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Upcoming SDA Events

    • Wednesday, September 29, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Online
    • 19
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    Discussion Topic: Dealing with labor shortages and supply chain issues.

    Your residents want and need outstanding meal service. Connect with SDA members from around the country to see what their plans are for 2021.

    Let's get back together and talk now!.

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    SDA chats are moderated small group discussions for members to brainstorm, get advice and share experiences.  

    Video participation is preferred during the chat.

    • Wednesday, October 13, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    The SDA ONE DAY  gives senior living leaders an opportunity to connect every 2nd Wednesday of the month and learn from topic-driven roundtable discussions, engaging keynote speakers, and an interactive expo with the latest innovations, services, and products designed to enhance their operations. 

    Schedule:

    2:00 – 3:00 pm ET – SDA Welcome & Keynote Speaker

    3:00 – 4:00 pm ET – Roundtable Discussions & Sponsor Booth Visits

    Roundtable Topics:

    Table 1: Developing unique partnership ideas for communities without cooks.

    Table 2: Training your staff without throwing them in the fire.

    Table 3: Ordering for success to reduce supply chain issues.

    Table 4: Creating "Wow" moments with a reduced staff.

    Table 5: Organizing your kitchen to be more efficient.

    Table 6: Hiring for success: Asking the questions that matter for hiring chefs and culinary staff.

    Presentation Topic: DiSC® Personal Assessment
    Understand how DiSC® is used to improve work productivity, teamwork, leadership, sales, and communication.

    Speaker: Laura Gibble, Company Trainer for Clark Food Service Equipment

    About our Keynote:
    As a company trainer with Clark Associates in Lancaster, PA, Laura Gibble helps employees gain a better understanding of how personality styles and Emotional Intelligence play a role in work relationships, job performance, and overall company success. With a Bachelor’s degree in Biology & Psychology and a Master’s degree in Human Development, she has worked in education and social service for over 30 years and is passionate about lifelong learning and helping individuals become the best version of themselves while being fully engaged in their work and home communities.

    CEU's: Self-Submitted. Certificate of completion and event schedule will be given to participants who attend the event.

    Door Prize: Only operators are eligible for the door prize and must be present to win.

    Refunds: No Refunds.


    • Wednesday, November 10, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    When: Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 2 pm ET / 1 pm CT

    Where: Virtual

    Topic: IDDSI: Implementing & Training Tips

    As IDDSI is a new initiative, the most immediate challenge is implementation. This presentation will allow you to get a better grasp into IDDSI.

    Speaker: Margaret Roche, MS, RD, CDE, CSG, FAND, Principal at Roche Dietitians

    Schedule:   

    2:00 – 2:30 pm ET – Roundtable Discussions & Booth Visits
    2:30 – 3:30 pm ET – Keynote Speaker
    3:30 – 4:00 pm ET – Roundtable Discussions & Booth Visits Continue

    About our Keynote:

    Margaret Roche is a dietitian who for over 30 years has been championing the health of older adults. Maggie and her team at Roche Dietitians create strategies to help senior living communities distinguish themselves through their dining services. Maggie is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in clinical nutrition. She has advanced credentials as a certified diabetes educator, is board certified as a specialist in gerontological nutrition, and is distinguished as a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

    CEU's: Self-Submit. Certificate of completion and event schedule will be given to participants who attend the event.

    Door Prize: Only operators are eligible for the door prize and must be present to win.

    Refunds: No Refunds. But it's FREE for operator members anyway!

    • Wednesday, December 08, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    When: Wednesday, December 08, 2021 at 2 pm ET / 1 pm CT

    Where: Virtual

    Topic: Motivating & Encouraging Employees

    Encouraging employees to reach their highest potential is essential for effective leadership and fostering a productive work environment. Join us to learn helpful techniques and when to use them.

    Speaker: Milton L. McGowian, MBA, CDM, CFPP, FMP, MCP, Director of Culinary Services at Sharon Towers

    Schedule:   

    2:00 – 2:30 pm ET – Roundtable Discussions & Booth Visits
    2:30 – 3:30 pm ET – Keynote Speaker
    3:30 – 4:00 pm ET – Roundtable Discussions & Booth Visits Continue

    About our Keynote:

    Milton McGowain is the Director of Culinary Services at Sharon Towers in Charlotte, NC. He is an approved ServSafe alcohol instructor and ServSuccess proctor for the National Restaurant Association. He earned a certification from the National Restaurant Association as a Foodservice Management Professional (FMP) and a certification from ANFP as a CDM, CFPP. Milton is also a fellow at the Larry Minnix Leadership Academy at Leading Age, and he sits on the diversity, equality, and inclusion task force as well as the professional development task force for ANFP. Milton possesses a passion for foodservice and ensures every senior has an excellent dining experience and every employee has a chance for development.


    CEU's: Self-Submit. Certificate of completion and event schedule will be given to participants who attend the event.

    Door Prize: Only operators are eligible for the door prize and must be present to win.

    Refunds: No Refunds. But it's FREE for operator members anyway!

    • Wednesday, January 12, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    When: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 2 pm ET / 1 pm CT

    Where: Virtual

    Topic: Getting Stuff Done with Your Dining Committee

    Your resident dining committee should be a valuable resource for your dining operation. Learn how to keep your dining committee productive and helpful.

    Speaker: Schelley Hollyday, Principal, The Hollyday Group

    Schedule:   

    2:00 – 2:30 pm ET – Roundtable Discussions & Booth Visits
    2:30 – 3:30 pm ET – Keynote Speaker
    3:30 – 4:00 pm ET – Roundtable Discussions & Booth Visits Continue


    About our Keynote:
    With over 30 years of experience in the Senior Living Industry with a focus on hospitality, Schelley has held senior leadership positions with two national senior services management companies. During her career, Schelley has worked with over 300 Senior Living communities. She is a recognized speaker, including LeadingAge and university lectures, and continues to conduct extensive research identifying best practices and hospitality trends.

    CEU's: Self-Submit. Certificate of completion and event schedule will be given to participants who attend the event.

    Door Prize: Only operators are eligible for the door prize and must be present to win.

    Refunds: No Refunds. But it's FREE for operator members anyway!


    • Wednesday, February 09, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    When: Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 2 pm ET / 1 pm CT

    Where: Virtual

    Topic: Sustaining Consistency in Your Dining Program

    Learn how to keep your team engaged by maintaining consistency in new program rollout and development.

    Speaker: Harris Ader, Founder & CEO, Senior Dining Association

    Schedule:   

    2:00 – 2:30 pm ET – Roundtable Discussions & Booth Visits
    2:30 – 3:30 pm ET – Keynote Speaker
    3:30 – 4:00 pm ET – Roundtable Discussions & Booth Visits Continue

    About our Keynote:

    With over 30 years of experience in the Senior Living Industry with a focus on hospitality, Schelley has held senior leadership positions with two national senior services management companies. During her career, Schelley has worked with over 300 Senior Living communities. She is a recognized speaker, including LeadingAge and university lectures, and continues to conduct extensive research identifying best practices and hospitality trends.


    CEU's: Self-Submit. Certificate of completion and event schedule will be given to participants who attend the event.


    Door Prize: Only operators are eligible for the door prize and must be present to win.


    Refunds: No Refunds. But it's FREE for operator members anyway!











        

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