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x Finally, facilities must develop, implement and maintain an effective training program for all new and existing staff, individuals providing services under a contractual arrangement and volunteers, consistent with their expected roles. There are also a number of required trainings: Communication, Resident Rights & Facility Responsibilities, QAPI, Infection Control, Compliance & Ethics and required in-services for Nurse Aides based on weaknesses. For further information, please contact Mary Wassel at mwassel@leadingageny.org or Elliott Frost at efrost@leadingageny.org. Beyond Education Formal education and credits are not the only offerings at the LeadingAge New York Annual Conference and Exposition. The three-day event serves as the platform for association business, networking and business development. Prior to the conference, members and business members participated in the LeadingAge New York Annual Golf Tournament at Ballston Spa Country Club. See page 19 for more details on this fun event for a great cause. Also held pre-conference on Mon., May th 20 was a full-day Workforce Summit. Designed to engage thought leaders in mindful discussion, share best practices and find solutions to workforce issues, this Summit is but one in a series of initiatives that LeadingAge New York is planning to help solve members’ workforce issues. See page 29 for a more comprehensive look at what to expect for the rest of 2019 and the rest of 2019 and beyond for workforce initiatives. Amidst the stimulating educational content, conference attendees joined exhibitors and other business attendees for two receptions. The ever-popular Block Party, held inside this year because of inclement weather, provided the perfect venue to catch up with colleagues and make new connections while enjoying some light fare and beverages. New this year, attendees could attend a second reception on Tuesday evening, providing yet another backdrop for networking and business development. On Tues., May 21 st , amidst the various activities at the conference and exposition hall, meetings of the boards of directors of LeadingAge New York and LeadingAge New York Services were held. Afterward, the directors attended a training session with LeadingAge’s chairman of the Board, Steve Fleming, to discuss the national landscape and trends for 2020 and beyond. Later that day, the New York Town Hall meeting was held. This event is part of a national initiative among LeadingAge affiliates that is designed to gather significant representation of state associations’ membership to bring issues and concerns to LeadingAge’s attention as they formulate their public policy and advocacy agendas for the following year. LeadingAge New York members joined their colleagues for a cool beverage and brainstorming during this lively session, which provided a lot of great input to shape the LeadingAge agenda. Wednesday saw a flurry of activity related to association business. The Annual Membership Meeting is traditionally held the last morning of the conference to conduct association business, learn about the financial state of the association, vote on any bylaws changes and elect and administer the oath of office to new members of the Board of Directors and officers. Following the Annual Meeting was a celebration and graduation of the 2019-20 class of the IGNITE Leadership Academy. This marks the sixth group of graduates since program inception. For more details on this wonderful event, see page 18. leadingageny.org 28