Next Gen State Forums

The age services sector is full of dynamic, inspiring and passionate next generation leaders who are leading in our organisations – from bedside to boardroom.

Next Gen Forums connect young leaders with their industry peers and are helping to ensure they are ready to take on the age services challenges of the future.

The Next Gen State Forums are one day events occurring across Australia. They are designed to bring together young age services professionals to build industry positivity, nurture connections between young professionals, and highlight resources for their future development.

Our Forum delegates are professionals under 40, and include:

Nurses, CEOs, Architects, Physiotherapists, Care Managers, Administration Assistants, Lawyers, Entrepreneurs, General Managers, Chefs, Village Managers, Non-Executive Directors and more!

 

​About the inaugural Next Gen State Forums

In 2019, our industry’s Next Gens were celebrated with national support from Amanda Jones (Mirus Australia), LASA State Managers, Merlin Kong (InnovAgeing) and Samantha Bowen (Next Gen).

Over 320 individuals attended and the feedback has been incredible!

Join us in 2020!

Let’s create the future of age services together and show the world that young people are leading, innovating and LOVE being involved in a sector that supports older adults to age well.

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My staff couldn’t stop raving about the forum, they found it truly inspiring. Thank you for all your efforts in getting this program up and running.

Melissa Pagliarulo

SA attendee

I really enjoyed the whole forum, how it pushed us to get out of our comfort zones whilst learning more skills and knowledge in leading teams in this industry. I really also loved how there were panels that allowed us the ability to hear and see from others in the industry not only from the guest speakers.

Donna McDougall

WA attendee

Probably the best healthcare event I have been to. Inspiring to meet fellow peers and share our struggles as well as triumph and developed a friendship from the event. Thank you for providing us an opportunity to connect with one another. I’m looking forward to the next event that you’ll be hosting!

Star Dang

NSW attendee

I love that there was someone out there who wasn’t afraid and has stepped up and is leading the way for us young leaders! Thank you Next Gen – you are an inspiration and I am proud to be involved! I am also thrilled and excited that LASA has supported this great initiative and is investing into the leaders of tomorrow!!! Can’t wait to hear what’s happening next on this great journey!

Ozlem Ertan

QLD attendee

I wanted to thank you once again for the opportunity to attend the LASA Next Gen Forum. I walked away feeling so positive, inspired and grateful!

Taylor Rusanoff

SA attendee

Thanks so much again for all of your hard work and effort into the next gen series. The discussions you helped facilitate are so important for our industry and it was really motivating to have these discussions with like-minded professionals.

Alanna Tunchon

QLD attendee