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Leadership, Success and Happiness the Focus of 66th AHCA/NCAL Convention

Created Sep 24 2015, 08:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
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Friday, September 25, 2015
A Preview of the 2015 Convention and Expo in San Antonio

This year’s annual AHCA/NCAL convention and expo in San Antonio, TX promises to be energizing, inspiring and rewarding for participants, speakers and exhibitors alike. Taking place October 4-7, 2015, the conference will attract approximately 2,500 nurses, administrators and owners from across the nation. This year’s keynote speakers are a unique combination of inspirational gurus that promise to help attendees harness their full potential in leadership, success and happiness. 

About the Keynote Speakers

Keynote speaker and four-star General Stanley McChrystal is a one-of-a-kind commander with a remarkable record of achievement, and widely praised for creating a revolution in warfare that fused intelligence and operations.

Another keynote speaker is Jake Wood, founder of Team Rubicon and author of Take Command: Lessons in Leadership: How to Be a First Responder in Business. Wood will share his insights on the ability to have clarity of mind and purpose, to operate at peak performance, to deliver in the clutch, to build teams with high impact, and then inspire those teams to follow you toward stated goals.

Keynote speaker Shawn Achor is the author of the international bestseller, The Happiness Advantage. Shawn is regarded as one of the world's leading experts on the connection between happiness and success. He teaches for the Advanced Management Program at Wharton Business School, and collaborates on research with Yale and Columbia University.

Education Roundup

As always, this year’s educational sessions at the AHCA/NCAL annual convention are a strong slate of programming targeted toward the issues facing long-term and post-acute care providers during the main convention programming days. In addition, a variety of separately ticketed constituency-specific education opportunities are available. Attendees have the opportunity to earn up to 18 CEUs by participating in the main convention programming. 

Relax and Recharge!

Besides taking advantage of the educational offerings, attendees are encouraged to visit the exhibit hall where they can learn from more than 350 business partners about new products, technologies and services for professional development, facilities, nursing care and more. Complimentary lunch will be served each day to all attendees in the exhibit hall. The hall also offers a relaxing interactive lounge where attendees can recharge their electronic devices.

Have Fun

Attendees will also have a chance to attend the convention’s popular Gala Dinner and Show. The must-see event provides an excellent opportunity to network with new friends, celebrate the end of a successful convention and simply have fun. KC and the Sunshine Band will headline the event.

Explore San Antonio

There are two special tours that convention attendees can sign up for when they register. Both offer a chance to explore San Antonio and learn more about its history and culture. The Riverwalk Cruise lets attendees experience the San Antonio Riverwalk on a privately chartered River Cruise while enjoying many of San Antonio’s renowned landmarks. The tour of San Antonio Missions National Historical Park (one of the country's few National Parks within an urban setting) will tell the early story of San Antonio and European expansion in the New World. Participants can explore the largest and most restored of the Missions, Mission San Jose. Established in 1720, it is known as the "Queen of the Missions" and is the masterpiece of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park.

About AHCA and NCAL

​The American Health Care Association is a non-profit federation of affiliate state health organizations, together representing more than 11,000 non-profit and for-profit nursing facility, assisted living, developmentally-disabled, and subacute care providers that care for approximately one million elderly and disabled individuals each day.

The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) is the assisted living voice of the American Health Care Association (AHCA), the nation’s largest organization representing long-term care. NCAL advocates on behalf of assisted living in Washington, DC, and supports state affiliate lobbying efforts at the state and local level.

Register for the 66th Annual Convention and Expo in San Antonio, TX, October 4-7, 2015 by following this link: