Applications are Now Being Accepted for our 2023 Leadership Institute Program * Submit by October 14th

Applications are Now Being Accepted for our 2023 Leadership Institute Program * Submit by October 14th

Do you have a “Rising Star” in your midst?

Strong, transformational leadership is more important than ever, especially within the constantly evolving field of aging services. The need to develop the next generation of leaders who will help us shape the future of our field is critical. Have you considered….

LeadingAge Washington’s Leadership Institute Program – Cultivating Emerging Leaders in Aging Services


Nominations are now being accepted!  Application  Please postmark by October 14th  Limit 20

Beginning our 13th year with over “225 Alumni”LeadingAge Washington’s Leadership Institute provides meaningful leadership and growth opportunities which emphasize the vital importance of innovation, relationship building, emotional intelligence and transformational leadership skills. Our Vision…. “To develop leaders who will serve their organizations, state association and the field of aging services in an exemplary, dynamic and innovative fashion.  Our past and future class of leaders will be the pioneers bringing innovative solutions to meeting the needs and preferences of the next generation of older Americans.”

 Do you have a rising star in your midst? Additional information  INVEST in your staff or share our program with a colleague! Scholarships are available!     

  • Classes begin January 11-12, 2023 at Judson Park, Des Moines! (FULL schedule included in the linked application)
  • Limit 20                                                                                                             


…..“Expect the unexpected.”

  • “While the program originally felt based on building new leaders, it has evolved in the later sessions to really develop existing leaders.  As a NHA there is plenty of new material to learn and grow from in order to stimulate leadership development.”
  • “The Leadership Institute experience has been wonderful.  It has opened my mind and helped me understand my purpose and what a leader does and is.”
  • “Very insightful and helpful in creating your own vision.”
  • “I’m happy to be involved in such a great program with wonderful people from diverse backgrounds.”
  • “This experience has and will continue to help round me out throughout my career.  The sky is the limit and that’s where I intend to go with what I have learned.”
  • “I am developing as a leader, more with each training. The support we get is phenomenal.”
  • “Time well spent for any current or future leader wanting to expand their horizons.”
  • “Building new relationships and sharing our experiences together have been so rewarding.”
  • “We have to realize to lead others we must have skills to accept being human at the same time “to succeed you must fail”.”
  • “My time at the Leadership Institute has given me a great deal of confidence and new enthusiasm in what I am passionate about.”
  • “Wow! What an experience!  I’m excited to be present and enlightened on my Leadership Journey!”
  • “So far I am gaining a perspective about myself as a professional & leader that I had not had before and I desperately needed!”
  • “Getting to know your gray areas does not necessarily mean a weakness but an opportunity to work on to better oneself.”
  • “Totally career changing.  I believe so highly in the values of this program.”

                                                                                                                                Leadership Institute Graduates

Sponsored by:

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Pat Sylvia, Director of Education and Member Development 

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August 30, 2022