Last week, May 19-22, 2014, ALFA – Assisted Living Federation of America, held their annual conference in Phoenix, AZ. Many WALA members attended this conference, including Jim Murphy, WALA’s Executive Director. Some of our Board that attended were Mike Edwin from Wipfli, LLP, Cindy Senke from Mosaic Management, and Brad Klitsch from Direct Supply.
There they learned about the national trends, new technologies, research, and best practices from around the country from leaders in the senior living/assisted living field. Featured speakers were Sir Ken Robinson, author of the book “The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything”, Artist – Candy Chang, U.S. Commander and General, Stan McChrystal, and former Representative Gabrielle Giffords and U.S Captain and Astronaut, Mark Kelly. Each of the speakers brought a unique perspective on the theme of the conference; “Inspire Passion. Lead Change.”, telling their own stories of passion and leadership.
These speakers and many other inspirational sessions during the conference made us wonder as attendees left Arizona, coming back to their home state – How can we inspire passion? How can we lead change here in our own state of Wisconsin? You better believe that Jim Murphy has some ideas! Look forward to some innovative changes and more information about national trends and news to come from WALA in the near future.
More information about ALFA and this conference at www.alfa.org