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Fearless in the Face of Crisis
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7/16/2020 to 9/10/2020
When: Thursday, July 16, 2020
11:00 AM
Where: 5-Part Webinar Series
United States
Contact: Paula Ropelewski

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CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations received in writing at a minimum of seven days before the start of the event will receive a credit, less a $100 administrative fee, toward a future LeadingAge Virginia event, excluding the Annual Conferences or Leadership Retreats. Cancellations received within seven days of the event will be considered a no-show and no credit will be issued. Substitutions are encouraged. Any credits will expire one year after the date of the event.


These webinars are sold as a series; will not be offered individually.

These five webinars will walk attendees through the 5 principles and 30 behaviors that support exemplary leadership. This series will make this information easy for attendees to translate into action. During this challenging time, the information in these webinars will provide leaders the opportunity to stretch their skills to be their best, most fearless and exemplary, leader possible – to help them to believe in themselves! Attendees will learn simple, daily actions that can impact their community immediately, and make leading through this time of crisis a bit more manageable.

Series offered by DRIVE, with facilitators Denise Boudreau-Scott, MHA, LNHA & Arleen Smith, RN

July 16, July 30, August 13, August 27 and September 10 | 11am to 12pm each day

Curriculum includes: Encourage the Heart, Model the Way, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Inspire a Shared Vision

Speaker Bios:

Denise Boudreau-Scott is President of Drive, a consulting company that helps aging services organizations improve the resident and staff experience, and the bottom-line, through more engaged leaders and employees. A former nursing home and assisted living administrator, Denise is a serial volunteer. She co-founded and was chairperson of the New Jersey Alliance for Culture Change, currently serves as chair of NAB’s Member Relations Committee and is a former member of NAB’s Exam Writing Committee. Denise also served as a board member for the Pioneer Network. Denise received her Bachelor of Science in Gerontology from the University of Scranton and her Master in Health Administration from Cornell University where she was recently appointed as a lecturer and Executive in Residence, the youngest in the history of Cornell’s Health Administration program. She is proud to share that she started her work in senior living as a dietary aide and nursing assistant, and was inspired by her grandmother for whom she was a caregiver.

Arleen Smith is a Leadership and Engagement Consultant at Drive, which helps aging services organizations improve the resident and staff experience, and the bottom-line, through more engaged leaders and employees. Arleen is a Registered Nurse in the State of New Jersey and is passionate about leadership development. As the daughter of a CNA, she grew up in the senior living field and volunteered at a nursing home from the age of 14. She has returned to our field after 25 years serving in various leadership capacities in healthcare, including global opportunities to lead and develop people. Her diverse experience includes hospital and travel nursing in medical-surgical, critical care, oncology, and emergency room & trauma. Arleen is trained as a 3-star coach in LEAN methodology and is a Six Sigma green belt. Arleen’s area of expertise is motivating and inspiring others to achieve their highest potential through leadership, coaching and performance management. She has served in various leadership positions within the pharmaceutical industry and on leadership councils focused on inspiring others to achieve personal growth.