Our Partnership with Lasell College
Lasell College is a leader in the field of experiential learning, both inside and outside the classroom, and actively supports programs linking students to employers, and employers to education. Lasell has been long committed to older adults and their lifelong learning as a host to a Continuing Care Retirement Community, Lasell Village. E.L.D.E.R. and Lasell College have partnered to develop and deliver management education for the eldercare profession. Through E.L.D.E.R., Lasell’s Fuss Center, its MSM in Eldercare Management, and Lasell Village, the College shows its dedication to older adults and those who work with them.
Partners In Aging
From the beginning, the aging community has been very supportive of ELDER and Lasell College’s effort to produce continuing management education for managers across the continuum. They shared struggles that are common for the field: start in a position and get promoted into positions of challenge. There are some great Leadership Academies offered by associations, but they can’t go into depth on management topics. MBAs are a terrific goal for some, but management faculty don’t understand this uniquely challenging field.
The answer was ELDER Management courses: mini management courses for CEUs that focus on the challenges faced by organizations today in the rapidly changing senior market. We hear frequently, “We have growth opportunities but not enough management bandwidth to take them.”
State associations LeadingAgeMA, LeadingAgeMENH, and LeadingAgeRI have partnered with ELDER Management Education and its partner Lasell College to support and strengthen managers at their member organizations. The Strategic Management Track, entering it’s second year, compliments LeadingAge MA’s annual Leadership Academy. The Leadership Academy is not a prerequisite for the Strategic Management Track.
Developed and taught by LeadingAge members and other experts, together with Lasell management faculty, the Strategic Management Track contains five mini-management courses in Strategy, Partnering, Marketing, Conflict and Change. 5 nights at Lasell College and 10 weeks online (spread over 6 months).