3 Speakers Presenting 

 Due Date November 20, 2019

LeadingAge Kansas has nearly 50 educational opportunities each year including conferences, day-long workshops, and webinars. We are looking for expert educators on topics important to our members in the current long-term care climate that are intentional about presenting in an interactive format.

Educational Offerings

You are invited to submit presentation ideas for consideration at Education Events, including:

  • MDS Workshop – February 13, Salina
  • LeadingAge Kansas 2020 Spring Conference – April 21 – 22, Wichita
  • Hands – On Caregiver Workshop – June 11, Lindsborg
  • Assisted Living Summit – July, Newton
  • Fall Joint Provider – September, Topeka & Wichita
  • Fall Conference – October 7 – 8, Salina
  • Nurse Workshop – November 12, Lindsborg


We are specifically looking for presentations on the following topics. Presentations outside of these topic areas may be considered but will not be top priority.

  • Care Transitions
  • Residents Rights
  • Antibiotic Stewardship
  • Facility-Wide Assessment
  • Person-Centered Care/Culture Change
  • Reduction of Anti-psychotic Medications
  • Workforce 
  • Workforce - Effective strategies/practices/culture
  • Workforce - Evidence-Based Practices
  • Workforce - Improving Workplace Culture
  • Workforce - Framing the Issue
  • Workforce - Innovative Recruitment and Retention Ideas
  • Workforce Technology
  • Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (specifically resident-to-resident abuse)
  • Aging Services Technology
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Mental Health and Aging
  • Mental Health and Aging - Dementia - Behavioral Health
  • Mental Health and Aging - Alzheimer’s 
  • Mental Health and Aging - Hoarding
  • Mental Health and Aging - Substance Abuse
  • Mental Health and Aging - PTSD
  • Navigating Long-term Care Reimbursement: PDPM, PBJ and Medicare Advantage
  • Good Governance and Strategic Planning
  • Leadership Topics: Supervisor Training, Basic to Advanced Leadership for Middle Managers, Deep Change Leadership Practices
  • Efficient and Effective Operational Strategies
  • Accessible and Affordable Financing
  • MDS Training
  • Infection Control
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Assisted Living topics
  • Caregiver Competency: Improvement, Assessment and Promising Practices

Target Audiences

  • Administrators
  • Assisted Living Operators
  • Nurses
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Department Managers
  • Social Service Professionals
  • Activity Professionals
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Hands-On Caregivers (CNA/CMA/RA/HHA)

If you have an interesting presentation or an idea that could be developed into an educational session, you are invited to submit a written proposal. Complete the application and return it by the deadline listed. To be considered as a speaker, your program must be educational and interactive.

Sales presentations will not be accepted. In addition, your material should be original; otherwise, sources must be referenced for us to meet continuing education criteria by state agencies.

Evaluation Criteria

The LeadingAge Kansas Education Team will review all proposals on these criteria:

  • Topic addresses a critical and timely issues in aging services and is applicable to our target audiences
  • Interactiveness of presentation, with the goal of incorporating non-didactic techniques (sage on the stage)
  • Allows learners to bring home takeaways and tools that provide immediate practical applicability as aging service providers
  • Embodies quality, innovation, and originality
  • Is clear, focused, well-organized, and designed to be interactive
  • Features experienced speaker(s) with significant expertise

Other important considerations:

  • Willingness to be available pre-presentation to be involved in the training and provider follow up post-presentation with questions from participants if needed, and/or writing newsletter articles about subject
  • Willingness (for in-person & webinars) to make the experience as interactive as possible
  • Willingness (for webinars) to incorporate polling into presentation
  • Willingness to incorporate social media into presentation
  • Willingness to take temp of audience/survey them for engagement

All proposals will be accepted and reviewed. Successful candidates will submit quality presentations that meet our members’ needs and will provide meaningful and interactive education.

How to apply:

 Apply Online
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