2019-2020 AHCA/NCAL Future Leaders Applicants Sought

Each year, AHCA/NCAL selects “Future Leaders in Long-Term Care,” individuals identified by state affiliate associations who demonstrate compassion, dedication, and the drive to lead in the long-term care profession.

Background and History:

Since 2004, AHCA/NCAL has hosted Long-Term Care (LTC) professionals in an annual Future Leaders program. The year long program kicks off with a two-day symposium “Future Leaders of Long Term Care in America” held each year in July in Washington, D.C. Selected participants have demonstrated leadership potential and an interest in representing the interests of LTC providers at the state and national levels. The program covers the latest theories and practical applications in quality management, customer satisfaction, and leadership.

Program Goal:

By participating in this program, members of each Future Leaders class will be better prepared to serve in vital roles within AHCA/NCAL and on behalf of the entire profession. By honing their knowledge and leadership skills these future leaders will help to advance quality and promote the profession’s mission of providing the highest quality, resident-centered care for frail, elderly, and disabled Americans.


WHCA/WiCAL will nominate one member from Wisconsin to participate in the annual “Future Leaders of Long Term Care in America” program.  Candidates will be selected for this professional training and mentorship program, which begins at the September 13-15 symposium in Washington, DC.

The nominees for the 2017/2018 class should be owners and operators who are up and coming leaders. If you know of a deserving individual, please send your recommendation to WHCA/WiCAL Executive Director John Vander Meer.

Expectations and Requirements:

Those selected to participate in Future Leaders agree to:

  • Attend a three-day training session, which will be held in Washington, D.C. September 13-15;
  • Complete any assigned reading – typically 4 or 5 books during the year – and be prepared to discuss on conference calls;
  • Participate in a majority of scheduled conference calls and activities, including a graduation event hosted by AHCA/NCAL leadership at the AHCA/NCAL Annual Convention & Expo, which will be held October 7-10, 2018 in San Diego, CA;
  • Demonstrate an interest in working on LTC issues at the national level, which may include participating on AHCA/NCAL workgroups or committees; and
  • Consider active participation in the AHCA PAC and promoting its importance to other members.

AHCA will absorb the costs related to the 2017/2018 “Future Leaders of Long Term Care in America” symposium, including a two-night hotel stay, airfare, and a fixed stipend of $100.00 for miscellaneous travel expenses.

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