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When: 9/18/2019
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: The Ingleside Hotel
2810 Golf Road
Pewaukee, Wisconsin  53072
United States
Contact: Heather Novoselac
(608) 442-0374

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WALA is truly grateful to have been at your service for 25 years while understanding that this is no time to pause. That is why we are totally FOCUSED On Your Future. Discover WALA’s commitment to your future success at the 2019 WALA Fall Conference. Designed specifically for assisted living providers and industry professionals that support their operations, this event is about solutions for those you serve and your team members. With relevant programming and valuable industry connection opportunities, here’s a great opportunity to experience collaborative strength in an environment of complexities.


We'll start the day with a General Session:

Alfred Johnson, Director, Bureau of Assisted Living (BAL), Madison, WI

Curtis CunninghamAssistant Administrator of Long Term Care Benefits and Programs, Dept. of Health Services (DHS), Madison, WI

Cheryl Bott, Health Services Specialist, Bureau of Assisted Living - Division of Long Term Care, Madison, WI

Bob Lightfoot (moderator), Attorney, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c., Madison, WI

Start your 2019 WALA Fall Conference experience with this welcome gathering over breakfast. We are excited to bring focus to the day with a great array of panelists – all sharing a common partnership in the ongoing success of assisted living in Wisconsin. This moderated session will offer engaging dialogue and address the challenges facing providers.


Then focus on one of the tracks below OR find time to expand on each:

Each track offers 3 individual sessions throughout the day.

Leadership: Discover Your Superpower

Crystal Miller, Principal, HarmonyWorks, Kenosha, WI

Steve Miller, Principal, HarmonyWorks, Kenosha, WI

Do you like a good secret? Everyone who’s ever built a successful team has one (or two!). In this engaging, interactive workshop, we reveal our secrets and unveil your superpower, because we want you to be able to achieve amazing things with your team, too! You'll walk away with:

  • A newfound passion for getting and keeping a great team
  • Ways to strip away all complexity, leaving you with only the most vital and actionable aspects of success
  • Our favorite strategy and how you can use it to exponentially increase the strength of your team
  • Access to the D.I.S.C. assessment to create a cohesive team
  • Confidence that 5 minutes really IS enough

Eat, Sleep and Breathe Culture: How to Recruit, Onboard and Coach to your Organization's Culture

Hannah Renfro, J.D. Lake Effect Human Resources & Law, Madison, WI

Tricia PerkinsSenior Strategic HR Advisor, Lake Effect Human Resources & Law, Madison, WI

When your HR function is aligned with your organization’s mission, vision and values, and strategic direction, the organization attracts, rewards and retains the right talent, creates a culture of engagement, and generates an understanding of how individual goals are aligned with the organization’s strategic initiatives.  In this 3-part track you will learn how to hire, welcome, and coach employees to your organization’s culture by:

  • Identifying the right recruiting resources and creating behavioral interview questions aligned with your culture
  • Welcoming new hires to your organization’s culture starting with the first day of employment.
  • Coaching and developing your team to achieve individual goals that align with your organization’s mission and growth

All aBout Caring in Dementia

Pam Gaurkee, RN BSNCapri Communities, Waukesha, WI

Joy Schmidt, Dementia Care Specialist, Dane County Human Services, Madison, WI

  • Disease Basics - Alzheimer's & dementia, Neurocognitive Disorders and Mental Health
  • Intervention tools for challenging behaviors
  • I've tried what?


Check-in and Breakfast: 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Session Time: 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.



Early Bird Rates (register before August 16, 2019):

   WALA Member - $150

   Non-WALA Member - $225


Non-Early Bird Rates (register after August 16, 2019):

   WALA Member - $175

   Non-WALA Member - $250


WALA Diamond Participants - Don't forget to take your 10% off!


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Hotel and Travel Information:

Hotel room blocks fill up quickly! WALA strongly recommends reserving your hotel at the time of your Fall Conference registration. Please note the room block release dates; prices may increase significantly after these dates.


The Ingleside Hotel

2810 Golf Road

Pewaukee, WI 53072
Phone: (262) 547-0201

Discounted WALA rate: $109 per night

Rooms held at this rate until August 17, 2019.


Thank you to our Event Sponsor!

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