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 builds 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, shares eight personal transformation goals for successful leadership and describes 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 are shared, and listeners will have opportunities to self-reflect on how well they are positioned to move forward.
By watching this webinar, you will:
- Learn 8 personal goals for leaders in culture change and know how to assess your own skills in these areas.
- Assess readiness for change and determine needs at each stage of readiness.
- Understand the concept of “frost” and steps for moving beyond it.
Partnerships between long-term care (LTC) homes and secondary schools create opportunities to reduce negative perceptions and improve well-being through positive experiences. Experiential Learning in Long-Term Care: A Guidebook for Building Partnerships Between Secondary Schools and Long-Term Care Homes guides LTC homes and secondary schools through the process of building partnerships and implementing placement opportunities for students. These opportunities help build capacity within homes, and support a recruitment strategy for the future LTC workforce by generating interest in LTC careers.
By watching this webinar, you will:
- Understand the benefits of experiential learning placements in LTC for secondary school students, residents and team members.
- Learn how to use the guidebook and online resources to build effective partnerships.
- Leave with practical strategies and resources to start or enhance your experiential learning partnership.
About the Toolkit
The Palliative Care Toolkit for Indigenous Communities was created by Cancer Care Ontario in collaboration with First Nations, Métis and Inuit families and communities. It includes:
- First Nations, Inuit and Métis definitions of palliative care
- Personal stories and other resources to help First Nations, Inuit and Métis families and communities develop capacity in palliative care, and cope with grief and loss
- Information to support decision-making and planning for Indigenous people living with advanced cancer
- Information to help care partners care for community members living with advanced cancer
This program has been identified as a resource that supports Indigenous culture in long-term care by the Ontario Caring Advisory Circle.
When life is difficult, it begs for meaning: Who am I? Why am I still alive? What is my role, now, in my family and community? How do I deal with change and loss? What is the meaning of life? These are spiritual questions.
Canadian society is shifting from a time when traditional religious expression was common, to greater diversity in our understandings of spirituality. How, then, do we support the spirits of all those in our long-term care (LTC) communities? What addresses our needs for love, hope, peace, joy?
By watching this webinar you will…
- Explore the meaning of ‘spirituality’ and how it intersects with the experience of aging.
- Become more aware of:
– The spiritual needs of residents.
– ‘Spiritual resources’ people access and how we can support them.
– Barriers that get in the way of optimum spiritual care.
- Imagine new ways of supporting the spirits of residents, families and team members, making spiritual care more accessible for everyone.
About the Presenter
Jane has extensive experience as a spiritual caregiver in long-term care homes and in the community, as a registered psychotherapist, a spiritual director, and an ordained Minister in the Mennonite Church and the United Church of Canada. Jane completed a doctorate in Human Relationships (Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy) at Martin Luther University College with a dissertation focus in the area of Spirituality and Aging. As part of her role at the Schlegel-UW RIA, Jane coordinates an annual Spirituality and Aging Seminar, conducts research, and teaches graduate courses in Spirituality and Aging.