The upcoming Next Gen Forum will inspire and excite in a national online space to learn and connect with young leaders in the age services industry across Australia.

The Next Gen Forum – run by Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care – has been created in full collaboration with young leaders (LASA Next Gen Ambassadors) and provides excellent opportunities to connect with next generation peers over our half-day event.

“Through our research we have highlighted the challenges young professionals in age services are facing,” said Samantha Bowen, Principal Advisor Next Gen.

“We have experts providing practical insights to ensure they communicate support and enable younger people to be part of our sector’s change and dare to be next.

“The Forum has been created by young leaders, for young leaders – a half-day gathering with inspiring panel sessions, engaging presenters and multiple networking opportunities.”

Prominent speakers will share insights on industry adaptation, positive ways to use the media, building resilient networks in an online world, handling living through loss, mentoring and a special session on the age services workforce.

The program includes:

  • Industry adaptation by Sean Rooney (LASA CEO)
  • Making media work for you by Rhod Ellis-Jones (Ellis Jones)
  • Leading your way: From frontline to executive leadership by Jeremy Kestenberg (Healthcare Australia)
  • LASA Next Gen: Taking change to the next level by Samantha Bowen (LASA Next Gen)
  • It’s a matter of caring by Louise O’Neill (CEO of Aged Care Workforce Industry Council)
  • The future is bright: Elements for a better ageing is YOU! by Award winning young leaders – Jamie Langdon, Simon Kerrigan, Tom Gray, Hadja Sow and John Sison

 “This is about celebrating young age services professionals,” said LASA CEO Sean Rooney.

“The forum event gives young leaders an opportunity to reflect on their future and the ongoing changes our sector needs to deliver on our mission.

“We want young age services professionals to be front and centre of a better future for older Australians.”

Samantha Bowen said the Forum was focused on younger people daring to lead differently.

“Our LASA Next Gen Forum provides a national space to connect with other young leaders, hear how they are navigating around obstacles and ensure we have the support and resources we need to excel,” Ms Bowen said.

“The Forum will help young people steer the age services industry through a period of unprecedented growth and change.

“It is designed to promote the transforming face of aged care and profile our industry to young professionals as dynamic, innovative and life-changing.”

The LASA Next Gen Forum will start at 11am AEST on Friday, 28 May, 2021.

For details and bookings for the 2021 Next Gen Forum, click here

Media contacts: Nick Way or Kate Hannon 08 6311 7809