General Session Speakers
Thursday, October 8
Join AHCA/NCAL as we host our first-ever virtual Convention & Expo! In a year full of change and challenges, there’s at least one constant—care. Every day, millions of Americans are being cared for in our centers. Our team members, staff, and volunteers continue to show up because they care. This year, it’s more important than ever to remember why we do everything we do. So let’s take a moment to reflect on why we care and how we can grow, learn, and continue towards a stronger future.
Kick off convention with messages of recognition and support from Captain Scott Kelly and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. Both Captain Kelly and Ms. Kearns Goodwin recognize the herculean effort each of you have shown during this pandemic. You are true examples of selfless leadership, tenacity, and perseverance. They salute you for your dedication to resident care and commitment to your organizational mission even when it meant separation from your own families and loved ones.
Thursday, October 15
President and CEO at AHCA/NCAL
AHCA/NCAL members are resilient. In this year’s Association Update, AHCA/NCAL President and CEO Mark Parkinson and AHCA Chair Debbie Meade offer analyses of one of the most trying times in our sector’s history and why this is the most important time for us to rally together, support one another, and share lessons learned as we move forward together.
Thursday, October 22
President and Chief Storytelling Officer at Steller Collective
Kindra Hall is President and Chief Storytelling Officer at Steller Collective, a consulting firm focused on the strategic application of storytelling to today’s communication challenges. Her presentations and trainings are designed to inspire teams and individuals to better communicate the value of their company, their products, and their individuality through strategic storytelling. With a message that spans all industries, her clients include Facebook, Hilton Hotels, Tyson Foods, Target, Berkshire Hathaway, and Harvard Medical School. She is also an author and award-winning columnist. Her 2019 book Stories that Stick was included on many of the national bestseller lists including USA Today, Publishers Weekly, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.
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