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Belinda Vierthaler, LMSW, LACHA

Belinda is a Licensed Master Social Worker and licensed Administrator. She has worked as an Administrator in skilled nursing and assisted living communities and served as the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman under the administrations of Governor Parkinson and Governor Brownback. She developed the Administrator-In-Training program and taught the assisted living operators course at Johnson County Community College. Currently, she is the Director of GERTI, the education branch of Evergreen Living Innovations, Inc.

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About this Course

In these demanding times for long term care leaders, we must look for “new” leaders in our organizations. Finding and training these new shining stars will be discussed in this interactive class. Ways to empower staff will be analyzed, as well as characteristics of a good leader. Differentiation between management and leadership will be defined.

Differentiate between management and leadership

Recognize how staff empowerment relates to leadership

Discover the value of staff empowerment

Describe the characteristics of a good leader

Discuss the effects of the new philosophy of leadership and how it impacts culture change