Executive Connect+ is the premier opportunity for top CEOs and executive-level administrators of LeadingAge California member providers to network, learn and share best practices.

This conference will provider leaders with the tools and resources necessary to propel them for success while nurturing their knowledge and skills. Unparalleled networking activities will engage leaders and business partners to connect, communicate and collaborate to avoid challenges and thrive into the next normal. Space is limited — Contact us now to reserve your spot!  


Thursday, September 15

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Welcome, General Session/ Keynote Speaker 

LeadingAge California welcomes you to the inaugural Executive Connect+. 

Keynote Session: Love, Loyalty, and the Language of Leaders During Chaos and Change!

Speaker: Christopher Ridenhour, GFN

As a designated trailblazer, have your leadership skills "leveled up" to the same intensity as the uncertainty and dread? Has the enduring global pandemonium sharpened your purpose and power? The brightest future belongs to organizations helmed by legends who create workplace cultures defined by courage, accountability, and an unshakeable sense of belonging. Come fully prepared to practice the thriving and influence skills necessary to become a lightning rod for optimism and inspired action. 

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Networking Reception

Build your network amongst great company with high level executives in our field, and premier business partners who have innovative products and services to offer. This is your time to reunite and make new friends!


Friday, September 16

7:30 am – 8:30 am: Networking Breakfast

Start your morning with a complimentary continental breakfast while networking amongst influentials' in our industry. This is the time to fuel up as your start your day full of education and comradery.

8:30 am – 12:00 pm: Education Breakout Session(s)

8:30 - 9:30 AM

Culture & Burnout: Challenging the Current Trend

Speaker: Babak Amali, President, Prodigy Rehabilitation

Staffing is a significant issue in our sector. In order to be successful, we have to increase/maintain census. To increase census, we need to have staff. To have staff, we need to create a positive working culture. The pandemic has seriously exacerbated this matter. Many people took the pandemic as a reminder that life is too short to spend time at the wrong company, with the wrong people, or in a vocation that they no longer enjoy. This program is intended to provide attendees with effective tools to identify and address burnout, build a better culture, and recognize what employees want in their job.


9:45 - 10:45 AM
Social Connectedness and Engagement Technologies: Provider Case Studies

Speaker: Majd Alway, Senior Vice President, LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies

Explore the range of social connectedness and engagement technologies available to help improve resident quality of life. Learn what functions and features to look for when selecting a social connected ness and engagement technology solution.Hear from providers who have implemented social connectedness and engagement technologies in their organization.


11:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Diversity & Inclusion Topic – TBA

Speaker: Kathleen Sullivan, Ph.D., Executive Director, Openhouse

Stay tuned for more information.


*Education Breakout Session presentations are tentative. Please continue to check back for updates.

Executive Connect+ Conference (Invite-only)
September 15-16, 2022
Hilton Anaheim
777 W. Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802

This conference is by invitation only. If you are interested in attending, please contact us below!

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