Wise Leadership and Culture Change: Getting Started


Where: Webinar Cost: Free

While culture change involves collaboration and empowerment throughout the organization, it is critically important for those in formal leadership positions to actively nurture the process. This webinar will build upon the “Put Living First: Creating a Culture Where Everyone Thrives” webinar held on March 28, 2019 by exploring organizational growth and the concept of wise leadership.

Dr. Allen Power, Schlegel Chair in Aging and Dementia Innovation, will share eight personal transformation goals for successful leadership and describe several tools and processes that will help each organization evaluate readiness for change, begin the journey, and monitor progress along the way. Stories of successful initiatives from other organizations will be shared, and attendees will have opportunities to self-reflect on how well they are positioned to move forward.

By attending this webinar, you will:

  1. Learn 8 personal goals for leaders in culture change and know how to assess your own skills in these areas.
  2. Assess readiness for change and determine needs at each stage of readiness.
  3. Understand the concept of “frost” and steps for moving beyond it.


** Do you work in  an Ontario Long-term Care Home and would you like a copy of the Working Together to Put Living First guidebook? Complete the survey at the end of the webinar and we’ll send you one FREE of charge! (Ontario only)

About the Presenter

Dr. Allen Power is an internist, geriatrician, skilled educator and published author. He is internationally respected for his work challenging the use of antipsychotic medications for people living with dementia. His book, Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care was named a 2010 Book of the Year by the American Journal of Nursing, and was re-released in a second edition in October 2016. His second book, Dementia Beyond Disease: Enhancing Well-Being was released in 2014 and updated in October 2016 as well. Dr. Power has advised the US government in their antipsychotic reduction initiatives, and was named one of “Five Leaders of Tomorrow” by Long-Term Living Magazine in 2013. In addition to traveling the globe advocating for transformational models of care for older adults, Dr. Power partners with RIA researchers and Schlegel Villages to advance innovative approaches to aged care and dementia. He focuses on bringing knowledge into practice to transform the culture of care, from philosophical to system shifts, to physical design concepts for community living. In addition to his role with RIA, Dr. Power is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester, and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and American Society for Internal Medicine. He is also a Certified Eden Alternative Educator and a board member with the US Dementia Action Alliance.

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