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Senior Living Community Leadership Award

The Executive Director is responsible for providing overall leadership in the day-to-day operation of a senior living community.  This person is charged with maintaining staff and resident and family engagement in addition to budget adherence and regulatory compliance.

First awarded in 2012, the ALFA Senior Living Community Leadership Award will honor one executive director of a senior living community who is an ideal representative and role model for the thousands of executives leading senior living communities.  Additionally, senior living will recognize a core group of executive directors as part of the Circle of Leadership.

Submit Your Nomination for the 2014 Senior Living Community Leadership Award

 

Community Leadership Award Background

Nomination Questions:

The following questions are used to help prepare nominations:

  1. List the top three values the nominee possess and exemplifies each day. Give examples.
  2. Give specific examples how the nominee fosters a cohesive and positive community of residents, their families and staff.
  3. Give examples how the nominee encourages employee engagement and staff satisfaction.
  4. Give examples how the nominee encourages resident and family satisfaction.
  5. Describe an idea, process or program that the nominee implemented that increased revenue.
  6. Describe an idea, process or program that the nominee implemented that improved expense management.
  7. Give an example of how the nominee is an executive role model outside the senior living community (e.g. volunteerism, state affiliate Board member etc).
  8. Any additional thoughts or testimonials about the nominee? If testimonials, please also provide contact information so we may follow-up as needed.

Judging

All nominations are due by COB January 10, 2014 through ALFA's online nominations system. All companies submitting award nominations must be ALFA members in order to move on to being assessed. Every submission will be judged and ranked against the following criteria:

  1. On a scale of 1 to 5 (five being best), rate the uniqueness of the submission.
  2. On a scale of 1 to 5 (five being the best), rate the executive qualities of the nomination.
  3. On a scale of 1 to 5 (five being the best), rate the strength of the candidates relationship with residents/families.
  4. On a scale of 1 to 5 (five being the best), rate the strength of the candidate’s leadership of staff and resources at the community.
  5. On a scale of 1 to 5 (five being the best), rate the strength of the nominee’s embrace of the ALFA core principles of choice, independence, dignity and quality of life.
  6. On a scale of 1 to 5 (five being the best), rate the candidate’s business acumen as communicated in the nomination.
  7. On a scale of 1 to 5 (five being the best), rate your overall perception of the candidate as a role model to current and future executive directors.

The winning nomination for the Senior Living Community Leadership Award will be announced at the 2014 ALFA Conference and Expo; May 19-22, 2014. More information about the conference is available at alfa.org/conference.


Recognition

Selected Executive Director will travel to the ALFA Conference and Expo.  Full conference registration, air travel and one hotel night included.


ALFA Circle of Leadership

ALFA Circle of Leadership recognition is bestowed upon individuals who are nominated for the ALFA Executive Director Leadership Award. Though these individuals were not selected as the  winner, they are honored for championing quality of life for the residents they serve, and for providing overall leadership in the day-to-day operation of a senior living community.

The Circle of Leadership honorees are rewarded for their dedication with a special certificate from ALFA President & CEO, Rick Grimes.

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