Future Leaders Program

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Background and History:

Since 2004 the American Health Care Association (AHCA) and the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) have hosted Long Term Care (LTC) professionals in an annual Future Leaders program.  The year long program kicks off with a two day symposium “Future Leaders of Long Term Care in America” held each year in September in Washington, DC. Selected participants have demonstrated leadership potential and an interest in representing the interests of LTC providers at the state and national levels. The program covers the latest theories and practical applications in quality management, customer satisfaction, and leadership.

Program Goal:

By participating in this program, members of each Future Leaders class will be better prepared to serve in vital roles within AHCA/NCAL and on behalf of the entire profession. By honing their knowledge and leadership skills these future leaders will help to advance quality and promote the profession’s mission of providing the highest quality, resident-centered care for frail, elderly, and disabled Americans.


Each year around March State Affiliates submit nominations of individuals in their states to participate.  Please contact your State Affiliate if you are interested in the Future Leaders program.
Expectations and Requirements:
Those selected to participate in Future Leaders agree to:
  • Attend a three-day training session in Washington, DC usually held in September;
  • In collaboration with your State Executive, complete personal and organizational strategic goals and plans;
  • Read four to five books over the year; and,
  • Participate in quarterly conference calls.