the RNs about something we all strive for in life; better time management. We can all feel like we are pulled in multiple directions at times. All of us ate up the information.
Resident Rights are important to us as a company and as team members. In the afternoon, members from the Office of the Ombudsman for Long-Term Care stopped by and led a wonderful conversation with lots of questions from the providers in our group.
Social media continues to be an arm of our outreach to families, residents, team members and other senior living professionals. Roman Bloemke came back to finish up the day’s sessions to talk about social media’s influence in senior living communities. We are very excited to begin rolling out some of the ideas that were generated in this discussion over the next year. Keep watching here on our blog as those programs come to light.
Day 2 begins tomorrow in earnest. We bring in other department heads from the communities; more outside speakers; and our awards program.
Thank you to all of our speakers at our Day 1 sessions: Dan Tupy, Mark Schultz, Jane Brink, Jody Bertrum, Lisa Lehmann, Sarah Work and Roman Bloemke
Tomorrow, be sure to tune in to our awards program, hosted by Roman Bloemke, Director of Operations at 2pm. We are hoping to have a live feed of the presentation on our Welcome Home LIVE channel. We’ll keep you posted as we learn more about our internet capabilities from our venue.