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Education and Agenda


 Wednesday, April 25

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Welcome, Introductions, and Sponsor Recognition

Fred Benjamin, AHCA/NCAL Regional Multifacility Council Chair, President LTC Division, Lexington Health Network; Emmett Reed, Executive Director, Florida Health Care Association ​

3:00pm – 4:30pm

What’s Happening in Washington? 

In this always popular session, Mark Parkinson and Clifton J. Porter, II, provide an update on key legislative issues as well as a look at what’s ahead in Congress. Joining Mark and Clif will be The Honorable Haley Barbour, Partner at BGR; The Honorable Jim McCrery, Partner at Capitol Counsel; Bob Russell, Founding Partner at Simmons & Russell Group

4:30pm - 5:00pm

​Sharing Best Practices in Political Activity​

Clifton J. Porter, II and Ted LeNeave lead a highly focused session on what it takes to be a strong advocate – a “key member” – for the long term and post-acute care profession. They will share best practices on cultivating relationships with leaders in Congress and other important steps to build or strengthen your advocacy practices.

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Keynote: Keynote: Future Forces: Leadership Insights for Navigating the New World of Work

We are entering the greatest period of business transformation the world has ever known. The rigid models, historical paradigms, and long-standing rules of engagement and power we’ve come to count upon for decades are no longer reliable against the winds of change. In its wake, a new future is a being created, one fueled by openness, connection, transparency and shared power. The connected age of the network is upon us. Navigating this transformational shift mandates a new level of personal courage, self-awareness, and influence from leaders today. Drawing from his experience guiding everyone from Fortune 500 executives to major-league coaches through the new world of work, Seth Mattison presents a program designed to help leaders understand the forces impacting the new state of work and equip them with the practical tools and techniques to deepen their connection to those around them and amplify their capacity to positively effect change and influence outcomes for themselves, their teams, and their organizations.

6:30pm – 9:00pm

Welcome Reception and Dinner
Courtyard - on propertry

9:00pm – 11:00pm

​​After Dinner Lounge
The Pub – on property


 Thursday, April 26

7:30am – 8:00am

Talbot Pre-function

8:00am – 11:00am

Workforce Intensive Facilitated by The Studer Group 

During this session designed specifically for this conference, we will tap into the expertise of The Studer Group. Karen Cook and Craig Deao will facilitate an interactive training designed to tackle the issues surrounding workforce in the long term and post-acute care profession.


Afternoon Activities​ (additional registration fees apply)

  • Golf Outing 
  • Wine Pairing Experience
  • Amelia Island River Cruise

6:30pm – 9:00pm

Reception and Dinner 
North Beach (on property)

9:00pm – 11:00pm

After Dinner Lounge
The Pub (on property)​


 Friday, April 27

7:30am – 8:00am

Talbot Pre-function

8:00am – 9:00am

Workforce Success Stories

Build on the work of Thursday’s Studer workshop by engaging with your peers on areas in the workforce domain where successful ideas have been implemented to tackle staffing challenges.

9:00am – 10:00am

Key Issues Update 

We will provide succinct, targeted updates on key issues including the Resident Classification System (RCS), the new CMS Requirements of Participation, new survey process, and emergency preparedness. 


10:00am - 11:00am

Emerging Issues and Trends

In early January, the AHCA/NCAL Professional Development Work Group met to plan the AHCA/NCAL Annual Convention education programming. Stacey Hord, Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations, SavaSeniorCare shares the emerging trends and opportunities identified by the Work Group that could lead to new avenues of care and new issues to tackle. Some of the topics they raised include changing populations, medical marijuana, opioid crisis, and increasing acuity across the continuum. ​


Conference Concludes​​

Thank you for joining us. Wishing you a safe journey home.


2018​ AHCA/NCAL Fall Conference for Multifacility CEOs and Senior Executive Leaders

November 14-16, 2018
JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, San Antonio, Texas

2019 AHCA/NCAL Spring Conference for Multifacility CEOs and Senior Executive Leaders

May 1-3, 2019
Montage Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, South Carolina