LASA Next Gen Online National Forum
Big changes are coming in 2021.
The Aged Care Royal Commission has highlighted the need for re-design and rethinking of the future of our sector.
As younger leaders, we will be part of the strategies, implementation and feel the impact of these in our workplaces into the future.
Now is the time to dare for a brighter ageing future.
Join us and DARE TO BE NEXT!
The LASA Next Gen Forum is the largest aged care event for young professionals. Created by young leaders for young leaders. With inspiring panel sessions, engaging presenters and networking opportunities, this half-day event will re-energise, re-engage and re-inspire, so you can continue daring to lead.
Join us and ensure you have more tools at your disposal to tackle sector challenges, be part of change and dare to lead into the future.
Don’t miss your chance to be involved in this exclusive event— and do it all from the comfort of your home or office!
LASA Member: $275 inc GST | Non-Member: $440 inc GST | 10% discount for groups of three (3) or more!
Friday, 28 May 2021
11:00am – 3:30pm AEST
Join from your Laptop, Tablet or Phone
|11:00am||Welcome||Samantha Bowen, LASA|
|11:15am||Industry adaptation. The realities of today and tomorrow’s age services||Sean Rooney, LASA|
|11:45am||Making negative sentiment work for you||Rhod Ellis Jones, Ellis Jones Consulting|
|12:30pm||Leading your way: From frontline to executive leadership||Jeremy Kestenberg, Healthcare Australia|
|1:00pm||LASA Next Gen: Taking change to the next level||Samantha Bowen, LASA|
|1:45pm||It’s a matter of caring: ACWIC and you||Louise O’Neill, Aged Care Workforce Industry Council|
|2:15pm||The future is bright: Elements for a better ageing future is YOU!||Jamie Langdon, Benevolent Living|
Simon Kerrigan, Guide Healthcare
Tom Gray, Silver Chain Group
|3:15pm||Thank you and Closing Remarks||Samantha Bowen, LASA|
|Networking – An optional opportunity to continue networking and connect with your peers from across Australia.|
*Program timing is listed in AEST
Your Forum Presenters Include:
Sean Rooney, CEO, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA)
As CEO of aged care industry peak body, Leading Age Services Australia, Sean Rooney is a recognised leader in the aged care industry. Sean speaks with credibility and authority on issues of importance to older Australians and providers of aged care services across residential care, home care and retirement living.
Sean has held several Chief Executive/Senior Executive roles in public, private and not-for-profit sector organisations. He has led membership-based organisations and represented the interests of members on the local, national and international stage. Sean also has practical experience at the nexus of the health and aged care sector, having been the CEO at the Australian Medicare Local Alliance.
Sean has a Bachelor of Commerce from the ANU, a Masters of Business Administration from Melbourne University and Post Graduate qualifications in Cross Sector Collaboration from Cambridge University.
Louise started her career as a registered nurse, and brings a pragmatic reform-focused vision for aged care.
The health care needs of older Australians is an important issue for Louise and is shown through her 18+ years of experience in the Australian Public Service, holding positions across health, disability and communications portfolios. These roles highlight her strong experience leading change management across aged care reforms, including internal and external stakeholder engagement.
She has a strong understanding of the dedication of so many aged care workers and is committed to providing the workforce with the recognition and opportunities it so deserves. Louise is excited to address on the Strategic Actions identified in the Matter of Care/Aged Care Workforce Strategy through the collaboration and engagement opportunities at the Aged Care Industry Workforce Council.
Rhod leads Australian social impact and communications consultancy, Ellis Jones, which specialises in behavioural research, business strategy, branding and communication for positive social change.
He has worked in aged care since 2006, advising major and mid-sized not-for-profit and private providers as they adapt to an ever-changing market and regulatory reform context.
His work covers issues and crisis management, marketing, branding and social innovation to drive shared value: social and business impact at community and group levels.
Samantha Bowen is passionate about building a strong network of age service leaders to ensure all generations have the skills to shape and lead our ageing future. In March 2019, she started her role as Principal Advisor Next Gen at Leading Age Services Australia to lead an industry wide youth strategy through LASA Next Gen. This year her role has expanded to include Principal Advisor LASA Mentoring Program, leading a national mentoring program for current and emerging leaders in age services.
Her experiences in social enterprise, building networks across Australia, plus roles on Federal Government and international aged care boards add to her growing experiences in understanding next generation talent and the challenges we are all facing as leaders. Helping to ensure we are all building and leaning into new ways to work together and ensure everyone – from bedside to boardroom – can be part of shaping our ageing future.
Jamie Langdon, Marketing & Communications Manager, Benevolent Living
Jamie Langdon is the Marketing and Communications Manager at Benevolent Living, a non-for-profit seniors living community in Rockhampton, Queensland. Jamie may be the youngest in the Board Room, but she has not let her age hold her back from throwing herself into her work and the aged services industry. She has lead and implemented a complete rebrand of the Benevolent Living organisation, helped form the strategic direction for their new $47M seniors living community, implemented an intergenerational play program and also helped embed the vision and mission of ‘age is just a number’ to the community.
Jamie is also the Deputy Chair of the LASA Next Gen National Council and helps national, state and LASA Next Gen advisors set and attain their strategic priorities. Jamie believes that aged services has endless opportunities for young leaders looking for a new challenging but rewarding career pathway. She has found her calling in the industry and wants to help others reach their potential as well.
Jeremy Kestenberg, General Manager, Healthcare Australia
With a newfound passion for aged care, back in 2010, Jeremy founded Revita at the age of 24. Working as its first physiotherapist, Revita provided allied health services to older people living in aged care homes and the community. With an increased demand for its services and a strong workforce culture, Jeremy led Revita through significant growth.
In 2017 Jeremy sold Revita to Healthcare Australia. And in 2019, Jeremy led the acquisitions and integrations of Wellness & Lifestyles and Positive Rehab into Healthcare Australia.
Today, Jeremy leads a workforce of over 1000 healthcare professionals across Australia who love working in aged care. disability and the community. Jeremy also holds various board and advisory roles across the aged and healthcare sectors.