Educational Event Offerings

ALCA Annual Conference

Pre-Conference Intensives

Separate Registration/Fee required - Not included in the full conference registration.

Aging Life Care™ Essentials - Clinical & Ethical

This intensive explores ALCA’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, while discussing the clinical issues that frequently arise in Aging Life Care practices. This is an interactive session using actual case histories to explore clinical approaches to meeting client needs and resolving common ethical challenges that arise within this process. Aging Life Care is not just a business -- it is shaping the lives of people for generations to come!

Suggested Audience: New Aging Life Care Managers and those wishing to enhance clinical skills.

Aging Life Care™ Essentials - Sales & Marketing

This intensive will further expand your abilities to reach out to other professionals who can refer business, creating a win-win situation for both parties. Enhancing your outreach skills will result in more satisfaction as well as more clients.

  • How do you position your business as the service of choice?
  • How can you leverage your expertise to underscore your value proposition?
  • How can you better understand your ever-changing targeted market?
  • While you have the training, experience, education, and knowledge to provide high-level, quality professional service, how do you ensure that a steady stream of clients will come in your door

As an Aging Life Care Professional, one assumes many roles in a successful practice, and the “rain-making” role often poses a unique challenge for the professional. In this interactive intensive, we will outline a process by which attendees will enhance skills to grow one’s business.

Suggested Audience: New Aging Life Care Managers and those wishing to enhance business development skills.

 

***Attendees may register for both sections of Aging Life Care™ Essentials***

Growing Strategies for Established Practices

This interactive pre-conference intensive seeks to answer the questions most often asked by ALCA business owners/managers who want to grow their business beyond a sole, one, or two employee company. A practical approach to developing a strategic plan aimed at helping you grow your business is presented. Teaching methodology includes Q & A, lecture, and small group participation. This workshop is fast paced and intended for those willing to roll up their sleeves to better understand the working basics of their business. The goal of this workshop is for you to leave the seminar with a beginning draft of a strategic plan aimed at identifying the very next steps in growing your business.

Mid-Conference Roundtables

These are optional and free to attendees

Advanced Professional Roundtable

Join experienced colleagues for discussions on topics important to you and your practice. Dig deep into issues that affect all advanced professionals. Members in the room decide on the topics. Discussions will be facilitated by ALCA leadership. Here’s what past participants said … “Loved everyone’s honesty about their practices” … “Well run --great topics, great networking.”

Xtreme Mentoring

Got a question? Got a dilemma? Is it business, clinical, or ethical? We’ll cover them all in Xtreme Mentoring. We’ll take your topics. Make a list. Choose your subject matter. And then we begin! You’ll get connected with a panel of experts – ALCA’s most experienced Aging Life Care Professionals. You set the agenda and the pace! Here’s what past program participants had to say ... “The people were wonderful!” … “So open to sharing ideas and what works and what didn’t” … “a valuable part of the conference.”

Nonprofit Roundtable

We’ve expanded this event to accommodate our many members working in nonprofit agencies. Small group discussion topics are selected by participants – focusing on issues that are specific to working in a nonprofit environment. Last year’s participants said … “I was thrilled to have a chance to network with other nonprofits from around the country. We thought we were the only ones, no matter our size or location, we all face similar difficulties”

Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program

Our mentoring program provides one-on-one mentoring for members who are just starting their businesses. Matched with an experienced ALCA business owner, and meeting for 2-4 hours for 2 months, mentees pay a small administration fee. Mentors recieve non-cash incentives.

"Colleagues are a wonderful thing – but mentors, that’s where the real work gets done."
Junot Diaz

Webinars and Virtual Events

Aging Life Care:  Why You? Why Now?

Presentations are offered throughout the year to help members in their business and their practice. Some events are reserved for members only. Check the ALCA Event Calendar.

The best way to participate in these is during the actual event, but if you miss it – all webinars and digital conferences are available in our Store.

Produced annually, this special webinar features ALCA's Board President, CEO, Marketing Manager, and membership Manager to introduce prospective Aging Life Care Professionals® to the profession, the value of ALCA membership, and tools available for professional and business development.

Clinical and Business Webinar Series

Offered throughout the year, our 1-hour webinars – four clinical and four business – help members and non-members dive deeper into new and emerging topics. With 30 minutes of Q&A afterwards, participants have the opportunity to interact with the speaker. .

For upcoming and past webinars: Events | Recordings | Store

Clinical

ALCA offers Continuing Education Contact Hours  for the four clinical webinars. In order to receive CE contact hours, the attendee must attend the live webinar presentation or review the entire recording.

CEs Available for Recorded Clinical Webinars

CEs are also available for clinical webinars (purchased through the Store – post event.)* only applies to webinars sold through ALCA Store and before the CE expiration deadline. CEs are only available for a limited time. The CE deadline will be posted on store product listing.

Attendees requesting a CE Certificate for the store product/recorded webinar must:

  • review entire webinar
  • submit signed affidavit as well as submit and successfully pass a post-test with a score of 80% or better

ALCA applies for 1 CE contact hour from NACCM, NASW, NYSED, CCMC, and the California Board of Registered Nursing.

Aging Life Care Association SW CPE #0166 has received conditional approval from the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work to offer continuing education to licensed social workers, effective 6/23/2015. The Department may subsequently notify the provider that a particular course or courses is/are not acceptable. This conditional approval is in effect until the Department makes a final determination to approve or deny the provider application.

ALCA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING CE CERTIFICATES:

When registering for a CE- approved event, be sure to preorder your certificate. Preordered certificates are included in the registration fee and will be provided to you at the conclusion of the event. Replacement certificates will be available following the event at a cost of $25.00 each.

Business:

Building an Aging Life Care Business Level I Series

Are you planning to open your own Aging Life Care™ business? Learn from experienced practitioners and specialists on topics you need to know. ALCA offers a seven session comprehensive curriculum in a small-group format – limited to 20 participants.

Each participant is provided with copies of course outlines, PowerPoint presentations, and presenter handouts. All teleconference sessions are recorded. Audio recordings are also made available to all participants.

Conference Podcasts

Podcasts from general session conference speakers are a rich resource to refresh your conference experience, or give you access to the conference you missed.! Conference Podcasts are made available to conference attendees at no additional charge. For those who were unable to attend, you can purchase a conference podcast via the ALCA Store .

Friday Forum

Join ALCA's CEO and Board President for a free-flowing and informal monthly phone conversation! Subjects can include the Aging Life Care Management field, upcoming events, and the future of the Association. We also have some monthly themes to help prompt any questions. Share your insight, get to know other ALCA members and leadership, and learn about the exciting plans ALCA has in store! Space is limited. This event is for ALCA Members only.